Missionary Tidings 120 Years Ago

The Missionary Tidings’ first issue was published in January, 1897 by the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Free Methodist Church.  It was published monthly at the Free Methodist Publishing House, 14-16 North May Street, Chicago, Illinois.  The subscription price for a single copy was 30 cents per year. If you wanted ten to twenty-five copies […]

National Trivia Day – FM Trivia

If you grew up in the Free Methodist Church you learned early on several acronyms used frequently- CYC, FMY, WMS, etc.. Take our trivia quiz and see how well you do. Answers will be posted tomorrow 1-5-17. FM History Trivia How many of these Free Methodist related acronyms do you know?   BOA-Board of Administration […]

FM History Update-December 7, 2016

A new issue of the FM History Update e-newsletter has been sent out. It contains a few updates about the historical center. These include a year-end financial update, a social media update, and a renovation update. You can take a look at it here. If you would like to sign up for the newsletter, you […]

B.T. Roberts and Abolition

In honor of Abolition Day, December 2, here are some thoughts from B.T. Roberts on how he came to be against slavery. From its foundation by Roberts, abolition was a key issue for the FM Church. This passage was taken from Howard Snyder’s book Populist Saints, p. 33-36. Read it here. Image credit to Boston […]

2016 Year End Report

You’ll be interested to read a year-end report in place of our traditional Newsletter. We think you’ll find this interesting and informative. We’ve highlighted exciting activities of this past year. If you are used to sending in your yearly contribution for membership, please print out, tear off and mail the bottom portion or go online […]

Thoughts on Voting

In modern society, people often look to the media to define which candidates are worthy of voting for, however having the media to tell the collective what to think or believe is wrong. The media often focuses attention on candidates with whom they agree or highlight a candidate who has a shock or awe approach […]

FM History Update-September 28, 2016

A new issue of the FM History Update e-newsletter has been sent out. In it the Director of the Historical Center, Cathy Robling, writes about her experiences visiting different Free Methodist archives around the country. It focuses specifically on her recent visit to the archive of Oakdale Christian Academy in Jackson, Kentucky. You can take […]

New Light and Life Hour Broadcasts Added

Three more Light and Life Hour broadcasts hosted by Robert F. Andrews were recently added to our website. The broadcasts are titled as follows: “Seeing is Believing” from August 20, 1967; “A Kiss, A Curse, and A Cross” from August 27, 1967; and “When the World Is on Fire, There is Only One Doorway to […]

Summer 2016 Historical Society Newsletter

The Summer edition of the Historical Society Newsletter is now out. You can read about the history of the Marston Memorial Historical Center and Free Methodism’s place in the abolitionist movement during the 19th Century. Also included is a review of Dr. Geordan Hammond’s book John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity. This book discusses […]

FM History Update-June 28, 2016

We sent out a new FM History Update today. It has information about new Discipleship materials we put up on the website and a recent visitor we had. You can take a look at it here If you would like to sign up for the newsletter, you can do that here.