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A Traveler’s Guide to the Heritage Landmarks of The United Methodist Church



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By action of the 2012 General Conference, there are currently forty-six Heritage Landmarks of The United Methodist Church. Five new Heritage Landmarks were designated by the General Conference with three outside the United States. These are in the Philippines, Zimbabwe, and Liberia. The Book of Discipline defines a Heritage Landmark as “a building, location, or structure specifically related to significant events, developments, or personalities in the overall history of The United Methodist Church or its antecedents.”

The Heritage Landmarks of United Methodism remind us of those people and events that have shaped our history. They are tangible reminders of our heritage and their preservation helps keep our denominational legacy alive. For further information about the forty-six Heritage Landmarks or to learn how a place becomes so designated, please contact the General Secretary, General Commission on Archives and History, P.O. Box 127, Madison, NJ 07940 or email

Material in this guide may be copied by local churches, Heritage Landmarks, and other agencies of The United Methodist Church without further approval.


Introduction: Look to the rock from which you were hewn… The United Methodist Story in its Heritage Landmarks

Heritage Landmarks:

Asbury Manual Labor School/Mission, Fort Mitchell

Barratt’s Chapel and Museum, Frederica

Bethune-Cookman College/Foundation, Daytona Beach

Town of Oxford, Oxford
John Wesley’s American Parish, Savannah
St. Simons Island, St. Simons Island
Wesleyan College Cluster, Macon

Peter Cartwright Church, Pleasant Plains
Wesley Foundation, University of Illinois, Champaign

Site of the Organization of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Louisville

Cox Memorial United Methodist Church, Hallowell

Old Otterbein Church, Baltimore
Robert Strawbridge House, New Windsor
Cokesbury College Site, Abingdon
Lovely Lane Meetinghouse Site, Baltimore
United Brethren Founding Sites Cluster, Frederick and Washington Counties

Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Boston

Old McKendree Chapel, near Jackson

John Street Church, New York City
New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn

Green Hill House, Louisburg
Whitaker’s Chapel, Enfield

Bishop John Seybert/Flat Rock Cluster, near Flat Rock
Hanby House, Westerville
Wyandott Indian Mission, Upper Sandusky

Newtown Indian United Methodist Church, Okmulgee

Willamette Mission Site, near Salem

Albright Chapel, Kleinfeltersville
Boehm’s Chapel, Willow Street
First Church Building and Publishing House, Evangelical Association, New Berlin
First United Methodist Church, Johnstown
Isaac Long’s Barn, Landis Valley, Lititz
St. George’s Church, Philadelphia
Simpson House “Olde Main Building,” Philadelphia
Zoar United Methodist Church, Philadelphia

Deadwood Cluster, Deadwood

Acuff’s Chapel, Blountville
Edward Cox House, Bluff City

McMahan Chapel, San Augustine
Rutersville Cluster, Rutersville

Keywood Marker, Glade Spring
Old Stone Church Site, Leesburg

Rehoboth Church and Museum, Union

College of West Africa, Monrovia

Mary Johnston Hospital, Manila

Old Mutare Mission





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Philippi Short-Term Mission Trip ~ July 26-August 3rd




Philippi Short-Term Mission Packets are now available to be picked up!

If interested in going on this short-term mission trip on July 26th through August 3rd to help needy people living in Philippi, West, Virginia, please see Tim Lyberger, our Youth Pastor, or email him here.

Unsure about going?  Read the blog post of a young participant who says “…It’s one of my top five favorite places in the entire world…

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Posted by on June 22, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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Items of the Week for WFCM

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries is in great need of the following to distribute to the needy in our area:

  • Condiments
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly

Donations can be left in the blue grocery cart in the coat rack section. 

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Posted by on June 22, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser Sunday, June 23




Stop by the area near the coat racks on Sunday to pick up a treat to support the fight against MS. 

All proceeds will be used to support the DC Challenge Walk team. 

For more information, contact Saundra Sandrock here.




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Posted by on June 22, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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It’s Not Too Late!


We have such dedicated and talented Sunday School Teachers here at Pender and we would love to give them a break this Summer!

If you can volunteer for at least one Sunday this Summer, please stop by the Sign Up Center in the Narthex on Sunday and pick a date on the sign up sheet.

Teaching our children is a true blessing to all who serve the Lord in this wonderful way!

There are only 10 weeks of Summer Sunday School
3 classes each week
2 adults in each class

This means we have 60 positions to fill for the Summer. After Council meeting Wednesday night, we have 43 openings still available.

Thanks for helping us fill these positions!

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Posted by on June 22, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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