FUMC Abroad

Daily reflections from FUMC's 2018 pilgrimage to England.

A Weekend Diary

Posted by Ann Herrold-Peterson on

Saturday - July 14This was our day at Oxford! We started our day in Wesley Memorial Methodist Church where we met up with our very knowledgeable guide, who has spent several decades studying the Methodist Movement in England and the formative roles of John and Charles Wesley. We were impressed...

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Tags: charles wesley, edinburgh, john wesley, london, oxford, united methodist, westminster abbey, rydges hotel, trafalgar square, luss

A Friday in England

Posted by Paula Primm on

Communion on the Mount. Our first stop this morning was Hanham Mount, a hill with a breathtaking view of the English countryside. We were met by two members of the Friends of Hanham Mount who explained to our group that John Wesley preached to the colliers in the open air on this very site to...

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Day 3

Posted by MJ Wiseman on

A long day that started in London and ended in Bristol. But filled with some ancient history / archeology and much of the Wesley boys. Our first stop was at Stonehenge in Wiltshire. MJ (and some others) has had this on her bucket list (though not known as such) since her bachelor uncle returned...

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Day 2 (with a Day 1 Recap)

Posted by Tina Lang on

Tuesday, our first day in London, we walked on Westminster Bridge You can see Mark teaching even there! Then it was back to Westminster Abbey. Just across the street from the Abbey is Methodist Central Hall, site of the first meeting of the UN. We had a lovely tour there and were unexpectedly...

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A Picture Tour of England

Posted by Tina Lang on

Some photos from an amazing Day 1 across the pond! Our travelers were so enamored with the trip they forgot to identify the sites below. Who can help us out? Leave a comment if you can identify any of these places (or the person in the last photo)! 

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Tags: downtown for good, england, heritage, history, john wesley, methodist, united methodist, fume

Coming Soon!

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Not traveling to England on the pilgrimage that begins today? No problem! Follow the blog of our twelve members and friends traveling to England with The Society for Biblical Studies. A journal of activities and photos will be posted daily. Follow the journey, share posts in response, and...

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We're Off!

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12 travelers, ready to make our way to London and beyond. One of our first stops when we arrive in London is a private tour of Parliament with Lord Leslie Griffith, a lifetime peer in the House of Lords and recently retired pastor from Wesley’s Chapel. We’re all praying that...

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Tags: england, house of lords, hymns, london, prayers, united methodist, wesley, ohare

Join Us!

Posted by FUMC Madison on

Our group of faithful pilgrims departs on Monday, July 9, for 11 days across the pond. Each day, a different traveller will update the community - filling us in on the activities and graces of the day.  We're excited to follow along as they explore the roots of our United Methodist faith...

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Tags: england, faith, history, pilgrim, united methodist church, united methodist