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Bethel Chapel - Harpursville, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff
N 42° 10.633 W 075° 37.426
18T E 448484 N 4669641
Quick Description: Old postcards show this as the Baptist church (Postmark: 1906 Feb-28 Harpursville NY). The Baptists built a newer church not too far from here.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 3/21/2017 1:06:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMV9YR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
Views: 2

Long Description:
This is an old white wood traditional looking church with stained glass windows by an old cemetery. The church was run by the Baptist until sometime after the 1924 history of the area was written, and after the book celebrating the 150 year history was written in 1961. The Religious Structures site found this as Belden Chapel and the Baptist Church was listed separately. The photos below on the Religious Structures site show newer cushioned seats inside and modern sound equipment. There seems to be an emphasis on children's activities on the Facebook page. Sermons are listed on the Facebook page. The church website does not work anymore. This church is listed under its own name rather than a denomination on the town list of churches. This has the appearance of an older church building that is now run by an independent minister.

photos on Religious structures of Broome County (visit link)

facebook (visit link)

town of Colesville listing (visit link)

There is a book on Amazon called
"History of the Harpursville Baptist Church: [150th anniversary, 1811-1961]" Unknown Binding – 1961 by R. Leone Jacob (Author)

History from 1924 (visit link)
"The village has a number of churches-the Baptist, the Episcopal, the Methodist Episcopal and the Pentecostal Mission."

(visit link)
Harpursville Baptist Church Harpursville, New York Original Vintage Postcard Postmark: 1906 Feb-28 Harpursville NY
Time of Service: Praise & Worship: Sunday 10:30 - 11:00 am (nursey is staffed during this time). Church Services & Sunday School: Sunday 11:00am (nursey is staffed during this time).

Address:
3490 State Route 79 Harpursville, NY 13787


Website: Place of Worship: Not listed

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