A new FM History Update newsletter went out last week. It tells about the renovations that started in early August. It also shows some pictures so you can see some of the progress. Included also is a short article about a group that came to the Historical Center to learn about their family history. You […]
We have added a new video to our website called All About Caring. It was created by Free Methodist Communications in 1979 and is hosted by Dr. Donald Riggs. It begins with a short biography of John Wesley and then goes into some of the positive things the Free Methodist Church has done. Each of […]
A new edition of the FM History Update e-newsletter is now out. The main article is about the new FM Bookstore where there are two books relating to Free Methodist history available. They are B.T. and Ellen Roberts and the First Free Methodists, abridged by Dan Runyon from Howard Snyder’s Populist Saints, and Edward Payson […]
A new edition of our e-newsletter went out today. It has a short article about the Life Line Orphanage. This was a mission founded by the Rev. S.V. Coe and his wife that aided needy children. It ran from the 1907 until 1982. You can read more about the Life Line Home here. There is […]
The Spring-Summer edition of the Free Methodist Historical Society Newsletter is now out. It contains an article by Paul Tippey about the importance of Holiness theology. It also has the first in a series of articles about Free Methodist history in relation to contemporary publications. The article is by Matthew Nelson Hill and is about […]
Why Not? A Plea for the Ordination of those Women whom God Calls to Preach His Gospel by Walter A. Sellew
This booklet was recently requested from the archive and we thought it may be of interest to others. Walter A. Sellew first published this in 1894 then reprinted again while he served as bishop in 1914. It contains Bishop Sellew’s arguments why women should be allowed ordination. You can read Why Not? here.
In June of 2016 the Decision to Discipleship training manual was made available as a resource on our website and on the Free Methodist Church USA website fmcusa.org. Most recently we were contacted by a minister serving a church plant in Seattle. He was familiar with this resource and asked about the student manual that […]
The latest edition of the FM History Update e-newsletter came out today. It contains a financial update and thank you for year-end donations. It also tells about some new resources added to the website and archive. You can take a look at it here. If you would like to sign up for the newsletter, you […]
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 […]
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 […]
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