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Atglen United Methodist Church records

1920-2000, 1 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1913-1969, 1.8 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1830-2010, 5.33 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1834-1968, 2.75 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1834-1945, 1995, 2.75 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1851-1983, 1 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1801-2012, 55 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1773-2012, 25 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1826-1941, 1.5 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

circa 1875-1986, 1 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1851-2009, 3 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1855-1995, 4 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1871-1992, 1.25 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1854-2011, 1.75 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1909-1991, 1 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1843-2007, 3 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

circa 1820-1975, 15 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

circa 1770-2000, 10 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1770-2014 [bulk 1970-2014], 28 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1871-2006, 1.5 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1863-1997, 1.33 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1889-1973, 2 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1833-2006 [bulk 1948-2006], 1.25 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1801-1945, 5 linear feet

36

Atglen United Methodist Church records

1828-1888, 2.5 linear feet

36

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Atglen United Methodist Church
Title:
Atglen United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1920-2000
Call Number:
36
Extent:
1 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Penningtonville Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1853 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Penningtonville became a borough in 1876 and changed its name to Atglen, at which point the church changed its name to Atglen Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1997, Atglen United Methodist Church and nearby Gap United Methodist Church merged, creating Asbury Community United Methodist Church, which met at the Atglen location until it was discontinued in 2002. The Atglen United Methodist Church records, 1920-2000, consist primarily of trustee minutes (1932-1995) and membership and vital records such as baptisms, marriages, and deaths, (1920-1987), with a small amount of board minutes, annual budgets, cemetery records, newspaper clippings, church history, and a building sketch.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Bickley Memorial United Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Bickley Memorial United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1913-1969
Call Number:
45
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
4 boxes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Bickley Memorial United Methodist Church, founded as Oak Lane Park Methodist Episcopal Church in 1913 at 6th and Chelten Avenue in the Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was discontinued in 2000. The Bickley Memorial United Methodist Church records, 1913-1969, consist primarily of Board and Quarterly Conference minutes. Also included are financial records, building-related records, some historical materials, membership directories, and various other documents.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Bustleton United Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Bustleton United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1830-2010
Call Number:
08
Extent:
5.33 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
14 boxes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Methodists began meeting for worship in the Bustleton neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1827, although Bustleton Methodist Episcopal Church was not officially chartered until 1833. Bustleton United Methodist Church was discontinued around 2010. The Bustleton United Methodist Church records, 1830-2010, include membership and vital records, official board minutes, administrative board minutes, Quarterly Conference minutes, reports to Quarterly Conference, trustee minutes, bequests, building-related documents, newsletters, worship bulletins, anniversary and historical material, newspaper clippings, photographs, and various other documents.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Christ Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Christ Methodist Episcopal Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1834-1968
Call Number:
31
Extent:
2.75 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
7 boxes, 4 volumes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Christ Methodist Episcopal Church was located at North 38th Street in the Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was also known at various times as Mantua, Thirty-Eighth Street, and Heiskell Chapel Methodist Episcopal Churches. The church was founded in 1852 and discontinued in 1968. The Christ Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1834-1968, consist of membership records, marriages, baptisms, Quarterly Conference records, minute books, and various assorted financial, property, and other records.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Church of the Covenant Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Church of the Covenant Methodist Church records
Date:
1834-1945, 1995
Call Number:
47
Extent:
2.75 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 boxes, 12 volumes, 3 folders
Language:
English
Abstract:
Salem Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1835, and re-located to Lombard and Juniper Streets in 1841. It merged with Western Methodist Episcopal Church to form Methodist Episcopal Church of the Covenant in 1894, located at 18th and Spruce Streets. Church of the Covenant Methodist Church was discontinued in 1945. Most of the Church of the Covenant Methodist Church records, 1834-1945 and 1995, are Salem Methodist Episcopal Church registers and minutes (First Leaders, trustees, and Quarterly Conference). Records from Western Methodist Episcopal Church and Church of the Covenant Methodist Church are also present.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Crozerville United Methodist Church (Aston, Pa.)
Title:
Crozerville United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1851-1983
Call Number:
21
Extent:
1 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Rockdale Methodist Episcopal Church in Aston Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania was established in 1851 and formally became a separate charge in 1852. The following year, the congregation voted to change its name to Crozerville Methodist Episcopal Church in recognition of a generous donor, John P. Crozer. Crozerville United Methodist Church was discontinued around 2010. The Crozerville United Methodist Church records, 1851-1983, consist of: trustee, Leaders and Stewards, official board, and Quarterly Conference minutes; Charge Conference records; and membership and vital records such as baptisms and probationers lists.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Title:
Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church closed churches records
Date [inclusive]:
1801-2012
Call Number:
02
Extent:
55 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The territory of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church (U.S.) covers sixteen counties in the southeastern quarter of the state of Pennsylvania, roughly from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church collection of closed churches records, 1801-2012, consist of small amounts of records from various closed United Methodist churches (and predecessor denominations, Methodist churches and Methodist Episcopal churches) within the boundaries of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. The amount of documentation varies by church, but there is less than one linear foot of material for each of the churches included in this collection. The materials consist largely of vital records (birth, marriage, baptism, and death), membership records, trustees' minutes, and Quarterly Conference minutes. Many other types of documents, such as Sunday School records, photographs, event programs, and newspaper clippings, can also be found.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
United Methodist Church (U.S.). Eastern Pennsylvania Conference
Title:
Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1773-2012
Call Number:
04
Extent:
25 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The first conference of Methodist preachers in the colonies was held in Philadelphia in 1773. The Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, organized in 1796, was one of the six original regional annual conferences after the Methodist Episcopal Church in America was incorporated. As of 2014, the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church covers 16 counties, ranging roughly from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. About half of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church records, 1773-2012, are printed proceedings. Other document types, including reports to the conference, correspondence, and audiovisual materials, are also included in the collection.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church (Southwark, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1826-1941
Call Number:
38
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
1 box, 7 volumes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church in the Southwark section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was founded in 1790 and discontinued in 1938. The Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1826-1941, consist largely membership, marriage, and baptism records. There is also a Quarterly Conference Record dating from 1835 to 1867, one book from 1903 to 1904 consisting of burial records from both Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church in Southwark and Ebenezer Church in Havertown, and various other documents.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church (25th and Brown Streets, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church records
Date:
circa 1875-1986
Call Number:
39
Extent:
1 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
11 volumes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church was located at 25th and Brown Streets in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Started as a mission of the Spring Garden Street Church, it was founded in 1875 and discontinued in 1985. The Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church records, circa 1875-1986, consist primarily of membership and vital records, with one minute book, twenty years of "The Emmanuel Observer" newsletter, and various other documents.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Falls United Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Falls United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1851-2009
Call Number:
32
Extent:
3 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
5 boxes, 8 volumes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Falls of Schuylkill Methodist Episcopal Church in what is now the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was officially established in 1855, although the congregation was on a circuit with Manayunk and Fairmount as early as 1837. In 2005, known as Falls United Methodist Church and located at 3576 Indian Queen Lane, the church was discontinued. The Falls United Methodist Church records, 1851-2009, include a large amount of meeting minutes and vital and membership records, and a small amount of other records relating to the property, nursery school, church history, chorus, and other topics.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Frankford Central United Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Frankford Central United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1855-1995
Call Number:
14
Extent:
4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
8 boxes, 6 volumes, and 1 packet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Central Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876 and closed in 2005. The Frankford Central United Methodist Church records, 1855-1995, include official board minutes, trustee minutes, membership and vital records, newsletters, and various other records of Frankford Central United Methodist Church.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Gap United Methodist Church (Gap, Pa.)
Title:
Gap United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1871-1992
Call Number:
40
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 boxes, 3 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Around 1872 or 1873, the congregation of Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church in Sadsbury Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania decided to build a new church in nearby Gap, PA, where the population was larger, and change its name to Gap Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1997, Gap United Methodist Church and nearby Atglen United Methodist Church merged to establish Asbury Community United Methodist Church, holding meetings at the Atglen location in Chester County, PA. The Gap church building was sold in 2000 and Asbury Community United Methodist Church was discontinued in 2002. The Gap United Methodist Church records, 1871-1992, consist primarily of Official Board minutes, 1914-1990, and membership and vital records such as baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1902-1992. Also included are some Charge Conference records, Quarterly Conference records, Board of Trustees minutes, and membership directories. A small amount of records relate to Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Gladwyne United Methodist Church (Gladwyne, Pa.)
Title:
Gladwyne United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1854-2011
Call Number:
27
Extent:
1.75 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
5 boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Gladwyne United Methodist Church in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania traces its roots to a church school in Fritz's School House, a private school, organized around the year 1830. Formerly known as Merion Square Methodist Episcopal Church and Lower Merion Methodist Episcopal Church, Gladwyne United Methodist Church was discontinued around 2011. The Gladwyne United Methodist Church records, 1854-2011, consist primarily of membership and vital records, as well as Board, Quarterly Conference, and Charge Conference minutes. Also included are small amounts of event programs, worship bulletins, historical materials, financial records, and photographs.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Grace United Methodist Church (Coatesville, Pa.)
Title:
Grace United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1909-1991
Call Number:
09
Extent:
1 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Grace United Methodist Church of Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania was established in 1907. In 2002, Grace United Methodist Church merged with Asbury Community United Methodist Church to establish Faith Community United Methodist Church in Parkesburg (Chester County). The Grace United Methodist Church records, 1909-1991, consist of official board minutes (1909-1947), Charge Conference and administrative board minutes (1971-1983), and various other documents including administrative reports, a membership directory, anniversary materials, and photographs.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Grace United Methodist Church (Catasauqua, Pa.)
Title:
Grace United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1843-2007
Call Number:
24
Extent:
3 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
5 boxes, 9 volumes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
The cornerstone for Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in Catasauqua, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania was laid in 1859. Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church merged into the congregation in 1966. Grace United Methodist Church was discontinued in 2007. The Grace United Methodist Church records, 1843-2007, include minutes of the administrative board, church council, Charge Conference, and Quarterly Conference; birth, marriage, death, and membership records; and various other documents including church histories, deeds, photographs, and publications.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Title:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church collection of Methodist organizations records
Date:
circa 1820-1975
Call Number:
05
Extent:
15 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in the United States. After a series of divisions and unifications over the centuries, the modern United Methodist Church (U.S.) was formed in 1968. The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church collection of Methodist organizations records, circa 1820-1975, consists of small amounts of records from various Methodist organizations within the boundaries of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, roughly ranging from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. The amount of documentation varies by organization, but there is less than one linear foot of material for each of the organizations included in this collection. Minute books, newsletters, property-related records, financial documents, and several other types of materials, including some audio recordings and photographs, can be found.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Title:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church manuscripts collection
Date:
circa 1770-2000
Call Number:
03
Extent:
10 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in the United States. After a series of divisions and unifications over the centuries, the modern United Methodist Church (U.S.) was formed in 1968. The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church manuscripts collection, circa 1770-2000, includes papers of various reverends, bishops, and other Methodists, including correspondence, diaries, religious commentary, sermon drafts, pastoral records, autograph books, scrapbooks, marriage certificates, deacons certificates, traveling connections, diplomas, district reports, printed engravings of Methodists (preachers), Methodist historical notes, photographs and photograph albums, and other documents. There is only a small amount of material (less than 1 linear foot) associated with any one individual. Of special interest are documents from John Wesley, Francis Asbury, Thomas Coke, Joseph Pilmore, and Anna Jarvis.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Title:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church subject files
Date [bulk]:
1970-2014
Date [inclusive]:
1770-2014
Call Number:
01
Extent:
28 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in the United States. After a series of divisions and unifications over the centuries, the modern United Methodist Church (U.S.) was formed in 1968. The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church subject files, 1770-2014 (bulk 1970-2014), consist of small amounts of accumulated materials relating to Methodism, particularly, but not exclusively, in the Philadelphia area. Ephemera, such as pamphlets, brochures, newsletters, and newspaper clippings, as well as photocopies, make up a large percentage of the collection, although there are also photographs, correspondence, manuscripts, and other original documents. The collection is organized alphabetically by topic within six series: I. People, II. States, III. Methodist Bishops, IV. Methodist Ministers, V. St. George's United Methodist Church, and VI. Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Kedron United Methodist Church (Morton, Pa.)
Title:
Kedron United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1871-2006
Call Number:
42
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
5 boxes, 5 volumes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Kedron Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in Morton, Delaware County, Pennsylvania in 1860. Circa 2006, Kedron United Methodist Church was discontinued and several, if not all, of its remaining members transferred to C. C. Hancock Memorial United Methodist Church in nearby Springfield Township (Delaware County, Pennsylvania). The Kedron United Methodist Church records, 1871-2006, consist largely of membership and vital records such as baptisms, marriages, deaths, and transfers. Also included are some minutes of the Official Board, Charge Conference records, photographs, anniversary programs, historical materials, directories, bulletins, and other documents.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Lansford United Methodist Church (Lansford, Pa.)
Title:
Lansford United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1863-1997
Call Number:
11
Extent:
1.33 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 boxes, 4 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Lansford Methodist Episcopal Church was located in the Borough of Lansford in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. It was active from sometime after 1816 to around 1997. The Lansford United Methodist Church records, 1863-1997, includes board minutes, trustee minutes, Quarterly Conference minutes, and membership and vital records.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
United Methodist Church. Philadelphia Annual Conference. Laymen's Association
Title:
Laymen's Association of the Philadelphia Annual Conference records
Date [inclusive]:
1889-1973
Call Number:
57
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Philadelphia Laymen's Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church was organized on 1889 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in order to bring together the laymen in the city's vicinity for the purpose of promoting the interests of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Although the organization always dealt with a variety of topics relating to the Church, in its early years, the group especially focused on securing equal representation of laymen and ministers in regional annual conferences and the national General Conference. The organization changed its name to the Laymen's Association of the Philadelphia Annual Conference in 1893. The Laymen's Association of the Philadelphia Annual Conference records, 1889-1973, consist of minute books, financial ledgers and treasurer's accounts, printed proceedings, and a scrapbook.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church (Collingdale, Pa.)
Title:
Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church records
Date [bulk]:
1948-2006
Date [inclusive]:
1833-2006
Call Number:
37
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 boxes, 3 volumes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church in Collingdale, Delaware County, Pennsylvania was founded as Central Methodist Church in 1924, and changed its name in 1948. The church closed in 2010. The Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church records, 1833-2006 (bulk 1948-2006), include administrative records, such as minutes, treasurer's reports, and budgets; membership and vital records, including baptisms, marriages, and deaths; photographs; anniversary pamphlets; and various other materials relating to the church and its history.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Methodist Episcopal Union Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Methodist Episcopal Union Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1801-1945
Call Number:
33
Extent:
5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
5 document boxes, 5 metal boxes, 12 volumes, 3 envelopes, 1 scroll, 7 folders
Language:
English
Abstract:
Methodist Episcopal Union Church was formed in 1801 at 4th and Arch Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by a group that split off from St. George's Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1887 West Park Avenue Chapel merged into the Church, and soon after the Union congregation moved to a new building designed by noted Philadelphia architects Hazelhurst & Huckel at 20th and Diamond Streets. Union Methodist Church was discontinued in 1945. The Methodist Episcopal Union Church records, 1801-1945, include membership and vital records, trustee minutes, Quarterly Conference records, financial papers, reports, mortgages and property-related records, pamphlets and ephemera, correspondence, photographs, cemetery records, and other documents.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Nazareth Methodist Episcopal Church (13th and Spring Garden Streets, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Nazareth Methodist Episcopal Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1828-1888
Call Number:
26
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 boxes, 9 volumes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Nazareth Methodist Episcopal Church was established in 1818 and moved to 13th Street between Race and Vine streets in 1827. In 1887, the congregation merged with nearby Central Methodist Episcopal Church to form Thirteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church. Thirteenth Street Methodist Church was discontinued in 1940. The Nazareth Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1828-1888, consist of Board of Trustees minutes, Leaders' and Stewards' Meeting minutes, Quarterly Conference records, deeds, record of certificates, membership and vital records (members, marriages, baptisms), and various other documents.
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Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

The first Methodist preaching in what was then known as the Penningtonville (now Atglen) area of southwest Chester County, Pennsylvania can be traced to 1833 and the construction of Andrews Meeting House on Ridge Road east of Cochranville Road. In 1850, at a Quarterly Conference meeting of Cochranville Circuit, A. M. Kemble proposed a new church building. In 1853, Penningtonville Methodist Episcopal Church was organized and the cornerstone of the building was laid; the structure was completed and the basement dedicated the following year. In 1876, when the village of Penningtonville became the Borough of Atglen, the church changed its name to Atglen Methodist Episcopal Church.

In 1997, Asbury Community United Methodist Church was established from a merger of Atglen and Gap United Methodist churches. The new congregation met in the Atglen church building until Asbury Community United Methodist Church was discontinued in 2002. Remaining congregants and assets merged with Grace United Methodist Church of nearby Coatesville to establish Faith Community United Methodist Church in Parkesburg (Chester County), a congregation which is still active as of 2014.

Bibliography:

"Records of Atglen UMC (ME, M): Historical Summary." Item viewed in Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church collection of closed church records, 1801-2007, Series I.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Oak Lane Park Methodist Episcopal Church was established in 1913 at 6th and Chelten Avenue in the Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The church building, designed by Harrison Albright, was renovated in 1930. At the time of the renovation, the church was renamed Bickley Memorial Methodist Church in honor of one of its founders, Bishop George H. Bickley (1868-1924). Bickley Memorial United Methodist Church was discontinued in 2000.

Bibliography:

Poxon, Marita Krivda. Images of America: Oak Lane, Olney, and Logan. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2011.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

In 1827, a group of Methodists began meeting for worship at the home of Daniel and Jane Starkey in the Bustleton neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Soon after, in 1833, a church building was erected at Bustleton Avenue and Welsh Road and Bustleton Methodist Episcopal Church was officially organized. After a fire destroyed the church building in 1866, a new structure was constructed. In 1944, this building was also destroyed by fire and a new church cornerstone was laid soon after between Lott and Fulmer Streets. Bustleton United Methodist Church was discontinued around 2010.

Bibliography:

"BUMC History," October 7, 1998. Document found in collection.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

In 1850, the first Methodist services in the Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania were held in the home of William Smitheman. A church building at 38th and Wallace Streets was opened in 1852, and the following year the church was recognized by the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church as Mantua Methodist Episcopal Church. The church moved a few blocks away to a new building, at 38th and Mount Vernon Streets, and in 1857 was renamed Thirty-Eighth Street Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1868, the church moved once more, this time to 38th and Hamilton Streets. It was briefly known as Heiskell Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church before the name was changed, yet again, to Christ Methodist Episcopal Church in 1869. The church was discontinued in 1968.

Bibliography:

Pennsylvania Society of New York. Year Book of the Pennsylvania Society of New York. 1903. Accessed August 25, 2014. http://books.google.com/books?id=uR0UAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA100.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Salem Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1835. It was located at Salem and 13th Streets, then was rebuilt at Lombard and Juniper Streets in 1841. It merged with Western Methodist Episcopal Church (founded in 1834; located on 20th Street below Walnut Street) to form Methodist Episcopal Church of the Covenant in 1894, located at 18th and Spruce Streets. Church of the Covenant Methodist Church was discontinued in 1945.

In 1954, the Church of the Covenant building was remodeled for the use of Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, a recently organized Jewish congregation. Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel still uses this building as of 2014.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

In 1851, some members of the Mount Hope Circuit discussed the possibility of building a Methodist church in Rockdale, a small mill community in Aston Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The new Rockdale Methodist Episcopal Church was formally separated from the Mount Hope Circuit in the spring of 1852. Rev. George W. McLaughlin was appointed the first pastor. In 1853 the congregation voted to change the church's name to Crozerville Methodist Episcopal Church in recognition of the contributions of John P. Crozer, a local mill owner and founder of Crozer Theological Seminary, who had donated land and funds for the church's construction. The building was completely renovated during the summer of 1882. Crozerville United Methodist Church was discontinued around 2010.

Bibliography:

"Crozerville United Methodist Church." 2001. Old Chester in Delaware County, PA. Accessed August 18, 2014. http://www.oldchesterpa.com/churches/crozervilleumchurch.htm

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

The territory of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church (U.S.) covers sixteen counties in the southeastern quarter of the state of Pennsylvania, roughly from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, founded in the 1860s, is one of the oldest in the United Methodist Church. It works in partnership with the appointed members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference's Commission on Archives and History.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

The first conference of Methodist preachers in the colonies was held in Philadelphia in 1773, over a decade before the "Christmas Conference" of 1784 when the Methodist Episcopal Church in America was officially incorporated. The Methodist Episcopal Church in America met every four years at a General Conference beginning in 1792. The Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, organized in 1796, was one of the Church's six original regional annual conferences. As of 2014, the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church covers 16 counties, ranging roughly from Philadelphia to Harrisburg.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in 1790 and discontinued in 1938. It was located in the Southwark section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 2nd and Queen Streets, then moved a few blocks to Christian Street between 3rd Street and 4th Street, then re-located across town to 52nd and Parrish Streets.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, started as a mission of the Spring Garden Street Church. Founded in 1875, the congregation built a church building designed by Hewitt Brothers at 25th and Brown Streets in 1881. The church was discontinued in 1985.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

In 1837, Methodist Episcopal class and worship meetings were first held in the area that is now the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The organization was added to the circuit with Manayunk and Fairmount. In 1855, the Falls of Schuylkill Methodist Episcopal Church was officially organized and the first board of stewards was appointed. Later, the church became part of the Ridge Group Ministry, a non-profit corporation consisting of five United Methodist churches in the Roxborough, Manayunk and East Falls areas. Falls United Methodist Church, located at 3576 Indian Queen Lane, was discontinued in 2005.

Biography/History

Central Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876. After meeting for several weeks in a Seminary Building at the corner of Frankford Avenue and Fillmore Street, a chapel and unfinished church building at the intersection of Griscom and Orthodox streets were purchased from the Seventh United Presbyterian Church. The church building was finished in December of 1876. It was replaced in 1892 by a 19th century Romanesque building designed by architects Hazelhurst and Huckle.

The church accepted the congregation of Rehoboth Church in a 2001 merger. Frankford Central United Methodist Church closed in 2005.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church was established 1821 in Sadsbury Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. By the early 1870s the church building in use by the congregation was in need of several costly repairs. The congregation decided to abandon that building around 1872 or 1873 and build a new church, Gap Methodist Episcopal Church, in nearby Gap, PA, where the population was larger. Until the new church building was completed in 1876, services were held in Gap Hall.

Gap Methodist Episcopal Church and Georgetown Methodist Episcopal Church constituted the Georgetown-Gap Circuit in 1873, part of the Susquehanna District. In the early 1980s, Gap United Methodist Church and nearby Atglen United Methodist Church became a two-point circuit, and in 1997, these two churches merged to establish Asbury Community United Methodist Church, which held its meetings at the Atglen location in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The Gap church building was sold in 2000, and Asbury Community United Methodist Church was discontinued in 2002. Remaining congregants and assets of Asbury Community United Methodist Church merged with Grace United Methodist Church of nearby Coatesville to establish Faith Community United Methodist Church in Parkesburg (Chester County), a congregation which is still active as of 2014.

Bibliography:

Ellis, Franklin, and Samuel Evans. History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: With Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia, PA: Everts & Peck, 1883. Accessed August 20, 2014. http://books.google.com/books?id=WsQxAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Gladwyne United Methodist Church in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania traces its roots to a church school in Fritz's School House, a private school, organized around the year 1830. The church, then named Merion Square Methodist Episcopal Church, was constructed around 1840. The church was part of the Radnor Circuit from 1840 until 1854, when it was constituted as a separate charge with its first pastor, Rev. Louis B. Pettit. Later, the church became known as the Lower Merion Methodist Episcopal Church, and then Gladwyne United Methodist Church. It was discontinued around 2011.

Bibliography:

"A Short History of the Gladwyne United Methodist Church." Undated. Document found in collection.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Grace United Methodist Church of Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania was established in 1907. In 2002, Grace United Methodist Church merged with the remaining congregants and assets of the recently discontinued Asbury Community United Methodist Church in nearby Atglen to establish Faith Community United Methodist Church in Parkesburg (Chester County), a congregation which is still active as of 2014.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Methodists existed in Catasauqua, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania as early as 1845. Regular preaching services were established in 1855, and in 1859, a lot was purchased and the cornerstone was laid for Grace Methodist Episcopal Church at Front Street above Walnut. The building was sold in 1890, and the congregation moved to 5th Street above Walnut. Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church merged into the congregation in 1966. Grace United Methodist Church was discontinued in 2007.

Bibliography:

Mushrush, Robert. "Brief History of the Church." Catasauqua Dispatch October 29, 1959 (section 1.6). Clipping found in collection.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

The territory of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church (U.S.) covers sixteen counties in the southeastern quarter of the state of Pennsylvania, roughly from Philadelphia to Harrisburg.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Initially established as a Sunday School in 1859 in the home of James and Nancy Hammond, Kedron Methodist Episcopal Church was formally organized in Morton, Delaware County, Pennsylvania in 1860. Circa 2006, Kedron United Methodist Church was discontinued and several, if not all, of its remaining members transferred to C. C. Hancock Memorial United Methodist Church in nearby Springfield Township (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).

Bibliography:

Kedron Methodist Church. 95th Anniversary Program. 1955. Document viewed in collection.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Lansford Methodist Episcopal Church was located in the Borough of Lansford in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. A Methodist preaching charge at nearby Summit Hill began in 1816, but the church in Lansford was not established until later in the century. Lansford United Methodist Church was discontinued around 1997.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Since its inception in England, Methodism has used laymen (non-ordained members of the Church) as preachers and leaders. Despite their leadership role, laymen were not officially recognized in the United States by the Methodist Episcopal Church from the beginning; they were not members of their respective regional annual conferences and played no part in the national General Conference. As early as 1821 members of the Church were pushing for representation of laymen and their activities in conferences. The rejection of these ideas by the 1828 meeting of the General Conference contributed to the establishment of the Methodist Protestant Church, which provided representation for laymen in both the annual conferences and its General Conference.

The Philadelphia Laymen's Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1889 at Arch Street Church. Membership was limited to residents of Philadelphia. The group dealt with issues including new church buildings, equal lay representation, and admission of women to the General Conference. They also organized the first national convention of Methodist Episcopal laymen in 1892. The Philadelphia Laymen's Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church dissolved shortly thereafter.

In 1893, the dissolved organization was replaced by the similarly titled, Laymen's Association of the Philadelphia Annual Conference. It is considered by some to be the first Methodist Laymen's Association of any Annual Conference in the United States (see Charles F. Eggleston, Pioneering in Penn's Woods). They encouraged the formation of similar organizations in other Methodist Episcopal Church conferences.

The Laymen's Association of the Philadelphia Annual Conference and similar associations in other Methodist Episcopal Church conferences collaborated to advocate for equal representation of laymen and ministers in the General Conference. By 1900 this goal was achieved. Next, the associations focused on securing equal lay representation at the regional annual conferences across the country. The measure was voted down by the annual conferences in 1920 and 1924, but became the law of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1932.

In 1968, when the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.), the General Board of Lay Activities of The Methodist Church and the Department of Christian Stewardship and the general organization of Evangelical United Brethren Men of the former E.U.B. Church were united under the name General Board of the Laity. The Laymen's Association of the Philadelphia Annual Conference likely fell under the purview of this new Board in 1968, but ceased its activity in the early 1970s.

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: "Laymen's Associations." In The Encyclopedia of World Methodism: Volume II, edited by Nolan B. Harmon, 1401-1402. Nashville, TN: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1974. Accessed on August 28, 2014. http://www.mocavo.com/The-Encyclopedia-of-World-Methodism-Vol-2-J-Z-Volume-2/311448/45.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Founded as Central Methodist Church in Collingdale, Delaware County, Pennsylvania in 1924, Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church changed its name when it laid the cornerstone in 1948 for a new building at 815 Clifton Avenue. Dr. G. Paul Beck led the congregation from the time of the first service in the new building, 1949, until 1951. In the late 1980s the congregation's first woman pastor, Reverend Alice Cook, became involved. The church closed in 2010.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Methodist Episcopal Union Church was formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1801 after a dispute between officials of St. George's Methodist Episcopal Church and about 80 parishioners. About 50 of St. George's parishioners left to form Methodist Episcopal Union Church, located nearby at 4th and Arch Streets. In 1887, West Park Avenue Chapel (founded at 20th Street and West Park Avenue in 1879) merged into the Church. Soon after, the Union congregation moved to a new building designed by noted Philadelphia architects Hazelhurst & Huckel at 20th and Diamond Streets. Union Methodist Church was discontinued in 1945.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Nazareth Methodist Episcopal Church was established in 1818 at Perry Street south of Vine Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was rebuilt in 1827 on 13th Street between Race and Vine streets and enlarged in 1835. In 1887, the congregation merged with Central Methodist Episcopal Church (established in 1855 and formerly located on Vine Street above 12th Street) to form Thirteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church. Thirteenth Street Methodist Church was discontinued in 1940.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of trustee minutes (1932-1995) and membership and vital records such as baptisms, marriages, and deaths, (1920-1987), with a small amount of board minutes, annual budgets, cemetery records, newspaper clippings, church history, and a building sketch. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of Board minutes (1941-1965) and Quarterly Conference minutes (1919-1965). Also included are financial records, building-related records, some historical materials, membership directories, and various other documents. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes: membership and vital records (baptisms, marriages, funerals, probationers, students), 1859-2010; official board minutes, 1898-1969; administrative board minutes, 1970-2010; Quarterly Conference minutes, 1859-2009; reports to Quarterly Conference, 1935-1960; trustee minutes, 1956-1996; bequests, 1954-2001; building-related documents; cemetery-related documents; newsletters, worship bulletins, anniversary and historical material, newspaper clippings, photographs, and various other documents. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of membership records, 1853-1867, 1855-1859, 1870-1881, 1870-1910, 1909-1925, 1924-1966; marriages, 1854-1867, 1871-1881, 1870-1881, 1870-1910, 1910-1925, 1924-1952; baptisms, 1853-1867, 1874-1881, 1875-1881, 1870-1909, 1910-1925, 1927-1968; Quarterly Conference records, 1890-1905; minute books, 1868-1935; and various assorted financial, property, and other records. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

Most of this collection is records from Salem Methodist Episcopal Church, but smaller amounts of material from its successor, Church of the Covenant, and Western Methodist Episcopal Church, with which it merged, are also present. The Salem Methodist Episcopal Church records include: church registers, 1835-1895; class records, 1835-1851; First Leaders minutes, 1834-1895; trustees minutes, 1835-1893; Quarterly Conference records, 1835-1876; member and probationer records, 1835-1876; and a sale agreement, 1841. Later records from the Church of the Covenant consist of trustees minutes, 1893-1941; Quarterly Conference minutes, 1876-1913; and a membership register (members, marriages, baptisms), 1895-1945. There are also two volumes from Western Methodist Episcopal Church with members (1835-1882), marriages (1834-1865, 1865-1882), and baptisms (1834-1865, 1865-1881). A small amount of records relating to Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, which now uses the former Church of the Covenant building, are also present in the collection. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of: trustee minutes, 1851-1920; Leaders and Stewards minutes, 1852-1879; official board minutes, 1917-1946 and 1962; Quarterly Conference minutes, 1852-1906 and 1949-1968; Charge Conference records, 1970-1983; and membership and vital records (baptisms, probationers, and other information), 1878-1902. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of small amounts of records from various closed United Methodist churches (and predecessor denominations, Methodist churches and Methodist Episcopal churches) within the boundaries of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, roughly ranging from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. The amount of documentation varies by church, but there is less than one linear foot of material for each of the churches included in this collection. The materials consist largely of vital records (birth, marriage, baptism, and death), membership records, trustees' minutes, and Quarterly Conference minutes. Many other types of documents, such as Sunday School records, photographs, event programs, and newspaper clippings, can also be found. The collection is organized into three series: I. Files, II. Volumes, and III. Boxes.

Series I. Files includes materials not entered into the official records of the church, but that document its history and activities. There are only one or a few folders dedicated to each church. Included are anniversary publications, newsletters/bulletins, newspaper clippings, and a smattering of photographs, deeds, letters, and other unique documents. A detailed inventory of the contents of the closed church files is available through St. George's United Methodist Church's website: http://bot.historicstgeorges.vm-host.net/sites/default/files/Philadelphia%20Churches.pdf.

Series II. Volumes consists mainly of church registers with membership, birth, death, and baptismal records. Some minute books, Sunday School records, and other records are also included. A detailed inventory exists for this series, featuring basic historical information about each church (start date, end date, location, information about mergers), as well as years covered by each document type. It is available through St. George's United Methodist Church's website: http://bot.historicstgeorges.vm-host.net/sites/default/files/Church%20Records.pdf.

Series III. Boxes contains Quarterly Conference records, trustees' minutes, Charge Conference records, finance and property-related documents, and some membership, anniversary, and various other types of materials. Separate inventories of individual churches' records are available on-site. The following churches are represented:

  • Bangor, Salem
  • Beaver Meadows UMC
  • Boyertown, Ebenezer
  • Catasauqua, Emanuel EUB
  • Cherry Valley Charge
  • Cressona UMC (Schuylkill County)
  • Drexel Hill, Church of the Covenant UMC
  • Erdenheim, St. Mark UMC
  • Feltonville UMC
  • Havertown Korean
  • Middle Smithfield, Brick
  • Philadelphia, Abigail Vare
  • Philadelphia, Asbury UMC
  • Philadelphia, C. C. Hancock
  • Philadelphia, Christ
  • Philadelphia, Cookman
  • Philadelphia, Elmwood UMC
  • Philadelphia, Emmanuel EUB
  • Philadelphia, Faith UMC
  • Philadelphia, Green Street UMC
  • Philadelphia, Hedding
  • Philadelphia, Lawndale
  • Philadelphia, Manship
  • Philadelphia, Mantua
  • Philadelphia, Memorial
  • Philadelphia, Mt. Airy
  • Philadelphia, Mt. Pisgah
  • Philadelphia, New Market (Front Street)
  • Philadelphia, Norwegian-Danish Mission
  • Philadelphia, St. Paul's
  • Philadelphia, Twelfth Street
  • Philadelphia, West Park Avenue
  • Philadelphia, Western
  • Phoenixville, Bethesda
  • Raubsville UMC
  • Reading, Covenant
  • Reading, Ebenezer
  • Sharon Hill UMC
  • Snydertown

Scope and Contents

About half of this collection is printed proceedings of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church and predecessor organizations, 1773-2012. Also included are: letters received by the conference; conference papers including financial reports, committee reports, seminary reports, correspondence, and other documents pertaining to the business of the church; handwritten minute books; and membership rolls. Some audiovisual materials, such as photographs of conference officers, slides of churches within the conference district, vinyl records of conference recordings and Methodist Radio Hour (circa 1946), and audiocassette recordings of some proceedings, are also in the collection. A shelf inventory covering the materials in this collection is available on-site.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists largely of vital records: membership records (1873-1893, 1873-1918, 1908-1926, 1904-1938), marriage records (1833-1874, 1871-1893, 1893-1918, 1918-1926, 1927-1938), and baptism records (1826-1871, 1871-1893, 1893-1918, 1918-1926, 1927-1938). There is also a Quarterly Conference Record dating from 1835 to 1867; one book from 1903 to 1904 consisting of burial records from both Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church in Southwark and Ebenezer Church in Havertown, who shared a burial ground (in 1904, the remainder of the grounds were sold; remains, as well as a few small monuments and tombstones, were removed to Arlington Cemetery, Delaware County); and various other documents. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of membership and vital records, such as baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1875-1984. There is also one minute book, 1894-1934; issues of "The Emmanuel Observer" newsletter, 1893-1916; and various other documents. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a large amount of administrative board, Charge Conference, and Trustee minutes; birth, marriage, death, and membership records (1857-1871, 1872-1886, 1886-1907, 1908-1912, 1912-1923, 1923-1953, 1950-1974, 1974-2000); and a small amount of other records relating to the property, nursery school, church history, chorus, and other topics. At least one blueprint is present in the collection. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes official board minutes, 1876-1976; trustee minutes, 1855-1993; membership and vital records, 1874-1995; newsletters; and various other records of Frankford Central United Methodist Church. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of Official Board minutes, 1914-1990, and membership and vital records such as baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1902-1992. Also included are Charge Conference records, Quarterly Conference records, Board of Trustees minutes, and membership directories. A small amount of records relate to Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church (Sadsbury Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania), which became Gap Methodist Episcopal Church in 1872 or 1873. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection, dating from 1854 to 2011, consists primarily of membership and vital records (baptisms, marriages, deaths, members and probationers), as well as Board, Quarterly Conference, and Charge Conference minutes. Also included are small amounts of event programs, worship bulletins, historical materials, financial records, and photographs. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of official board minutes (1909-1947), Charge Conference and administrative board minutes (1971-1983), and various other documents including administrative reports, a membership directory, anniversary materials, and photographs. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection, dating from 1843 to 2007, includes minutes of the administrative board, church council, Charge Conference, and Quarterly Conference; birth, marriage, death, and membership records; and various other documents including church histories, deeds, photographs, and publications. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of small amounts of records from various Methodist organizations within the boundaries of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, roughly ranging from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. The amount of documentation varies by organization, but there is less than one linear foot of material for each of the organizations included in this collection. Minute books, newsletters, property-related records, financial documents, and several other types of materials, including some audio recordings and photographs, can be found.

Organizations represented in this collection include:

  • Association of Methodist Historical Societies
  • Board of Lay Activities
  • Board of Ministerial Training and Qualifications, circa 1950-1956
  • Cabinet of South District Epworth League, 1908-1924
  • Centennial Celebration of the Organization of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1884
  • Centennial Funds of the Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Chester Valley M.E. Ministerial Association, 1888-1898
  • City Evangelization and Church Extension Union of Reading and Vicinity, 1908-1915
  • Commission for the Bicentennial of the Birth of John Wesley, 1903
  • Commission on Collegeville Methodist Youth
  • Conference Deaconess Board, 1905-1968
  • District conference minutes
  • Eastern Conference, Evangelical United Brethren, 1963-1969
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Needlework Circle
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Ministers Wives
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, School of Christian Mission
  • Education Fund of the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Garden Spot Commission
  • Garden Spot Epworth League Institute
  • Garden Spot Institute for Methodist Youth
  • Haverford Institute for Methodist Youth
  • Historical Society of the Philadelphia Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Home Missionary Society
  • Lancaster County Methodist Ministerium, 1924-1942
  • Laymen's Library for Methodist Ministers, 1921-1929
  • M.E. Ministerial Association of Schuylkill County, 1875-1888
  • Methodist Episcopal Home for the Aged
  • Methodist Episcopal Hospital in the City of Philadelphia
  • Methodist Episcopal Orphanage
  • Methodist Ministers Association of the Anthracite Region, 1927-1944
  • Methodist Radio Society of Philadelphia and New Jersey Methodist Conferences
  • Methodist Service Center, 1943-1946
  • Methodist Social Union
  • Millersville Epworth League Institute
  • Ministerial Fellowships of Northeast Philadelphia
  • Ministers Wives Association, 1911-1954
  • North District Epworth League / Youth Fellowship
  • Northwest and West Districts Laymen Association
  • Oral history audiocassette tapes
  • Philadelphia Annual Conference Stewards, 1819-1856
  • Philadelphia Board of Church Extensions
  • Philadelphia Collegiate Institute for Girls, 1896-1962
  • Philadelphia Conference Board of Missions, 1965-1971
  • Philadelphia Conference Education Society, 1880-1973
  • Philadelphia Conference Tract Society, 1853-1938
  • Philadelphia Local Preachers Association, 1884-1926
  • Philadelphia Methodist Publication Association, 1852-1853
  • Portia Society, 1897-1913
  • Prohibition League, Philadelphia Conference
  • Rural Church Institute
  • Social Service Commission
  • South Philadelphia District, 1877-1880
  • Sunday School Union
  • United Methodist Social Union
  • United Methodist Women
  • Uniting Conference, 1939
  • Various Quarterly Conferences minute books
  • Wesley Institute of Methodist Youth

Scope and Contents

The collection includes the papers of various reverends, bishops, and other Methodists, including correspondence, diaries, religious commentary, sermon drafts, pastoral records, autograph books, scrapbooks, marriage certificates, deacons certificates, traveling connections, diplomas, district reports, printed engravings of Methodists (preachers), Methodist historical notes, photographs and photograph albums, and other documents. There is only a small amount of material (less than 1 linear foot) associated with any one individual. A shelf inventory covering the materials in this collection is available on-site.

Of special interest are items relating to prominent Methodists including John Wesley (his manuscript of Methodist hymns), Francis Asbury, Thomas Coke, Joseph Pilmore (missionary sent by Wesley to introduce Methodism to America; his manuscript journal, 1769-1774), and others. The J. D. Long (a Methodist reverend) papers include letters as well as a scrapbook of clippings on abolitionism as related to Methodism. Several women's papers are present in the collection, primarily diaries and autograph albums. Notably, papers and photographs of Anna Jarvis (founder of Mother's Day), circa 1900, are included.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of small amounts of accumulated materials relating to Methodism, particularly, but not exclusively, in the Philadelphia area. Ephemera, such as pamphlets, brochures, newsletters, and newspaper clippings, as well as photocopies, make up a large percentage of the collection, although there are also photographs, correspondence, manuscripts, and other original documents. The collection is organized alphabetically by topic within six series: I. People, II. States and Countries, III. Methodist Bishops, IV. Methodist Ministers, V. St. George's United Methodist Church, and VI. Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Series I. People includes photographs, pamphlets, biographical notes, correspondence, photocopies, a small amount of original manuscript papers, some books and published pamphlets, and a few clippings. It is primarily comprised of files on historically significant Methodists, such as Frances Asbury, Thomas Coke, Charles Albert Tindley, Henry Boehm, and John Wesley, but some less well-known Methodists are also represented.

Series II. States and Countries mostly includes pamphlets and brochures with some event programs, as well as a small amount of correspondence, some photographs, and a few books, relating to churches and other Methodist organizations such as schools and historical societies. The series is organized into folders by state, with some additional countries at the end.

Series III. Methodist Bishops, organized alphabetically, includes photographs, certificates, pamphlets written by the Bishops, newsletters and newspapers, and photocopies.

Series IV. Methodist Ministers, organized alphabetically, principally consists of newspaper clippings and many photographs.

Series V. St. George's United Methodist Church covers various topics relating to the church including bulletins, event programs, church history, information about museum display objects and the historic building/site. Some original records are mixed in, such as financial and building maintenance records.

Series VI. Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church covers various topics relating to the conference, including camps, colleges, programs and activities within the conference, and Methodism in Philadelphia. There is also information on related groups, such as the Evangelical United Brethren conference and specific varieties of Methodism such as German Methodism and Moravian Methodism. Some files relate to Methodism nationally, such as Methodist positions on slavery and tobacco. The series consists mostly of pamphlets, with some clippings and photographs and a small amount of original documents, including 18th century correspondence.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists largely of membership and vital records such as baptisms, marriages, deaths, and transfers, 1871-2006. Also included are some minutes of the Official Board, Charge Conference records, photographs, anniversary programs, historical materials, directories, bulletins, and other documents. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes board minutes, 1896-1965 and 1987-1997; trustee minutes, 1883-1919 and 1938-1971; Quarterly Conference minutes, 1940; and membership and vital records, 1863-1997 (class records, 1885; probationers, 1885-1945; members, 1863-1897; marriages, 1885-1971; baptisms, 1884-1997; funerals, 1942-1994; deaths, 1952-1997). A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of minutes (1889-1973, with gaps), financial ledgers (1934-1960), treasurer's accounts (1957-1970), printed proceedings (1897-1963), and a scrapbook (1889-1904) with the organization's constitution and by-laws as well as handwritten minutes, ephemera, and correspondence.

Scope and Contents

The Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church records, 1833-2006 (bulk 1948-2006), include administrative records, such as minutes, treasurer's reports, and budgets; membership and vital records, including baptisms, marriages, and deaths; photographs; anniversary pamphlets; and various other materials relating to the church and its history. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes trustee minutes, Quarterly Conference records, financial papers, reports, mortgages and property-related records, pamphlets and ephemera, correspondence, photographs, cemetery records, and other documents. Membership and vital records consist of: members, 1868-1874, 1878-1885, 1874-1890, 1885-1923, 1937-1944; marriages, 1820-1867, 1867-1875, 1878-1884, 1874-1890, 1890-1924, 1937-1944; and baptisms, 1801-1810,1814-1829, 1829-1867, 1867-1874, 1878-1885, 1874-1890, 1890-1923, 1937-1945. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Board of Trustees minutes (1835-1887), Leaders' and Stewards' Meeting minutes (1855-1883), Quarterly Conference records (1854-1866), deeds (1828-1888), record of certificates (1837-1881), and membership and vital records (members, 1857, 1861-1865, 1865-1871, 1871-1877, 1876-1886; marriages, 1851-1871, 1857-1858, 1861-1864, 1864-1865, 1865-1871, 1871-1875, 1877-1887; baptisms, 1857-1858, 1859-1862, 1862-1866, 1866-1871, 1871-1877, 1877-1887), with a few photographs and other documents. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

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Finding aid prepared by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

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Finding aid prepared by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

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This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Access Restrictions

Contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church for information about accessing this collection.

Access Restrictions

Contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church for information about accessing this collection.

Access Restrictions

Contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church for information about accessing this collection.

Access Restrictions

Contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church for information about accessing this collection.

Access Restrictions

Contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church for information about accessing this collection.

Access Restrictions

Contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church for information about accessing this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Materials collected from various sources over time.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Materials collected from various sources over time.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where