What does it mean that we are called Methodists? Does it mean anything? Methodism began as a renewal movement led by Anglican priest John Wesley, and marched forward to the great hymns of his brother Charles. In the over 280 years since their movement began at Oxford, Methodists have fed the poor, healed the sick, and visited the prisoner. Many Methodists have played significant roles in ending slavery, child labor, and segregation; but some Methodists also fell on the wrong side of each of these religiously based social movements.
This course, led by Mark Morris, will explore both our Methodist origins in England and the development of Methodism in the United States. In the process, we will discuss the challenges facing Methodism today, and how we are called to move forward.
Child care provided with rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org, 48-hours in advance of the first class date.
September 17 and 24, Sundays
5:00-7:00 p.m., Room 104, Family Life Center
Led by Mark Morris.