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CONTENTS2

PREFACE ..................................................................................................................................................III

CONTENTS............................................................................................................................................. VII

I. INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................................1

II. CHURCHES OF AUGUSTA, FAUQUIER, PAGE, ROCKINGHAM, AND
SHENANDOAH COUNTIES ...............................................................................................................1

A. Augusta Co. Churches .....................................................................................................................2
1. Annex UMC (Staunton; 1969)..................................................................................................3
2. Bethany UMC (Weyers Cave)..................................................................................................5
3. Crimora UMC (Weyers Cave)..................................................................................................6
4. Harriston UMC (formerly MECS; Weyers Cave) ....................................................................8
5. Mt. Bethel UMC (Crimora) ....................................................................................................11
6. Mt. Olivet United Brethren in Christ Church (Mount Solon) ................................................15
7. Mt. Pisgah UMC (Weyers Cave)............................................................................................22
8. Mt. Solon UMC (merged with Bridgewater UMC in 1995; Mt. Solon) ................................27
9. Mt. Zion UMC (Mount Solon) ...............................................................................................28
10. New Hope UMC (Weyers Cave; 1850)..................................................................................29
11. Parnassus UMC ......................................................................................................................38
12. Sangerville UMC (Churchville) .............................................................................................43
13. Verona UMC (Weyers Cave) .................................................................................................44
14. Weyers Cave UMC (Weyers Cave)........................................................................................51

B. Harrisonburg City Churches ..........................................................................................................53
1. Asbury UMC (Harrisonburg; 1848) .......................................................................................56
2. Harrisonburg [FM] Church (Harrisonburg; 1901)..................................................................66
3. John Wesley UMC (formerly, Harrisonburg MEC, Central Jurisdiction;
Harrisonburg)..........................................................................................................................67
4. Kelley Street [FM] Church (Harrisonburg; 1892-1906).........................................................75
5. Otterbein UMC [formerly U.B.; a.k.a., Harrisonburg First; Harrisonburg; 1894] .................79
6. RISE UMC (Harrisonburg).....................................................................................................85
7. St. Paul UMC (formerly, Washington Conf. MEC, Central Jurisdiction;
Harrisonburg)..........................................................................................................................88

C. Rockingham Co. Churches ............................................................................................................89
1. Ames Methodist Church (Bridgewater)..................................................................................91
2. Beasley’s (Beazley’s) [FM], Linville [FM] Circuit (1876-1900s) .........................................92
3. Bethany UMC (formerly, U.B.; a.k.a., Cootes Store, Glasses; Fulks Run Charge;
1900s, 1910, 1936-1989) ........................................................................................................93
4. Bethel U.B. Church (Lacey Springs Circuit) [Rockingham Co.; 1832; 1881-1948] .............96
5. Bloses Methodist Church......................................................................................................105
6. Bloss’s School House U.B. Church (1880) ..........................................................................106
7. Bridgewater U.B. Church (formerly U.B.; Bridgewater; 1857-1880)..................................107

2 Churches highlighted are currently active UMCs.

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