We are called to make disciples for Christ.
Come and join us every Sunday morning for Sunday school starting at 9:45am and for Sunday worship, in the sanctuary at 10:45am. Every Sunday rain or shine.
Grace and peace to you! As the newly appointed pastor at Archdale United Methodist Church, it is my joy and privilege to begin meeting this community and to start putting faces and names together.
In the short time that I have been here, I have learned that this is a warm and welcoming congregation with devoted followers and disciples of Jesus. It is clear that this church is intentional about serving others in Jesus’ name through its worship, education, support, and community outreach ministries. God has been working through the people here in Archdale. I am confident that God will continue to work here, and I look forward to being a part of that work.
As the pastor at Archdale UMC, I am committed to leading joy-filled worship of God each and every Sunday, to sharing the good news of God’s love and grace in all circumstances, and to providing the best pastoral care possible. I am available to pray with you or just to listen if you need a safe space to talk.
As we continue to get to know one another I hope that you will stop by the church and introduce yourself. My door is always open!
MINISTERS: THE CONGREGATION
Pastor: Rev. Alexis Coleman
Minister of Visitation Emeritus: Rev. Harold Shives
Director of Youth Ministries: Unfilled
Coordinator of Children’s Ministry: Unfilled
Choir Director & Organist: Mrs. Cheryl Traylor
Pianist: Mrs. Denise Warren
Office Administrator: Mrs. Sidney Pace
Custodians: Mr. & Mrs. Russ Carr
Archdale United Episcopal Church, South was officially organized September 6, 1925, at the Fourth Quarterly Conference of Highland M.E. Church, South of High Point, North Carolina. There had been a regular preaching appointment and Sunday school during the summer preceding. These services were held on Sunday afternoon in the Archdale Public School building. This church was organized with twenty charter members. Reverend E.M. Jones was the organizer and the first pastor of the church.
The first Sunday school was held in the afternoon and the attendance was fifty with a $3.01 collection. The average attendance for the first quarter was 55. While Rev. Jones was pastor, the average attendance for Sunday school grew from 55 to 187 in 1933.
On Easter Monday, 1926, the trustees of the church bought the site on which the church now stands. In the spring, 1927, the foundation of the church was laid. The building was completed by November 1 of the same year, and was opened with a great revival meeting which added many to the church membership.
In 1954, an additional eleven-classroom educational building was added to the back of the church at a cost of $25,350. A few years later additional land was bought at the back of the church on Petty Street for further expansion. In 1961, the congregation felt the need for additional Sunday school classrooms. At that time $15,000 was put in the budget for the new building program and this was added to monthly. In the spring of 1962, the building committee submitted plans for the new building which was approved by the congregation. The building started in July, 1962, and completed in early December, 1962. This new addition cost in excess of $60,000 with the furnishings. The Fellowship Hut was enlarged and redecorated along with the addition of a new modern kitchen. At the same time, classrooms in the older educational building were painted and furnishings added.
On Sunday, August 14, 1966, the congregation approved plans for a complete remodeling of the sanctuary and the building of a steeple tower. On Sunday, June 24, 1984, the congregation voted to purchase the Frank & Percie Payne property next to the parking lot across Petty Street. This piece of property was to give room to expand. The cost of the house (one of the oldest in Archdale) and lot was $64,500. The Payne house was demolished on September 13, 1988. On October 1, 1989, the church voted to purchase more property behind the present fellowship hall that connects with Freeman Place. A new fellowship hall was completed by May, 1995. On June 20, 1998 a storm tore the roof off the educational building destroying the entire second floor and furnishings. While rebuilding these classrooms, the entire educational building was upgraded and refurnished. Sunday school classes, which were held in the fellowship hall and mobile trailers during the one-year renovation, moved back into the new building on May 9, 1999. A new parsonage was built in 1975 located at 3511 Garrell Street. The 2500 square foot home was dedicated on May 26,1985.
The church employs a minister, office administrator, choir director/organist, pianist and a two person custodian crew.
The following persons have served as pastor
E. M. Jones, 1925-31
William T. Albright, 1931-33
J. W. Groce, 1933-37
R. C. Kirk 1937-39
0. B. Mitchell, 1939-1940
G. W. White, 1940- 44
William B. Penny, 1944-47
Fred L. Setzer, 1947-51
W. S. Smith, 1951-55
0. L. Brown, 1955-57
Paul H. Duckwall, 1957
Ernest D. Page, 1958-63
Ivan A. Stephens, 1964-67
George Stuart, Jr., 1967-70
Earl Black 1970-74
George Lyndon, Jr., 1974-76
R. Cliff Summey, 1976-80
Ralph H. Eanes, Jr., 1980-86
Keith W. Bingham, 1986-92
Joel Key, 1992-95
Jeff Patterson, 1995-99
Mary John Dye, 1999-2003
Dana McKim, 2003-2009
Stuart Noell, 2009-2015
Dana Bunn, 2015-2017
Allan Van Meter, 2017-2022
Mike Lee 2022-2023
Alexis Coleman 2023-Present
THE NEIGHBORHOOD CAFÉ is a free
community meal offered each Thursday at
5:30pm. This is sponsored by AUMC and
4 other local churches. There is no charge for this
meal, however, donations are accepted. This
meal is open to everyone.
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