The Methodist Episcopal Church, sometimes referred to as the M.E. Church, was a development of the first expression of Methodism in the United States. It officially began at the Baltimore Christmas Conference in 1784, with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as the first bishops. Through a series of divisions and mergers, the M.E. Church became the major component of the present United Methodist Church.
Famous quotes containing the words methodist and/or church:
“Kipling, the grandson of a Methodist preacher, reveals the tin-pot evangelist with increasing clarity as youth and its ribaldries pass away and he falls back upon his fundamentals.”
—H.L. (Henry Lewis)
“Midnight has come and the great Christ Church bell
And many a lesser bell sound through the room;
And it is All Souls Night.
And two long glasses brimmed with muscatel
Bubble upon the table. A ghost may come;
For it is a ghosts right....”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)