OUR METHODIST HERITAGE
We are proud to be part of the United Methodist Church. Methodism traces its roots back to John Wesley, an Anglican priest in the Church of England in the 1700s. John and his brother Charles intended to revitalize the church by forming small groups that met together regularly and followed a “methodical” pursuit of personal spiritual growth and a radical love of neighbor. Methodism first spread to Ireland and then to America where it officially became its own denomination in 1784. Methodists, as we are today, formed in 1968 after the merger of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church to become the United Methodist Church. Today, United Methodist membership stands at over 10 million worldwide.
United Methodists have long been known for our emphasis on personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. For United Methodists, social consciousness has always gone hand in hand with faith. We support mission and justice work locally, regionally and
around the world.
To learn more about what we are as United Methodists you can visit the following websites: