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Ringgold United Methodist Church
Box 191, Ringgold, PA  15770
814-365-5355, info@ringgold-umc.org

 
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Methodism started in the Ringgold area about 1816 when two traveling missionary brothers named Hancock passed through what is now Ringgold Township and preached at the house of David Milliron. Ringgold was formerly called Perrysville. Preaching continued in homes and other places and in 1842 John Wise donated ground for the site of a Church. About 1853 a joint Church of the Methodists and Evangelical Association was erected and a minister was appointed by the Methodist Conference. The first minister was Reverend George F. Reeser who was pastor of the Punxsutawney Circuit at that time.

The Church has undergone several renovations. A building program was initiated in 1965 with the purpose of erecting a new Church and using the old building as an educational facility. Ground was broken for the new building on September 19, 1965 and it was occupied for services in 1966. The Church is part of a three-point Charge with Barton Chapel and Langville. The 2003 Circuit consists of Ringgold, Langville and North Freedom. The membership in 1968 was 145. The membership on January 1, 2003 was 173.

 

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