This Week in Texas Methodist History

Date Posted: 4/16/2014

In the 1890’s the Epworth League zoomed to prominence in both the northern and southern branches of Methodism.  The League was a young person’s organization, but should not be confused with today’s United Methodist Youth Fellowship because the League included young adults in its membership.    The League followed Methodist organization patterns with local, sub-district, district, conference, and state organizations.  It provided young persons a training ground for leadership.

Several thousand Leaguers met for the fifth annual state meeting in San Antonio from April 14-17, 1896 … 
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