Glossary: founding date, the denomination’s
The date of the organization of the first of the antecedent denominations of The United Methodist Church. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 at the Christmas Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Therefore, 1784 is accepted as the founding date for The United Methodist Church.
Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by permission.