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This stained glass window at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church in Epworth, England features John and Charles Wesley. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Archives & History

Celebrating United Methodist Heritage Sunday

Use the Rev. Alfred Day’s message, a virtual choir anthem and the other Heritage Sunday 2020 resources to inspire and strengthen your congregation on May 24 or for a special service later this spring or summer.

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Write and share your church’s history of living in faith

Your church's history lets your congregation and community connect by reading stories of faith meeting the needs of the members, the local community and the world.

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Local Church History