Greenville United Methodist Church
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

History

Our Heritage

 
 
     In 1836, a group of people began worship services in a new brick building on a hill in Greenville where our present building stands today.  In 1899, the original building was torn down to make way for larger frame structure that was completed in 1900.  Unfortunately, a fire destroyed that  building in December 1908.
 
     Church members accepted an invitation to worship with the Greenville Baptist Church until the present building was completed in January 1910.  Since then the church property has seen many improvements including the addition of the fellowship hall in 1969. 
 
     The 1836 church property deed states that the church will be "...a place or house of worship..." and "...ministers and preachers be duly authorized to preach and expound GOD'S HOLY WORD within..."  Today--18 decades and three church buildings later--that tradition of worship continues, because our church is not a building, it is our people.