Marston Memorial Historical Center and Asbury Theological Seminary Collaboration

This year, the Marston Memorial Historical Center and the B.L. Fisher Library of Asbury Theological Seminary have begun a partnership to produce digitized materials and reprints of important historical works from the Free Methodist tradition through Asbury Theological Seminary’s First Fruits Press. Of an initial 25 projects proposed, some books have been finished and are […]

Spring 2016 Historical Society Newsletter

You can now read the Spring 2016 edition of the Historical Society’s newsletter. There is a very interesting article about the Pentecost Band Work written by Vivian Dake for The Free Methodist in 1885. You can read updates on the activities taking place at the Historical Center and you will definitely enjoy Dr. Paul Patton’s […]

Celebrating Church Milestones

The Free Methodist denomination is 155 years old as of August 23, 2015. Many of our churches have and will continue to celebrate significant anniversaries. How do you start? What can you do? We’ve provided a few ideas in this PowerPoint presentation on what to do to recognize and celebrate your church history. Start planning […]

FM History Update Feb. 3, 2016

The latest edition of the FM History Update is out. In it is an article about the Historical Center’s namesake, Leslie R. Marston, and his experience during the First World War. To read this and more, follow this link. To sign up to receive these e-newsletters click here.

Fall/Winter 2016 Historical Society Newsletter

The Fall/Winter 2016 issue of the Historical Society Newsletter has arrived. This issue commemorates Henry and Franklin Ashcraft, two pioneers in spreading Free Methodism to the West Coast in the second half of the 19th Century. They were also important figures in the founding of Greenville College and Seattle Pacific University. The main article was […]

The New Free Methodist Publishing House, Chicago, IL 1909

Dedication of new FM Publishing House 1909 In light of the proposed Bed and Breakfast at the former FM Publishing House building in Chicago, IL, we thought our readers may find it interesting to read a little history from 1909.    

FM History Update-October 14, 2015

The latest edition of the FM History Update is out. It describes the recent agreement between the MMHC and the B.L. Fisher Library of Asbury Seminary to digitize several Free Methodist books which will be freely available online. To read this and more, follow this link. To sign up to receive these e-newsletters click here.

FM History Update-August 12, 2015

The newest edition of our e-newsletter went out today. It describes the Historical Center’s activities at the recent General Conference and a new cataloging system in the library. You can read it here. If you would like to sign up to receive the e-newsletter click here, enter your information and check the Marston Memorial Historical […]

Historical Center Activities at GC15

General Conference 2015 held in Orlando, FL at the Caribe Royale was a success in the fact that the presence of the Holy Spirit was evident and working. The attendees were encouraged to better love God, love people and to make disciples. Historical Booth (Jim and Cathy Robling with Julianne Class) Our exhibit was located […]

What’s New in the Library

As you may know, the process of renovating the Historical Center is going to begin soon. The library will be undergoing some big changes as part of the renovation. For one, In the recent weeks we have started a collaboration with the Asbury Theological Seminary to transfer our library’s card catalog online. Previously the MMHC […]