Local church records
Archives & History
The General Commission on Archives and History serves the church through the memory of ministry, allowing United Methodists to learn from their past and anticipate our future. Its work not only preserves the history of the denomination and its antecedents but makes it accessible. Many resources and guidance are available to those capturing and preserving the history of their congregation and conference.
History of the Church
Discover the timeline of the United Methodist Church. This resource captures all of the significant dates of the evolution of the United Methodist Church.Learn More
Managing records for Annual Conferences and Local Churches
Guidelines to facilitate the planning and creation of retention schedules for your local church and annual conference records.Learn More
Articles and Resources
The General Commission on Archives and History is located in the United Methodist Archives and History Center located on the campus of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, USA. Train service to Madison via New Jersey Transit is available from Hoboken or New York's Penn Station. Newark International Airport is approximately 25 miles from the Center. Hotels, motels, and a reasonably priced retreat center are nearby, but beyond normal walking distance. Directions to the campus and a campus map are located on the Drew University web site. If you would like to arrange a tour of our facilities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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