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Asbury Crossing

250 years later, Methodists reflect on Francis Asbury’s mission, legacy

By Adelle M. Banks — November 1, 2021
(RNS) — ‘For many years he visited nearly every state once a year and traveled more extensively across the American landscape than probably any person of his day,’ said an Asbury biographer.

For 250th anniversary of Asbury crossing, a tour of America’s historic Methodist churches

By Kit Doyle and Emily McFarlan Miller — October 22, 2021
(RNS) — Religion News Service selected a variety of historic Methodist churches to highlight during the 250th anniversary of Francis Asbury's arrival in America.

250 years ago, Methodism came to the US. These 3 churches show how it spread.

By Emily McFarlan Miller — October 22, 2021
(RNS) — Here is a glimpse of how Methodism spread after Francis Asbury’s arrival, told through the stories of three historic churches across the country.

Methodist racial history recalled on 250th anniversary of Asbury’s US arrival

By Adelle M. Banks — October 21, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Francis Asbury’s role in helping develop Methodism in America,’ one expert said, ‘is one of those factors that gave birth to the Black Christian experience in Philadelphia.’
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