1760: Robert Strawbridge begins Methodist meetings in Frederick County (Carroll County today) Maryland.
1767: Philip William Otterbein and Martin Boehm started Methodist evangelism among German speaking immigrants. This development had to do only with language. Methodist Episcopal Bishop Francis Asbury preached at Otterbein's funeral.
1800: The Evangelical Association was organized by Jacob Albright to serve German speaking Methodists.
First annual conference of The United Brethren in Christ, Boehm and Otterbein are elected as bishops of the conference.
1828: The Methodist Protestant Church was organized by Nicholas Snethen, along with Asa Shinn. The issue was the role of laity in governance of the church.
1844: The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was organized because of the slavery controversy.
1939: The Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and the Methodist Protestant Church merged to form the Methodist Church.
1968: The Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church merged to form the United Methodist Church.