The Indiana United Methodist Historical Society plans to examine the growth of Methodism within the United States when it meets at Meridian Street United Methodist Church, 5500 N. Meridian Street in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 28.

The Rev. Howard Boles, pastor of Roberts Park UMC in downtown Indianapolis, and Dr. John Wantz, senior pastor at Meridian Street UMC, will address Methodism nationally and within Indiana during the day-long event. Both congregations trace their ancestry to Wesley Chapel, the first congregation in the city.

The society's annual meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration and lunch is $12 for members of the society and $15 for non-members. Registration deadline is April 14. Make checks payable to IUMHS/Annual Meeting and send to Lois Shelton, IUMHS, 4189 Troy Road, Washington, IN 47501.

For more information about the annual meeting and the society, log on to, e-mail or call 765-658-4406.