Cherrydale United Methodist Church
Friday, August 17, 2018
Seeking Joyfully * Growing Faithfully * Sharing God's Love

Our Heritage


Our congregation began in May, 1899, when a group of residents of the Cherrydale area began meeting in a grove of trees Sunday afternoons for Bible Study and worship, with meetings held in a store front on the site during inclement weather.  In 1904, worship services were moved indoors to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Donaldson on Nelson Street where the congregation met until a property at the corner of North Monroe and Twentieth Street was purchased from Mrs. Molly Harrison.  It was there that our first church building was erected in 1907.   And there, on March 3, 1908, fourteen persons were received into membership of the United Methodist Church at Cherrydale Station.

In 1958, the congregation took a great leap of faith and moved from its small building on Monroe Street to its current facilities on Lorcom Lane.  In 1962, the renowned preacher/composer/author Ernest K. Emurian became the pastor and served faithfully for 19 years.
For the past 25 years as well, Cherrydale has been served by gifted preachers and caring pastors.  The staff is closely knit and the building receives fresh renovations as needed.  Cherrydale United Methodist Church is proud of its heritage.  It continues to be an active congregation, seeking constantly to make the Good News of Jesus Christ come alive in people’s hearts and lives.
Well into our second century, we welcome you!  We offer you the chance to make a difference in the world.
Open Hearts.  Open Minds.  Open Doors.
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