2019

Front Cover:  Rev. George E. Davis was pastor of Harrisburg’s Mitchell Memorial Methodist Church in 1956 when it became the first congregation in the entire denomination to transfer from a racially segregated conference and jurisdiction into its natural geographic conference.  See the article beginning on page 71

 

THE CHRONICLE is published by the Historical Society of the Susquehanna Conference

of the United Methodist Church, 303 Mulberry Drive, Mechanicsburg PA  17050-3179.


 

THE CHRONICLE

 

Journal of the Historical Society

of the

Susquehanna Conference

of the

United Methodist Church

 

Milton W. Loyer

editor

 

Volume XXX                                                                                           spring 2019

 

Editor's Preface .......................................................................................................3

Part I. The Founding Fathers…………………………………….……..4

1. Rock Chapel 1773……………………………………………...……………..5

2. Anning Owen Site 1778 ……………………………………………………...8

3. Neidig Memorial UMC 1793………………………………………….…..…11

4. Shopp Homestead 1804……………………………………………………...14

5. New Berlin Heritage Landmark 1816…………………………………..……18

Part II. Entering the Frontier.................................................................26

6. Forty Fort Meeting House 1807………………………………...……………27

7. Old Stone Church 1808………………………………………………………31

8. Brooklyn Church 1813………………………………………….……………36

9. Snyder Church Site 1814…………………………………………………….39

10. Old Burlington Church 1822……………………………………………..….41

Part III. Putting Down Roots………………………………………….46

11. Paradise Church site 1839……………………………………………...……47

12. Lymanville Church 1842………………………….………………………...50

13. Carbondale First UMC 1852…………………………..……………….……52

14. Brick Church 1853……………………………………………………….….54


Part IV. Maturing in the Faith…………………………………….…..60

15. Wyoming Seminary 1844……………………………………………………61

16. Wyoming Camp Meeting 1871……………………………………….…….. 64

17. Dimock Camp Meeting 1877……………………………………………...…67

18. Mechanicsburg Old Peoples Home 1893…………………………………… 69

19. Mitchell Memorial Methodist Church……...……………………………..…71

Historic Site Directory………………………………………………….93