Antioch United Methodist serves Town Point

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Antioch Church was built in 1915, and is shaded by a grove of mature oak trees.

TOWN POINT — The Antioch United Methodist Church, historically identified as the Antioch M. E. Church South, stands in a mature grove of oak trees along Town Point Road west of Cambridge. The single-story weatherboard frame church, enhanced by a series of pointed arch Gothic Revival entrance and lancet windows, retained a well preserved interior with grained beaded board wainscoting and a pressed metal ceiling.

Enhancing the period interior are early twentieth century pews and Victorian altar furniture. The church, erected in 1915, stands on the same site as an earlier 1855 structure that burned.
The congregational history dates back to the first decade of the nineteenth century. In 1861, the Antioch membership decided to align itself with the Methodist Episcopal Church South due to differences in opinion on the institution of slavery.

The interior of the church has seen little change since the early twentieth century. The floors are covered yellow pine tongue-and-groove boards, and the perimeter of the sanctuary is fitted with vertical beaded board wainscoting covered with an yellow ochre color graining.

The white plaster walls rise to a ceiling of pressed metal that follows the bottom contour of the rafters and collar beams. The altar at the north end of the sanctuary is raised and is furnished with late Victorian chairs and pulpit. A Victorian organ is located in the northwest corner.
In addition to its historical value, the church is known for its annual Peach Festival, held in August.

To reach the church from Cambridge, follow Route 16, make a slight right at Dailsville Road, then turn left at Town Point Road.
The building is at 1742 Town Point Road.

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Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word
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For information, contact Gail Mansell at 410-641-9725 or gmansell@atlanticgeneral.org.
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The Spanish-language mass is being held at 6 p.m. on Sundays, with the same protocols.
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Church of the Nazarene
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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; cambridgechurch.org

Christ Episcopal Church
Jan. 10, there will be drive through Eucharist service at Whatley Hall parking lot till further notice.
Soup Day on Jan. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carry out only.
Quart size Chili, Chicken Noodle or Vegetable beef, with no dessert or biscuit $7. Pick up at Whatley Hall Kitchen window. Call ahead for order: 410-228-3161
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No in-person worship. Information on logging into our Zoom worship service can be found at immanuelucc.com
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Grace UMC
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
No events scheduled outside of sunday services. 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.
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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.