The Historic St. George’s United Methodist Church is not just some historical shrine. It’s also a very active congregation that’s very accommodating. This explains why the congregation is constantly growing. In addition, the Church routinely holds events like the Annual Christmas Musical that features local musicians. Check out this post to know more about this historic Church.
What is your organization’s name?
Historic St. George’s United Methodist Church
What is your name and what is your affiliation with the organization?
Donna Miller, Administrator and Archivist
Please tell us a little bit about you.
In addition to administrative duties, I am often the first voice you hear on the telephone, or the one to greet you at the museum door. In my archivist role, I give tours, assist with archival and genealogical searches and care for museum holdings and displays.
How / why did your organization start? (Background, History)
Incorporated as a church in 1769, St. George’s is the oldest Methodist church in continuous use in the United States.
What is your organization’s objective? (What does it do?)
We are a growing and lively congregation in Old City, and we also serve as a historic touchstone for Methodists around the world. Our museum houses a number of artifacts and fine portraits of early Methodist leaders.
How long has the organization been around?
As a Prayer Society, since 1767
What kind of events / activities does your organization do?
Along with regular Sunday Services, we also hold an Annual Christmas Musical on the first Sunday of December that showcases local musicians (this year to include Temple University Chorus and the Gospel Choir of the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas). Each year in October we have a Blessing of the Animals, and we also hold history-immersion mornings for youth from the tri-state area. For June, we have the Philaberry - our First Friday in June celebration of the Creative Arts.
How can people get in touch with your organization (or you)? (website,email, telephone etc)
215 925 7788
Any messages to Philadelphia?
Come to the block just North of the Ben Franklin Bridge and discover a whole new dimension to Old City!