Macon United Methodist Church
Wednesday, February 01, 2023

About UMC

How old is the United Methodist Church?
The current denomination was created in 1968 with the merger of the Methodist Church and The Evangelical United Brethren Church. The Evangelical United Brethren Church was the result of a 1946 union of the Church of the United Brethren   in Christ and the Evangelical Church. The Methodist Church was the result of a 1939 union of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Protestant Church, and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Where did the church get its name?
John and Charles Wesley and a few other young men attending Oxford University met regularly in 1729 to improve themselves intellectually and spiritually and to help one another become better Christians.  So systematic were their habits of religious  duty and their rules of conduct that other students referred to them as Methodists. The word United comes from The Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) Church, which united with the Methodist Church in 1968.
Where can I find the basic positions and regulations of the United Methodist Church?
Two books will be most helpful: The Book of Discipline and The Book of Resolutions. Both are produced every four years following General Conference sessions. The Book of Discipline is our manual of procedures and regulations. It covers every phase of church life: doctrine; guidance for Christian behavior; procedure and ritual for becoming a church member or a minister; details for organizing and administering local churches, districts and conferences; church wide boards and agencies; and rules of church law.
The Book of Resolutions includes statements on social concerns approved by General Conference delegates.

How can I get answers to other questions?
Talk to your pastor or ask InfoServ, the church's nationwide, information service:  Click here to go to there website to ask a question