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Fall Revival

posted Oct 6, 2014, 8:16 AM by Freeport UMC   [ updated Oct 7, 2014, 1:49 PM ]
On Thursday and Friday, October 16th and 17th, members and friends of the Freeport United Methodist Church will begin a two day celebration and revival. On those evenings, Rev. Melvin Boone and District Superintendent Rev. Adrienne Brewington will preach at 7:00 p.m. There will be a regular morning worship service on Sunday, October 19th at 10:30 a.m. conducted by Rev. Edward J. Norman.

Methodism in Freeport actually dates back to the 1790’s. It wasn't until 1833, after acquiring a small store on Babylon Turnpike near Seaman Avenue, that this small band of believers became an official church … the first church in Freeport. That was five years before the village took the name “Freeport” and even before a post office was opened here.
In 1858, a new church was built on Main Street north of Merrick Road which was quite similar in appearance to the one which now stands in Old Bethpage Village. The present edifice on Pine Street was built in 1890 and is the oldest religious structure in continuous use in the Village of Freeport today. In 1927, a Sunday School building was added to accommodate a large student population.

The present minister, Reverend Norman, takes great pride in arriving here just in time to help plan and participate in this revival in joining congregants of all ages to renew their devotion to their God and a church by which they have all been touched. Reverend
Norman, the 35th minister to lead this church, is confident that the present congregation is prepared to face the challenges of the future with the same faith that has carried the church through the past 181 years.