The United Methodist Church of Holyoke, South Hadley and Granby is a diverse and welcoming community uniting in seeking Christ. We neither exclude nor judge anyone. We invite everyone in all circumstances and walks of life, including you.
A Little Bit of Our History
John Wesley organized the first Methodist society in London in 1739 with about ten other persons. It soon swelled to hundreds, with other societies organizing in London and the English realm. Within ten years after the start of the United Societies of Methodism in England, the outlines of the future Church were becoming visible and the patterns of it organization taking shape. Methodism, which swept through England, in time crossed the Atlantic and came to the American continent.
The first recorded Methodist meeting, in South Hadley was held in 1810 or 1811. The first church was constructed in 1832 on what is now known as Gaylord St. Our present building was purchased from the Congregational Church in 1880.
What we Believe
We believe in the one true, holy and living God, Eternal Spirit, who is Creator, Sovereign and Preserver of all things visible and invisible. God is infinite in power, wisdom, goodness and love.