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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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FM History Update-November 28, 2017

A new FM History Update newsletter is now out. It contains some new information about the renovated MMHC space and a thank you for all the help completing it. It also has some gift ideas for the upcoming Christmas season. You can read the newsletter here. You can also view a video of the Zahniser […]

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FM History Update-October 18, 2017

A new FM History Update newsletter is now out. It is about the Zahniser Chapel Dedication that happened last week. You can see pictures of the completed chapel and read an update about what all has been done to the Historical Center and what is still coming. You can read the newsletter here. You can […]

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Fall 2017 Newsletter

The Fall 2017 Newsletter was recently sent out. In it is an article describing the renovations being done to the Historical Center and the new resources that will be offered once they are completed. Included also is an article by Laura Chevalier about her recent trip to the Historical Center to conduct research for her […]

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FM History Update-August 30, 2017

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 […]

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