The Methodist-Episcopal Church

The Methodist-Episcopal Church stands atop the low, rocky hills at the edge of town. The dedication ceremony took place on Sunday, July 11 of 1852, with Reverend Fish and presiding elder Owen attending. After the ceremony, the final $200 needed to clear the church of debt was raised by passing the plate. In the July 22 issue of the Methodist-Episcopal weekly, The Christian Advocate, Reverend William J. Morrows writes: “The people of Volcano have shown their respect for Christianity and morality in the erection of a neat little church which now stands on the hill close by town. It is 24 by 30 feet square, well seated and will soon have a good pulpit.” The church was built of pine poles and clapboards and finished on the inside with plank seats.