Dorchester's Country Churches: White Haven UMC

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Posted 1/19/21

Dorchester Banner/Dave RyanThe current White Haven United Methodist Church has stood on the main road of Church Creek since 1908. CHURCH CREEK — The White Haven United Methodist congregation can …

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Dorchester's Country Churches: White Haven UMC

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan
The current White Haven United Methodist Church has stood on the main road of Church Creek since 1908.

CHURCH CREEK — The White Haven United Methodist congregation can trace its history in Church Creek back to the late eighteenth century when a village chapel was one of seven Methodist meetings registered in a Dorchester County land record in November 1794.

The following June a deed was executed for the church lot between Thomas Kallander and the church trustees. The one-half acre parcel, part of a tract known as “White Haven,” was conveyed to John Dorsey, William Geoghegan, Capewell Keene, John Fooks, Ezekial Vickars, Henry Ennalls, Levin Keene, Ezekial Johnson and Thomas Breerwood.

The property description located the lot at the head of Church Creek along the main county road adjacent to a property owned by Captain Edward Wright. The Methodist Episcopal congregation of Church Creek has financed the construction of several buildings on this site, which is also distinguished by a centuries old tree known as the “Treaty Oak.”

The current church, dating to 1908 by the inscription in the marble cornerstone, was erected during the pastorship of Reverend Horace E. Truitt.

In other church news this week:
St Paul’s United Methodist Church
Cleaning out after the Holidays? So are the ladies in the Basement Shop! We will be closed the month of January as we re stock!

Have items you no longer need or want? Call the Church office to schedule a time to drop off to the Basement Shop!

Faith Baptist Fellowship
Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer at 7 p.m. Sunday School for Adults - 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship is held at 11 a.m. Join in-person and on Facebook LIVE at Listen from church parking lot on 88.9 FM.
The church is at 1312 Race St. Call 410-221-5104.
Old Trinity Church
Old Trinity Church has regular Sunday services on Sunday at 11 a.m.

St. Mary Refuge of Sinners
Mass is held at Refuge of Sinners (Minnette Mills Dick Hall) on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Congregants are asked to follow health guidelines, including maintaining a distance of six feet from one another, and wearing masks.
The Spanish-language mass is being held at 6 p.m. on Sundays, with the same protocols.
St. Mary Star of the Sea has delayed its reopening until Refuge of Sinners enacts its safety protocols. For information on the parish, visit the new website at

Church of the Nazarene
Sunday school is 10 a.m. Wednesday Evening Service at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
We are abiding by the CDC guidelines. Everyone is welcome! You will also find the service online – FaceBook;
Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Episcopal Church, Cambridge. In-person service Jan. 24, Eucharist service, 9 a.m. Presided by Rev. Canon Bernie Schroeder and Rev. Deacon Barbara Coleman.
Please wear a mask. CDC rules will be enforced.

Zion UMC
The church has indoor worship service in the Sanctuary every Sunday at 11 a.m. Masks must be worn and all health and safety protocol is being followed. Everyone is welcome. Please come to 612 Locust St., Cambridge.
Immanuel UCC
Immanuel United Church of Christ, 5401 White Hall Rd., Cambridge, has returned to “Virtual” services at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

Souls Harbor Church of God
Sunday morning worship service at Souls Harbor Church of God will begin at 10:30 a.m. and children’s services are on hold temporarily.

Grace UMC
Masks must be worn for all classes and services.
Baraca has been meeting for more than 100 years. We share Jesus by proclaiming the Word of God! We invite you to join us this Sunday at Grace U.M. Church at 10 a.m. If you are unable to be present for the class, you can listen over WCEM -1240 AM.
Adult Sunday Sunday School Classes 10 a.m.
Come join us in worship. Grace U.M. Church is a friendly, warm and welcoming church family. Come join us in lifting the name of Jesus in Cambridge.