UMC Family Tree

The United Methodist Church was formed when the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church merged in 1968. Both traditions have roots in the 1700s.

Today, The United Methodist Church is global, with more than 12 million members around the world. While our languages, cultures and nations of origin may differ, a common mission and history unite us in powerful ways. 

The sanctuary of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church reminds us our founding. Image courtesy Lovely Lane United Methodist Church.
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Who We Are

Roots of the UM family tree: Digging deeper

United Methodism began in 1968, but our roots go back to the 1700s. Explore this brief outline of our story.

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Image from film shows the marquee outside the Dallas Convention Center during the 1968 Uniting Conference.
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Who We Are

Methodist History: The Uniting Conference of 1968

Footage captures part of the event that merged the Methodist and Evangelical Brethren Churches and officially desegregated the newly formed United Methodist Church.

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