JUBILEE: The 50th Anniversary of The United Methodist Church

Congregations across the connection are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary commemorating the event on April 23, 1968, when leaders of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church declared the creation of a new denomination, The United Methodist Church.

Commemorative events are set to occur at the conference, district and local church levels beginning April 22, the Sunday before the April 23 anniversary, through May 20, Heritage Sunday. This year, the Heritage Sunday theme is “Jubilee: The 50th Anniversary of The United Methodist Church,” giving congregations an opportunity to reflect on the importance of history while also vision casting about the future.

Heritage Sunday Information

Video from the 1968 Uniting Conference
Short History of the 1968 Merger
Official Jubilee Page of The United Methodist Church
Official UMC Facebook Page #UMC50

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