Category Archives: NC United Methodists

Local Landmark Designation for NC Methodist meeting site

A structure near Sophia in Randolph County, North Carolina is designated the John Wesley Stand. The structure is an example of an open-air tabernacle or brush arbor. Started in 1903 by the Rev. J.F. Burkhead of Asheboro, worship was first held under a brush arbor after which a small frame church building was erected in 1906. The tabernacle was built in 1921. The quartz rock pillars of the tabernacle are an echo of the popular Bungalow style of that time.

John Wesley’s Stand – Randolph County Historic Landmark Preservation Commission

John Wesley’s Stand – Designation Report, Randolph County Historic Landmark Preservation Commission

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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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Bishop Hope Morgan Ward visits Methodist historic sites in UK

Hope Morgan Ward, Bishop of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, discusses her March 2014 visit to the United Kingdom to visit Methodist historic sites.

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