About Us

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church is a community of believers committed to reaching people for Christ.  Nestled in the hills of rural, historic Chester County, the stone church was constructed in 1919.  The congregation has a strong music program with an active church choir. People with many different backgrounds come together to form the congregation,  A commitment to children and youth drives the active youth ministry and Sunday School.  Check out our “Ministries” page for a current menu of our many opportunities for service.

Mt. Carmel also has an active United Methodist Women’s group. Fundraising activities carry out a number of mission projects.  The most successful programs is the Christmas Shoe Box Collection.

Throughout the year congregation members come together in fellowship to meet the community such as a bazaar, dinners, strawberry festival, and rummage sale.
Rev. Dennis Emrick, our pastor, began his ministry in St. Peter’s on September 1st after “supplying” the pulpit for several weeks after Mt. Carmel’s previous pastor and her family moved to New England.  Pastor Emrick has served in a variety of churches throughout Eastern Pa.  

Types of Members

United Methodists have four membership categories.  The first two listed represent people who are members both of The United Methodist Church and of the particular local congregation.  The last two offer ways to connect with our church, but maintain a relationship with other churches.:

Baptized members are people who have been baptized by water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and who wish to be (or in the case of infants and children — are sponsored to be) members of a local congregation of the United Methodist Church using the whole of Baptismal Covenant I or II. 

  • Professing members are those who have professed the faith of this church themselves, using the language and ritual of Baptismal Covenant I.
  • Affiliate members are professing members of another United Methodist Church who may be temporarily far from their home congregation and wish to connect with the life, ministry, and watch-care of a congregation nearer to where they now are for a time.
  • Associate members are people who have been baptized by water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in another Christian denomination, wish to connect with a local United Methodist Church, but wish to retain their current denominational affiliation rather than become professing members of The United Methodist Church.