The Indiana United Methodist Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at Plainfield UM Church, 600 Simmons Street, Plainfield, IN on Saturday, April 6. Registration and fellowship will begin at 9:00 a.m. The program will begin at 9:20.
The theme of this year’s meeting will be “The Battle Over the Bottle” in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Prohibition. The major presentations will deal with the Methodist-United Brethren-Evangelical role in combating the problem of alcohol in early America and the successful crusade in the passing of the 18th amendment known as Prohibition.
The major speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Woodruff Tait, the managing editor of Christian History magazine. She is the author of The Poisoned Chalice: Eucharistic Grape Juice and Common Sense Realism in Victorian Methodism. The book won awards both from the UM Historical Society and the Wesleyan Historical Society. Formerly a UM clergywoman with Indiana roots, Dr. Woodruff-Tait is now a supply priest in the Diocese of Lexington, serving St. John’s Episcopal Church in Corbin, Kentucky. She lives on a farm in Corbin with her husband and two children.
Cost for the event is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.