United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church (UMC) is a Methodist Christian denomination that is both mainline Protestant and Evangelical. Founded in 1968 by the union of The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church, the UMC traces its roots back to the revival movement of John and Charles Wesley within the Church of England. As such, the church's theological orientation is decidedly Wesleyan. It embraces both liturgical and evangelical elements.

In the United States, it ranks as the largest mainline denomination, the second largest Protestant church after the Southern Baptist Convention, and the third largest Christian denomination. As of 2009, worldwide membership was about 12 million: 7.7 million in the United States and Canada, and 4.4 million in Africa, Asia and Europe. It is a member of the World Council of Churches, the World Methodist Council, and other religious associations.

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United Methodist Church - Membership Trends
... Like many other mainline Protestant denominations in the United States, the United Methodist Church has experienced significant membership losses in recent decades ... the conference, the delegates voted to finalize the induction of the Methodist Church of the Ivory Coast and its 700,000 members into the denomination ... that typical Sunday attendance of the UMC is higher in his country than in the entire United States ...
Central United Methodist Church (Detroit, Michigan) - Congregational History
... The Central United Methodist Church's roots date back to 1804 when the first Methodist circuit riders came to Detroit for a brief visit ... in 1810 the congregation was established as the First Methodist Society of Michigan ... Its first building, a log church, was built in 1818 outside the city on the banks of the Rouge River in what is now Dearborn ...
Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church And Community House
... Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church and Community House is a historic United Methodist church located at Baltimore, Maryland, United States ... to foster the institution of the African American Methodist church ... It is known as the "Mother Church" of Black Methodism in Maryland ...
Towson United Methodist Church - Current Building and Facilities - Renovation and Expansion Project
... Towson United Methodist Church is in the midst of a $3 million phased renovation and expansion project started in 2006 ... are planned in future phases of a multiyear master plan adopted by the church in 2005 ... To help fund the future works, the church announced plans in January 2008 to sell 3.5 acres (14,000 m2) of undeveloped, wooded property it owns on Hampton Lane to Shelter ...
St. Paul's United Methodist Church (Nyack, New York)
... Paul's United Methodist Church is a historic United Methodist church in Nyack, Rockland County, New York ... It is a Romanesque church built in two sections over a 17 year period starting in 1894 ...

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