HONORING & CELEBRATING THE 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE METHODIST CHURCH OF QUAKER SPRINGS

TOWN OF SARATOGA TOWN BOARD

 RESOLUTION #19-104   DATE: September 9, 2019

HONORING & CELEBRATING THE 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE METHODIST CHURCH OF QUAKER SPRINGS

 

Offered by Supervisor Thomas N. Wood III

Seconded by Councilman Michael McLoughlin

At a Regular Meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Saratoga, County of Saratoga, State of New York, held on September 9, 2019, the following resolution was made as indicated above,

 

WHEREAS, in November 1843, the Methodist Church of Quaker Springs was incorporated; and

WHEREAS, the Methodist Church was built in 1844, using the frame of a big barn, and

WHEREAS, the Church was dedicated in 1845; and

WHEREAS, in 1864 the Church belonged to the Stillwater Circuit, and in 1866 it joined the Ketchum’s Corners Circuit, and later joined the Schuylerville Charge; and

WHEREAS, in 1875 an 8 foot tall hall was added to the front of the Church, and

WHEREAS, the Church was incorporated under the Laws of New York State in 1880 and was then called the United Episcopal Church; and

WHEREAS, in 1890, the Papers of Satisfaction of Mortgage were drawn up and soon after the mortgage was burned; and

WHEREAS, a  belfry was built over the hall and the bell was given by Church Trustee Morgan L. Holmes; and 

WHEREAS, at a later date, the steps were removed and a large porch and patio were built on; and

WHEREAS, in the early days the choir was on three tiers in the rear of the Church and later moved to the front; and 

WHEREAS, in September, 1927, the kerosene lamps were replaced with electric lights;and

WHEREAS, on October 20, 1940, the name of the Church was changed to Methodist Church of Quaker Springs; and

WHEREAS, the Methodist Church of Quaker Springs has served the greater Quaker Springs area for 175 years; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Town of Saratoga is honored to join in the 175th Anniversary Celebration of the Methodist Church of Quaker Springs; and be it furthered

RESOLVED, that the Town of Saratoga is proud to recognize, thank and honor the Methodist Church of Quaker Springs for their continuous service to the Quaker Springs community and extend our best wishes for many more years in the future.  

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