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Biblical mothers: not a job for the faint of heart – The United Methodist Church

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It has been 100 years since U.S. President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday in May as a special day to honor mothers, especially those who had lost their sons to war.

Did you know Anna Marie Jarvis and fellow members of the Methodist Episcopal Church led the charge to make Mother’s Day an official observance?

The church still plays a prominent role in Mother’s Day. Woe to the pastor who decides to ignore the Mother’s Day traditions his or her flock enjoys. So how does a leader keep the focus on worshipping God, while celebrating and honoring the gifts of mothers?

Read more at Biblical mothers: not a job for the faint of heart – The United Methodist Church.

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2014 in Holidays, Mother's Day, The Holy Bible

 

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Abraham Lincoln on Methodists

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In response to your address, allow me to attest the accuracy of it’s historical statements; indorse the sentiments it expresses; and thank you, in the nation’s name, for the sure promise it gives.

Nobly sustained as the government has been by all the churches, I would utter nothing which might, in the least, appear invidious against any. Yet, without this, it may fairly be said that the Methodist Episcopal Church, not less devoted than the best, is, by it’s greater numbers, the most important of all. It is no fault in others that the Methodist Church sends more soldiers to the field, more nurse to the hospital, and more prayers to Heaven than any. God bless the Methodist Church—bless all the churches—and blessed be God, Who, in this our great trial, giveth us the churches.

May 18, 1864 A. LINCOLN

From Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 7.Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2013 in Posts of Interest

 

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A Traveler’s Guide to the Heritage Landmarks of The United Methodist Church

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By action of the 2012 General Conference, there are currently forty-six Heritage Landmarks of The United Methodist Church. Five new Heritage Landmarks were designated by the General Conference with three outside the United States. These are in the Philippines, Zimbabwe, and Liberia. The Book of Discipline defines a Heritage Landmark as “a building, location, or structure specifically related to significant events, developments, or personalities in the overall history of The United Methodist Church or its antecedents.”

The Heritage Landmarks of United Methodism remind us of those people and events that have shaped our history. They are tangible reminders of our heritage and their preservation helps keep our denominational legacy alive. For further information about the forty-six Heritage Landmarks or to learn how a place becomes so designated, please contact the General Secretary, General Commission on Archives and History, P.O. Box 127, Madison, NJ 07940 or email rwilliams@gcah.org.

Material in this guide may be copied by local churches, Heritage Landmarks, and other agencies of The United Methodist Church without further approval.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: Look to the rock from which you were hewn… The United Methodist Story in its Heritage Landmarks

Heritage Landmarks:

ALABAMA
Asbury Manual Labor School/Mission, Fort Mitchell

DELAWARE
Barratt’s Chapel and Museum, Frederica

FLORIDA
Bethune-Cookman College/Foundation, Daytona Beach

GEORGIA
Town of Oxford, Oxford
John Wesley’s American Parish, Savannah
St. Simons Island, St. Simons Island
Wesleyan College Cluster, Macon

ILLINOIS
Peter Cartwright Church, Pleasant Plains
Wesley Foundation, University of Illinois, Champaign

KENTUCKY
Site of the Organization of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Louisville

MAINE
Cox Memorial United Methodist Church, Hallowell

MARYLAND
Old Otterbein Church, Baltimore
Robert Strawbridge House, New Windsor
Cokesbury College Site, Abingdon
Lovely Lane Meetinghouse Site, Baltimore
United Brethren Founding Sites Cluster, Frederick and Washington Counties

MASSACHUSETTS
Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston

MISSOURI
Old McKendree Chapel, near Jackson

NEW YORK
John Street Church, New York City
New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn

NORTH CAROLINA
Green Hill House, Louisburg
Whitaker’s Chapel, Enfield

OHIO
Bishop John Seybert/Flat Rock Cluster, near Flat Rock
Hanby House, Westerville
Wyandott Indian Mission, Upper Sandusky

OKLAHOMA
Newtown Indian United Methodist Church, Okmulgee

OREGON
Willamette Mission Site, near Salem

PENNSYLVANIA
Albright Chapel, Kleinfeltersville
Boehm’s Chapel, Willow Street
First Church Building and Publishing House, Evangelical Association, New Berlin
First United Methodist Church, Johnstown
Isaac Long’s Barn, Landis Valley, Lititz
St. George’s Church, Philadelphia
Simpson House “Olde Main Building,” Philadelphia
Zoar United Methodist Church, Philadelphia

SOUTH DAKOTA
Deadwood Cluster, Deadwood

TENNESSEE
Acuff’s Chapel, Blountville
Edward Cox House, Bluff City

TEXAS
McMahan Chapel, San Augustine
Rutersville Cluster, Rutersville

VIRGINIA
Keywood Marker, Glade Spring
Old Stone Church Site, Leesburg

WEST VIRGINIA
Rehoboth Church and Museum, Union

LIBERIA
College of West Africa, Monrovia

PHILIPPINES
Mary Johnston Hospital, Manila

ZIMBABWE
Old Mutare Mission

UNITED METHODIST HISTORIC SITES

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2013 in Posts of Interest

 

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