WE PROMOTE, PRESERVE, AND DISSEMINATE
UNITED METHODIST HISTORY AND HERITAGE
Membership in the HSUMC has many benefits and is an excellent way to stay in touch with the Methodist historical community. Membership is open to everyone who is interested in studying and preserving the heritage of the various branches of the Methodist movement. It includes subscriptions to Methodist History and Historian's Digest, and invitations to annual meetings and special events.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the 2020 Annual Meeting, scheduled to be held at St. Simons Island, Georgia in August, was postponed. We are hopeful that we can reschedule this meeting for approximately the same time in 2021. Check back for updated information.
MINISTRY OF MEMORY
The Society wishes to recognize and encourage excellence in archival and historical work for the local church, annual conference, jurisdictional or central conference. It seeks nominations from members of the General Commission on Archives and History, the Historical Society, chairs of Conference commissions, and others. For more details, please click below.
The HSUMC presents the Saddlebag Selection for the best book on United Methodist history, biography, theology, or polity published during the preceding year. Publishers are invited to submit nominations. Entries should be submitted prior to March 1st. For more details and to download the entry form, please click below.
The Historical Society of The United Methodist Church promotes interest in the study, preservation, and dissemination of the history and heritage of The United Methodist Church and its antecedents. It works to enlist the support and cooperation of commission on archives and history (or equivalent) at the annual conference, jurisdictional conference, and general Church levels as well as other interested agencies and organizations in the promotion of the historical interests of the Church. The society is financially self-supporting through dues and other sources, except for such services as may be provided by the General Conference Commission on Archives and History.