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UM Heritage Landmark Boehm’s Chapel Apple Festival

October 7, 2017
Willow Street, Pennsylvania

The 32nd annual Boehm’s Apple Festival will be held, rain or shine, October 7, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Boehm’s Chapel Campus. Live music will be presented by Jay Eddie & His Cowgirls. Craft stands will line the chapel walkway and fill the church fellowship hall. The 1791 chapel will be open for tours. The video, “The Boehm Legacy,” will be available for viewing in the Tying Shed. Luncheon foods will be available courtesy of Stehman’s Memorial United Methodist Church. Homemade apple ice cream, apple nuggets, apple dumplings, hot and cold cider, chicken and corn and ham and bean soup and the ever popular Grandview UMC apple bread will also be available for purchase. For additional information please E-mail: or call 717-872-4133.

Historic St. George’s UMC’s Time Traveler October Program

October 14, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Discover your Methodist DNA at the October 14, 2017, Time Traveler Program starting at 2:00 pm. Find more details and register online at

SEJ Heritage Preservation Workshop

November 16 - November 17, 2017
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

The SEJ Commission on Archives & History will sponsor a Heritage Preservation Workshop, Friday-Saturday, November 16-17, 2017. The topics to be discussed include how to do living history presentations, writing a local church history, and how to create an oral history program. Call 828-454-6745 or email for registration information.

UM Heritage Landmark Boehm’s Chapel Advent Service

December 3, 2017
Willow Street, Pennsylvania

The Boehm’s Chapel Advent service is planned for December 3, at 3 PM. The traditional program of Lessons and Carols will include a capella congregational singing and special music. For additional information please Email, or call 717-872-4133.

Heritage Sunday: May 20, 2018

May 20, 2018

Heritage Sunday is set aside for remembering our legacy as United Methodists. It is an ideal time for local churches and Annual Conference Commissions on Archives and History and Historical Societies to develop programs and projects reflecting the importance of history in congregational formation and casting the future. In 2018, Heritage Sunday falls on May 20th. The theme is "50 Years of the United Methodist Church." Resources are being developed and will be posted online in early spring.

UMC 50th Anniversary Conference at United Theological Seminary

July 9 - July 12, 2018
Dayton, Ohio

“Merging Streams: Celebrating the United Methodist Church’s 50th Anniversary” will be held at United Theological Seminary from July 9-12, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio. This is in conjunction with the joint meeting of the Historical Society of the United Methodist Church and the North Central Jurisdiction Commission on Archives and an academic conference in cooperation with the Wesleyan Theological Society. The academic conference will be based on the theme, “Pietism, Transatlantic Revivalism, and the EUB Legacy in United Methodism” and will feature presentations from Steven O’Malley, Russell Richey, and Scott Kisker, among others. There will also be concurrent sessions for paper presentations. A call for papers will be finalized soon. Consult the events listing on the United website for additional information as it becomes available:

2018 SEJ/Historical Society Annual Meeting

July 17 - July 20, 2018
Williamsburg, Virginia

The Virginia Conference Historical Society will host the 2018 Southeastern Jurisdiction Historical Society Annual Meeting. The theme will be "Religious Liberty in the Historical Advance of Virginia Methodism." The four-day event will include tours, special music, banquets, and plenty of time for fellowship. More details will become available as the event nears.