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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 36 inch tall x 24 inch wide size makes them perfect for bulletin inserts, handouts, and larger display boards. Files are available for the...

First Methodist mission in Argentina
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First Methodist mission in Argentina

First Methodist mission in Argentina Rev. William H. Norris arrived in October, 1839 to work in Montevideo as preacher and teacher. Upon his arrival in Montevideo Norris found a very unexpected state of affairs. Two opposing armies were within a few miles of the city. The city was full of refugees from Buenos Aires and...

Origins of the Methodist Mission in Argentina
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Origins of the Methodist Mission in Argentina

Origins of the Methodist Mission in Argentina The first years of Methodism in the Rio de la Plata area were quite unstable with little recorded of the happenings. From 1828, to 1853, Buenos Aires was ruled by Juan Manuel de Rosas. His policy of restriction to a free market economy, soon brought some reprisal measures,...

Bangs, Nathan (1778-1862)
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Bangs, Nathan (1778-1862)

First Executive of Methodist Episcopal Missionary Society Nathan Bangs, 1778 -1862, was the primary organizer and first administrator of the Methodist Episcopal Missionary Society, founded in 1819. He was concurrently for almost a decade the head of the denomination’s Book Concern. Thus, Bangs had a major impact on the origins of two of the United...