These are the postcards related to United Methodism in Pike 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
This building is now LaAnna UM Church.
This building is now Paupack UM Church,