Hosier’s is example of Gothic Revival

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan
Hosier’s Methodist Episcopal Church South serves Fishing Creek on Hoopers Island.

FISHING CREEK — Hosier’s M. E. Church South is a dominant architectural and historical landmark on Upper Hooper’s Island within the community of Fishing Creek. Similar to many rural congregations throughout the region, the members of this church financed a Gothic Revival inspired building when they were faced with replacing an 1896 building destroyed in a violent storm in July 1900.

Evidently materials from the destroyed church were salvaged and reused in the construction of the 1901 building. The new church was named in honor of Reverend John D. Hosier, who served this congregation as well as other Methodist groups, especially in Virginia, during his lifetime.

The congregation’s history claims it was founded around 1875 under the name Zion Methodist Church. Perhaps due to a large number of other churches by the same name in Dorchester, the congregation renamed itself in 1900-01 after the July 1900 storm destroyed the building erected four years before.

The Rev. John C. Hosier, who worked on the Delmarva peninsula, relocated to mainland Virginia for most of his career.

In other church news:

St. Vincent de Paul volunteers receive awards
During the pandemic, the food pantry at St. Vincent de Paul has been forced to operate outside in the parking lot of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Easton. Volunteers load food into back seats, trunks and way backs of the cars of those needing food every Saturday and Tuesday.
For their leadership of this effort Debbie Mulchan and Anne Clucas have been recognized by the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Each of them will receive the Town Watch Award in a virtual award ceremony on Nov. 20.
Anne Clucas has also been presented with the Frederick Ozanam award from the Wilmington Council of St. Vincent de Paul for her leadership.

Christ UMC Homecoming
The Annual Homecoming will take place on Nov. 7 at 2 p.m., at 5033 Aireys Road. The service will be an outdoor parking lot event. CDC guidelines will be followed.
The messenger for the service will be Minister Calvin Mitchell Jr. He is a member of the Laurel Church of Christ in Laurel, Maryland.
The sponsor of the service is the Homecoming Committee. The Rev. Roslyn Watts is the host pastor. All are invited to attend.

Faith Baptist Fellowship
Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer at 7 p.m. Sunday School for Adults – 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship is held at 11 a.m. Join in-person and on Facebook LIVE at faithwalking.net. Listen from church parking lot on 88.9 FM.
The church is at 1312 Race St. Call 410-221-5104.

Old Trinity Church
Old Trinity Church has regular Sunday services on Sunday at 11 a.m.

St. Mary Refuge of Sinners
Mass is held at Refuge of Sinners (Minnette Mills Dick Hall) on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Congregants are asked to follow health guidelines, including maintaining a distance of six feet from one another, and wearing masks.
The Spanish-language mass is being held at 6 p.m. on Sundays, with the same protocols.
St. Mary Star of the Sea has delayed its reopening until Refuge of Sinners enacts its safety protocols. For information on the parish, visit the new website at stmarycambridgemd.org.

Church of the Nazarene
The Rev. Richard Prahl will preach Nov. 8 on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. Worship is 10:45 a.m. The Worship Team will sing, and there will be special music.
Sunday school 10 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Service 7 p.m.
The church is abiding by the CDC guidelines. Everyone is welcome. You will also find the service online – FaceBook; cambridgechurch.org

Christ Episcopal Church
Sunday, Nov. 8, at 9 a.m., Holy Eucharist service will be held conducted by Rev. Canon Bernie Schroeder.
Soup Day: Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carry Out Only. $7 per quart. Vegetable Beef, Chicken Noodle, Chili. Pick up at kitchen door in Whatley Hall. Call ahead orders: 410-228-3161.

Zion UMC
Zion UMC at 612 Locust St., Cambridge will have indoor Sunday worship services in the Sanctuary. Services will be held at 11 a.m. You must use the Glasgow Street entrances. Masks are mandatory at all times, and all other safety precautions will be followed. Everyone is welcome.

Immanuel UCC
Immanuel United Church of Christ, 5401 White Hall Road, Cambridge, is offering 10 a.m. worship services in-person or via Zoom. No Sunday school or child care will be available. Face masks are required and social distancing must be observed. Temperature will be checked upon entering the building. More information is available at immanuelucc.com.

Souls Harbor Church of God
Sunday morning worship service at Souls Harbor Church of God will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Worship Team will lead a time of singing, followed by a time of prayer and supplication.
The congregation will then hear from the Word of God, a sermon by Pastor Roy D. Collins, or Youth Pastor Tyler Collins. Sunday School and children’s services are on hold temporarily.
The church is located at 718 Peachblossom Ave. in Cambridge. Their phone is 410-253-4148. The congregation invites all to join them. The church is abiding by CDC guidelines.

Grace UMC
Nov. 1
10 a.m. Baraca Class (live on WCEM – 1240 AM) Speaker: Pastor Chris
11 a.m. Worship Service in house, live on WCEM – 1240 AM and Facebook Live. Speaker: Pastor Chris, Guest Singer: Joanne Rue
Scripture reader: Holly Spicer, Scripture: Psalm 43, 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13. Message: “Leave Vindication to the Lord”
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Nov. 1
11 a.m. – All Saints Day. Church members deceased since last November will be remembered.
Nov. 8
Samaritan Purse filled shoeboxes are to be returned to the church.
Masks must be worn for all classes and services.
Baraca Class: 10 a.m. – Baraca has been meeting now for over 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.
Adult Sunday Sunday School Classes: 10 a.m.
Grace UMC: 11:00 a.m. – 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.

Salem UMC
Middletown Branch Road, Church Bazaar, Oyster and Soft Crab Sandwich Sale, Bake Table, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.