Methodists in Newport: A Rich Heritage

1850 A congregation of the Methodist Episcopal Church-South is formed in Newport

1850 New Zion Methodist Episcopal-South congregation organized in Pembroke

1852 Deed given for Methodist Episcopal Church site in Newport by David Price

1853 Construction on Newport church begun

1903 Deed given for land to Mt. Olivet Episcopal Methodist Church-South by Billy Reynolds four miles northeast of Newport

1906 Newport sanctuary remodeled (balcony removed and bell tower rebuilt)

1907 Newport parsonage site deeded by Tom Martin

1910 Present parsonage constructed

1954 Newport sanctuary moved back 20′ by VDOT in order to widen Rt. 42

1969 New Zion merges into Newport congregation

1975 Mount Olivet congregation merged into Newport church; name changed to Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church

1977 First Fellowship Hall/Sunday School addition

1988-93 Second Fellowship Hall/Sunday School room addition

1997 The Village Green is established

1998-2002 Sanctuary remodeled (narthex added and windows moved from north wall to front of the church

Mt. Olivet Methodist Church (Rt. 42/Blue Grass Trail, Newport, VA)
New Zion Methodist Church (New Zion Road, Pembroke, VA)