A similar measure passed at the Methodist general assembly earlier this year.
Shuai spent Christmas on the maternity ward at Methodist hospital in Indianapolis.
Raised a Methodist, Phelps was ordained a Southern Baptist minister in 1947 at the age of 17.
A Methodist bishop has officiated at a same-sex marriage in Alabama.
For a while, she fell into a depression and abandoned the churchgoing Methodist tradition in which she was reared.
This was his first formal reception into full membership with the Methodist body.
Immediately after this they go to class-meeting at the Methodist Church.
Five years later, that is, in 1810, he was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church.
And sez he, "That is suthin' that we Methodist men can't stand."
The cost of this work to the Methodist Missionary Society is not far from $50,000 per year.
"One of a new kind of puritans lately arisen, so called from their profession to live by rules and in constant method" [Johnson]. Protestant religious sect founded 1729 at Oxford University by John and Charles Wesley, took that name almost from inception, but it had been used since at least 1686 for various new methods of worship. Related: Methodism.