Old Starr Methodist Church homecoming is Sunday
STARR — Old Starr Methodist Church will hold its homecoming service Sunday, Oct. 1. A song Service will be held at 2 p.m., followed by worship at 3.
Old Starr Methodist Church’s beginning was in a little village called Hall’s Crossroad’s in the late 1770s. The Hall’s Crossroads Society was a regular preaching appointment and active in the early 1780s.
John Emory, who later became Bishop, was converted at a “bush meeting” near Hall’s Cross Roads in 1806.
This present church was built in the late 1850s and dedicated in November 1860. Starting in 1881, Sunday School was held from April through the second Sunday of October.
In 1882 the church was repaired and frescoed in an outstanding manner. In 1886 a new organ was purchased.
Sometime between 1885 and 1890 Hall’s Cross Roads was changed to Starr by the Post Office Department. In 1899 this church became Starr M.E. Church.
In 1927 the Greenville School House was purchased and moved to the church grove.
In 1948 the church was again repaired and painted inside and out. Rev. Otho Brewer was the minister.
In 1959 the members were numbered at 17 and the conference closed the church. In 1961 the church changed to Richard Asbury and remained an active church until 1995, when it closed again.
In 1997 the Methodist conference sold the church to a committee to restore and keep.
Much has been done and much remains to be completed.
The Old Starr Methodist Church in Starr, right, is pictured, with the social hall behind it. The Starr church is located between Centreville and Queen Anne.
Queen for a Day winner Angela Hill of Washington, D.C., slices her special cake with the assistance of event committee member Donna Hutcherson, Saturday afternoon, Sept. 23, in Donaldson Hall at St. Paul’s Church in Centreville. Hill had never been to Centreville before. She said she came to support the fundraiser for many different local charities. She never expected she would have her name pulled out of a hat as the winner of the event. She was showered with many gifts to take home and a wonderful meal provided by the organizers.