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56. Mt. Pleasant UMC (Rockingham Co.) .................................................................................295
57. Mt. Sidney UMC (formerly, MEC, Washington Conf., Central Jurisdiction; 1864) ...........296
58. Mt. Sidney UMC (formerly, MECS; Mount Sidney; 1850s; 1866) .....................................299
59. Mt. Sinai UMC (now Vision of Hope UMC; formerly, U.B.; 1875-2004)..........................300
60. Mt. Tabor U.B. Church (1901) .............................................................................................301
61. Mt. Tabor UMC (formerly, EUB; merger of Lacey Springs and Herwin Chapel;

Harrisonburg; 1963]..............................................................................................................304
62. Mt. Zion UMC (formerly, U.B.; McGaheysville; 1870, 1965) ............................................306
63. New Salem U.B. Church (a.k.a. Cherry Grove; 1899) .........................................................310
64. Oak Grove Methodist Church (formerly, MEC, Central Jurisdiction).................................311
65. Ottobine Methodist Church (formerly, MECS; Ottobine; 1834-1971) ................................312
66. Ottobine UMC [formerly, U.B. Ottobine; 1834, 1884, 1961-2013].....................................313
67. Pleasant Grove U.B. Church [Pleasant Grove, Rockingham Co.; 1838, 1915] ...................331

68. Pleasant Valley EUB Church (merged to form St. James; formerly, U.B.; Pleasant
Valley; 1890-1962]...............................................................................................................338

69. Pleasant View (a.k.a. Glasses School House) U.B. Church (Lacey Springs; 1845-
1949) .....................................................................................................................................344

70. Port Republic UMC (Port Republic) ....................................................................................346
71. Riverside UMC (formerly, U.B.; Grottoes; 1793, 1846, 1853, 1921)..................................347
72. Runyan’s Creek, Broadway Circuit (Formerly U.B.; 1903).................................................351
73. Salem U.B. Church [now Cherry Grove; Singers Glen; 1860s-1889] .................................352
74. Shady Grove MECS .............................................................................................................356
75. Shady Grove U.B. Church-Rockingham [Port Republic; 1876, 1906-1954] .......................357
76. Sherando [FM], Harrisonburg [FM] Circuit (Grottoes; 1901) .............................................361
77. St. James UMC [formerly, EUB; Pleasant Valley (Mt. Crawford); 1962]...........................362
78. St. Paul UMC-Rockingham (formerly, MECS; Elkton; 1883].............................................370
79. St. Peter’s UMC [formerly U.B.; Elkton; 1880s (?)]............................................................378
80. Spring Creek UMC (formerly, MECS; 1885) ......................................................................388
81. Sunset Drive UMC (formerly U.B.; a.k.a., Broadway; 1888; 1965) ....................................389
82. Swift Run U.B. Church (Swift Run; 1870, 1900-1937) .......................................................410
83. Thoroughfare U.B. Church [Elkton, Rockingham Co.; 1870s-1930]...................................412
84. Trinity UMC [formerly U.B.; Elkton; 1880s (?)] .................................................................414
85. Vision of Hope UMC (formerly, Mt. Sinai U.B. Church; Harrisonburg; 1875, 2004) ........415
86. Wardensville [FM], Linville [FM] Circuit (Wardensville, 1901) ........................................424
87. Wesley Chapel MECS Church .............................................................................................425
88. Whitesel’s EUB Church [renamed “Mt. Hebron” in 1893; formerly, U.B.; merged

into St. James EUB; Pleasant Valley (Mt. Crawford); 1824, 1874, 1893-1961] .................426
89. Whitmer School House (Singers Glen, 1918) ......................................................................430

III. INDEX ..............................................................................................................................................433

Table 1. List of Tables
Table 2.
Table 3. Closed, Merged, Split, Renamed, or Otherwise Discontinued Churches in Augusta
Co. ..............................................................................................................................................2
Closed, Merged, Split, Renamed, or Otherwise Discontinued Churches in
Harrisonburg ............................................................................................................................55
Appointed Pastors for John Wesley and Bridgewater Circuit, 1908-2014..............................73

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