We invite Methodists from the Granite State to join us as we celebrate

250 years of Methodism in our state.


Did you know that, in 1772, Methodist Pastor Philip Embury conducted the first Methodist services in the state of New Hampshire at the James Robertson Farm in Chesterfield, New Hampshire? After that service, those in attendance formed the state’s first Methodist Class (or small group). For the next 250 years, Asbury Church and Methodism have been central to our community and state’s religious, mission, and social life. As we celebrate this moment, we invite you to be a part.

On Sunday, October 2nd at 10:30 AM, we will begin this celebration with a celebratory service, followed by a period of refreshments and fellowship.

Later that afternoon at 2 PM, we will be celebrating with a free concert featuring Monadnock Blend (an all-male A Capella ensemble), the Hillside Trio (featuring Barbara Summers on piano, Doug Nelson on baritone horn, and Sussan Henkel on oboe), and Asbury’s music director Tracey Borden performing as a solo singer.

There is no charge for the concert, but light refreshments will be served, and a free-will offering will be taken. We pray that you will join us as we both celebrate this milestone and begin the process of reimagining the next 250 years!   For details, you can check out our website at ChesterfieldUMC.org or find us on Facebook (@AsburyChurchNH).  Feel free to reach out directly to Pastor Scott Masters at pastorscott2007@yahoo.com.