Announcing the Flat B.T. Roberts Contest Winner

We are excited to announce the winner of the Flat B.T. Contest. We had over 20 submissions to pick from. They were from people of all ages and places. The grand prize winner is Frank Ballew, 2nd place is Kasey Uhter, and 3rd place is Alexis Chanes. Thank you to all who participated. Now help […]

FM History Update-Summer Visitors

Over the course of the summer, the MMHC has welcomed several guests into our new space. Local visitors included a group from the Mars Hill FMC in Indianapolis. People from across the US have visited along with international vistitors from places like Canada, India, the Philippines, and Rwanda. We are glad that the new space […]

FM History Update-Flat B.T. Roberts Contest

Leading up to General Conference 2019, a competition will be held to see who can create the best flat B.T. Roberts, similar to the flat Wesley image to the left. Entries can be submitted starting today, August 1, 2018. Submissions will be accepted through October 1, 2018. Gift cards will be awarded to the top […]

FM History Update-Director Visits and Connections

Recently, Cathy Robling, the Director of the MMHC, was able to visit and make connections at the Wabash Annual Conference and the Leadership Summit (the combined annual conferences of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon and The River Conferences). Both were encouraging. The Wabash Conference is in the midst of building a Historical Center and will be […]

Zahniser Chapel Dedication

The Marston Memorial Historical Center has entered a new phase. The Historical Center held a dedication for the Zahniser Chapel on Friday October 13, 2017 and the first half of renovations is now complete. The Chapel is designed to replicate an early 20th Century Free Methodist church. It is named for Bishop Arthur DeFrance, Rev. […]

FM History Update-May 22, 2018

If you would like to learn about the history of the Columbia River Conference, read our most recent newsletter. The MMHC recently received several boxes of materials from the conference. We have added the resources to our collection and written a short history of the Columbia River Conference. We appreciate the Bates family for sending […]

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Who supported FM World Missions through Penny-A-Day? In this issue of the FMHS Newsletter you can read a bit of the history of Penny-A-Day. The inside article features work in Burundi and surprising enough connects Esther Shelhamer James with early medical work there. You’ll also want to read a review of the book Earnest which […]

FM History Update-March 21, 2018

The MMHC sent out a FM History Update newsletter today. It tells about how the new Zahniser Chapel has been furnished with pews with the help of a few FM churches. It also gives a little of the history of these pews. It also has information about FM books recently published. You can read the […]

FM History Update-January 24, 2018

A new FM History Update newsletter went out today. The main article is a short history celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Light & Life magazine (formerly The Free Methodist). It also has information and images pertaining to the renovated MMHC space. You can read the newsletter here. If you would like to sign up […]