Methodist US Delegates Conference of 1881
- Ottebein, a German Reformed preach - er.. For some time this was exclusively a METHODISTS. The Various Bmaahes in America Represented In 'the Eamenical Council. Vf London Lttter.l The Methodist Episcopal church was or - , ganized in December, 1874, at Baltimore. It then had .14.988 members, and 84 itiner ant preachers. This church now has 1,7 - 12, - 922 members, and 12,094 itinerant preachers. Sends to the Ecumenical 80 delegates. . The Methodist Episcopal church South was organised at Louisville, Ky, in May. 1845. Its first general conferenoe was held in May, 1846. at Petersburg,. Va. At its birth it had about 430,000 members. It has now 830,000 members and 3,860 itinerant reach era. Sends to the Ecumenical 38 elcgatf. The Methodist Protestant church was formed in 1830. Commencing with 80 ministers and 5,000 members, it how numbers 1,314 ministers, and about 115,000 members. Sends to the Ecumenical 6 delegates. The United Brethren church, originated a little over a century ago in Pennsylvania German church, but h has long since lost this distinctive character, It has 160,000 members, and 2,000 ministers. Represen tation in Eoumemcal six, but sends on! A J - 1 - - A - iwoacicg&iri. The Evangelical association was formed by Jacob Albright in 1800. It is almost exclusively a German church. Membership, 112,197, with 893 ministers. Sends to the Ecumenical six delegates, . The Free Methodist church was organized at Pekin, N. Y.f in 1860. It has 12.M2 members and 271 ministers. Sends to Ecu menical two delegates. The African Methodist Episcopal church was formed in 1816, with about 3.000 members. It now has a ' membership of about 215,000. - Sends to Ecumenical twelve delegates. The Methodist Episcopal Zion church (colored) was formed ia New York in 1820. . It began with 1,500, and now has nearly 200,000, and sends to Ecumenical ten delegates. The' Union American Methodist church (colored), organized by Rev. Peter Spencer, has only 2,000 members and 121 preachers. Every member of this church ia required to contribute no less than $2.50 a year to the support of the gospel. Sends to Ecumenical two delegates. The Weleyan church was organized at Utica, N. Y., in 1841. It was a strong anti - slavery church, and since the war has declined. - It has now 250 ministers and about 25,000 members. Sends to Ecumenical four delegates. Tha - colored Methodist Episcopal church was formed at Nashville, Tenn., December 1874, under the direction of the Methodist Episcopal church south. It has 638 ministers and 112,300 members. Sends to Ecu menical six delegates. The Primitive Methodist church reports 1 ministers and 3,210 members. Sends to Ecumenical two delegates. The Congregational Methodist church originated in 1852. Membership, 10,000. . Sends two delegates. The Independent Methodist churches report an aggregate of about 15,000 members. Send two delegates. The Canadian churches will be represented as follows: Methodist church, 12 delegates; Methodist Episcopal church 4 : Prim itive Methodist church, 2; Bible Christian church, 2; British Methodist Epitcopal church, 2, The 200 delegates representing British and Continental Methodism are distributed as follows: Wesleyan Methodists,88 ; Primitive. Methodists, 86; Free Church Methodists, 22; New Connection Methodists. 12; Bible Christians, 10; Wesleyan Reform Union 4; frith Wesleyans, 10; French Wealeyans, 2; Australian Wesleyans, 10.