The United Methodist Church was officially formed on April 23, 1968 with the unification of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church, along with the dissolution of the Central Jurisdiction, a segregated group of African American congregations. As we celebrate this anniversary throughout 2018, especially around Heritage Sunday on May 20, visit UMC.org/umc50 for the latest news, features, and historical retrospectives on this most important anniversary for our church. Also, be sure to follow and tag the United Methodist Church on social media with #UMC50.

The Wisconsin Conference will celebrate “50 Years Together” at the Saturday Banquet Dinner during Annual Conference. The Commission on Archives and History will lead us as we take a look back at the 50th anniversary of the union of The Methodist Church and The Evangelical United Brethren Church to form the United Methodist Church at the historic Uniting Conference in Dallas, Texas in 1968. Celebrate our union, and hear from those present at the time, and at the Wisconsin Uniting Conference in 1969. Be sure to register for Annual Conference, and sign up for the banquet! It will be a great event that you won’t want to miss!