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Rock Creek United Methodist Church
    To reflect the Light, Love & Grace of Jesus
    and Pass It On!

7315 Mount Hermon Rock Creek Rd., Snow Camp N.C. 27349

History

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Sunday School: 10:00 AM (For All Ages)

Worship: 11:00 AM

PASTOR'S CONTACT INFO:

Address: 7315 Mount Hermon Rock Creek Rd., Snow Camp, NC 27349

Office: 336-376-3515

Email: [email protected]

History of Rock Creek UMC

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The Rock Creek United Methodist Church was organized around 1836 and the first building was built in 1845. At that time it was Rock Creek Methodist-Protestant Church. The land for the structure of the church was granted by Balaam Hornaday. Some of the organizers of the church were Milton Coble, John McPherson, Edwin Ingold and Balaam Hornaday.

Some of the early pastors of the church included the Reverends Alson Gray, John Martin, James Stockard, W.C. Kennett and C.F. Harris. After 1900 some of the pastors were the Reverends John Garrett, W.F. McDowell, W.F Ashburn, D.A. Highfill, T.M. McCullock, William Pike, J.T. Ledbetter, George Holmes, John Burgess, H.L. Isley, Dr. George Brown and Reynolds

In 1939, the Methodist-Protestant, Methodist-Episcopal and Methodist Episcopal Church South all united and formed one church named the United Methodist Church

The first minister after the unification, was the Rev. Henry Lewis. He was followed by the Reverends Donald Johnson, Jerry Bryan, Don Lewis, P.F. Newton, Ervin Houser, Lloyd McClelland, Michael Deal, William Presnell, Delmer Chilton, Alvin Horne, Michael Sykes, Walter Graves, Donald Johnson, David McHale, Steven Taylor, Nancy Sturvidant, Lyle Miller, Donald Gum, Bill Wolf, Bill Jeffries, James Bryan and Carsn O. Wiggins.

 

 

In 1940-41 some major improvements were begun on the church. A new floor was put up in and the platform at the front of the sanctuary was added. In 1945-46, the educational annex was built, along with the new basement and heating system. New pews were purchased in 1947, and in 1950 water was connected and bathrooms added. The present porch, front steps and steeple were added in 1953. In 1957, Mr. G. Talmage Swing bequeathed a trust to the church for maintenance and upkeep of the church building and grounds. The carpet was put in around 1957, and that same year L.M. Robbins gave the new piano. Another addition is the Hammond organ, given by Leroy Pickard in 1959. In December 1960, the personage was built on property donated by Mrs. Patton McPherson. In 1964, the seeding of the grounds was completed. In 1965 the parking area was re-paved along with the parsonage driveways and road around the cemetery. Other improvements through the years have been the re-reworking of the church basement and a utility building for grounds equipment erected at the rear of the parsonage. Pew cushions, carpeting in the hall and steps of the educational annex were also added, and vinyl siding was added in 1990. In June of 1992 a newly furnished church parlor was dedicated and named in memory of Japp Watson. In 1993 the Fellowship Hall was refurbished. In 1999 new carpet was added in the back hallway in memory of Lawrence Faulkner and new chimes were installed in memory of F.D. Hornaday, Jr. The ladies bathroom was refurbished in 2001. Also in 2001 the Youth Sunday School was repainted and new carpet and hand painted mural of Christ was donated by the Youth Group. New light fixtures were added in the narthex and sanctuary in 2002. The men's bathroom was refurbished in late 2002. The parsonage was refurbished in 2002 and 2003. Vertical blinds and curtains have been recently placed in the Fellowship Hall in 2003. A new heating system was donated to the church in the fall of 2004. February 6, 2005 we dedicated the installation of a handicap elevator system. A new sound system was added in June of 2005. In April and May 2006 the interior of the sanctuary was repainted and the pews and floors were refinished. New tables were purchased for the Fellowship Hall in June of 2006.

Rock Creek is proud of a special award from the 1980 Annual Conference of having the oldest building in continual use in the district.