Our History

The seed that has grown into what we know as Siloam United Methodist Church, was planted in late 1840’s just a half mile down the road at Chester-Bethel. There arose at that time a dispute over the use of printed choir music. The older Methodists saw this intrusion as a return to the practices of the Church of England from which the Methodist church had split. The dispute ultimately caused a deep split in the church which caused a part of the congregation to withdraw and form what has become Siloam. Our building was built in 1852 and is the only church in Bethel Township.

Early Photo of Siloam

One of the earliest pictures of Siloam.