Welcome to the website of Emmanuel United Methodist Church. What a wonderful way to share our family with visitors and friends. Throughout these pages, you will see the many activities of our congregation: at work, at play, learning, praying, worshipping, and simply being together. We proclaim to be a family of disciples devoted to loving and serving Jesus. I think that is what you will find here. A group of people devoted to one another and to our community around us, because that is the way we strive to love Jesus Christ. Look deep, and see our family that is bound together in Jesus. If you find yourself wishing you had a family like Emmanuel, we welcome you to come along with us. There is always room for one more! Enjoy perusing our website and God Bless!
In June of 1923, the Official Board of St.Paul's church discussed the possibility of establishing a third United Brethren Church in Hagerstown. Shortly thereafter, Mr. and Mrs. Warphy Miller presented the lot on the southeast corner of Summit Avenue and Howard Street for the purpose of erecting a church to house the proposed congregation. By November, ground was broken and the following June the cornerstone was laid. Emmanuel's 111 members continued to hold prayer meetings in the private homes of the congregation members until the permanent church home was complete. In January 1925, the first Sunday school session was held in the nearly completed church with an attendance of 112. Finally, February 1, 1925, the new Emmanuel United Brethren Church was dedicated with Rev. Carl N. Mundis as the first pastor.
Over the last 85 years, Emmanuel has seen many changes. In 1946, the Evangelical Church and the United Brethren Churches merged. In 1955 and 1968, respectively, the new sanctuary and educational facilities were completed. In December of 1970, the corporate name of the Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church was changed to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
Today, we have completed building improvements such as adding an elevator for accessibility and upgrading the HVAC system. But our biggest asset continues to be the congregation and their commitment to each other, the community, and to serving the Lord Jesus Christ. Stop by soon to experience a blend of traditional and contemporary elements in our worship and fellowship.