Mission workday success: White Marsh Methodist
On March 22, eleven members of Clarksbury United Methodist Church and one member from Rehoboth UMC met Pastor Jim Salmon at White Marsh UMC on the Northern Neck to clean up the historical church.
White Marsh has been closed since 2001, so one can imagine the cleaning that was needed. Armed with hedge trimmers, chain saws, and all kinds of cleaning supplies, the army of men and women cleaned the old church inside and out until it sparkled. All the workers were treated to a delicious lunch provided by the ladies of the EY circle.
“As we worked together on this mission the fellowship was unbelievable,” said one volunteer. “Each one of us felt God’s love as we worked together to bring his house back to life.”
Historic White Marsh was formed as a congregation on September 17, 1792. It has been considered the “Mother Church of Methodism on the Northern Neck.” The current brick structure was built in 1848, with the interior virtually unchanged.
No longer a church on an appointed circuit, White Marsh is being developed into a historical site. It will be available for weddings, funerals, family celebrations and special services.
Clarksbury’s former pastor, Jim Salmon, is the director of restoration and maintenance. Those interested in contributing to the rebuilding and maintenance of this beautiful and historic building, may reach Pastor Salmon at 804-529-6676.
Donations are tax-deductible and a gift to preserve the history of this church.