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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism
			

46             STATUS OF  METHODISM AND CHRISTIANITY.


            GENERAL SUMMARY OF METHODIST MINISTERS AND
                                 MEMBERS.




     In the following table the figures are compiled  from  the latest published
official returns which had been received up to the hour of sending the pages of
the METHODIST YEAR BOOK to press.  Except as otherwise indicated they are
for the year 1887:

          I. Episcopal Methodists in the United States.

                                           Itinerant  Local       Lay        Total
                                           Ministers. Preachers.  Members.   Lay & Min.
Methodist Episcopal Church*...........     13,900     12,918      2,094,660  2,108,560
Methodist Episcopal Church, South+....      4,434      5,989      1,055,954  1,060,388
African Methodist Episcopal Church....      2,550      9,760        405,000    407,550
African M. E. Zion Church.............      2,110      7,710        314,000    316,110
Colored Methodist Episcopal Church....      1,729      4,024        165,000    166,729
Evangelical Association...............      1,121        631        137,697    138,818
United Brethren.......................      1,566        589        195,278    196,834

    Total in M. E. Churches...........      7,410     42,621      4,367,589  4,394,989

         II. Non-Episcopal Methodists in United States.

Methodist Protestant Church...........      1,570        929        128,709    130,279
American Wesleyan Church .............      1,000        . .         20,000     21,000
Free Methodist Church.................        373        348         12,314     12,687
Other Methodist Churches (Primitive),
  Congregational,  Independent,  etc.)         79         22         29,000     29,079
    Total Non-Episcopal Methodists in
  United  States......................      3,022      1,290        190,023    193,045

    Grand total Methodist Churches
  of United States....................     30,432     43,920      4,557,612  4,588,034

                      III. Methodists in Canada.
The Methodist Church..................      1,558     11,O62        211,608    213,166




			
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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism


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