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Bicentennial Story Posters

Bicentennial Story Posters Share the stories of Methodist mission history with these colorful, well-designed PDFs featuring pictures and short descriptions of significant persons representing the breadth of Methodist mission history. Their 8″ x 11″ size makes them perfect for bulletin inserts, handouts, and larger display boards. Files are available for the following persons: Henry G....

Tremont Street MEC, Boston
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Tremont Street MEC, Boston

Heritage Site of the Founding of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church The former Tremont Street MEC was the site of the founding of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society (WFMS) of the Methodist Episcopal Church by eight women who braved a stormy day, March 23, 1869 to meet together at the...

Thoburn, Isabella (1840-1901)
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Thoburn, Isabella (1840-1901)

American Methodist missionary and educator in India Born in St. Clairsville, Ohio, of immigrant parents from Ireland, Thoburn, became a teacher. In 1866 her brother James Thoburn, a Methodist missionary in India, wrote to her, “How would you like to come and take charge of a school [for girls] if we decide to make the...

Thoburn, James Mills (1836-1922)
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Thoburn, James Mills (1836-1922)

First Methodist missionary bishop of India and Malaysia Born in St. Clairsville, Ohio, the son of immigrants from Ireland, Thoburn graduated from Allegheny College in 1857, entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1858, and was sent to India by the Missionary Society of his church in 1859. He married Sarah Minerva (Rockwell)...