The story of McMannen United Methodist Church began in another time, another century. The actual date was somewhere around 1870, not long after the Civil War ended with the signing of the final surrender at Bennett Place. McMannen Church began just a few hundred yards from there under the leadership of the Rev. John Archibald McMannen (after whom the church was named).
In 1878 the congregation, not content just to meet under the shelter of a huge oak tree, moved to the present site on Neal Road, and erected its first building on a acre of land donated by Henry and Mary Neal. The old church was a white frame building, a model of which is now displayed in the sanctuary narthex.
In 1955 the need for more Sunday School room had grown acute and so a two-storied education building with basement was added. By the end of another decade (1966) the old wooden sanctuary was replaced with the present 350 seat sanctuary and 50 seat chapel. In the years that followed, the church grew to the point that another building addition was added in 1987 which consists of a kitchen, fellowship hall, and administrative center. We continue to update the facilities for example by adding an access ramp to the nursery area of the education building. Other renovations are in the planning stages.
McMannen is a friendly, family-oriented growing church that moves toward the future with a deep resolve to proclaim the gospel of Christ and to become increasingly involved in mission outreach. We into you to share our faith and our fellowship.
If you are interested in joining McMannen or would would like additional information, call the church office at 919-383-1263. We will be glad to answer questions or arrange an appointment with the minister. The staff will handle transfers of membership for you and we will be glad to help.
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