Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church
Jamestown NY

14701





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Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church welcomes Christians and those who seek to connect to Christianity in the Jamestown area.

We aim to make contact with and encourage others to join us in our life-changing Christian journey.

We are a friendly Christian community where we welcome others to join us in our worship and service to God.

Our vision is to make an impact for God, here in Jamestown, New York by helping people understand the enriching messages of eternal hope given to us by Jesus Christ through His words and deeds.

Everyone is welcome, no matter your age, beliefs, or background. Come just as you are - we'd love to get to know you better.



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Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church
385 S Main Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
United States
Phone: (716) 488-1680
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Rev. Tom LeBeau
Rev. Tom LeBeau
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385 S Main Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
United States
Phone: (716) 488-1680
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Romans 3:23

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

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Service Time Main Service: 9:00 AM (Contemporary) & 11:00 AM (Traditional)

Sunday School 10:00 am for all ages

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History of the church

The Kidder Church began as a Sunday school on Easter Sunday, April 15, 1906, in the home of Flora and Samuel P. Kidder on South Main Street Extension. There were no churches or Sunday schools south of McKinley Avenue at the time. Flora and Samuel P. were deeply concerned for the children of the south side of Jamestown because many of the families never attended the churches “way up town”.

Fourteen pupils attended the first class, which soon expanded as interesting classes held Sunday afternoon proved popular and successful. Classes were held in most of the rooms and even in a stairway of the house.

By summer, attendance had grown to 37 children. In the summer of 1907, a 24 by 36 foot chapel was built on the farm to accommodate the increasing classes. The chapel was designated as Kidder Memorial chapel in honor of Samuel P.’s father, also named Samuel.

By 1915, there was a definite need for an organized church, but none of the “uptown” churches were interested in establishing a church “way out there”. But, in 1919, the congregation purchased a lot on the corner of Cole Avenue and South Main Street and moved the chapel there from Kidder farm. A new church was built in 1928.

In 1936, Rev. C. Norton Warner became pastor. Under his leadership, membership grew from 149 to 667 people. When the Evangelical United Brethren and the United Methodist denominations merged in 1968, the church became Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church.

Other Pastors who have served Kidder Memorial Church include Rev. C.B. Anderson, Rev. O. E. Shafer, Rev. Loren Townsend, Rev. C.M. McIntyre, Rev. Alvin Willink, Rev. Bertil Peterson, Rev. Dr. H. Ray Harris, Rev. Glen E. Donelson, Rev. Larry Lundgren, Rev. Ardell Gould, Dr. Donald Modisher, Rev. Jerry Ward, Rev. Jacqueline Rhodes, Rev. Rick LaDue, and Rev. Carolyn Stow our current pastor.   Edit


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The power of Christian prayer You are...
You are the shade in the heat, You are shelter in the cold, You are eyes to the blind, You are a staff to the pilgrim, You are an island in the sea, You are a stronghold upon land, You are healing to the sick. You are the luck of every joy, You are the light of the sun's beam, You are the door of lordly welcome, You are the pole star of guidance, You are the step of the roe of the height, You are the step of the white-faced mare, You are the grace of the swimming swan, You are the jewel in each mystery.
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