Bradford County

 

These are the postcards related to United Methodism in Bradford County PA that are in the postcard collection at the archives of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church.  The Susquehanna Conference covers 32 counties in central and northeast Pennsylvania.  The archives of the Susquehanna Conference are located at Lycoming College in Williamsport PA.

 

United Methodism includes the following denominations, abbreviated as shown.

     EA – Evangelical Association

     EUB – Evangelical United Brethren Church

     EV – Evangelical Church

     MC – Methodist Church

     ME – Methodist Episcopal Church

     MES – Methodist Episcopal Church, South

     MP – Methodist Protestant Church

     UB – United Brethren Church

     UE – United Evangelical Church

     UM – United Methodist Church

 

     1922:  The EA and UE denominations united to form the EV denomination.

     1939:  The ME and MES and MP denominations united to form the MC denomination.

     1946:  The UB and EV denominations united to form the EUB denomination.

     1968:  The EUB and MC denominations united to form the UM denomination.

 

In addition, United Methodism produced the following separate denominations, created by congregations that left one of the above denominations.  Relevant postcards from these denominations are included in the collection.

     EC – Evangelical Congregational Church, left the UE in 1922

     ECNA – Evangelical Church of North America [now the Evangelical Church], left the EUB in 1968

     UBOC – United Brethren Old Constitution Church, left the UB in 1889

     UC – United Christian Church, left the UB in 1869


 


 

Athens ME old view #1

 

            This building was replaced by the present First UM Church.

 

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Athens ME old view #2

 

            This building was replaced by the present First UM Church.

 

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Athens ME new view #1

 

            This building is now First UM Church.

 

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Athens ME new view #2

 

            This building is now First UM Church.

 

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Austinville ME

 

            The ME church is the one on the left.

            This building is no longer standing.

 

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Big Pond ME

 

            This building is now Faith Community UM Church.

 

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Burlington ME view #1

 

            This building is now Burlington Um Church.

 

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Burlington ME view #2

 

            This building is now Burlington UM Church.

 

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Canton ME

 

            This building still stands, but it has been sold.

            This building is now a Mennonite Church.

            The ME congregation united with the Presbyterians, as a UM congregation using the former Presbyterian building.

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Canton Presbyterian

 

            This is the building before Canton and East Canton Presbyterian churches merged to erect the present building at this site, now home to the Canton Ecumenical UM Church.

 

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East Canton ME

 

            This building is now part of the East Canton UM Church complex.

 

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East Canton Presbyterian

 

            This congregation merged with Canton Presbyterian to erect the present Canton Ecumenical [UM] Church building in Canton.

 

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Franklindale ME

 

            This building is still standing, but it no longer used as a church.

 

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Hollenback ME

 

            This building is now Hollenback UM Church.

 

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Hornbeck ME

 

            This building is still standing, but it has been sold.

 

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Hornbeck ME parsonage

 

            This building is still standing, but it has been sold.

 

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Laquin ME

 

            This building is no longer standing.  In fact, the whole town is gone.

 

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Leona ME

 

            This building is now Leona UM Church.

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Litchfield ME

 

            This building is now Litchfield UM Church of the Upper New York Conference.

 

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Luthers Mills covered bridge

 

            This structure is just east of the Luthers Mills UM Church.

 

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Milan ME

 

            This building is now Milan UM Church.

 

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Monroeton ME

 

            This building is now Monroeton UM Church.

 

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New Albany ME church and parsonage.

 

            This building at the left  is now New Albany UM Church.

            The building at the right is still standing but no longer used as the parsonage.

 

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New Albany Baptist

 

            This building is still standing.  For several years the Methodist and Baptist congregations worshipped together, alternating buildings on a systematic basis.

 

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Old Burlington ME view #1

 

            This building is still standing and is now an historic site used for special occasions.

 

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Old Burlington ME view #2

 

            This building is still standing and is now an historic site used for special occasions.

 

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Old Burlington ME view #3

 

            This building is still standing and is now an historic site used for special occasions.

 

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Old Burlington ME elevated octagonal pulpit

 

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Rome ME

 

            This building is now Rome UM Church.

 

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Rome gospel songwriters museum architect sketch

 

 

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Sayre ME old view #1

 

            This is the congregation’s first building, later replaced by a domed structure.

 

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Sayre ME old view #2

 

            This is the congregation’s first building, later replaced by a domed structure.

 

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Sayre ME old view #3

 

            This is the congregation’s first building, later replaced by a domed structure.

 

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Sayre ME old view #4

 

            This is the congregation’s first building, later replaced by a domed structure.

 

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Sayre ME new view #1

 

            This building is still standing, but it is no longer a UM church.

 

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Sayre ME new view #2

 

            This building is still standing, but it is no longer a UM church.

 

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Sayre ME new view #3

 

            This building is still standing, but it is no longer a UM church.

 

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Silvara ME

 

            This building is now Silvara UM Church.

 

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South Hill ME

 

            This building is no longer a UM church.

 

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Towanda ME view #1

 

            This building is now Towanda UM Church.

 

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Towanda ME view #2

 

            This building is now Towanda UM Church.

 

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Towanda ME church and parsonage

 

            These buildings are now the Towanda UM church and parsonage.

 

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Towanda ME parsonage

 

            This building is now the Towanda UM parsonage.

 

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Troy ME view #1

 

            This building is now Troy UM Church.

 

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Troy ME view #2

 

            This building is now Troy UM Church.

 

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Ulster town view

 

            The old ME church building is the one with the steeple, to the left of the people.

 

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Ulster ME

 

            This is the congregation’s first building, later replaced by a concrete structure.

 

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Ulster MC

 

            This building is now Ulster UM Church.

 

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Warren Center ME

 

            This building is now Warren Center UM Church.

 

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West Burlington ME

 

            This building is now West Burlington UM Church.

 

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Windfall ME

 

            This building was replaced by the newer structure that is now the Windfall UM Church.

 

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Wyalusing ME

 

            This building is now Wyalusing UM Church.

 

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