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Circuit Riding preachers began traveling on horseback to preach the gospel wherever they could get a group to listen. The Methodists started in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, then spread further into the south. In 1795, Fredrick Grigg, only 24 years old, founded Palm Tree Church. With no palm trees in sight, local lore said that members of the new church close the name from Grigg’s description of some of his far-flung travels.
Four buildings later, in 1928, Palm Tree occupied its present structure. Dedicated September 15, 1929, the three-story building boasted steam heat, running water and indoor plumbing, and a last minute addition of electric lights.
Palm Tree UMC is located between Lawndale, NC and Polkville, NC at 1160 West Stagecoach Trail and is pastored by Rev. Scott Owen. Our office is staffed Monday thru Thursday from 12:30pm until 2:30pm and can be contacted by calling 704-538-6930 or E-Mail at [email protected]
We have Sunday School every Sunday morning at 10:00am followed by a traditional worship service at 11:00am. Our Chancel Choir practices every Wednesday at 7:00pm. The Administrative Council meets the 1st Sunday of each month at 7:00pm in the Family Life Center. The United Methodist Wowen (UMW) meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Family Life Center. Palm Tree hosts a Community Fellowship meal on each third Thursday from 5:30pm until 6:30pm in the FLC which is open and free to everyone.
While Palm Tree is a traditional united Methodist Church, we are very relaxed and casual at all church services and events. During our worship services, you may see people wearing anything from full dress cloths to shorts and T-shirts with tennis shoes. If you are looking for a church to visit, we are here for you and welcome you to this church. Please do not let what you have to wear keep you from knowing our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Palm Tree United Methodist Church
1160 W Stagecoach Trail
- Worship Service 10:00 AM
- Worship Service 11:00 AM
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P O Box 157
Monday thru Thursday 12:30pm until 2:30pm