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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.

2018 Texas UM Historical Society Annual Meeting

April 5 - April 7, 2018
El Paso, Texas

The first Texas UMHS Annual Meeting held in the New Mexico Annual Conference will have the theme "Methodism on the Border." This year’s theme encompasses a rich history of ministry in the border states of both US and Mexico. Our time will be highlighted by the addresses of both Bishop Martinez and Bishop Bledsoe speaking on our past history, current issues and present ministry along the border during the banquet on Thursday evening. A celebration of the history and ongoing work of Lydia Patterson will be held at the banquet on Friday at Lydia Patterson Institute. It will be held at Trinity-First UMC, 801 N. Mesa St, El Paso, TX. For more info visit

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 Wesley Pilgrimage

July 9 - July 19, 2018
Epworth, Oxford, Bristol, London, and Salisbury, U.K.

Attendees will explore Epworth, the Wesley’s birthplace; Oxford, where John & Charles Wesley led the Holy Club; Bristol, the home of the first Methodist meeting house and the class meeting; London, where both Wesley brothers experienced assurance of salvation and John Wesley built the center of British Methodism; and Salisbury, home to a vital Methodist congregation once served by Bishop Francis Asbury, the father of American Methodism. Pilgrims will also experience teaching sessions at Sarum College led by Dr. Paul Chilcote and Dr. Steve Manskar. Scholarships are available for United Methodist lay and clergy leaders. All United Methodist ordained deacons and elders, licensed local pastors, certified lay ministers, lay servants, and lay speakers are eligible to apply for a scholarship. For more information and to register go to GCAH and General Board of Higher Ed provide funds that support scholarships. To read an article by GCAH's General Secretary, Rev. Fred Day, about his reflections on the pilgrimage, please go to

2018 GCAH Annual Meeting

July 12 - July 15, 2018
Dayton, Ohio

The 2018 General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church's Annual Meeting will be held following the conclusion of the “Merging Streams: Celebrating the United Methodist Church’s 50th Anniversary” conference being held at United Theological Seminary.

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. Look for more information after January 1, 2018 at