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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 25, 2018 12:13 PM
From: Representative Greg Rothman
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Honoring 200th Anniversary of Hope United Methodist Church

**This memo is being re-circulated for co-sponsorship as there was a minor change made to the Resolution, at the request of the church, after it was introduced (HR637). The Resolution will be re-introduced and assigned a new number.

Previous co-sponsors to HR637 were: Neilson, Ryan, DiGirolamo, English, Ward, Sonney, Dush, Schlossberg, Kinsey, Caltagirone, Baker, Bizzarro, Pickett, Readshaw, Millard, Grove, Marsico and D. Costa
In the near future, I will be introducing a Resolution to honor the 200th anniversary of Hope United Methodist Church, formerly known as Salem Chapel.

The history of Hope United Methodist Church can be traced as far back as 1818, when the Salem Meeting House was erected on land then known as the Stayman Farm.

Salem Chapel was deeded to the Methodist Episcopal Church for $100 in 7882, making Salem Chapel the oldest Methodist church building in regular use in the Cumberland Valley.

Historical records show that the Confederate Army fired artillery from the churchyard in 1863.

Salem Chapel was closed in 1922 and was reopened in 1953 by members of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg and in 1997, a new sanctuary was built for regular Sunday services. The Salem Chapel continues to be used for many special services

Please join me in recognizing the Hope United Methodist Church, formerly known as Salem Chapel in Cumberland County.

Thank you.

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Introduced as HR680