Church History

Theology and Education
Admittance to a Society Meeting required a ticket from a Class Meeting. Around the edges of this ticket from 1814 are several reminders of acts of piety. Photo courtesy of  the General Commission on Archives and History.

Ask The UMC: How did John Wesley empower lay people?

Weekly class meetings nurtured and equipped lay people to become disciples.
Theology and Education
Public domain image from the National Child Labor Committee collection by Lewis Wickes-Hine, courtesy of the U.S. Library of Congress.

Ask The UMC: Why do we have Social Principles? Where did they come from?

The Methodist Social Creed, predecessor to the Social Principles, originated over a century ago to express concern over the exploitation of millions of workers.
Mission and Ministry
From left, John Golombie, Chickasaw Czarina Colbert Conlan and Choctaw Joseph Oklahombi are pictured at Oklahombi's home near Wright City, Oklahoma in 1921. Oklahombi was the most decorated World War I soldier from Oklahoma. Photo by Hopkins, courtesy of the Oklahoma Historical Society.

Honoring WWI code talker, Native veterans

One of the most decorated war heroes from Oklahoma served as a code talker in World War I and is buried at Yasho United Methodist Church cemetery.
Theology and Education
John Wesley portrait from the U.S. Library of Congress, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (altered from original)

Ask The UMC: Are we saved if accepting God's grace happens gradually and not in one specific moment?

United Methodists understand that people have different experiences of awakening and turning to God. Both John and Charles Wesley had memorable, heart-warming experiences of God's grace.

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