Cumberland County

 

These are the postcards related to United Methodism in Cumberland 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


 


 

Camp Hill ME

 

            The congregation relocated.  This building is now West Shore Baptist Church.

 

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Carlisle churches view #1

 

            Allison ME is at the upper left. 

            The congregation relocated.  This building is no longer standing.

 

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Carlisle churches view #2

 

            The United Evangelical Church is at the upper right.  This building is now part of the First UM complex.

            Grace United Brethren Church is at he bottom.  This building is now part of the Grace UM complex.

 

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Carlisle Allison ME view #1

 

            The congregation relocated.  This building is no longer standing.

 

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Carlisle Allison ME view #2

 

            The congregation relocated.  This building is no longer standing.

 

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Carlisle Allison ME view #3

 

            The congregation relocated.  This building is no longer standing.

 

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Carlisle Allison ME view #4

 

            We have two versions of this view, the one shown and one with a white border.   

            The congregation relocated.  This building is no longer standing.

 

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Carlisle Allison ME view #5

 

            The congregation relocated.  This building is no longer standing.

 

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Carlisle Allison Methodist Church

 

            We have two versions of this view, the one shown and one from a closer range with a deeper shade of blue.

 

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Carlisle Allison Methodist interior

 

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Carlisle Dickinson College [ME] Main Building

 

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Carlisle First UE view #1

 

            This building is now part of the First UM complex.

 

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Carlisle First UE view #2

 

            This building is now part of the First UM complex.

 

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Carlisle First UM interior

 

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Carlisle Grace UB

 

            We have two versions of this view, the one shown and one colorized.

            The congregation relocated.  This building is no longer standing.

 

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Carlisle Grace UB church and parsonage

 

            The congregation relocated.  The church building is no longer standing.  The house is still standing, but it is no longer the parsonage.

 

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Carlisle Grace EUB view #1

 

            This building is now Grace UM Church.

 

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Carlisle Grace EUB view #2

 

            This building is now Grace UM Church.

 

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Enola First UB

 

            The congregation relocated.  The building is now part of an apartment complex.

            This is a Laughlin photograph.


 


 

Enola First UB architect sketch

 

            The sanctuary at the left was never erected.

            The congregation relocated.  The auditorium at the right is now part of an apartment complex.

            [note: This building was to be identical with Lemoyne Calvary UB.]

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Lemoyne Calvary UB architect sketch

 

            This building is now Calvary UM Church.

            [note: This building was to be identical with Enola First UB.]

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Lemoyne Calvary UB interior view

 

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Lemoyne Grace EV view #1

 

            This building was replaced by the present Grace UM Church.

 

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Lemoyne Grace EV view #2

 

            This building was replaced by the present Grace UM Church.

 

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Mechanicsburg Bethany Village [UM] aerial view

 

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Mechanicsburg Bethany Village [UM] chapel

 

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Mechanicsburg Bethany Village [UM] dining hall

 

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Mechanicsburg Bethany Village [UM] nurses’ station

 

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Mechanicsburg First UB original building

 

            This building was later an EV church building and is now a karate studio.

 

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Mechanicsburg First UB architect sketch

 

            This building is now First UM Church.

 

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Mechanicsburg First UB view #1

 

            This building is now First UM Church.

 

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Mechanicsburg First UB view #2

 

            This building is now First UM Church.

 

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Mechanicsburg First UB church and parsonage

 

            This building is now First UM Church.  The parsonage was replaced by an addition to the church structure.

 

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Mechanicsburg Grace EV view #1

 

            This building is now Grace UM Church.

 

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Mechanicsburg Grace EV view #2

 

            This building is now Grace UM Church.

 

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Mechanicsburg Irving College [ME] view #1

 

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Mechanicsburg Irving College [ME] view #2

 

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Mechanicsburg Irving College [ME] president’s residence

 

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Mechanicsburg Methodist Home for Children aerial view

 

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Mechanicsburg Methodist Home for Children administration building

 

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Mechanicsburg Union Church view #1

 

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Mechanicsburg Union Church view #2

 

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New Cumberland Baughman ME church and parsonage

 

            This building is now Baughman Memorial UM Church.

The parsonage is now used for offices.

 

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New Cumberland Baughman ME rally day promotion

 

            This congregation is now Baughman Memorial UM Church.

 

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New Cumberland Trinity UB architect sketch

 

            This building is now Trinity UM Church.

 

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New Cumberland Trinity UB church and parsonage

 

            This building is now Trinity UM Church.

            The parsonage has been replace by an addition to the church.

 

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New Cumberland Trinity UB interior

 

            This building is now Trinity UM Church.

 

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New Cumberland Trinity UB rally day promotion #1

 

            This congregation is now Trinity UM Church.

 

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New Cumberland Trinity UB rally day promotion #2

 

            This congregation is now Trinity UM Church.

 

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New Cumberland Trinity UB rally day promotion #3

 

            This congregation is now Trinity UM Church.

 

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New Cumberland Trinity UB rally day promotion #4

 

            This congregation is now Trinity UM Church.

 

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New Cumberland Trinity UB rally day promotion #5

 

            This congregation is now Trinity UM Church.

 

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New Cumberland Trinity UB revival services promotion

 

            This congregation is now Trinity UM Church.

 

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Newburg UB church and parsonage

 

            The parsonage was replaced by an addition to the church.

            The congregation relocated.  This building is now a Mennonite church.

 

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Shepherdstown UB view #1

 

            This building is now part of the Shepherdstown UM church complex.

 

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Shepherdstown UB view #2

 

            This building is now part of the Shepherdstown UM church complex.

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Shepherdstown UB interior

 

            This building is now part of the Shepherdstown UM church complex.

 

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Shippensburg churches

 

            The ME church is the second one from th left.  This is now Christ UM Church.

            The former UB building, since replaced by a newer structure, is at the right.  This is now Messiah UM Church.

 

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Shippensburg Christ ME view #1

 

            This building is now Christ UM Church.

 

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Shippensburg Christ ME view #2

 

            This building is now Christ UM Church.

 

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Shippensburg Messiah UB old view #1

 

            This building has been replaced by a newer structure and is now Messiah UM Church.

            This is Laughlin postcard #172.

 

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Shippensburg Messiah UB old view #2

 

            This building has been replaced by a newer structure and is now Messiah UM Church.

 

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Shippensburg Messiah UB

 

            This building has been replaced by a newer structure and is now Messiah UM Church.

            This is Laughlin postcard #3050.

 

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Shiremanstown UB

 

            This building has been replaced by a newer structure and is now Shiremanstown UMC.

           

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Shiremanstown Peace [UB related]

 

            This building is now a state historic site.

 

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West Fairview UB sketch

 

            This building is no longer standing.

 

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Wormleysburg UB

 

            This building was replaced by a newer structure and is currently St. Paul’s UM Church.

 

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