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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism
			
 178          STATUS OF  METHODISM AND CHRISTIANITY.

Candidates for Orders not yet ordained (in 45 Dioceses
     and 8 Miss. Districts) .................................     364
Churches consecrated (in 30 Dioceses and 1 Miss. Dist)             76
Baptisms--Infants (in 45 Dioceses and  9 Miss. Dists)          45,352
           Adults (in 45      "    "   9   "    "   )          10,665
           Not specified (in 4"    "   3   "    "   )           3,058
           Total (in 49       "    "  12   "    "   )          60,439
Confirmations (in 51 Dioceses and 14 Miss. Districts)..        41,077
Communicants--Number reported in 51 Dioceses and
     14 Miss. Districts  ..............................       508,000
Marriages (in 47 Dioceses and 8 Miss. Districts) ......        15,141
Burials (in 47      "      "  8   "     "    )........         29,166
S-S. Teachers (in 50 Dioceses and 6 Miss. Districts)...        40,631
 "  Scholars  (in 50    "      " 11    "       "   )...       376,649
Contributions (in 50    "      " 11    "       "   )...$12,588,497 89



Missions of the M. E. C., S. Among the Colored People, 1891.
     BY THE REV. I. G. JOHN, D. D., MISSIONARY SECRETARY.
     As early as 1787 we learn of the existence of colored members of
the Methodist Church in Philadelphia and New York. They had
become dissatisfied with the relations between themselves and
their white brethren, and the troubles which followed resulted in the
formation of two independent Colored Methodist Churches.  The
cause of complaint,  as set forth in the "Preface" to the book of
Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, reads as fol-
lows: "In November,  1787, the colored people belonging to the
Methodist society of Philadelphia convened together to take into con-
sideration the evils under which they labored, arising from the unkind
treatment of their white brethren who considered them a nuisance in
the house of worship, and even pulled them off their knees while in
the act of prayer and ordered them to back seats.    For these and
various other acts of unchristian conduct, they considered it their duty
to devise a plan in order to build a house of their own, to worship
God under their own vine and fig-tree." These troubles culminated
in the formation, "in 1816, of the African Methodist Episcopal
Church," which in doctrine and discipline is modeled after the Church




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


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