4.23.18 is the 50th anniversary of the UMC

The United Methodist Church was officially formed on April 23, 1968 with the unification of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical Brethren Church, along with the dissolution of the Central Jurisdiction, a segregated group of African American congregations.

As we celebrate this anniversary throughout 2018, especially around Heritage Sunday on May 20, return to this page (found at for the latest news, features, and historical retrospectives on this most important anniversary for our church.

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