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Timeline of Women in Methodism

Learn about some amazing women who helped shape the history of the church. Read More

Vital Congregations: Our Story

Understanding our history is essential to our current faith and necessary to a fruitful and vital future. Read More

Missionary Vivienne Gray served with her husband, Ulysses, in Liberia, 1948 to 1988. Photo courtesy of New World Outlook.

Timeline: Methodism in Black and White

From Wesley’s baptism of two slaves to African-American delegates at General Conference, see 250 years of history. Read More

Bishop Wertz, uniting leader, dies at 97

Leaders credit him with helping forge the merger into today's United Methodist Church. Read More

The ‘mother church’ of U.S. Methodism reborn

The Delaware worship house where Asbury and Coke met reopens its door to regular worship as experiment draws crowds. Read More

Evangelical United Brethren Church Bishop Reuben H. Mueller (left) and Methodist Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke join hands on April 23, 1968. Image courtesy of Archives and History.


Find stories and useful links to help you learn more about the roots of our denomination and trace developments that lead us to today. Read More

Bishops Hope Morgan Ward (left), Hee-Soo Jung, and John Yambasu shout,

Who We Are

Today, United Methodists comprise the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Our worldwide connection of approximately 12.5 million members allows us to take action locally, regionally, and globally. Read More

Sister Anna Eklund (right) and the Rev. Oscar Pöeld deliver provisions in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1921. A UMNS photo courtesy of the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History.

United Methodists reclaim rich Russian history

Early missionaries paved way for post-Soviet revival. Read More

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