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Piping God’s Tunes at Princeton UMC

Not every church is fortunate enough to have a real pipe organ. Several times in Princeton UMC’s history, the congregation had to make the decision to financially support what Mozart called ‘the king of instruments.’ Each time they found the … Continue reading

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A Journey of Faith XII: 1911 dedication

This is the twelvth in a series of excerpts from “A Journey of Faith for 150 years: A history of the Princeton United Methodist Church” by Ruth L. Woodward, Copyright 1997. The Tiffany window to honor Eddie Durrell and many … Continue reading

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A Journey of Faith: XI Razing the Sanctuary 1908-1910

This is the eleventh in a series of excerpts from “A Journey of Faith for 150 years: A history of the Princeton United Methodist Church” by Ruth L. Woodward, Copyright 1997. Financier Charles Sanford contributes nearly one-fourth of construction costs, … Continue reading

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A Journey of Faith X: Planning for a Bigger Sanctuary

Local philanthropist Moses Taylor Pyne and church hierarchy are eager to replace the modest ‘insignificant’ building with a grander structure than the members can afford. This is the tenth in a series of excerpts from “A Journey of Faith for … Continue reading

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Journey of Faith IX: Rev. McAnney and Eddie Durrell

    ‘Unheralded’ Reverend Charles H. McAnney, proves to be an ‘evangelistic preacher of great power,’ serving 1885-1888 when Eddie Durrell was a university student, (Eddie was later commemorated by the Tiffany St. George window) This is the ninth in … Continue reading

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A Journey of Faith VIII: 1867-1869

This is the eighth in a series of excerpts from “A Journey of Faith for 150 years: A history of the Princeton United Methodist Church” by Ruth L. Woodward, Copyright 1997. First Congregational Meeting, Preachers Henry Westwood, Henry Baker, and … Continue reading

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A Journey of Faith VI

This is the sixth in a series of excerpts from “A Journey of Faith for 150 years: A history of the Princeton United Methodist Church” by Ruth L. Woodward, Copyright 1997. Thomas O’Hanlon’s preaching results in “the greatest outpouring of … Continue reading

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A Journey of Faith V: 1852-1859

This is the fifth in a series of excerpts from “A Journey of Faith for 150 years: A history of the Princeton United Methodist Church” by Ruth L. Woodward, Copyright 1997. The first African American woman joins, gas lights are … Continue reading

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A Journey of Faith IV: Dedication in 1849

  This is the fourth in a series of excerpts from “A Journey of Faith for 150 years: A history of the Princeton United Methodist Church” by Ruth L. Woodward, Copyright 1997. With a full-time minister in Princeton, a number … Continue reading

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A Journey of Faith III: The First Sanctuary in 1849

This is the third in a series of excerpts from “A Journey of Faith for 150 years: A history of the Princeton United Methodist Church” by Ruth L. Woodward, Copyright 1997. A local historian paid tribute to the ”tact, energy … Continue reading

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