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Traveling the Circuit: Dudley's Chapel

October 25, 2017

In Queen Anne County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore stands one of the oldest Methodist chapels in America. It was built in 1783 along Red Lyon Branch on a 1.5-acre parcel known as “Sarah’s Portion” that had been donated by Joshua Dudley, a local...

Traveling the Circuit: Rehoboth Church and Museum

October 25, 2017

Edward Keenan’s conversion to the warm-hearted religion of the Methodists occurred about twenty miles away from the picturesque hollow where Old Rehoboth Church has sat for more than two hundred years.  Keenan, a Roman Catholic immigrant from...

Heritage Landmarks: United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

September 15, 2017

On Capitol Hill in 1917, Rev. Clarence True Wilson spotted a muddy, billboard-cluttered corner lot. Wilson, executive director of the Board of Prohibition, thought it was the perfect site for Methodism's social reform presence in Washington, D.C.

Heritage Landmarks: United Brethren Founding Sites Cluster, Frederick and Washington Counties

September 8, 2017

The cluster includes the United Brethren founding place at the Peter Kemp house, homes and graves of Bishops Newcomer and Russell; the Geeting house and Geeting Meetinghouse/Mt. Hebron site continuing as Salem UMC, Keedysville; Trinity United...

Heritage Landmarks: Lovely Lane Meetinghouse Site, Baltimore

August 31, 2017

The Lovely Lane Chapel was built in 1774. Ten years later, the chapel hosted the famous Christmas Conference, where a new denomination was born: the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Heritage Landmarks: Cokesbury College Site, Abingdon

August 25, 2017

The idea of a Methodist academy in Abingdon, Maryland had been discussed as early as 1782. Thomas Coke (1747-1814) was John Wesley's envoy to American Methodists, making nine voyages to the United States. Coke and Francis Asbury (1745-1816) met...

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