Did you know. . .
The Cross and Flame is formally known as the insignia of the United Methodist denomination; it was adopted by the Denomination in 1968, and registered as a trademark in 1971.
The insignia features a cross linked with a dual flame. This symbol relates our church to God by way of the second and third persons of the Trinity; the Christ (cross) and the Holy Spirit (flame).
Two connotations of the flame are: The flame suggests Pentecost when witnesses saw "tongues as of fire," and the duality of the flame is meant to represent the merger in 1968 of two denominations: The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church.