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Albert ME [see Rippletown]


1. Bloomingdale MP

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2. Broadway ME

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 3. Cambra ME

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4. Carverton ME

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Location: Mount Olivet Road
Municipality:
Kingston township
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions:  From US 11 in Wyoming, go north 4 miles on Eighth Street, through West Wyoming, to Mount Olivet Road.  Turn west on Mount Olivet Road and go 1 mile.  The church is on the right, across from Mount Olivet cemetery, behind the Catholic church.

Historic Conference:
    Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church   

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2009,186 – discontinued

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The structure is now a Unitarian Universalist church.


5. Cragle Hill ME

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6. Dodson Chapel ME

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7. East Dallas

 

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     The building was sold in September 2005 to an owner of adjoining property who wanted to maintain the integrity of the church.  He fixed up the building and is renting it to a small Baptist congregation.

 


8. Fairview MP

 

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9. Forty Fort ME

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   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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10. Glen Lyon ME

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Location: South Market Street, village of Glen Lyon
Municipality:
Newport township
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the interchange of I-81 and PA-29, go north on PA-29 2 miles to the second interchange.  Go west on Main Street – Middle Road – Kirmar Avenue for 7 miles (through Askam and Alden and Wanamie) to Glen Lyon.  Turn left on Market Street and go 2 blocks to the T with Main Street.  The structure is on the left.

Historic Conference:
    Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church   

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Brief History:
  
 Prior to 1888 a group of Methodists worshiped in a one-room schoolhouse on what is now called Newport Street, across from the Pulaski Junior High School.  In 1888 the Susquehanna Coal Company gave the society a 50x165 lot on South Market Street, and a church building was dedicated July 22 of that same year.  Originally served in connection with Wanamie, Glen Lyon became a station appointment in 1894 and was served as such for over 75 years.  In 1901 more land was acquired from the Susquehanna Coal Company, and a parsonage was erected.

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The building was sold to the plumber who lives next door and uses the building for storage.


11. Harmony ME

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     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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1893,52 – building dedicated 7/17/1892
   

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12. Harveyville ME

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13. Headley Grove ME

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14. Huntingdon Mills Nelson Chapel ME

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15. Idetown ME

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16. Jackson ME

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Location: Smith Pond Road
Municipality:
Jackson township
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
   From West Nanticoke, take PA 29 4 miles north to Smith Pond Road.  Bear right off of PA 29 (just after the crossroads at Zbick’s Corners) onto Smith Pond Road and go 1 mile.  The church is on the left.

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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   The building now houses a congregation of God’s Missionary Church.


17. Koonsville MP

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18. Laflin ME

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Luzerne
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19. Meeker ME

 

Location: PA 118
Municipality:
Lehman township
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Meeker is on PA 118, 2 miles east of the intersection with PA 29.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
     1913,81church building in the process of erection
     1914,74 – church building finished and ready for dedication
     1915,70 – new “basement building” church dedicated 4/29/1914
     1963,69 – declared closed and abandoned; permission to sell

Brief History:
     The Meeker appointment met for many years in a schoolhouse.  It was always on the Maple Grove charge, for many years a five-point charge that also included Loyalville and Mooretown and Ruggles.  In October 1962, the congregation voted to discontinue services and permanently close the church building.

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29. Miner’s Mills ME

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Luzerne
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   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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   A Sunday School was held in the public school beginning in 1897.  A dwelling on Mock Street was purchased in 1898 and remodeled to contain an assembly room and a classroom.

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21. Mooretown ME

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Location: Mooretown Road
Municipality:
Ross township
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
   From the intersection of PA 118 and PA 29, go 2.5 miles north on PA 29 to Mooretown Road.  Turn west on Mooretown Road and go 3 miles.  The building is on the right.

Historic Conference:
   Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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Brief History:
     Mooretown was also known as Retreat.  The church was dedicated October 20, 1875, on land given by Archibald Moore.

Final disposition:
     The structure is now a private home.


22. Mossville ME

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23. Mt. Zion EV

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Location: W. County Road
Municipality:
Hollenback township
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
         From Wapwallopen, go 1.5 miles east on W. County Road (the eastern extension of Main Street).  The site is on the left.  The 1873 county atlas gives the exact location of the church and the parsonage.

Historic Conference:
   
Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church   

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1923,63 - Resolved, That the Wapwallopen Mission be discontinued and that the Slocum and Mt. Zion appointments be added to West Nanticoke, and the Hetlerville appointment be added to Nescopeck, and Briar Creek to Berwick St. Paul's.
    1924,90 - permission to sell parsonage, with proceeds divided between West Nanticoke and Nescopek

Brief History:
   
In 1847, preachers traveling the Columbia circuit came here by invitation and established an appointment in the Peters school house.  The first church building was erected in 1849, followed in 1869 by a new church and a parsonage.  The presence of a parsonage made this the seat of what was called for many years the Wapwallopen charge.  The charge was United Evangelical during the 1894-1922 denominational split.
    The four-point Wapwallopen charge was divided in 1923, and the parsonage was sold in 1924.  The Mt. Zion congregation apparently ceased to exist at that time or soon afterward, as the number of church buildings reported on the West Nanticoke charge dropped from 3 to 2 in 1927.

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The building no longer stands.  Only the Mt. Zion Evangelical Cemetery remains. 


24. Nescopeck Albright EV

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borough of Nescopeck
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Luzerne County
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PA

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     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

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     The building now houses the New Heart Christian Fellowship congregation.


25. New Columbus ME

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26. Parsons Abbott ME

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Location: 28 Oliver Street, community of Parsons
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Luzerne
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PA

Directions: Scott Street is the main street through Parsons.  It is the extension of North Street (after it crosses Pennsylvania Avenue) in Wilkes-Barre and turned north.  Proceed north on Scott Street.  One-half miles after going under PA 309, at the point where Scott Street crosses Laurel Rune, turn left onto Oliver Street.  Go 1.5 blocks.  The church is on the right. 

Historic Conference:
    Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church   

Journal references:
    2009,185 – discontinued; assets to Wilkes-Barre Field of Grace UMC.

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The building was sold January 15, 2010, to the Osterhout Free Library and is now a a public library.  


27. Pine Grove ME

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28. Pittston MP
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Location: 66 Broad Street
Municipality:
Pittston
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions:  The building was two blocks south from the present Pittston UM (former ME) Church, on the same side of the street.

Historic Conference:
    Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church.

Journal references:
    1977,147 – merged into Pittston First (former ME) to form Pittston United Methodist Church, meeting in the Pittston First building

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     The building now houses the independent Perspective Church.  While the front is new, and incorporates some of the old stained glass windows, the sides and back of the church are unchanged.


29. Pleasant Valley ME

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30. Plymouth ME 

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Location: 238 West Main Street
Municipality: borough of Plymouth
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Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions:  Main Street is US 11.  The church is on the south side of the street, near the center of the town.   

Historic Conference: Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church   

Journal references:  
     2005,174 – motion to discontinue
     2005,94 - discontinued 

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Final Disposition: The structure is now the home of the International Christian Church.


31. Powder Glen ME 

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Location: east of Wapwallopen, in the village of Powder Glen
Municipality:
Hollenback township
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
    From Wapwallopen, go 1 mile east on W. County Road (the eastern extension of Main Street) to Powder Glen Road.  Turn right on Powder Glen Road and go ½ mile to the village of Powder Glen.  The house on the southeast corner of Powder Glen Road and Bear Hill Road was the parsonage.  The church was on Powder Glen Road, on the left side, ¼ miles past the parsonage.  Only the cemetery remains.

Historic Conference:
   Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   
1888,58 – building dedicated 11/27/1887 and destroyed by powder explosion 2/10/1888

Brief History:
  
 Speaking of the village of Powder Glen, the 1976 secular History of the Powder Hole states: "There was also a Methodist Church, which was torn down when there were no longer enough people to support it.  A cemetery is in the woods near the site of the church.  The cemetery is still church property and is near the home of the Hildebrand family.  Mr. Bryce Readler lives in the home which was the parsonage for the church.  The church was torn down and carefully reassembled at Blytheburn, only a few miles from Hobbie."
    This congregation was part of the Wapwallopen ME charge, and additional information is given in connection with that church.

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     A 1974 statement in the Montaintop Christ file gives the following statement concerning the need for a new building at Rippletown: “Since the church at Powder Glen was to be torn down, a group went to look at it, and finally secured the building.  On Labor Day 1926 a group went to Powder Glen, enjoyed a chicken dinner and later in the evening a corn roast, while volunteers dismantled the building, loaded the limber on the wagons of George Yeager Sr and Chris Yeager, and on the truck of Albert Frye, who hauled it to the new plot of ground located on the Albert-Nuagola road (opposite the old chapel).”


32. Red Hill ME

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33. Red Rock MP

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34. Register ME

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35. Register MP

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36. Reyburn MP

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37. Rippletown ME

 

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     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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     In the latter 1800’s residents of Rippletown began meeting for religious services in an abandoned one-room school house, and in time the appointment was supplied by the Wyoming Conference.  In 1880 Rippletown, Slocum (located in the community of Slocum Corners) and Stairville were transferred to the Central Pennsylvania Conference to form (along with Powder Glen, Schloyersville and Wapwallopen) the Wapwallopen charge.  In 1926 the Powder Glen church building was dismantled and re-erected in Rippletown.
     In 1929 the Wapwallopen charge was discontinued and Rippletown, Slocum and Stairville were returned to the Wyoming Conference.  Rippletown was re-named Albert and placed with Mountaintop.  In 1955 Albert and Mountaintop united to form a single congregation, eventually selling both buildings and erecting the present Christ UM Church – just west of Mountaintop, on the road to Albert.

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38. Salem EV

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   The cemetery remains.  The cornerstone pictured above under the big tree reads “Salem EV Church 1881.”


39. Schloyersville ME 

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Nescopeck township
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Luzerne
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PA

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Historic Conference:
    Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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    1883,40 - building to be completed soon
   
1939,27 - sale authorized, proceeds to the Nescopeck charge
    1953,55 - authorization to convey title to Lutheran & Reformed Church at Briggsville
    1955,56 - previous authorization rescinded, new authorization to convey title to Schloyersville Cemetery Association   

Brief History:
   
The cornerstone for this building was laid September 16, 1882.   The building was near completion when it was almost totally wrecked by a cyclone.  The structure was re-erected and dedicated September 9, 1883.  This congregation was part of the Wapwallopen ME charge, and additional information is given in connection with that church.

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40. Shickshinny MP 

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41. Stoddartsville ME

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Location: Stoddartsville
Municipality:
Buck township
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
    The town of Stoddartsville stood where the Easton – Wilkes-Barre turnpike, present PA 115, crosses the Lehigh River.  Immediately north of the Lehigh River, turn west on Maples Lane and go one block (past the cemetery) to the old Easton – Wilkes-Barre turnpike.  Turn north and go 40 yards.  The church is 100 yards down the first driveway to the east.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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    This church was built about 1820 and was once the seat of the five-point Stoddartsville charge (along with Thornhurst in Lackawanna County and Locust Ridge and Blakeslee and Pocono Lake in Monroe County).  In 1888 a parsonage was erected in Thornhurst, and that community became the seat of the charge.  As the town of Stoddartsville dwindled away, so did the congregation.  The church at Stoddartsville was closed in the 1920’s, Thornhurst was attached to Gouldsboro in 1928, and the three Monroe County churches were transferred to the Philadelphia [now Eastern Pennsylvania] Conference in 1933.

Final disposition:
   The church building is now a private residence.


42. Sugar Notch ME

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Location: 570 East Main Street
Municipality:
borough of Sugar Notch
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the interchange of I-81 and PA-29, go north on PA-29 ½ mile to the first interchange.  Go west on Main street ¼ mile.  The building is on the left. 

Historic Conference:
    Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

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From the opening of the Sugar Notch mines in 1860, there was occasional Methodist preaching in the schoolhouse.  In 1878, the pastor from nearby Ashley organized a class.  In 1886 the appointment became part of the Askam charge.  Property was given to the society, and the church building was dedicated June 7, 1889.  The congregation merged into Ashley Centenary UMC in 1981.

Final disposition:
   The building in now the Coalville Masonic Lodge.


43. Sunshine ME

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44. Town Hill ME

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45. Wanamie ME 

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Location: Main Street, village of Wanamie
Municipality:
Newport township
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
        From the interchange of I-81 and PA-29, go north on PA-29 2 miles to the second interchange.  Go west on Main Street – Middle Road – Kirmar Avenue for 5 miles (through Askam and Alden) to Wanamie.  Turn left on Center Street (at the sign for the Newport township building) and go 2 blocks to the T with Main Street.  The structure is straight ahead.

Historic Conference:
    Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church   

Journal references:
   
1978,146 – merged into Alden UM to form the Newport United Methodist Church, meeting in the former Alden building

Brief History:
   This society worshiped in the old Lutheran church before erecting their own building in 1853 on a site donated by Squire Vandermark.  That structure was thoroughly renovated in 1881, and enlarged by the addition of two wings in 1899.  The site for the second building was purchased half from the Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company and half from Richard Morris.  That structure was dedicated in March 1902.

Final disposition:
   The building is now a private home.


46. Wapwallopen ME

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Location: village of Wapwallopen
Municipality:
Conyngham township
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
     Wapwallopen is on PA-239, across the river and 6 miles south from Shickshinny.  The building pictured above was the charge parsonage, located at the central intersection of the village of Powder Glen.
 

Historic Conference:
     Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church  

Journal references:
    1905,66 - Wapwallopen adds $443 "to the betterment of church property"

Brief History:
   
For 50 years there was a Wapwallopen charge with 6 appointments: Powder Glen, Rippletown, Schloyersville, Slocum, Stairville, and Wapwallopen.  The charge was formed in 1880 when Rippletown, Slocum and Stairville were transferred from the Wyoming Conference to the Central Pennsylvania Conference.  The 1905 journal reporting the charge’s betterment of church property declared that the charge had 4 church buildings (assumed to be Powder Glen, Scholyersville, Slocum and Stairville).  The conference's 1915 first official property listing does not include Wapwallopen at all, describes Rippletown as a schoolhouse appointment, and states that the other 4 properties are Methodist-owned.  It is believed that the denomination never owned a church building in Wapwallopen, even though the charge was so-named.  In 1926 the Powder Glen building was dismantled and moved to Rippletown.
    The charge was disbanded in 1929.  At the end of 1928 Powder Glen and Wapwallopen reported no members; Schloyersville reported 27 members, but no financial contribution to the charge.  Those three appointments were abandoned in 1929 and Rippletown (31 members), Slocum (60 members) and Stairville (55 members) were returned to the Wyoming Conference.  See the 1929 Wyoming Conference Journal, pages 107-108.  In the Wyoming Conference, Rippletown was renamed Albert and placed with Mountaintop, Slocum (located in the community of Slocum Corners) was placed with West Nanticoke, and Stairville was placed with Wanamie and Alden. 

Final disposition:
    The parsonage has been added to and is now a private home.


47. Watertown Wesley Chapel ME

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County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
 

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Final disposition:
 


 48. West Nanticoke First ME

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Address: 29 E. Poplar Street
Municipality:

County:
Luzerne County
State:
PA

Directions:

Historic Conference: Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
   

Brief History:
     The congregation began with a community Sunday School that met during the summer months.  In 1872 a year-round Methodist Sunday School was organized.  Beginning in 1874 pastoral support was received from Nanticoke, and a separate appointment was organized in 1866.  A church building was erected in 1866 on a lot secured from the Susquehanna Coal Company.  Over the years the church and the community suffered through many floods – most notably in 1936, 1972 and 1975.  In the face of declining membership, the flood of September 2011 proved to be the final straw.  The congregation voted to discontinue, effective as of November 30, 2011, and the property was returned via a reversion clause to the Susquehanna Coal Company.  The remaining members were transferred to Nanticoke UMC or a church of their choice.

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49. West Wyoming Shoemaker Chapel ME

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Location: 571 Eighth Street
Municipality: borough of West Wyoming
County: Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions:  From US 11 in Wyoming, go 1.5 miles north on Eighth Street.  The street takes a jog to the left in West Wyoming.  The church is on the right, across from a cemetery.
 

Historic Conference:
    Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church   

Journal references:
   
2009,188 – discontinued; assets to the Conference

Brief History:
 

Final disposition:
    
The building is now a hub for Mission Center and a center for local outreach.


50. Wilkes-Barre Derr Memorial ME

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Location:
Municipality:

County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
 

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church


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Brief History:
      This congregation began as a mission of the Franklin Street Church to the north part of the city.  A chapel was erected on a lot on north Franklin Street, near Maple Street, in 1870, and in 1888 a charter was granted to the “Fourth Methodist Episcopal Church of Wilkes-Barre” [the first three being Franklin Street, Central and Parrish Street].  The congregation became a separate charge in 1891 and relocated to North Main Street in 1892 in a move largely financed by Mrs. Mary D. Derr of First Church as a memorial to her late husband Henry F. Derr.  In 1893 the old chapel on North Franklin Street was sold to the German Lutherans, and in 1894 the congregation erected its parsonage.  In 1947 Derr Memorial became a two-point charge with Bennett Memorial, and in 1983 Derr merged into Bennett to become Bennett-Derr UMC.

Final disposition:
 


51. Wilkes-Barre First ME
      Wilkes-Barre Franklin Street ME

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Location: 47 N. Franklin Street
Municipality:
city of Wilkes-Barre
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions:  The center of Wilkes-Barre is the intersection of Main Street and Market Street.  Franklin Street is one block north of Main Street and is one-way heading north.   The church is ½ block north of Market Street on the right side. 

Historic Conference:
    Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church   

Journal references:
   
2009, 187 – discontinued; assets to Wilkes-Barre Field of Grace UMC

Brief History:

Final disposition:
   
The building was sold July 15, 2009, to Arts Universe and is now the Downtown Arts Center.


52. Wilkes-Barre Italian Mission ME

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Location: Northampton Street and Welles Avenue
Municipality: borough of Kingston?
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the square in Wilkes-Barre, go 1mile west on Market Street (across the river) to Welles Avenue.  Turn south on Welles Avenue and go one block to Northampton Street. [NOTE: Welles Avenue is one-way heading north, and so one must go one blok past Welles Avenue to Goodwin Avenue, and “go around the block.”]

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
    
1915, 70 – purchased former AMEZ building for $6,700

Brief History:
     This property, a former AMEZ brick structure on a large lot, was purchased for the Italian Mission in 1914 by the Conference’s incorporated home missionary society, the Wyoming Valley City Evangelization Union.

Final disposition:
 


53. Wilkes-Barre Parrish Street ME

 

Location: Parrish and Collins Streets
Municipality:
city of Wilkes-Barre
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the square in Wilkes-Barre, go 1.5 south on Main Street to Parrish Street (one block before the stop light at Blackman Avenue).  Turn left onto Parrish and go several blocks to Collins Street, which only goes to the right.  The church is on the corner of Parrish Street and Collins Street.

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Journal references:
    
2005,174 – motion to discontinue; remaining financial resources to Albright UMC
     2005, 94 - discontinued

Brief History:
  

Final disposition:
 


54. Wilkes-Barre St. Andrew’s ME
      Wilkes-Barre Sherman Street ME

 

Location: 141 South Sherman Street
Municipality:
city of Wilkes Barre
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
     From the square in Wilkes-Barre, go 1 block south on Main Street to Northampton Street.  Turn left onto Northampton Street and go east about 10 blocks to Sherman Street.  Turn right onto Sherman Street and go ½ block

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church


Journal references:
    
1953,1406 - discontinued

Brief History:
     This church was dedicated June 4, 1889, to do work among the Welsh-speaking people.  When a majority of its members returned to Wales or moved to other mining towns, a Sunday evening English-speaking service was introduced.  The congregation eventually became all English and was re-named St. Andrews when it became self-supporting in 1906.  The church was moved to the Bennett charge in 1927, and then moved to the Abbott charge when Derr was placed with Bennett in 1947.  The church reported 67 members in 1952 and was discontinued in 1953.

Final disposition:
 


55. Wilkes-Barre Zion ME

 

Location: on the square
Municipality:
city of Wilkes-Barre
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
 

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church


Journal references:
   

Brief History:
  

Final disposition:
 


56. Yatesville ME

 

Location:
Municipality:
borough of Yatesville
County:
Luzerne
State:
PA

Directions: 
 

Historic Conference:
     Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church


Journal references:

     1925,28 – $1500 loan to repair the building for work among the Italian residents
     1967,69 – permission to dispose of building; land reverts to Pennsylvania Railroad

Brief History:
     This congregation developed from the “Thompson neighborhood” class, of which Francis Yates was the leader in 1825.  Services were held in private homes until the Thompson school house was built.  The meeting place was changed to the Yatesville school house in 1852.  The congregation began to erect its building in 1864 and met in the completed basement from 1865 until the structure was completed in 1874.  The class belonged to the Pittston charge until the Yatesville charge was formed in 1874.  A parsonage was erected in 1880.
     The building was deeded to the Evangelization Union in 1928 and used for English and/or Italian services until 1965, when the remaining members were transferred to Pittston.

Final disposition: