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 […]
If you grew up in the Free Methodist Church you learned early on several acronyms used frequently- CYC, FMY, WMS, etc.. Take our trivia quiz and see how well you do. Answers will be posted tomorrow 1-5-17. FM History Trivia How many of these Free Methodist related acronyms do you know? BOA-Board of Administration […]
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 […]
At the request of many of our pastors and lay people, out of print discipleship material is being made available on our website as well as on the resource page of FMCUSA.org. Click the title to see Decision to Discipleship and the Timothy Lessons.
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 […]
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.
The Marston Historical Center will host four luncheons at the Free Methodist General Conference in Orlando, July 13-16. Topics for the luncheon presentations: Free Methodist Quartets, Bible Quizzers, Global Free Methodist History, and Free Methodist Historical Society, with updates on the work of the Historical Center. Bring your own lunch and join us each day.
Bishop William Pearce served the Free Methodist Church in the office of bishop for 39 years. He served with 12 other bishops during this time from Bishop Burton R. Jones through Bishop Charles V. Fairbairn. He was a minister of the gospel for 61 years. He was the first to receive the title “Bishop Emeritus”. […]
The newest edition of the FM History Update e-newsletter went out today. It contains an article about the audio-visual materials in the archive, an update on the planned renovations in the Historical Center and a short description on our Oral Histories collection. The renovations include a new chapel recreating an early 20th Century Free Methodist […]
July 1, 1860 The Western Convention, which soon would become the Illinois Conference of the Free Methodist Church, was organized near St. Charles, Illinois. Click on the link to read more. Western Convention FMC
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