Fourth / Union Methodist Church

April 21, 1847 - <1940>

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The Fourth/Union Street Methodist Church was organized on April 21, 1847. It was the first church east of the Pennsylvania Railroad (Ironbound, Down Neck). The congregation from the Franklin Street Methodist Church began work on a Sunday School and went on to build the first church, made of wood, in 1849. The second church, made of brick, was dedicated on May 29, 1850. The church changed from Union Methodist Church to Phillips Metropolitan AME Church <1930>.

From: Social Services Directory of Newark 1912

Church gives material aid to its own poor who are members, also in cases to nonmembers with whom it is brought in contact, in connection with the church work. Conducts an Epworth League. Church supports Italian Mission on South Market Street. Open every night save Saturday.

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Reverend From To
J. P. Fort 1847 1847
R. S. Harris 1848 1848
H. M. Brown 1849 1849
J. B. Dobbins 1850 1851
R. Van Horne 1852 1853
F. A. Morrell 1854 1855
G. Winsor 1856 1857
J. M. Freeman 1858 1859
C. A. Lippincott 1860 1861
William Tunsion 1862 1863
Thomas H. Smith 1864 1866
John Atkinson 1867 1869
D. Walters 1870 1871
J. W. Seran 1872 1874
A. H. Tuttle 1875 1877
R. B. Collins 1878 1880
T. H. Smith 1881 1883
W. S. Gallaway 1884 1885
Alexander Craig 1886 1888
Fred Claire Baldwin 1889 1891
Nathaniel Brooks 1892 1894
J. W. Rider 1895 1899
J. H. Egbert 1900 1901
J. A. Owen 1902 1904
H. B. Leech 1905 1907
F. C. Mooney 1908 1912
Warren P. Coon 1913 <1915>
Irving C. Starr <1920> <1930>
William S. Newsom <1925> <1925>
Phillips Metropolitan AME Church    
Moses Love <1935> <1935>
O W Brown <1940> <1940>


Address From To
125, 143 Union Street 1848 <1940>
     
     
     


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Archive Information (Last Known location)

Records are located at Drew University.
Membership Records
Historical Souvenir, 1897
History, 1942