Centre County

 

These are the postcards related to United Methodism in Centre 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


 


 

Bellefonte town churches

 

            The EV Church is at the middle right.  This building is still standing, but it has been sold.

            The ME Church is at the upper left.  This building is now Trinity UM Church.

            The UB Church is at the middle left.  This building is no longer standing.

 

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Bellefonte EV interior

 

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

 

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Bellefonte ME view #1

 

            This building is now Trinity UM Church.

 

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Bellefonte ME view #2

 

            This building is now Trinity UM Church.

 

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Bellefonte UB

 

            This building burned and is no longer standing.

            The congregation relocated to a mansion house.

 

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Bellefonte UB

 

            This building is still standing, but has been sold.

            This is the mansion house which the congregation used after a fire at the former site.

 

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Brush Valley EV #1

 

            Christopher Spangler home..

 


 


 Brush Valley EV #2

 

            Indian block house by Christopher Spangler home.

 

 

 


 


Centre Hall UE

 

            This building still stands, but it was sold and has been converted into a store.

 

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Fleming ME  [see Unionville ME]

 


 


 

Houserville UB charge

 

            Houserville is at the upper left.  This building is now Houserville UM Church.

            Valley View is at the upper right.  This building is now Valley View UM Church.

            Julian is at the lower right.  This building became Faith UM Church, but it is no longer standing.

            Paradise is at the lower left.  This building is no longer standing.

 

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Howard EV view #1

            This building became St. John’s UM Church.

            This building still stands, but it was sold to the Historical Society.

 

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Howard EV view #2

 

            This building became St. John’s UM Church.

            This building still stands, but it was sold to the Historical Society.

 

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Howard ME

 

            This building is now Howard UM Church.

 

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Intersection [Snow Shoe Intersection] EV  [see Wingate EV]

 


 


 

Paradise [aka Musser’s] EV

            This is the site of the historic 1839 General Conference of the Evangelical Association.

            This building is no longer standing. 

The property is owned by St. Luke’s UM Church in Millheim.

 

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Philipsburg ME view #1

 

            This building is now Trinity UM Church.

 

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Philipsburg ME view #2

 

            This building is now Trinity UM Church.

 

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Philipsburg UB Church

 

            This building is now Grace UM Church.

 

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Pleasant Gap town view

 

            The ME church is not identifiable at this distance.

 

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Pleasant Gap ME

 

            This building has been replaced by a newer structure.

 

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Snow Shoe ME

 

            This building is now Snow Shoe UM Church.

 

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State College ME view #1

 

            This building is now St. Paul’s UM Church.

 

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State College ME view #2

 

            This building is now St. Paul’s UM Church.

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State College ME view #3

 

            This building is now St. Paul’s UM Church.

 

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State College ME view #4

 

            This building is now St. Paul’s UM Church.

 

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Unionville [aka Fleming] ME

 

            This building is still standing, but the congregation merged into Bald Eaglle Valley Community UM Church.

 

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Wingate [aka Snow Shoe Intersection] EV view #1

 

            This building is still standing.

            This building is now part of the Bald Eagle Valley Community UM Church complex.

 

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Wingate [aka Snow Shoe Intersection] EV view #2

 

            This building is still standing.

            This building is now part of the Bald Eagle Valley Community UM Church complex.

 

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Yarnell UB

 

            This building is now Yarnell UM Church.

 

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