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  Methodism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "Methodist" was a pejorative college nickname that was bestowed upon a small society of students at Oxford, who met together between 1729 and 1735 for the purpose of mutual improvement.
Methodist districts often correspond approximately, in geographical terms, to the dioceses of the Church of England.
The United Methodist Church was formed in 1968 as a result of a merger between the Evangelical United Brethren and the Methodist Church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Methodist   (2283 words)

 Southern Methodist University - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Southern Methodist University, often known by its acronym of SMU, is a private university in University Park, Texas, USA.
SMU was founded in 1911 by the United Methodist Church, and the first building (Dallas Hall) opened in 1915.
In the television show Dallas the character of Lucy Ewing was a student at Southern Methodist University, and several scenes were shot on location in the main quad.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /southern_methodist_university.htm   (421 words)

In the Methodist Episcopal Church his appointment is limited to a period not exceeding six years, and is in the hands of the bishop.
The Wesleyan Methodist Association was organized in 1836 by Dr. Samuel Warren, whose opposition to the foundation of a theological seminary resulted in his secession from the parent body.
The Free Methodist Church was organized in 1860 at Pekin, New York, as a protest against the alleged abandonment of the ideals of ancient Methodism by the Methodist Episcopal Church.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10237b.htm   (5467 words)

 Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia - Religion - Methodist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Methodists arrived in Barbados in 1789, intent on Christianising the slave population.
The plantocracy regarded the Methodists as anti-slavery and constantly persecuted the church.
Methodist meeting houses were pelted with stones and their meetings were often interrupted.
www.barbados.org /churches/methodists.htm   (119 words)

 Methodist Healthcare - General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Methodist Healthcare, in partnership with its medical staffs, will be the leader in providing high quality, cost-effective healthcare to benefit the communities we serve.
Methodist Hospital was founded in 1918 from the dream of John M. Sherard, a successful, idealistic North Mississippi farmer and dedicated United Methodist layperson.
Sherard first envisioned a Methodist Hospital of Memphis in 1889 and was instrumental in organizing the first meeting of the Board of Trustees on February 7, 1911.
www.methodisthealth.org /general.asp   (247 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: METHODIST CHURCH
The first Texas appointment of the Methodist Episcopal Church (made by the Missouri Conference in 1818) was of Stevenson to the Mount Prairie (Arkansas) and "Peecon Point" Circuit.
In 1837 the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church established a mission to the state and sent seasoned ministers to the republic.
The Methodist system of sending out circuit riders, closely supervised by presiding elders under the authority of itinerant bishops, to minister to the widely scattered settlers proved to be remarkably effective in Texas.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/MM/imm1.html   (2028 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: United Methodist Church
Founders: Although the United Methodist Church is actually the current result of several schisms and mergers within and among different churches, the United Methodist Church considers its founder to be John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement.
To conservative Methodists it seems that there is almost no public issue, however inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, that escapes the attention of the liberal-minded wing of the Methodist Church.
Though the United Methodist Church is a member of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, not all of the members of the Methodist faith believe abortion to be morally right, and the issue has caused some argument among UMC members.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/methodist.html   (4706 words)

 Methodist Hospitals | Home
Methodist Hospitals is a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare system with a regional reputation for excellence.
Additional cancer screenings and education programs will be available through Methodist Hospitals, thanks to physicians who donate their time, and a $10,000 grant from a local agency.
Methodist Summer Fest could not be possible without the effort of you...
www.methodisthospitals.org   (230 words)

 Guide Methodist History
Burke was a Methodist minister and missionary to Sungkiang, China for 56 years, during which time he witnessed the Civil War of 1923 and the Japanese invasion of 1938-43.
Harrell, a consecrated bishop of the Methodist Church in 1944, served various churches throughout the South as pastor and taught at Emory and Duke Universities.
Papers, 1861-1952; 2 boxes, 12 BV, 2 OP Haygood, a Methodist minister in the North Georgia Conference and later bishop to the Los Angeles Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was also at one time the editor of the Wesleyan Christian Advocate.
marbl.library.emory.edu /Guides/guides-methodist.html   (3914 words)

 News from Agape Press
Elizabeth Stroud of Philadelphia was ousted on December 2 for violating the United Methodist Church's law against "self-avowed practicing homosexuals" in the clergy.
Mark Tooley, an orthodox Methodist activist with the Institute on Religion and Democracy, says even if the UMC's Northeastern Jurisdiction appeals committee were to try to restore Stroud to the ordained ministry, the church's top court would not permit that to happen.
Philadelphia's First United Methodist Church of Germantown has continued to employ Stroud as a lay worker while she is cohabiting with her lesbian companion.
headlines.agapepress.org /archive/1/32005a.asp   (469 words)

 Calvinistic Methodist Church on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Methodist societies that evolved under the Welsh revivalists were so organized as to prevent any break with the Established (i.e., Anglican) Church.
They were for a time associated with the Methodists of England; for some six years, from c.1742, George Whitefield was the leader of the Welsh Calvinists.
The Calvinistic Methodist Church was introduced (c.1826) into the United States by Welsh settlers in central New York state.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/CalvinisM1C1h.asp   (479 words)

 Methodist Hospitals | Press Releases
Methodist Hospitals is inviting the public to participate in the American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m.
The public is invited to the "Unlocking the Mysteries of MS" seminar from 6:30 to 8 p.m., April 13, The Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus, 8701 Broadway, Merrillville, in the auditorium.
The Methodist Hospitals and the American Heart Association are offering the Family and Friends CPR (cardiac pulmonary resuscitation) course from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., April 8 at The Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus, 8701 Broadway, Merrillville, in the Auditorium.
www.methodisthospitals.org /Media/pressreleases.asp   (2579 words)

 East Ohio Conference United Methodist Archives Center
The cane is presented to the oldest United Methodist minister in a ceremony at Annual Conference.
Thoburn United Methodist Church is dedicated to the memory of James Mills and Isabella Thoburn, a brother and sister whose rich legacy is deeply rooted in Belmont County.
Isabella was the First Methodist woman missionary sent on her own to the mission field sponsored by the Women's Foreign Missionary Society which would later become the United Methodist Women.
www.cros.net /wdrown/archives.htm   (832 words)

 Methodist Services for Children and Families   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Methodist Home for Children is the management company for the MHC System, a complex of six separately incorporated organizations that facilitate the provision of services to more than 2,000 children, individuals and families in the Greater Philadelphia Region and the Slate Belt Region in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Founded by women of faith Methodist Home for Children serves children, women and men, and families without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or age.
The official registration and financial information for Methodist Home for Children may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free (within Pennsylvania) 1-800-732-0999.
www.methodistservices.org   (136 words)

 United Methodist Men
This past year the United Methodist Men have sponsored blood drives at the church, the Annual Chili Cook-off, and maintained the church Christmas display.
United Methodist Men also sponsors work projects around the church and members have volunteered their time to help older members with handyman projects around the home.
United Methodist Men will be preparing the meal for Prayer and Praise on April 20.
www.fumcpc.com /templates/aso08re/details.asp?id=24022&PID=85225   (200 words)

 How to Research Methodist Records and History, Part 1
Or if you have a United Methodist College or Seminary nearby, they are sure to have copies of the really old reference books and histories in their Libraries.
Methodist Churches are encouraged by the Discipline to preserve their historical records.
The Methodists of the United Kingdom and Ireland house their archives at Ryland University Library in Manchester, UK.
www.ku.edu /heritage/um/howtorsrch.html   (1409 words)

 Cyndi's List - Methodist
The Holston Conference Archives encompasses the records relating to the history of the United Methodist Church and its activities in the region.
The West Ohio Conference United Methodist Archives Center is a collection of books, manuscripts, pamphlets, periodicals, and artifacts organized to encourage the study of the history of Methodism in Ohio.
Proportion of the Methodists to the aggregate population: 1890 
www.cyndislist.com /methodis.htm   (1408 words)

 Drew University Library: United Methodist Archives Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Methodist collections of Drew University (search library catalog) and the General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church (search inventory of holdings) are housed in the United Methodist Archives Center.
The collection also includes conference journals from both the present United Methodist Church (1968-present) and its many predecessors: the Methodist Episcopal Church (1784-1939), Methodist Episcopal Church South (1845-1939), Methodist Protestant Church (1828-1939), Methodist Church (1939-1968), United Brethren in Christ (1800-1946), Evangelical Association (1803-1922), United Evangelical Church (1894-1922), Evangelical Church (1922-1946), and Evangelical United Brethren (1946-1968).
The General Commission on Archives and History is the official archival repository for The United Methodist Church.
www.depts.drew.edu /lib/uma.html   (391 words)

 Reconciling Ministries Network
Comprised of young United Methodists (young adults, students, and seminarians), MOSAIC's mission is to hold the United Methodist Church to be the fully inclusive body of Christ.
The Reconciling Ministries Clergy is comprised of persons called to ordained ministry within the United Methodist Church who summon the Church to a deeper level of spiritual and theological integrity in relationship to persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities and their full inclusion in all aspects of the church's life.
The event was historic because it represented the first gathering across racial and ethnic lines for the purpose of engaging the subject of heterosexism and homophobia in Christianity and the United Methodist Church -- the thorniest issues facing the church.
www.rmnetwork.org   (392 words)

Researching your Methodist ancestors can be a frustrating, but ultimately very rewarding experience.
Ask the archivist to check out the various Methodist publications such as the Christian Advocate newspapers that contain obits, wedding announcements, etc. The archivist might respond that he/she does not have the staff or other resources to search for information not contained in an index.
This mail list is full of folks researching Methodists who love to share information and problems encountered in their research.
www.geocities.com /Vienna/Choir/1824/methodistresearch.html   (615 words)

 Pitts Theology Library: Methodist Resources
General collections, including official publications of the various Methodist churches, standard reference materials and journals, and other works representing the best of historical and critical scholarship.
Unpublished archival materials, including organizational records of conferences and churches, local church histories, and personal papers of Methodist clergy, missionaries, and educators.
Most of these materials are related to the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, for which the Pitts Library is the offical archive.
www.pitts.emory.edu /ResearchAssist/methodres.html   (191 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Religion and Spirituality: Christianity: Denominations: Methodist: United Methodist
Historical Society of the United Methodist Church - Promotes study, preservation, and dissemination of the history of the United Methodist Church and its antecedent bodies.
The Independent Committee on Alcohol and Drugs for United Methodists - Committee shares its mission that promotes "voluntary total abstinence from all intoxicants and narcotics" that was previously carried out by the Board of Temperance.
North Indiana United Methodist Foundation and Loan Fund - Non-profit organization assists United Methodist churches in administering, teaching and promoting good stewardship of assets, and building of endowment funds.
dmoz.org /Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/Denominations/Methodist/United_Methodist   (860 words)

 Methodist Links Web Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
United Methodist Church General Board - The purpose of the board is to relate the gospel of Jesus Christ to the members of the Church and to the persons and structures of the communities and world in which they live.
Servants in Faith and Technology is an international Christian non-profit organization which merges faith and technology for the purpose of enabling the poor to develop holistically in Jesus Christ.
United Methodist Residential Alternatives is a ministry that parallels the work of the church's homes for children and homes for the aging.
www.lanettfumc.com /MethodistLinks.htm   (387 words)

 Methodist Archives and Research Centre: Guides and Catalogues for Sale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Since November 1990 a series of printed catalogues and handlists has been produced by staff of the Methodist Archives and Research Centre under the auspices of the John Rylands Research Institute.
The purpose of these catalogues is to make more accessible the great wealth of primary manuscript material which is housed in the Methodist Archives and which relates to the birth of the Methodist movement and its expansion in Britain and overseas.
A. Peacock, The Papers of Joseph Barlow Brooks (1874-1952) in the Methodist Archives and Research Centre, 14pp, 1990.
rylibweb.man.ac.uk /data1/dg/methodist/methcats.html   (307 words)

 Methodist Healthcare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Methodist Healthcare to be Presenting Sponsor of The 2005-2006 Memphis RiverKings
The Memphis RiverKings of the Central Hockey League announced today that Methodist Healthcare will be the presenting sponsor of the 2005-2006 RiverKings season.
Methodist South Hospital invites the community to attend its October 15th Health Fair.
www.methodisthealth.org   (235 words)

 Methodist Adoption - International, World Agencies, Adoptions, Services. Methodist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Welcome to the Methodist adoptions section of Adoption.com.
Here you will find Methodist parents hoping to adopt, forums full of Methodist adoption information, an adoption registry to search for Methodist birthfamily, waiting kids and much more.
By using it you agree to the terms of service, including jurisdiction and limitation of liability provisions.
methodist.adoption.com   (173 words)

 Sears Methodist Retirement System, Inc.
Over the last several decades, a commitment to high quality care and service has led Sears Methodist into a position of leadership in long term care and retirement housing.
Families and caregivers also look to Sears Methodist as a resource for guidance in working through some of the complex issues related to aging.
Sears Methodist Retirement System, Inc. has developed admission criteria without regard to the resident's race, color, national origin, religion,sex, handicap, age or political beliefs.
sears-methodist.com   (406 words)

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