The History of Eastwick United Methodist Church.
Let this be recorded for a generation to come so that a people yet unborn may praise the Lord.” (Psalm 102:18)
Eastwick United Methodist Church began as a vision shared by Rev. Herbert Palmer, District Superintendent of the South District with Rev. Alfred S. Maloney in the Spring of 1983. In June of 1983, Rev. Maloney was appointed Developing Pastor of the Eastwick New Church Project at Annual Conference.
The Eastwick New Church Project started with just a dream and the willingness of a few persons who exhibited the “pioneer spirit” so necessary to keep the dream alive. From a small group of persons who wanted to see a church in the community, the efforts to start a congregation began.
On March 18, 1984, our first worship service was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lynch. In July, Mrs. Frances Boone opened her home to the group.
The commitment to establish a church became evident when our small congregation of 20 persons received our Charter on June 9, 1985, from Bishop F. Herbert Skeete and District Superintendent Rev. Herbert Palmer. With the support from neighbors, friends, and other churches, we received our new name – EASTWICK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.