ON SEPTEMBER 1ST, Croton's Asbury Methodist Church held its annual "Historic Sunday" in the historic Bethel Chapel. During the summer months, Methodist services are held in this "original" location as opposed to the main church in the Upper Village. Click on the photos and links.
The wooden clapboard structure has not changed very much over the years and contains an organ said to be one of the oldest in the United States. Bethel Chapel and cemetery are listed on the NYS Register of Historic Places and in the National Registry.
On Historic Sunday, members dress in period costumes and the format of the service followed that used in the late 1700's. This year's Historic Sunday centered on 1919 and the end of World War 1.
Stay tuned for more photos.
You may also have an interest in these links:
--AUGUST 1866 - METHODIST CAMP MEETINGS, OSSINING, CROTON AND BEYOND; click here.
--FROM 1980, WOMAN PASTOR NAMED AT ASBURY METHODIST CHURCH; FOR MORE, CLICK HERE
--WORSHIPPING AT BETHEL CHAPEL, HISTORIC SUNDAY 2018, PHOTOS AND MORE HERE
--10/6/19, DON'T THROW OUT THOSE UNUSED BIKES AND SEWING MACHINES, ASBURY METHODIST ANNUAL COLLECTION; more here
--ASBURY WELCOMES NEW MINISTER;
Rev. Douglas Cunningham and his wife Becky Asedillo; MORE HERE
KEEP TRACK OF ASBURY HAPPENINGS AT THEIR FB PAGE HERE OR THEIR WEBSITE HERE.