Anderson Hills United Methodist Church is hosting the 182nd UMHSO Convocation & Annual Meeting October 22-23, 2021.
This event is designed for all church historians in both the East and West Ohio Conferences along with those who have an interest in Methodist and Evangelical United Brethren history throughout Ohio.
Two tour options are available on Friday afternoon between 1 – 5pm:
1) The National Underground Railway Freedom Center, led by Pastor Paula Stewart.
2) The Cincinnati Eastside UM Heritage Church tour, including Milford First (1797), Armstrong Chapel (1798), Newtown (1798) and Salem (1805) UMCs, along with Five Mile Chapel (1844), which was founded by the United Brethren Church (which later began Clough & Cherry Grove UMC’s). Both tours cost $15; car pooling will be encouraged.
The Saturday Convocation will take place between 8:30am – 3:30pm, and will include presentations, show & tell, door prizes, Executive Board Officer elections, and the Annual Business Meeting. Bill Smith, Anderson Hills' Church Historian, will host this event as the current President of the UMHSO. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served to all attendees.
The UMHSO traces its roots to 1839 when a group of Methodist ministers from Ohio began the Western Methodist Historical Society in Cincinnati and served a geographic area bounded by the Ohio & Mississippi Rivers. By 1849, the focus of the group was on Buckeye Methodism and became known as the Ohio Methodist Historical Society.
The current repository for all Methodist & EUB Church archives and documents is located at the Beeghly Library on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH.
The registration and lunch request forms are below. They can also be found on the UMHSO website. If you have questions and/or need more information, please contact Bill Smith at 513-316-1772 or by email.