United Methodists are the second largest Protestant denomination in America. We are the home to both President Bush and Senator Dole, as well as President Clinton's family when he was in the White House. Methodists have played a significant role in shaping our country and Texas.
United Methodist history of actively working to better our world can be seen dating back to Harriet Tubman operating the "Underground Railroad" helping slaves escape to freedom. Rosa Parks was the woman who refused to give up her seat on the bus that helped launch the U.S. Civil Rights movement. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is usually the first on the scene of a disaster and stays on the scene until reconstruction is complete, long after governmental and other agencies are gone (it is still active in New Orleans). Currently, the United Methodist Church is part of an undertaking to eliminate Malaria from the continent of Africa within the next 15 years.