Thursday, October 16, 2014
225th anniversary celebration
Askam United Methodist Church, formerly known as Hanover Center (dedicated in 1788), was organized in 1820 in an old log schoolhouse northwest of Plumbtown, Pa. In 1861 the society built a wooden church located where it could easily be reached by horse and carriage on good dirt roads.
The site of the present church was a gift from the society. The church was dedicated April 4, 1889, nearly 100 years after the dedication of the first church of any denomination in northeastern Pennsylvania, the old Hanover Church.
The society was with Ashley, subsequently MountainTop, and in 1886 became a part of the Askam Charge.
The church has been blessed with a succession of pastors whose leadership and guidance have helped the church to grow and flourish and serve God over two hundred years.
On Sunday September 21, 2014, the church celebrated the milestone of 225 years of continual service to the community with a service of worship, prayer, song and fellowship, and a breakfast to follow. People came from far and wide to participate.