CANAL TOWNSHIP —
Did you know?
The Canal Wesleyan Methodist Church congregation was established on Feb. 2, 1849, following a revival meeting held in the area. Original membership was 14.
After worshiping in the school building for a time, the congregation met in the old Baptist Church, located at the junction of what was known as Black Top and Swamp roads.
In 1859, the congregation was able to build a church of its own on a hill located just a little northwest of the present building. The group worshiped there for about 52 years.
On Feb. 13, 1912, the little church on the hill was destroyed by fire. However, a new structure was erected and then dedicated on July 19, 1914.
Ground was broken again in June 2012 for a new church, which will be dedicated on Sunday.