FRONT COVER: A 1923 patriotic celebration at the Harrison Valley Methodist Episcopal Church in Potter County. 

See the article beginning on page 67.

 

BACK COVER: “I Yield” is the first selection in the gospel songbook Helpful Songs New and Old by Walton L. Kamble.  

See the article beginning on page 46.

 

THE CHRONICLE is published by the Historical Society of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist

Church, PO Box 2053, Mechanicsburg, PA  17055-2053.

 

 

THE CHRONICLE

 

Journal of the Historical Society

of the

Central Pennsylvania Conference

of the

United Methodist Church

 

Milton W. Loyer

Editor

 

 


 Volume XVIII                                                                                            spring 2007

 


Editor's Preface ........................................................................................….........2 

 

Evangelical

James Barber, Evangelical Preacher: His Life and Times, 1797-1867………….4

                                                                        by Denny Williams, 2006

Bendersville: Tales of an Evangelical Congregation…………………….…….34

                                                      Persecution of ‘the Albrights’       from the New York Spectator, 1818

      The Bendersville Congregation      by Charles Gladfelter, 1976

                                                Solomon Neitz, My Great-Grandfather…………….…………………………..40

                                                                         by Robert E. Woodside,1979

                                                Walton L. Kamble and Friends………………..……………………….........….46

                                                                        by Milton Loyer 2006

 

        United Brethren

                                                Papers Pertaining to Jacob Erb............................................................................55

                                                      Memoir of Bishop J. Erb         by D.R. Burkholder, 1884...............58

                                                      Jacob Erb, Circuit Hiker          by Paul Holdcraft, 1961………......61

                                                      Bishop Jacob Erb                     by Milton Loyer, 1984……….........63

 

             Methodist

A Harrison Valley Celebration……………………….………….……………..67

                                                                        compiled from the Conference Archives, 2007

Assessing the Central Pennsylvania Conference: 1900-1965……………….....72

                                                                        by Edgar Skillington, 1965

We Remember Luthers Mills……………………………….……………...…...82

                                                                        by Dwight E. Loder, 1976

Home Missionary Edith Orvis: The Soul of Berwick’s Unity Mission……......86

                                                                        compiled from the Conference Archives, 2007



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