“1785. Saturday, January 1. Whether this be the last or no, may it be the best year of my life! Sunday, 2. A larger number of people were present this evening at the renewal of our covenant with God than was ever seen before on the occasion.” -John Wesley’s Journal John Wesley began the year 1785 in London, marking the new beginning with a celebration of the “Covenant Renewal Service” that many within the Methodist tradition still celebrate at the beginning of the year. Though dating back to Wesley’s time, for some......