Fetterhoff Chapel United Methodist Church (UMC) origins date back to 1802 when the first United Brethren services were held in the log home of George and Katherine Fetterhoff and were conducted in German. The early ministers were circuit riders who traveled by horseback to preach throughout the Cumberland region.
As the congregation grew, a log church was built in 1834 and later hosted two Pennsylvania Annual Conferences. In 1856, a brick church replaced the log structure. The present church was built in 1899 and an education wing was added in 1964. In 1968, the Evangelical United Brethren and Methodist denominations became known as the United Methodist Church (UMC).
Each UMC congregation is unique and yet is an integral part of the larger denomination “family.” The UMC extends far beyond our doorstep. It is a global Church with both local and international presence. With the partnership of God and one another, our mission continues.
Fetterhoff Chapel UMC, Mont Alto UMC, and Quincy UMC comprise the South Franklin Charge of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church. Served by one pastor, the three churches work closely together in community outreach, missions and special events.
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