United Methodist Church of Smethport Celebrates 202nd Anniversary

Bradford Era – The United Methodist Church (UMC) of Smethport, the oldest continuous congregation in McKean County, has been celebrating 202 years of ministry for several months this year.

Throughout the summer they held a festival in Hamlin Park with food, music by local favorite Bobby Spaeth, and games; a free community swim party was held at the local pool, and a picnic was hosted by a parishioner. In October, the ladies held a tea party featuring lots of good food that the ladies prepared themselves, along with entertainment by Rev. Leona Logan of Let’s Sparkle Together, LLC.

Sunday, Oct. 16 was a day of anniversary festivities that included a Remembrance Service in the afternoon; the Memorial Room was filled with historical displays, and there was fellowship time with a catered dinner. Read More