Later in 1952, these two churches merged and became Towson Methodist Church, upon near-unanimous voting of 1400 combined members. Land for the merged church was purchased from Goucher College when the Baltimore Beltway construction severed 16 acres from campus. On Sunday, May 11, 1958, the church held a Service of Consecration. Ten years later, by the conclusion of the 1968 General Conference, the existing Methodist and Evangelical United Brethren Churches merged, officially creating Towson United Methodist Church – which successfully established programs for men, women and youth for full inclusion and involvement in the new church.
Sources: “A Brief History,” Rev. G. Custer Cromwell, Church Directory of First Methodist Church, 1950 “Towson United Methodist Church, 1871-1971, Methodism in Towson” complied by Centennial Committee, 1971 “Travel Guide” Towson, Maryland history, www.triposo.com