Category Archives: Our Methodist Roots

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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A Journey of Faith: 1847-1848: Methodists Weren’t Very Welcome

How Presbyterians Almost Kept Methodists from Buying Land This is the second 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 … Continue reading

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