CLOSED CHURCHES WITHIN THE PRESENT BOUNDARIES OF THE

SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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LACKAWANNA COUNTY PA


Bloomington MP

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Location: northeast corner of Bloomington Road and Major Road
Municipality:
Madison township
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
 

Historic Conference:
   

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
  

Final disposition:
 


Daleville ME

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Location: village of Daleville
Municipality:
Covington township
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
     One reference in the Daleville UM file states “A Methodist Episcopal church then stood on the opposite corner from where the Daleville Church stands.” 

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
   The class was formed in 1877 by Methodist Episcopal persons living in the area and some persons from the Daleville Methodist Protestant Church.  A building was erected in 1878.  The church was served from Moscow.

Final disposition:
 


Elmdale EV

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Location: PA 348, village of Elmdale
Municipality:
Jefferson township
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
 

Historic Conference:
   East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
      Services were discontinued by the United Methodist Church in 1979 and the property relinquished to the Elmdale Bible Church.

Final disposition:
     The building currently houses the Elmdale Bible Church.


Fleetville ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
 

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
  

Final disposition:
 


Freytown MP

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Location: Freytown Road
Municipality:
Covington township
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
    Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
  

Final disposition:
 


Grassy Island ME

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Location: town of Grassy Island
Municipality:
borough of Jessup
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
   This chapel was built in 1892 on a lot leased from the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company for 99 years at $1 per year.  In later years it appears that the building functioned mainly as a Sunday School under the supervision of the Peckville church.

Final disposition:

 


High Way ME

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Location: Clifton Road
Municipality:
Clifton township
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From exit 13 [Gouldsboro exit, at the Wayne/Monroe county line] of I-380, go 2 miles north on PA 435.  The congregation met in a building at the intersection of PA-435 and Clifton Road.

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
   This new congregation was established by the 1951 annual conference, at the direction of district superintendent Milton McKinney, and met in an empty house on Clifton Road at the intersection with PA 435.  The house was owned by a member.  The congregation officially began May 1, 1951, and was terminated for lack of support on June 30, 1951.  The congregation was served by then East Stroudsburg University student C. Gerald Blake.

Final disposition:
    The house was never owned by the congregation and has since burned down.

 


Korean Church of Northeast Pennsylvania UM

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Location: [various]
Municipality:

County:
Lackawanna [and Luzerne]
State:
PA

Directions: 
    

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the United Methodist Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
   This congregation began with 7 families meeting in a private home in Connyingham in 1975.  They never owned a building and worshiped in various United Methodist church buildings (Forty Fort, Mountaintop Christ, Dickson City Bradley Memorial).  The group was officially organized as a United Methodist congregation in 1979 and continued meeting in other facilities (Dickson City Bradley Memorial and Covenant Presbyterian Church in Scranton).  While the congregation generally maintained a member of about 60 and a weekly attendance of about 40, its history was one of continuing splits, the final one of which left it with only 10 members.  The efforts had been a missional priority of the Annual Conference and the General Board of Global Ministries.  The congregation was discontinued in 1993 and the remaining members transferred to Dunmore UMC or the church of their choice.

Final disposition:
 


Lehigh MP

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Location: Lehigh Road
Municipality:
Covington township
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
   

Historic Conference:
    Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

Journal references:
   
1951,648 – Lehigh abandoned; furnishings to Highway Church

Brief History:
   Approximately one acre of land was deeded to Methodist Protest Church by the Scranton Gas and Water Company on May 19, 1899.  A building was erected and the congregation was an appointment on the Covington charge.  By 1951 services were no longer being held and the appointment was discontinued.  A reversionary clause in the deed returned the land to the Scranton – Spring Brook Water Company and the materials and/or proceeds from the sale of the building were to be used for the “Highway Church” of the Gouldsboro charge.

Final disposition:
 


Milwaukee ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
 

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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Final disposition:
 


Mt. Cobb MP

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Location: PA 348, village of Mt. Cobb
Municipality:
Jefferson township
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
   The church is one lot east of Lions Road, the road to the elementary school, on the north side of the road.

Historic Conference:
   Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
  

Final disposition:
 


Nay Aug ME

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Location: village of Nay Aug
Municipality:
Roaring Brook township
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
   From Scranton, head south on Moosic Street [PA 407].  About ¼ mile after crossing I-81, take the first road to the left – Elmhurst Boulevard [the crossroad to the right is Lynwood Avenue].   Follow Elmhurst Boulevard for about 3.5 miles, into the mountain and through turns at intersections, to the community of Nay Aug.  The exact location of this building has not been determined.

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
    Nay Aug means “Roaring Brook” – the stream which enters the Lackawanna River at Scranton.  This congregation began in 1887 with a Sunday School class of 13 students.  Prayer meetings were held in private homes, and new converts were referred to the Dunmore congregation.  In 1890 the citizens of Nay Aug determined to erect their own church building.  The cornerstone was laid May 17, 1891, and on October 31 of that year “The Nay Aug Methodist Episcopal Church” was granted a charter.  The building was dedicated in 1892 by the pastor at Dunmore.  The congregation was attached to various charges and finally assigned by local preachers and supplies.  The last reported membership was 14 in 1907.  The appointment’s final appearance in the conference journal was a “to be supplied” listing in 1908.

Final disposition:
 


Newton ME

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Address: Newton-Ransom Boulevard & Church Hill Road
Municipality:
Newton township
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
    From the south end of Clarks Summit, go 2 miles west on PA 307 [Morgan Highway – Winola Road] to the split with Newton-Ransom Boulevard.  Bear left on to Newton-Ransom Boulevard and go 4 miles to Church Hill Road.  The church is on the northwest corner of Newton-Ransom Boulevard and Church Hill Road.

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
  

Final disposition:
 


Ransom EV

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
 

Historic Conference:
   Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

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Final disposition:
 


Schultzville ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
 

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
  

Final disposition:
 


Scranton Adams Avenue ME [German]
[aka First German ME Church of Scranton]

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Location: Adams Avenue & Vine Street
Municipality:
city of Scranton
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions:   
     In Scranton, from east end of the Linden Street bridge across the Lackawanna river, go 6 blocks east to Adams Avenue.  Turn left and go 2 blocks north on Adams Avenue to Vine Street.  The church stood on the right, on the southeast corner of Adams and Vine.

Historic Conference:
   East German Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:   

Brief History:
    
This class was founded by a German missionary sent by the New York Conference in 1855.  In 1856 they purchased a wooden chapel abandoned by an English Methodist congregation (see Scranton Adams Avenue ME [English]) and re-erected it at the corner of Adams Avenue and Vine Street.  The congregation remained a part of the New York Conference until the East German Conference was formed in 1866.  On 1872 they erected a brick sanctuary at the site.  The congregation remained a station appointment until 1930, and then became a two-point charge with its daughter congregation on Prospect Avenue.  In 1938 Adams Avenue merged into Prospect Avenue, both congregations still being within the East German Conference.

Final disposition:
 


Scranton Adams Avenue ME [English]

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Location: 100 block of Adams Avenue
Municipality:
city of Scranton
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
     In Scranton, from east end of the Linden Street bridge across the Lackawanna river, go 5 blocks east to Washington Avenue.  Turn right and go 2 blocks south to Lackawanna Avenue.  Turn left and go 1 block east to Adams Avenue.  The church stood on the northeast corner of Adams and Lackawanna Avenues.

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:   

Brief History:
     In 1842, this class erected a wooden chapel at the corner of what is now Adams and Lackawanna Avenues.  In 1856 they sold that structure to a German Methodist congregation (see Scranton Adams Avenue ME [German]) and erected a brick sanctuary in the 100 block of Adams Avenue.  While the wooden chapel was on the corner, the new brick church, pictured above at the right, was “next door” – i.e., on the next lot north.  In 1891 they sold that building and worshiped in a temporary tabernacle at the corner of Adams Avenue and Mulberry Street until their permanent structure at Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street was completed in 1893.  This congregation is now Elm Park UMC.  

Final disposition:
 


Scranton Allis Mission ME [English]

 
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Location: Keyser Avenue and Luzerne Street
Municipality:
city of Scranton
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From Scranton, take the North Scranton Expressway (US 11 and PA 307) to the interchange with Keyser Avenue – this is the interchange where PA 307 leaves the expressway to head toward Lake Winola.  Exit the expressway with PA 307, but keep heading south on Keyser Avenue instead of following PA 307 onto the Morgan Highway.  Go about 2 miles south on Keyser Avenue to Luzerne Street (a main intersection).  The chapel stood at this intersection.

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:   

Brief History:
     During the fall of 1894 cottage meetings were commenced in this neighborhood.  One year later a Sunday School was organized.  Sunday evening preaching services were instituted by W.H., Crawford, an exhorter.  Lots 90x150 feet on the corner of Keyser Avenue and Luzerne Street were donated by M.H. Dale.  In August 1896 a chapel was built, with a seating capacity of 75.  The membership was reported with that of Simpson Church, and the property was held by the trustees of Simpson Church.

Final disposition:
 


Scranton Ash Street ME

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Location: 2200 Ash Street, corner of Ash and James Streets
Municipality:
city of Scranton
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
    From the east end of the Mulberry Street [US11 and PA 307] bridge over the Lackawanna River, go about 9 blocks east on Mulberry Street to Quincy Avenue.  Turn left onto Quincy Avenue and go 6 blocks north to Ash Street.  Turn right and go about 12 block east on Ash Street to James Street – at 2 of the cross streets along the way, Ash Street makes smalls jogs to the north.  The building is on the southeast corner of Ash and James.

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
     In 1890 a small band of Christians in the Petersburg section of Scranton began meeting in homes.  In 1891 they purchased this property and erected a small chapel.  In 1892 they purchased additional land and enlarged the chapel.  In 1894 Elm Park invited this congregation to become a Methodist mission under its direction, and the invitation was unanimously accepted.   In 1903 the congregation purchased two lots on Myrtle Street and erected a new building.  That Congregation is now Myrtle Street UMC.

Final disposition:
    The building has been owned by other congregations/denominations over the years and now houses a counseling clinic.


Scranton Cedar Avenue ME

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Location: corner of Cedar Avenue and Cherry Street
Municipality:
city of Scranton
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
       Leave downtown Scranton heading south on US 11 (Pittston Avenue).  Stay on Pittston Avenue.  Go about 9 blocks to Cherry Street.  Turn right and go 2 blocks to Cedar Avenue. 

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
    
This congregation was the outgrowth of a prayer meeting started in the area by the pastor from Adams Avenue.  The lot was purchased in 1886 and “The John Rogers Mission Chapel” erected in 1887.  The congregation first appears as a separate appointment in 1891, taking the name Cedar Avenue in 1892.  A parsonage was erected on Cherry Street in 1893, and in 1894 a large extension was added to the rear of the church building.  In 1902 the congregation relocated to Pittston Avenue and Pearl Street – and became St. Paul’s.  The property at Cedar Avenue and Cherry Street was sold to the Scranton Button Company. 

Final disposition:
     The building now houses a karate school.


Scranton First German ME,  see Scranton Adams Avenue ME [German]


Scranton First MP,  see Scranton Hampton Street ME


Scranton Hampton Street ME
Scranton First MP

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Location: 601 S. Ninth Avenue, corner of Hampton Street and Ninth Avenue
Municipality:
city of Scranton
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
    In West Scranton, from the interchange of North Main Avenue with the North Scranton Expressway (US 11 and PA 307), go about 1.5 miles south on North Main Avenue to Hampton Street – 2 blocks after it changes to South Main Avenue at Luzerne Street.  Turn left onto Hampton Street and go 1 block west to Ninth Avenue.  The building is on the southwest corner of Hampton Street and Ninth Avenue.

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
     This building was erected by the Methodist Protestant denomination in 1871.  Financial difficulties forced a sheriff’s sale in 1882, and the property became Methodist Episcopal – with the new congregation being formed of former MP members and ME members from Simpson ME that lived in the area.  The building originally faced Hampton Street.  In 1892 the building was moved to the rear of the lot, turned to face Ninth Avenue, and made into a Sunday School building.  A new sanctuary, also facing Ninth Avenue, was erected and connected to the old structure.  In 1901 the congregation relocated to South Main Avenue and is now Embury UMC.

Final disposition:
 


Scranton Italian Mission ME
[aka Court Street Mission]

[aka St. John’s Italian ME]

 

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Location: 325 North Main Avenue
Municipality:
city of Scranton
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
   The building stood on the west side of the street, at the end of West Lackawanna Avenue.

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
    
1922,209 – picture; purchase of North Main Avenue property

Brief History:
     This ministry started in 1910 as an Italian mission in charge of Elm Park to serve foreign speaking persons in North Scranton living in the vicinity of the Court Street Church.  The mission began in the building pictured in the top row, at 1216 Short Avenue.  This was the remodeled original Park Place ME [now Court Street UMC] church building – moved from the corner of Court Street and Short Avenue when the present Court Street church building was erected in 1891.  The North Main Avenue facility pictured on the left in the bottom row was purchased in early summer 1921 for $12,000 and “reconstructed and improved” at a cost of $13,000.  The property was sold in April 1945, upon the death of longtime (1928-45) pastor Vincent Zaffiro – and the congregation was merged into Elm Park.  The long-time parsonage for the mission was at 1403 W. Gibson Street.
  

Final disposition:
      The newly chartered West Scranton Veterans Association purchased the building in 1945 and converted it into a modernized post, as shown in the middle in the bottom row.   The structure was torn down in 1998 and eventually replaced by Jay’s Commons, the shopping plaza on the right in the bottom row in 2008.

Scranton Petersburg Chapel ME

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Location: Taylor Avenue, Petersburg section of Scranton
Municipality:
city of Scranton
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
    The Petersburg section of Scranton is at east end of Ash Street.  Taylor Avenue runs north/south and is 3 blocks east of Quincy Avenue.  The exact location of this building has not yet been determined with certainty.

Historic Conference:
    East German Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
    This is a daughter congregation of the Adams Avenue ME [German] church.  A Sunday School was established in Petersburg on May 4, 1856, shortly after the one in Scranton, but it did not flourish.  A new Sunday School was established on April 30, 1876, that began with 35 students and soon number 105.  The group met in the Petersburg schoolhouse, and then moved to the Dunmore schoolhouse when the one in Petersburg burned down.  Wanting to return to Petersburg and establish a dedicated home for the Sunday School, they purchased property on Taylor Avenue and begun construction in 1885.  The building was dedicated June 7, 1885.

Final disposition:
 


Scranton Prospect Avenue ME
[aka South Scranton German ME]

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Location: Prospect Avenue and Birch Street
Municipality:
city of Scranton
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
   Leave downtown Scranton heading south on US 11 (Pittston Avenue).  Go about 7 blocks to Birch Street, a main intersection.  Turn left on Birch Street and go 2 blocks east to Prospect Avenue.  The church is on the left, on the northeast corner of Birch Street and Prospect Avenue.

Historic Conference:
   East German Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
    
This was a daughter congregation of Adams Avenue ME [German], began by the preacher of that congregation in 1884.  In 1941the congregation, which had dropped the German language entirely in 1939, transferred from the East German Conference to the Wyoming Conference and united with St. Paul’s of the Wyoming Conference.  Occupying the Prospect Avenue building and adopting the St. Paul’s name, that congregation is now St. Paul’s UMC at Prospect Avenue and Birch Street.
  

Final disposition:
 


Scranton Providence ME

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Address: 1926 N. Main Avenue
Municipality:
city of Scranton
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
    
In West Scranton, from the interchange of North Main Avenue with the North Scranton Expressway (US 11 and PA 307), go about 12 blocks north on North Main Avenue to the stoplight with Market Street.  The church is ½ block past Market Street, on the right side of North Main Avenue.

Historic Conference:
    Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal References:

Brief History:
    
Circuit rider preaching appointments in the Providence area began with William Colbert in 1793.  A church was erected in 1833, but it was destroyed by a tornado on July 3, 1834, and the site was abandoned.  The society then worshiped in school buildings and the Presbyterian church until dedicating their own building at the present location April 21, 1853.  On May 22, 2011, the congregation voted to discontinue.

Final Disposition:
    
The property was sold to City Lights Church July 2, 2012.


Scranton Simpson ME
[aka Hyde Park ME]

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Location: 223 N. Main Avenue
Municipality:
city of Scranton
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
       In West Scranton, from the interchange of North Main Avenue with the North Scranton Expressway (US 11 and PA 307), go about 1 mile south on North Main Avenue.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
    
This congregation is the outgrowth of a class formed in Hyde Parke in 1849.  In 1857, a Sunday School was established and a school house purchased.  The congregation was chartered as the First Methodist Church of Hyde Park in 1859 and erected a brick sanctuary the following year.  That church as parsonage were destroyed by fired in 1869 and a new building was erected in 1872.  In 1888, a new tower and enlarged auditorium and other significant improvements were made to the structure.  On February 17, 1890, it was rededicated and renamed Simpson Methodist Episcopal Church.
     In 1976, the congregation became a two-point charge with West Park to form the Simpson-West Park UM charge.  On December 12, 1982, the congregations voted to merge effective July 1, 1983, to become Simpson-West Park UMC, worshiping in the Simpson building.  In 1995, the congregation became a two point charge with Court Street.  January 27, 2003, the sanctuary ceiling collapsed and the congregation vacated the structure to move their worship services to Court Street UMC.  On June 15, 2003, the congregation voted to merge with Court Street – the new congregation using the Court Street name and the Court Street building.

Final disposition:
   The building was sold in 2003 to Salvation Apostolic Temple, an independent Pentecostal congregation.


Scranton St. Paul’s ME

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Location: 1702 Pittston Avenue, corner of Pittston Avenue and Pear Street
Municipality:
city of Scranton
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
       Leave downtown Scranton heading south on US 11 (Pittston Avenue).  Stay on Pittston Avenue.  Go about 12 blocks to Pear Street.  The building is on the right, on the southwest corner of Pittston Avenue and Pear Street.

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
    
In 1941 this congregation merged with Prospect Avenue, formerly of the East German Conference.  Occupying the Prospect Avenue building and adopting the St. Paul’s name, that congregation is now St. Paul’s UMC at Prospect Avenue and Birch Street.  The St. Paul’s building was sold.

Final disposition:
     The building now houses a karate school.


Scranton Tripp Park ME

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Location: 1608 Elizabeth Street
Municipality:
city of Scranton
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
     In West Scranton, from the interchange of North Main Avenue with the North Scranton Expressway (US 11 and PA 307), go 2 blocks south on North Main Avenue to Farr Street.  Turn right onto Farr Street and go 1 block west to North Sumner Avenue.  Turn right onto North Sumner Avenue and go 2 blocks north to Elizabeth Street.  Turn left onto Elizabeth Street and go 1.5 blocks.  The church is on the right.

Historic Conference:
    Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1914,72 – building sold, more desirable site purchased, tabernacle suitable for present needs being erected
     1915,67 – West Park tabernacle completed and in use

Brief History:
     This congregation began in 1903 as a mission outreach of Court Street, with support from Elm Park and Simpsonn.  Two lots were secured on Elizabeth Street and a chapel was erected.  Tripp Park remained a mission outreach of Court Street until 1906, when it became an official congregation as part of two-point charge with Court Street.  In 1913 the chapel was sold to the Polish National Catholic and the congregation relocated to Bromley Avenue and Oram Street – and became known as West Park Methodist Episcopal Church.

Final disposition:
       St. Stanislaus congregation of the Polish National Church purchased the chapel from the Tripp Park ME congregation in December 1913 and has occupied the building continuously for 100 years.


Scranton West Park ME

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Location: 1222 Oram Street
Municipality:
city of Scranton
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
      In West Scranton, from the interchange of North Main Avenue with the North Scranton Expressway (US 11 and PA 307), go 4 blocks south on North Main Avenue to Oram Street.  Turn right onto Oram Street and go 2 blocks west to North Bromley Avenue.  The church building was on the right, facing Oriam Street, on the northeast corner of Oram Street and N. Bromley Avenue

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
       This congregation is a relocation of the Tripp Park congregation.  The original structure was a Billy Sunday-type tabernacle, gradually replaced by the existing building that was dedicated May 14, 1924.
      In 1976, the congregation became a two-point charge with Simpson to form the Simpson-West Park UM charge.  On December 12, 1982, the congregations voted to merge to become Simpson-West Park UMC, worshiping in the Simpson building.

Final disposition:
      The building was sold in 1996 to Salvation Apostolic Temple, an independent Pentecostal congregation.  By 2003 that congregation had outgrown the building and purchased Simpson UMC on North Main Avenue.  The property was sold, the church building razed, and a modern house facing on N. Bromley Avenue was erected.


Turnersville ME

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Location:
Municipality:
Covington township
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
 

Historic Conference:
   

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
   This class was begun in the Oneida Conference in 1830.  A building

Final disposition:
 


Wallsville ME

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Location:
Municipality:
North Abington township
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
   The community of Wallsville is 5 miles north of Clarks Summit, at the intersection of PA 407 and PA 438

Historic Conference:
    Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1927,49 – permission to sell the church building and parsonage

Brief History:
     This class was formed in the Aylesworth school house about 1836 and worshipped in that structure until erecting a church building in 1862.  A parsonage was erected in 1885 and the charge was called North Abington until 1901, when it was re-named Wallsville.  The two remaining churches on the east end of the Wallsville charge (East Benton and Montdale) are the present Scott Valley charge

Final disposition:
 


Wimmers EV

Location: Wimmers Road
Municipality:
Jefferson township
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
 

Historic Conference:
   East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

Journal references:   

Brief History:
    
The appointment was discontinued in 1960.  

Final disposition:
     The building currently houses the Wimmers Bible Fellowship Church.


Vandling ME

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Location: Main Street, town of Vandling
Municipality:

County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

Directions: 
 

Historic Conference:
   

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Brief History:
   This church was served from Forest City, two miles to the north, in Susquehanna County.  The congregation began in 1899 when Methodists in the town invited the pastor from Forest City to help them organize a class.  The society purchased a Congregational church building that had been erected a few years earlier and then returned to the contractor for lack of payment.  The appointment was discontinued as of April 1, 1950, and merged into Forest City.

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West Abington ME
[aka Walls Corners]

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Location:
Municipality:
West Abington township
County:
Lackawanna
State:
PA

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Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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Brief History:
   This church building was dedicated on January 15, 1853.  The appointment was on the large Newton Circuit until being placed with Factoryville in 1872.  Regular services were discontinued in 1933.  The property was officially abandoned in 1966

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