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 Clearfield United Methodist Church, New Providence, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA


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Latitude: 39.913357, Longitude: -76.26478
Clearfield United Methodist Church

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Excerpted from Churches of Today and Yesterday in Southern Lancaster County, Edited by Raymond L. Dunlap, The fellowship of Solanco Churches, 1968

Clearfield Methodist Church is located in Providence Township, Lancaster County, on a road leading to Rawlinsville in the Smithville-Union area. For nearly 45 years, this church has been one of two on the Clearfield and Marticville Charge, although its history is much older. Clearfield is in the South District of the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Church.

The present minister at Clearfield is the Reverend Lanta A. Shollley, junior. Morning Worship Service is held every Sunday at 9 A.M., followed by Church School at 10 A.M. The present membership of the church is 67.

In 1835, land was purchased for the sum of two dollars for the purpose of erecting a place of worship "for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Society of Clearfield." The first church was erected in 1836 and enlarged in 1853. In 1876, it was demolished, and in December of that same year dedicatory services were held in the new brick church built upon the original site. Adjacent to the church is Clearfield Cemetery.

Throughout the years the church edifice has been kept in excellent condition. In the summer of 1963 the remodeling of the basement was completed, and the dedication and mortgage-burning took place in September of 1963.

Situated across the road from the church is a small dwelling which is owned and maintained by church members and rented to tenants. It is fondly called the "church house" but is not a parsonage. A spacious yard surrounds this house.


Headstones

 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Clayton C Wiggins
Clayton C Wiggins
 
    Clayton C WIGGINS (d. 08 Jun 1904)
 
Harriet Laird - wife of Clayton C Wiggins
Harriet Laird - wife of Clayton C Wiggins
 
    Harriet LAIRD (d. 05 Aug 1921)
 
Mazie (Evans) Wiggins
Mazie (Evans) Wiggins
 
    Mazie M EVANS (d. 1930)
 
William Clayton Wiggins
William Clayton Wiggins
 
    William Clayton WIGGINS (d. 1963)
 

All Burials

   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Buried   Person ID   Tree 
1. CARRIGAN, Benjamin Daniel   1956Clearfield United Methodist Church Cemetery, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location I2536 Tong Family History 
2. CARRIGAN, Samuel Eli   1991Clearfield United Methodist Church Cemetery, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location I2538 Tong Family History 
3. DOULIN, Charles E   1996Clearfield United Methodist Church Cemetery, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location I2675 Tong Family History 
4. EVANS, Mazie M   1930Clearfield United Methodist Church Cemetery, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location I2671 Tong Family History 
5. GOCHENAUR, Mary   1911Clearfield United Methodist Church Cemetery, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location I2564 Tong Family History 
6. LAIRD, Harriet   1921Clearfield United Methodist Church Cemetery, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location I2453 Tong Family History 
7. M, Dorothy   1960Clearfield United Methodist Church Cemetery, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location I2677 Tong Family History 
8. MCFALLS, Susan   1965Clearfield United Methodist Church Cemetery, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location I2541 Tong Family History 
9. MILLER, Peter   1913Clearfield United Methodist Church Cemetery, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location I2563 Tong Family History 
10. WIGGINS, Charlotte (Lottie) M   1954Clearfield United Methodist Church Cemetery, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location I2512 Tong Family History 
11. WIGGINS, Clayton C   1904Clearfield United Methodist Church Cemetery, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location I615 Tong Family History 
12. WIGGINS, Dorothy E   1990Clearfield United Methodist Church Cemetery, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location I2674 Tong Family History 
13. WIGGINS, Leroy Scott   1947Clearfield United Methodist Church Cemetery, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location I2672 Tong Family History 
14. WIGGINS, William Clayton   1963Clearfield United Methodist Church Cemetery, Providence Twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location I2657 Tong Family History