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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

United Methodist Church

Marie Wyatt
Strayer University

Rel 212
Rev. Donna DeVoe Baker
12-10-2012

Getting to know about a religion and getting misconceptions of what you thought about a religion can be very interesting. It is hard to believe that someone can go to a church the majority of their lives and come to find out some of the things they were taught is not all true. Sometimes this misinformation comes from parents, which could be that they were misled as they grew up. To truly know about one’s religion, is to study and research as far back as possible of that religion.

In 1968 when the Evangelical United Brethren and the Methodist church united, it created The United Methodist Church. Jacob Albright of Eastern Pennsylvania was a lay preacher who gathered followers in the early 1800s. These “Albright people” formed the Evangelical Association, later to become the Evangelical Church. The Rev. Philip Otterbein, ordained by the German Reformed Church, started the United Brethren Movement in the late 1700s. The Methodist movement began in England in the early 1700s, under Anglican
Clergyman John Wesley and his followers. Wesley did not officially organize a new church but sparked a renewal movement within the Church of England. Nonetheless, Methodism spread from England to Ireland and the colonial United States. With such growth, philosophical differences and division were inevitable. In 1830, a group, largely moved by an insistence on lay representation, separated and became the Methodist Protestant Church. In the late 18th century, racism in the church caused some groups of African-American
Methodists to leave and form their own denominations, the African Methodist Episcopal
Church and the African Methodist Episcopal Church Zion. In 1870, another division in the parent church led to the creation of a…...

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