- United Methodist Church
1. the largest denomination of the Methodist church in the U.S., formed in 1939 from the merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and the Methodist Protestant Church, with the addition in 1968 of the Evangelical United Brethren.2. a British Methodist church formed in 1907 by a union of three Methodist churches and united in 1932 with the Wesleyan Methodist Church and the Primitive Methodist Church to form the Methodist Church in Great Britain.
* * *▪ American churchin the United States, a major Protestant church formed in 1968 in Dallas, Texas, by the union of The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church. It developed from the British Methodist revival movement led by John Wesley that was taken to the American colonies in the 1760s. The autonomous Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Md., with Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury as superintendents (later called bishops).The church grew rapidly, but various schisms developed. In 1830 a dissenting group organized the Methodist Protestant Church, a nonepiscopal church. The slavery question caused a larger disruption, and in 1845 in Louisville, Ky., southern Methodists organized the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.Movements toward reunion of the Methodists began in the 1870s but advanced slowly. Finally, in 1939, The Methodist Church was organized by union of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church. The merger in 1968 that formed the United Methodist Church brought together The Methodist Church, primarily of British background, and the Evangelical United Brethren Church, primarily of German background but very similar to the Methodists.The church is episcopally governed. It is divided into geographic areas, each of which has an annual conference.
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