|Methodist Beginnings||In America|
|Formation of Methodist Societies in and around London||1739||Slave revolt in South Carolina|
|John Wesley's first conference of preachers||1744||King George's War between the British and French in North America begins|
|Robert Strawbridge organizes a Methodist class.||1763||Treaty of Paris I|
|Barbara Heck helps to establish a Methodist congregation in New York City which is a forerunner to the John Street Church. United Ministers, a non-sectarian group, developed. This group was a forerunner of the United Brethren Church.||1766||
Repeal of Stamp Act. Declatory Act.
|Richard Boardman and Joseph Pilmore arrive in America.||1769||Virginia's resolutions|
|Mary Evans Thorne is appointed class leader by Joseph Pilmore in Philadelphia. Thorne is probably the first woman in the Colonies to be appointed as such.||1770||Boston Massacre|
|First conference of American Methodist preachers. George Shadford and Thomas Rankin sail for America||1773||Boston Tea Party|
|Christmas Conference. Ordination of preachers. Richard Allen and Absalom Jones are the first African Americans licensed to preach||1784||Plan to divide Western territories for new states. New York City temporary national capital of United States|
of black congregations
Cokesbury College opens in Abingdon, Maryland.
|Jacob Albright's conversion. Methodist Episcopal Church recognizes Sunday School as a valid ministry||1790||First United States patent issued. First United States census. The census reports that 697,897 slaves and 59,466 free African Americans in the United States. The first successful American Sunday School is established in Philadelphia.|
|First quadrennial General Conference of American Methodists||1792||Postal Service, Mint, and Military Draft established|
|Albright began his first preaching tour||1796||Tennessee is the 16th state admitted to the Union|
|Otterbein and Boehm found the Church of the United Brethren in Christ(a.k.a. United Brethren Church). Founding of the the Evangelical Association||1800||National capital moved to Washington, D.C.|
|Cane Ridge Camp Meeting, the Great Revival in the West begins||1801||Thomas Jefferson inaugurated|
|First conference of the Evangelical Association meets and "ordains" Albright||1803||Marbury
vs. Madison case.
adopt a constitution.
Jacob Albright dies
There are 1,000,000 slaves in the United States.
|First Discipline and Catechism of the Evangelical Association is printed||1809||James Madison inaugurated. Non-Intercourse Act|
|Evangelical Association holds first German camp meeting||1810||Postal services consolidated under uniform private contracts|
|General Conference is composed of its first elected delegates||1812||War of 1812|
|William Otterbein dies. Christian Newcomber becomes a bishop for the United Brethren Church||1813||James Madison sworn in for second term|
|Thomas Coke dies. John Dreisbach elected first Presiding Elder for the Evangelical Association||1814||Washington, D.C. burned by British Army. War of 1812 ends|
|First General Conference of United Brethren Church in Christ - Discipline and Confession of Faith adopted||1815||Battle of New Orleans|
|Francis Asbury dies. Formation of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. First General Conference adopts the name Evangelical Association.||1816||Indiana statehood|
|First publishing house for the Evangelical Association starts in New Berlin, Pennsylvania. Negotiations for a potential merger between the Church of the United Brethren in Christ and the Evangelical Association at the "Social" Conference".||1817||James Monroe inaugurated|
|Formation of Methodist Missionary Society - mission to Wyandot Indians in Ohio established||1819||Florida acquired from Spain|
|Reformers debate roles of bishops and laity in the Methodist Episcopal Church||1820||Missouri
American Colonization Society founds Liberia for the repatriation of African-Americans.
|African Methodist Episcopal Church Zion founded||1821||Emma Hart Willard found Troy Female Seminary, first endowed school for girls|
|Zion's Herald begins publication, first Methodist weekly newspaper||1823||Monroe Doctrine|
|"Reformers" exit to form the associated Methodist Churches||1828||Tariff
Noah Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language published.
|Primitive Methodists begun mission to America.||1829||Andrew Jackson inaugurated|
|Organization of Methodist Protestant Church||1830||First
locomotive steam engine put into service.
Slavery north of the Mason-Dixon Line is virtually abolished.
Massive German immigration to the United States begins.
|Melville Cox begins first overseas mission in Liberia||1833||Sewing
Oberlin College opens in Ohio - It admits African-Americans and women from its inception.
United Brethren Publishing House is formed. Evangelical Association
begins publishing the Der Christliche Botschafter.
Sophronia Farrington, the first unmarried Methodist woman missionary, arrive in Liberia.
invents the mechanical reaper.
Organization of the New York Female Moral Reform Society.
|Der Christliche Botschafter, the first Evangelical Association newspaper, begins publication||1836||Texas
The New York Women's Anti-Salvery Society bars African-Americans from its membership roles.
|Ann Wilkins goes to Liberia||1837||Depression|
|Evangelcial Association missionary society founded||1838||Cherokee, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Seminole Native-Americans were forcibly removed from their homeland in the Southeast and Appalachian Mountains.|
Methodist regional historical society founded. John Seybert elected
first bishop for the Evangelical Association since Jacob Albright's death.
The Methodist Episcopal Church acquires Wesleyan Female College, Macon, Georgia, the first college to grant full collegiate degrees to women.
|1839||Mississippi enacts the Married Women's Property law.|
Geschäftige Martha established by the Church of the United Brethren
Newbury Bible Institute (Vermont) is founded, the first American Methodist seminary, forerunner of Boston University School of Theology.
|1840||The Hawaiian kingdom is recognized as an independant country by Europe and the USA|
|The Ladies' Repository, the first Methodist periodical for women, is published||1841||Benjamin Harrison inaugurated, dies|
|Radical abolitionists exit to form Wesleyan Methodist Church||1842||Massachusetts Labor Union|
North and South split over twin issues of slavery and episcopacy.
Indian Mission to the Oklahoma Territory.
The New York Ladies' Home Missionary Society is organized.
|1844||Samuel Morse invents the telegraph|
|The Methodist Episcopal Church, South is organized||1845||Florida
statehood. Texas annexed.
Potato famine in Ireland begins which results in thousands of immigrants coming to the United States.
United Brethren quarterly conference gives Charity Opheral a preacher's
license. Otterbein College established-first college for the United
The Methodist Episcopal Church, South publishes Southern Ladies' Companion.
settled by Mormons. American forces take Mexico City.
Fredrick Douglass begins publishing the North Star.
Gold is discovered in California.
Evangelical Association begins publishing The Evangelical Messenger.
The Ladies' China Missionary Society of Baltimore is organized.
The Methodist Episcopal Church, South begins mission work in China.
of the Associated Press is founded in New York.
Mexican War ends.
Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, launches the women's rights movement.
Points Mission is established in
New York City. Jubilee year of founding and Mission to Germany begun by the Evangelical Association
Fugitive Slave Law enacted.
Lucy Stanton is the first African-American woman to complete a collegiate course of study (Oberlin Colege).
|Earliest call yet discovered for deaconess as an order in the Methodist Episcopal Church in the Zion's Herald, March 17, 1852 issue.||1852||Harriet
Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Sojourner Truth delivers her "Ain't I a Woman" speech.
|Church of the United Brethren in Christ's Missionary Society founded||1853||Envelopes made by paper folding machine|
|The first missionaries for the United Brethren Church are sent to Sierra Leone. Garrett Biblical Institute opens in Evanston, Illinois.||1855||Abolitionists
in New England and other parts of the North form Emigrant Aid Societies to
send anti-slavery activists into Kansas, where they can vote to keep it
free. In Georgia and Alabama similar societies send in settlers who will
vote in defense of slavery.
Iowa becomes the first state univeristy to admit women.
Rowe Butler and William Butler arrive as the first messionaries of the
Methodist Episcopal Church in India.
The Church of the United Brethren in Christ' General Conference passes a resolution that no woman should be allowed to preach.
Dwight L. Moody begins revivalist career.
Ladies' China Missionary Society supports a girls' school in China, and
two unmarried teachers, Sarah and Beulah Woolston, are sent by the
Methodist Episcopal Church Missionary Society.
Mrs. M. L. Kelley of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South organizes a fund-raising effort for missionaries in China. This is the earliest effort on record by the women of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South in support of foreign missions.
|1858||Minnesota is the 32nd state admitted to the Union|
|Young J. Allen and wife, missionaries for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, arrive in China to establish a mission. Phoebe Palmer proclaims the rights of women to preach the Gospel in her book Promise of the Father.||1860||Abraham Lincoln elected. South Carolina secedes|
Central College founded - Evangelical Association.
Annie Whitmeyer becomes an agent for the Western Commission.
|1861||Richmond, Virginia, becomes the official capital of the Conferderacy|
clergy rights for black preachers.
Methodist deaconess work begins in Germany.
|1864||Sherman takes Atlanta|
|Evangelical Mission to Switzerland formed||1865||Abraham Lincoln assassinated|
Maggie VanCott, first Methodist Episcopal Church woman to get local Preacher's license.
Freedmen's Aid Society formed.
Helenor M. Davidson is ordained a deacon by the Methodist Protestant Church.
The Methodist Episocpal Church, South adopts lay representation in General and Annual Conferences.
|1866||National Labor Union|
|National Camp Meeting Association for the Promotion of Holiness is founded||1867||United States buys Alaska|
Gibson begins work with Chinese in California.
Annie Whitmeyer establishes The Ladies and Pastors Christian Union.
Amendment - Rights of Citizens.
New England Suffrage Association is organized.
The Woman's Foreign Missionary
Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church is formed. Isabella Thoburn and
Clara Swain leave for India.
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton found the National Woman Sufferage Association.
First Japanese immigrants arrive in the United States (California).
|Colored Methodist Episcopal Church organized (Name changed to Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in 1952)||1870||15th Amendment - Right to Vote|
Hernendez becomes the first Mexican ordained by a Methodist body -
Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Union Biblical Seminary founded by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ in Dayton, Ohio.
|1871||Congress approves the Indian Appropriations Act|
|Lay representation won in Methodist Episcopal Church||1872||Arbor Day (April 10) is celebrated for the first time in Nebraska|
and Clementina Butler establish a mission in Mexico for the Methodist
Woman's Missionary Association of the Church of the United Brehtren in Christ founded.
Union Biblical Institute, later named [Garrett]-Evangelical Theological Seminary, founded.
The Church of the United Brethren in Christ's Sarah Dickey opens Mt. Hermon Seminary for African-American girls in Mississippi.
|The Women's Christian Temperance Union is formed||1874||First structural steel bridge built in St. Louis|
to Japan begun by the Evangelical Association.
Church of the United Brethen in Christ women organize the Woman's Missionary Association; in 1877 they are given General Conference recognition.
American Express adopts the first private pension plan in American industry
|Emily Beekin is sent to Sierra Leone as the first missionary of the United Brethren's Woman's Missionary Society.||1877||Thomas Edison invents the phonograph|
|First Test Case: Ordination of women of the Methodist Episcopal Church||1880||New immigrants come|
|First Ecumenical Methodist Conference - London||1881||Beginning of Civil Service reform|
|Board of Church Extension is started by the Methodist Episcopal Church||1882||Rockefeller gains oil trust|
|Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South is recognized||1890||Sherman Anti-Trust Act|
|Lay delegates of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ are admitted to General Conference which includes two women||1893||American businessmen and lawyers in Hawaii stage a revolt, backed by U.S. troops|
|The United Evangelical Church officially breaks away from the Evangelical Association||1894||Pullman Company strike|
|Full laity rights for women - Methodist Episcopal Church||1900||Hawaii Territory organized|
|Women are given laity rights and admitted as delegates to General Conference - Methodist Episcopal Church||1904||Roosevelt corollary to Monroe Doctrine|
|Joint Methodist hymnbook, Methodist Episcopal Church and Methodist Episcopal Church, South||1905||Theodore Roosevelt inaugurated for second term|
|Methodist Protestant Church begins work in India||1906||Pan-American Conference. San Francisco earthquake and fire|
|First Methodist Social Creed adopted||1908||Model T introduced by Ford Motor Company|
|The Brotherhood, A United Brethren men's fellowship group, is orginized||1909||William Taft inaugurated|
|Lake Junaluska Assembly is opend for Southern Methodists. Wesley Foundation is organized at the University of Illinois||1913||Woodrow
17th Amendment - Income Tax
|Candler School of Theology is founded||1914||Wilson proclaims United States neutrality|
|First black bishops elected and a woman granted local preacher status in the Methodist Episcopal Church||1920||19th Amendment - Women's Suffrage|
|Evangelical Church formed. Methodist Episcopal Church, South gives women full laity rights||1922||Colonel Charles Young, one of the first African Americans to graduate from West Point, dies in Lagos, Nigeria. Young was also the first African American to become a colonel in the United States Army|
|"Local" ordination of women in the Methodist Episcopal Church||1924||Teapot Dome Scandal|
|The Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and the Methodist Protestant Church issue a joint hymnal||1935||WPA formed. Social Security Act passed|
|FORMATION OF THE METHODIST CHURCH||WORLD WAR II|
|Formation of the Methodist Church, union of the Methodist Episcopal Churches North and South and the Methodist Protestant Church||1939||Hitler
signs an order authorizing
|First meeting of the Central Jurisdiction||1940||Benjamin Davis becomes the first black General in the United States Army|
|Provisional Conference for Puerto Rico organized||1941||Pearl Harbor attacked|
|FORMATION OF THE EVANGELICAL UNITED BRETHREN CHURCH||COLD WAR|
|Merger of the Evangelical Church and the United Brethren Church to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church||1946||The Phillipines, a United States protectorate, gains its independence|
|Oriental Provisional Conference organized||1950||Korean War|
|Hymnario Metodista is published||1955||Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott|
|Full clergy rights for women in the Methodist Church (Maude Keister Jensen)||1956||Suez Canal crisis|
|Gusta A. Robinett, missionary, first woman appointed district superintendent of the Medan Chinese District, Sumatra Conference in Indonesia||1959||Alaska and Hawaii statehood|
|Central Jurisdiction forms a committee to study ways of eliminating the jurisdiction||1960||John F. Kennedy elected|
|Cuban missionaries recalled, native pastors follow||1961||First manned space flight. Relations with Cuba are severed. Freedom riders|
|Methodist Church of Ceylon becomes autonomous||1963||Kennedy assassinated|
|Beginning of end for the Central Jurisdiction. Lim Swee Beng, second woman and first national appointed district superintendent of the Malacca District, Malaysia Chinese Conference||1964||24th Admendment - Elimination of Poll Tax|
|Evangelicals launch Good News Movement||1966||National Organization for Women founded|
|Margaret Henrichsen - First woman district superintendent in the United States||1967||Long Hot Summer|
|FORMATION OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH|
|Union of Methodist Church and Evangelical United Brethren Church. General Commission on Religion and Race formed. General Commission on Archives and History formed. General Council on Ministries formed||1968||Democratic Convention riots in Chicago|
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