The Drew University Library Methodist Collection offers answers to a list of frequently asked questions about Methodism.
When was Methodism founded?
Methodism began in Britain due to the activities of John and Charles Wesley. The Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States was founded in December 1784 at a meeting in Baltimore, MD known as the “Christmas Conference.” For more on the story, see http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?mid=258&GID=216&GMOD=VWD&GCAT=C.
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