Category Archives: Early U.S. Methodist History

John Wesley in Georgia

John Wesley served as pastor of the Georgia colony in Savannah for 18 months. Rev. Enoch Hendry of Trinity United Methodist Church in Savannah remembers Wesley and the history of his church.

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Photo tour of Trinity United Methodist Church, Savannah, Georgia

View the John Wesley statue in Reynolds Square and visit Trinity United Methodist Church completed in 1850 at Telfair Square in Savannah, Georgia. flickr
wesley-statue

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UM Communications remembers camp meeting days in NJ

United Methodist Communications remembers the old days of the camp meetings remembering Ocean Grove, New Jersery.

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Is there a Wesley connection to NC Hymnal?

Former East Carolina University Associate Professor Nara Newcomer examines the story of a hymnal passed down through North Carolina families and its connection to John Wesley in her article Where’s Wesley?

A short History – First United Methodist Church, Washington NC

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Clayride shares early U.S. Methodist history

A claymation movie from 1984 called Clayride recounts founding of American Methodist Church.

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Methodist sites to visit

UM: Seven Sites every United Methodists should see The Old Rectory in Epworth is on a list of seven sites this United Methodist article recommends visiting.

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Strange Christianity blog looks at conversion story

Billy McMahon in his Strange Christianity blog shares a passage he found in a Texas Methodist pioneer’s autobiography about McMahon’s great-great-great-great-great grandfather.

Kudzu Life shares Georgia Historic Marker

Blogger Scott Parrish shares a photo in his blog Kudzu Life of the Georgia Historic Marker placed at a site on the state’s coast where John and Charles Wesley lived with the Oglethorpe colony at Savannah, Georgia.

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Kudzu Life visits Fort Frederica

Blogger Scott Parrish writes in his blog Kudzu Life of visiting Forest Frederica where John and Charles Wesley lived with the Oglethorpe colony at Savannah, Georgia.

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Markers of Wesley at Georgia coast

Blogger Rev. Brent L White traveled to the coast of Georgia on vacation and encountered memories of John Wesley‘s missionary work with the Georgia colony at Savannah.

Wesley, as many of you know, briefly ministered in the new British colony of Georgia (from February 6, 1736 to December 2, 1737), an experience that, by Wesley’s own account, was a failure. Like all such “failures” in God’s kingdom, however, God used it as an important formative experience from which Wesley learned and grew.

White has some photos of historical markers and Wesley related sites.

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