On Nov. 23, 1795, Wm. Hindman owner of the plantation know as "Wilton", turned over to the "Trustees" of the Wye Meeting House, the plot of ground on which our Church and Fellowship Hall now stand. It seems certain that the first "Wye Methodist Meeting House" occupied the property at least six years before 1795. On the 1st Thanksgiving Day, proclaimed by President Washington, in honor of the Constitution, Nov 15, 1789, Bishop Francis Asbury wrote in his daily journal: "It being a day of public thanksgiving, I rode to Wye where there is a good new Chapel". That morning, the 1st Bishop of the then 5 years old Methodist Church in America, crossed the Choptank River on a ferry from Cambridge, accompanied by the Rev. Richard Whatcoat. Through the cold wind and rain, they rode to Bolingbrook, near Trappe, and held a service. In the afternoon they arrived at the village of Wye.
In 1880 the old "Meeting House" was replaced by the church building which stands today.
We are a generous, multi generational congregation seeking God's vision, will, and purpose for our individual lives as well as for our life as a congregation. It is our heartfelt desire for our community and our neighbors to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Our beliefs align with the Apostle's Creed:
We believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;*
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic (universal) church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
Concerning The Holy Bible we believe that the core of the Christian faith is revealed in Scripture as “the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints” (Jude 3; NRSV) and all points to Jesus Christ, the son of God. We look to the Bible therefore as our authority and trustworthy guide, which “is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16; NRSV). Illuminated by tradition, reason, and experience, the revelation of Scripture is the church’s primary and final authority on all matters of faith and practice.