The United Methodist Church
On April 23, 1968, the United Methodist Church was created when Bishop Rueben H. Mueller, representing The Evangelical United Brethren Church, and Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke, of The Methodist Church joined hands at the constituting General Conference in Dallas, Texas. With the words, “Lord of the church, we are united in Thee, in Thy Church and now in The United Methodist Church.”
At it’s inception, The United Methodist Church had approximately 11 million members, making it one of the largest Protestant churches in the world.
The United Methodist Church has endeavored to beomce a community in which all persons can participate in every level of its connectional life and ministry. The people of The United Methodist Church seek grace upon grace as they love God and minister to the world.
For more information about Connectionalism and The United Methodist Church visit www.umc.org and go to “Our Church”.