A Conversation for West Freedom UM Church

So there really is a town call New Freedom in Pennsylvania

Post 1

paulh, hiding under my bed

A nice-looking church. I haven't seen many Baptist churches, so I can't judge this one, but it's attractive....


So there really is a town call New Freedom in Pennsylvania

Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

This isn't a Baptist church. It's a Methodist church.

However, its design is typical of mid-19th-century churches in this area. I think it's the German influence. You might think you were in eastern Germany. smiley - smiley

There's one in the same area called 'Old Zion'. And another, equally old, called 'New Zion'.


So there really is a town call New Freedom in Pennsylvania

Post 3

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Oh, and thanks for drawing my attention to an editorial error - the church is in WEST Freedom, PA. (My brain went on an unauthorised vacation.)

There is a New Freedom, but it's 250 miles away in York County, PA. smiley - laugh


So there really is a town call New Freedom in Pennsylvania

Post 4

paulh, hiding under my bed

Theo ne in new Freedom may be Baptist.


So there really is a town call New Freedom in Pennsylvania

Post 5

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

This may well be true. smiley - laugh York County has a lot of things, many deeply weird.


So there really is a town call New Freedom in Pennsylvania

Post 6

paulh, hiding under my bed

I don't know how to respond to that. I've known and liked some baptists. The church buildings do not see weird to me.


So there really is a town call New Freedom in Pennsylvania

Post 7

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - laugh I don't think the buildings are weird, either. And I'm glad you like Baptists.

However, the Snack Food Capital of the World, York County, is an odd place. Among other things, there was a persistent belief in witches into the 1920s.

Ever heard of Hex Hollow?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rehmeyer%27s_Hollow


So there really is a town call New Freedom in Pennsylvania

Post 8

paulh, hiding under my bed

I've been to Lancaster County, which is next to York County. There are Amish in Lancaster. I don't know how well they get along with Baptists.


So there really is a town call New Freedom in Pennsylvania

Post 9

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - rofl Pretty well, usually.

Ancient, ancient Pennsylvania joke.

A Quaker farmer was milking his cow. The cow kept hitting him with her tail, which annoyed the farmer no end.

Finally, he said, 'Friend Cow, thee knowest that I cannot curse thee, nor beat thee. But I can sell thee to a Baptist!'


So there really is a town call New Freedom in Pennsylvania

Post 10

paulh, hiding under my bed

Good one. smiley - laugh


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