1791-The present Church began as part of the Coeyman's Patent Old Stone Church.
1809-Francis Asbury presided over a camp meeting in Greenville.
1812-The first Methodist Episcopal Church in Greenville was located on King Hill (known as
1825-Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church was built in West Greenville on the present
corner of Rte 81 and Ingalside Rd.
1853-The Lamb's Corners Church (Olin Chapel) was built.
1857-Asbury church was moved to South st.
1873-Asbury Church burned and a new building was started in Spring.
1874-The Church in Norton Hill began when a group started a society.
1959-Asbury Methodist Church celebrated the 150th anniversary of Francis Asbury's
camp meeting in Greenville.
1973-Greenville and Norton Hill merged and services held in both sanctuaries, six months
1981-The new merged congregation grew from a worshipping body of 50 to 200 each
1982-The Sunday School Wing and Nursery School renovation was finished. Church Mouse
Nursery School Opened.
1986-The sanctuary was enlarged and Day Care center was opened.
1993-Church placed on Greene County Historical Register.
1996-Lamb's Corners merged with Greenville-Norton Hill Church.
1998-Church Offices, associate pastor's residence and Thrift Shop opened in the Elliott
2002-Groundbreaking for the new, multi-purpose addition.
2004-Carney Center completed and opened for use.
2008- Purchased and Began Renovations on the Old Powell General Store, to be converted
into New Thrift Shop.
Asbury United Methodist Church, Greenville, NY
The Mission & Ministry of the
We are the disciples of Christ. We are
the Church. The church is a
fellowship, the people of God, the
body of Christ.
God has made Christ the head of the
church and given him all authority in
heaven and on earth. Christ has
The source of our power is the Holy
Spirit, which is the Spirit of the living
Christ, who dwells within and leads
us to the truth.
We are called to be witnesses to
Christ and to the glory of God. We
are to go everywhere and be salt,
light and leaven for the world. We
are to be the working hands of Christ.
As Christians, each of us is
commanded to love God with all our
being and to love our neighbor as
ourself. We are called to be good
stewards of our time, our talent and
our resources. We are asked to
believe in Christ, to imitate him by
keeping his commandments and
doing his works, to pray in his name,
to give thanks to him, and to live for
the praise of his glory.
Our fellowship in Christ enables us to
support and reinforce each other as
we come to understand the will of
the Lord and become filled with the
Spirit. We work together joyfully,
equipping ourselves for our ministry
in the church and in the world.
Our ministry to the world is to
witness by word and deed through
lives of love, to bring Christ to the
world and to bring the world to
This statement, based on The New
Testament, was written by members
of the United Methodist Church of
Greenville & Norton Hill on January