CWS 2017 Annual Meeting

Registration for the 2017 CWS Annual Meeting at Historic St. George’s Church in Philadelphia, PA, September 29-30, 2017 is now open. Register and pay for the meeting online or download the form and mail to Steven Hoskins, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 37210.  You can also renew your membership in the society by clicking on the membership button above.  

An important feature of the life of the Charles Wesley Society is its annual meeting. At these gatherings, members and non-members alike present and listen to presentations and papers which seek to interpret and promote the life and work of Charles Wesley. While the preponderance of these meetings are held in the United States, changing location from year to year, every few years the meeting’s location rotates to Europe and is often scheduled to make attendance at another conference easy for prospective participants.

The Charles Wesley Society 2017 Annual Meeting

“Poetic Justice: The Legacy of Charles Wesley in the Pursuit of Social Justice”

The 2017 Meeting will be held at Historic St. George’s Church, 235 N 4th St, Philadelphia. PA 19106 .  Meeting information and schedule will be forthcoming soon–Check back here soon.

Presenters at the meeting will include:

Patrick Eby, Wesley Seminary, Indiana Wesleyan University–“Charles Wesley’s Response to the Cries of the Oppressed”

Paul Chilcote, Asbury Theological Seminary–“Charles Wesley and the Beloved Community”

Katherine Callahan-Howell, Senior Pastor, Winton Free Methodist Church–“Sanctification, Salvation, and Social Justice: How the Central Doctrine of Methodism Holds these in Tension”

Ryan Danker, Wesley Theological Seminary–“Charles Wesley, The Evangelical Fraternity, and the Maintenance of the Early Methodist Vision”

Steven Hoskins, Trevecca Nazarene University–“Improvising Poetic Justice: The 1801 Hymnal of Richard Allen, African Methodist Episcopal Minister”

The 2017 Meeting will also include a tour of Historic Methodist sites in Philadelphia including the museum at Historic St. George’s Church (you can check out the 1741 Sacred Harmony hymnal with John Wesley’s signature on their website above–it will be on view when we tour the museum), Mother Bethel Church and the legacy of Richard Allen, and the Dock Street site of the first Methodist Meeting in Philadelphia, an evening hymn sing at Historic St. George’s Church, and a Friday evening meal (The meal will be held at the historic City Tavern.  Cost for the meal will be ‘on your own.’)

Hotel Accommodations—20 rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Penns Landing, 100 N. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, Pa 19106 (click here for website). The group rate is $149.00/night plus taxes with breakfast and wifi included. Parking is available for an extra fee. Please contact the hotel directly for booking and mention CWS when reserving your room.

Download Registration form below and email to Steven Hoskins at and pay via the paypal button below or download the registration form and mail with check or money order to Steven Hoskins, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 37210.  Registration cost for the meeting is $30.00 and includes a box lunch on Friday.

cws annual meeting registration form 2017

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