Methodist Church (USA)

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The Methodist Church was the name adopted by the Methodist denomination formed in the United States by the reunion on May 10, 1939, of the northern and southern factions of the Methodist Episcopal Church with the Methodist Protestant Church.[1]

Its book of liturgy was The Book of Worship for Church and Home, editions of which were published in 1945 and 1965. They had two official hymnals, the first being The Methodist Hymnal, published in 1935 and 1939 by the three churches that later became the Methodist Church. It was replaced in 1966 by The Book of Hymns.

The Methodist Church merged with the Evangelical United Brethren Church on April 23, 1968, to form The United Methodist Church.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, 1984, page 10
  2. ^ The Constitution of The United Methodist Church, Preamble footnote, as found in The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, 1984, page 20.