WHERE DID THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH COME FROM??
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Posted on Mon, Nov 1, 2021
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THE HISTORY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Most people have no idea how today's United Methodist Church formed. It wasn't till 1968 that today's UM Church came into being. In the UM Church, Heritage Sunday is observed on the Third Sunday of May (to correspond with Aldersgate Day). This day calls the United Methodist Church to honor its heritage by committing itself to the continuing call of God, known and spread by John Wesley, along with others the early Methodist movement reached, and with whose denominations we are all joined as The United Methodist Church.
The Methodist Episcopal Church  Founders included John Wesley, Thomas Coke, and Francis Asbury
The United Brethren in Christ Church  Founders included Martin Boehm, Philip William Otterbein, and Bishop Milton Wright (father of the Wright brothers)
The Evangelical Association  Founders included Jacob Albright
The Methodist Protestant Church  A spinoff from the Methodist Episcopal Church
The United Evangelical Church  A spinoff from the Evangelical Association
1922 – The Evangelical Association  and The United Evangelical Church  merged to become The Evangelical Church
1939 – The Methodist Episcopal Church  and The Methodist Protestant Church  merged to become The Methodist Church
1946 - The Evangelical Church and The United Brethren in Christ Church  merged to become The Evangelical United Brethren Church
1968 – The Methodist Church and The Evangelical United Brethren Church merged to become The United Methodist Church
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