The Hawthorn Calvary United Methodist Church is part of the Redbank Valley United Methodist Ministry, Franklin District
Mailing Address: 234 Penn Street, New Bethlehem PA 16242
The exact date of the building of the church is not known, but an item from the quarterly conference minutes of April 12, 1873, mentions securing lumber; and in the May 2, 1874 quarterly conference minutes, it states that the meeting was held in the Hawthorn Calvary Church. It is agreed that the church was dedicated about December 1, 1873.
The ground on which the church was built was deeded to Daniel Haupt and Jacob Shick for $250.00. Later another lot was deeded to J.C. Mohney and James C. McKelley for $250.00, and it was on this lot that the parsonage was built about 1875.
In 1893, when a division occurred in the Evangelical Association, the conference to which West Millville belonged, joined its forces with the United Evangelical Church. In 1922, the two bodies again merged to form the Evangelical Church.
In 1913, the church was remodeled for the first time at a cost of $2,412.00. The Mission Band raised $102.00 during the year and stood in first place at the W.M.S. Convention.
In 1915, the stained windows were placed in the sanctuary.
In 1916, at the annual conference, Hawthorn was separated from the Oak Ridge and Fairmount City Churches.
In 1925, the church was wired for electricity.
In 1926, the basement was added with a kitchen and heating plant.
In 1939, the church was carpeted for the first time and a garage was built for the parsonage.
The Grace Baptist Church is located at 607 E Washington St. New Bethlehem, PA 16242
If you are looking for a place where you will feel welcome and can become part of a family, you’ll find just that here at New Bethlehem Grace Baptist Church.
We endeavor to make the Word of God part of our every day lives. We want to live our lives just like Jesus would if He were us.
The Leasure Run United Methodist Church is located at 3201-3299 Pennsylvania 66 New Bethlehem, PA 16242
The Leasure Run Methodist Church was organized in 1896. Located along Route 66, south of Clarion, the Leasure Run area was named in memory of Mr. Leasure, who drowned in the run and was buried near its waters.
Early church services were held in the Sayers schoolhouse, that was located a short distance from where the present church is located.
The Leasure Run Church was originally part of the Methodist Episcopal, Erie Conference. When the congregation became organized it became a preaching point on the Washington Circuit.
Land for the new church to be built on was donated by Allen Space. The innocent church location in Redbank Township was called the “Half Acre Church” because a half-acre of ground was given to erect it on. Some bloody and notorious fights began to take place too often and the area then became known as “Hell’s Half Acre”. All has been peaceful in the area for a long time.
The lumber for the new church was originally a theatre building that had been purchased and dismantled. After being dismantled the lumber was hauled by horse and wagon from Rouseville to the site. The carpenters for the job were John Miller, Curtice Miller, and Mack Miller. The masons who laid the foundation were Benjamin Mercer, Charles Miller, and Richard Miller. William Kelly and sons did the plastering.
In 1900, the church became part of the Hawthorn Circuit and continued there until 1929, when it became an out appointment of the New Bethlehem church.
In 1955, a 30 x 30 foot addition was added on. In 1958, land was purchased for a parking lot.
In 1967, the ceiling was lowered and the space over the 1955 addition was finished for Sunday School usage.
In 1971 and 1972, church pews and carpeting were installed. In 1980, the furnace was converted from oil to gas.
The first minister of the Leasure Run Church was Rev. Lewis Wick in 1896-1897.
Leatherwood Church is located at 889 Church Road New Bethlehem, PA 16242
Leatherwood Church is a non-denominational church where everyone is welcome.
Come Worship with Us!
Sunday School: 9:30am
Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30am
Youth Group: Sunday evenings 6:00pm
Bible Study: Every Other Wednesday 6:00pm
The Oak Ridge United Methodist Church is located on Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, Pennsylvania 16245, USA
Methodism began in Oak Ridge with the organization of a small class in 1894 with Mr. George McAninch as the Class Leader. Later that same year, a small child at the time, Mrs. Myrtle Reighard Wohlbaugh turned the first shovel of ground to erect the present church building. The New Bethlehem Vindicator, dated October 19, 1894, stated, “The new ME Church, now being erected at Oak Ridge, is up and partly under roof.” The building was opened and ready for use in 1895.
The church, known as the Methodist Episcopal Church, was part of the Erie Conference. The first pastor to serve was Rev. Francis Marion Small (1895-1897). In 1897, Bishop Fowler as pastor of the New Bethlehem Church appointed Rev. E. N. Askey. This included serving the congregation at Oak Ridge. In 1930, Oak Ridge was placed on the Putneyville Charge and in 1934 the Oak Ridge Church became part of the Summerville Charge. This charge included Summerville, Kingsville and Oak Ridge. The church remained part of the Summerville Charge until 1972, when Oak Ridge was placed with Calvary Church to form the present Hawthorn Charge.
Remodeling of the original church building began and a basement was added in 1954; a parcel of land adjacent to the church was purchased in 1956 for $50.00; pews and carpet were added to sanctuary in 1958; The Evangelical United Brethren and Methodist Churches merged in 1968; The Oak Ridge and Mt. Zion Churches were united with the Hawthorn Calvary Church to form the Hawthorn Charge and a kitchen was added to the basement in 1972; a new piano and organ were purchased in 1974; siding was added to the building in 1982; a well was drilled for an additional source of water in 1985 and a side handicap accessible porch and asphalt parking lot were added in 1991.
In this past century we have moved from horses to automobiles and from outdoor to indoor plumbing; we have witnessed missions to outer space and advances in modern medicine; we have suffered and survived two world wars and several international conflicts. Throughout these varied events of the best and the worst of the human experience, this church has stood as a rock, a refuge, a learning center, and a gathering place. But most importantly, the Oak Ridge United Methodist Church has stood as a link to God for this congregation and this community.
The Oakdale Church of the Brethren is located at 1551 State Route 1025 New Bethlehem, PA 16242
In the New Testament, the word “brethren” describes a community of men and women who chose another way of living: the way of Jesus. The Church of the Brethren, begun three centuries ago in Germany, still draws people who want to continue Jesus’ work of faithfulness and loving service.
The Oakland Church of God is located at 144 Kohlersburg Road PO Box 40, Distant PA 16225
We are Here for you.
No matter where you may be on your journey in life…or what your past. Our desire is to come alongside and connect with you on your journey. Through our worship services and our various ministry opportunities, we want to encourage you through our biblically-based messages and teaching, to help you grow in your faith and relationship with God. We care about you!!
Family has always been important here at the Oakland Church of God. Over 100 years ago we began in a storefront with a few families, that desired fellowship, community, and to worship God.
Today we still hold those values. It’s woven into the fabric of our ministries. From Sunday worship, Bible study, Sunday school, Kids Zone, Classes on current topics to our worship and fellowship. We desire to meet the needs of the family, and help grow strong families, as we together discover how God has a purpose for each one of us, and for the church as a whole.
The Putneyville United Methodist Church is located at 1034 State Route 1025 New Bethlehem PA, 16242
The history of the church in Putneyville stretches back past 1870, when this present church building was planned. In 1835, a small class began meeting in an old schoolhouse near the Smullin homestead. Later, William Smullin, the first class leader, invited them to meet in his new house (a large Log cabin).The class then built a church near “the Smullin Grave yard.” In 1844, the class was moved to the Associate Reformed or U.P. Church, now the abandoned school building, in order to be closer to a majority of members.During the Civil War, records of the Sabbath School indicate that it sometimes closed and sometimes found attendance quite poor because of the number of members and teachers who had gone to fight the war.
The Putneyville appointment was part of the New Bethlehem circuit and belonged to two other Methodist charges before 1869 when it became the Putneyville Charge of the Erie Conference with Rev. J.L. Mechlin as the First pastor.
The present building, which became known as the Putney Chapel Methodist Church, was built on the land conveyed to the trustees of the church on December 27, 1870, by George S. Putney. A forty-by-sixty-foot building was planned and erected. The building was dedicated in the early part of 1872.
In 1886, the Belfry was erected at a cost of $78.00; 1889, a tin roof was put on the church; 1892, church was painted silver gray with dark lead trim; 1909, church painted pure white; 1917; piano set in for trial; 1932, electric light installed at corner of church.
In 1924, The Ladies’ Aid Society provided spouting for upper side of church; 1925, was given permission to partition off room in basement; 1938, provided a new ceiling for the church. In 1982, a well was dug at side of building; 1896, a chair lift was installed; 1994, side addition allowing ramp for handicap access; 1997, church chimes were purchased to be played over the community; 1998, the parking lot was paved and new siding on church.
The church continues community involvement; such as, telephone prayer chain, promotes use of community resources and participates in community interdenominational activities.
The St Charles Catholic Church is located at 201 Washington Street New Bethlehem, PA 16242
A Parish of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, PA
Weekend Mass Times: Sat. 5:30 pm & Sun. 10:00 am
Weekday Mass Times: Mon. 9:00 am/ Tue. 9:00 am/ No Mass Wed./ Thur. 9:00 am/ No Mass Friday
The Widnoon United Methodist Church is located at State Route 1004 in Templeton PA 16259.
The Widnoon United Methodist Church offers biblical preaching and opportunities to serve the community through United Methodist Women, Nursing Home Ministry and mission support.
The New Salem United Methodist Church is part of the Redbank Valley United Methodist Ministry, Franklin District.
Mailing Address: 234 Penn Street, New Bethlehem PA 16242
Physical Location: The New Salem United Methodist Church is located at 123 Peirce Rd. Mayport, PA, near New Bethlehem PA in the Redbank Valley area.