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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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All About Caring Video

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 […]

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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.

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Marston Memorial Historical Center and Asbury Theological Seminary Collaboration

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 […]

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FM History Update Feb. 3, 2016

The latest edition of the FM History Update is out. In it is an article about the Historical Center’s namesake, Leslie R. Marston, and his experience during the First World War. To read this and more, follow this link. To sign up to receive these e-newsletters click here.

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Fall/Winter 2016 Historical Society Newsletter

The Fall/Winter 2016 issue of the Historical Society Newsletter has arrived. This issue commemorates Henry and Franklin Ashcraft, two pioneers in spreading Free Methodism to the West Coast in the second half of the 19th Century. They were also important figures in the founding of Greenville College and Seattle Pacific University. The main article was […]

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Spring 2015 Historical Society Newsletter

Check out the Spring 2015 edition of the Free Methodist Historical Society Newsletter. Editor, Christy Mesaros Winckles starts with “A Focus on Spiritual Freedom”. The feature article by Gregory Coates is about Adelia Arnold “Radically Embracing Racial Equality” with the book review of The Radical Wesley: The Patterns and Practices of a Movement Maker by […]

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FM History Update Newsletter Oct. 7, 2014

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 […]

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FM History Update Newsletter

In June, we started an email newsletter called FM History Update. We also sent one out in August. You can look at these two previous editions and all the ones that will be upcoming at our archive. You can also sign up to receive the newsletter on any page of our website in the sidebar […]

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Spring 2014 Newsletter

The new issue of the Free Methodist Historical Society Newsletter is attached. You’ll enjoy the feature article “More Radical Than First Wave Feminism?” by Benjamin Wayman, comments from our new editor, Christy Mesaros-Winckles, a book review of John F. Hay Jr.’s new ebook and more. Feel free to share this with your friends and family. […]

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