Free Methodist Male Quartet Chorus Former college and local church quartet members PLUS Norman and the Nomads from Greenville, Ill Recording Session, public welcome to attend Saturday, May 18, 2013 1:00-3:00pm at John Wesley Free Methodist Church 5900 W 46th St, Indianapolis IN 46254
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Save the date! The FM Male Quartet Convention will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 17 & 18, 2013. Watch for further details.
Are you a reader of Evangel? Did you know it is 115 years old? You might not realize that this publication started out in 1897 as a take-home paper for young people. It was called Youth’s Temperance Evangel. In 1912 it was combined with several other youth papers and retitled Light and Life Evangel. Sixty […]
On this date, August 23, in the year 1860 the Free Methodist Church was organized. Read the account now from Wilson T. Hogue’s History of the Free Methodist Church. “In accordance with the provisions of the last Laymen’s Convention, a Delegated Convention was called at Pekin, Niagara County, N.Y., August 23rd, 1860, to confer […]
Read about Free Methodism’s Growing Online Community, the Robb Historical Centre near Thamesford, Ontario, a review of Jason Vickers’ Minding the Good Ground: A Theology for Church Renewal and more. FMHS Newsletter Summer/Fall 2012
In April I had the privilege to visit Heritage Village Ministries in Gerry, New York. Begun in the last 1800s as Gerry Children’s Orphanage and the Old People’s Home the campus now serves as a retirement community. Its 126-year history is well documented at the Marston Memorial Historical Center, and I looked forward to walking […]
I sang with the Victory Quartet [Seattle Pacific College] in 1960. That was the 100th anniversary of the Free Methodist Church. The school bought a new station wagon for the quartet and asked if we would travel for 10 weeks during the summer. We traveled back to Winona Lake that summer to join other quartets […]
Ron Balzer, Superintendent of the New South Conference recently brought this pump organ to the Historical Center. It was found at the Waynesville, NC Free Methodist Church. He shared how the church members recall it being used by co-pastors, Miss Ruth Gruber and Miss Charlotte Bishop during their years of ministry in North Carolina. The newspaper […]
I sang in the Victory Male Quartet at Seattle Pacific College from 1947 – 1950. SPC (now Seattle Pacific University) has had a long history of men’s quartets. Attached is a photo from 1898 of the Philomathian Quartet. The school was Seattle Seminary then. The only member known is Joe Peterson. My father, William W. […]
Seattle Pacific Quartet- Enjoyed the article “Remembering the Male Quartets”. Attached is a photo of the SPC Quartet from the early 1930’s, Members are Willet Bowerman, Royal Nelson, Victor Macy and Ed Blair, The first three names became Free Methodist pastors (Bowerman, Nelson) and missionary (Victor Macy). Royal Nelson was my Dad. -Wes Nelson, LaConner, WA
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