Jovita Idár, a Mexican American journalist, activist and Methodist working in South Texas in the early 20th century, continues to gain recognition from historians and others. The United States Mint is including her in its American Women Quarters series.More
The United Methodist Church was created in 1968, but Methodism dates back to 1730 when John and Charles Wesley, who sought to spread the Methodist movement, began as a student small group at Oxford University. At about the same time, people like Philip Otterbein and Martin Boehm were leading similar movements that helped people grow in their faith. Those two strands of Christianity came together decades later to form The United Methodist Church.
In this section, you will find stories and useful links to help you learn more about the roots of our denomination and trace developments that led us to today.