Schuylkill County

 

These are the postcards related to United Methodism in Schuylkill 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

 



Hegins St. John’s EUB

 

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

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Tower City ME

 

            This building has been replaced by a newer structure, the present Tower City UM Church.

 

 

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Tower City UB

 

            This 1872 building was replaced by the existing 1920 structure, which

 



 

Valley View UB view #1

 

            This building is now Valley View UM Church.

 

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Valley View UB view #2

 

            This building is now Valley View UM Church.

 

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Valley View UB view #3

 

            This building is now Valley View UM Church.

 

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