Who is it that's surprised? Not me. The Methodist Churches & its people no longer surprise me, except when they stand for God's truths.
A few years ago the Local United Methodist Church in town had a Methodist pastor from Alabama preach a revival in the late 90's. I watched 2 of those services on our local TV channel & he did very good up until close to the end, them he seemed to declare works along with baptizing, not repentance, confession, & accepting Jesus as Savior.
Of course when he used the word baptize he meant sprinkling.