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Zion United Methodist Church

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Zion United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  The first American Methodist Bishop, Frances Asbury appointed Freeborn Garrettson as pastor to five Methodist Societies in Dorchester County in 1779. The societies grew into congregations of Methodist Episcopal Churches; Zion Methodist Episcopal congregation which began in 1780 voted to charter the church in 1787. The first church was on Mill and Race Streets. This church was outgrown and a new church was built on Race Street in 1846. Due to the burning of the Race Street church, a new church on Locust and Mill Streets held the first service in 1912. The Church experienced its 2nd fire in 1950. It took about six years to complete the rebuilding of the church. In the new sanctuary, three stained glass windows on Mill Street represent John Wesley, Bishop Frances Asbury and Freeborn Garrettson.

To honor Freeborn Garrettson, the social hall was named Garrettson Hall. One of the most important factors in the history of Zion has been that of dynamic consecrated leadership by pastors and lay people who have dedicated their time and talents to the work of God's Kingdom, laboring in Zion to make Christ known and loved.
 
Marker series.
Zion United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Zion United Methodist Church Marker
This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.323′ N, 76° 4.737′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Locust Street just east of Mill Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 612 Locust Street, Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to the Richardson Maritime Museum (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ P. E. Church (about 700 feet away); Finding Freedom (about 700 feet away); John F. Kennedy (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Barth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eastern Shore Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Goldsborough House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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