History

The congregation of Macedonia United Methodist Church was organized in 1832 and Trustees Hiram Sanders, David M. Hunter, David Thompson, George Hunter, Oliver Bartlett, Elisha Jones, James Roberts, James Timberlake and William Jackson received deed to land given by Wade and Marie Mills on April 9, 1832 for the building of a church for worship. Macedonia was assigned to the Columbia Circuit of the James River District, Virginia Annual Conference of The Methodist Episcopal Church and Reverend Samuel T. Moorman was assigned as the first Pastor. In 1835 the Louisa Circuit was formed and Macedonia became one of the churches on this new charge. In 1837 the Charlottesville District was formed and the Louisa Circuit became one of the charges on Charlottesville District since that time.

The first building erected on the above mentioned land was constructed on rough logs and probably held about 100 persons standing up. No one knows how long this log building was used; however, a large frame building was erected which stood until it was destroyed by fire on the night of December 19, 1900 as the church was being readied for a wedding to be held the next day. Immediately after the fire plans were made to replace the building and this was completed in time for Homecoming on April 4, 1902.

The present church building has been in constant use since that Homecoming in 1902 and a Church School addition, indoor plumbing, central heat and air conditioning, social hall and other improvements were made in 1978. A larger social hall and additional Sunday School classrooms were added in 2003. In 2007 Macedonia UMC and Byrd Chapel UMC, which had been a single charge, were split into two separate stand-alone "station" churches.

Macedonia United Methodist Church has a long and colorful history, much of it unrecorded; however, we do have various records and documents from our past as well as a complete list of former Pastors and their pictures and biographies in a permanent record book.

With pride in our God-given past and joyful hope for the future, we hear the words of Scripture and try to practice them: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." SO BE IT. AMEN! Proverbs 3:5, 6 KJV.

Freq Asked Questions

Q: When are worship services?
A: Worship starts at 9:00am every Sunday, followed by Sunday School at about 10:15am.

Q: When is communion served and who can participate?
A: Communion is offered on the first Sunday of the month as part of regular worship. All professing Christians are welcome, regardless of their membership in Macedonia or any other church.

Q: For what ages are Sunday School classes available?
A: All ages including adults.

Q: What do I do if I want to become a member?
A: Contact Pastor Linda.

Q: When does the choir rehearse?
A: Wednesday nights at 7:30pm.

Q: Does the church have a United Methodist Men's group?
A: Yes. It meets on the second Sunday of each month at 11:15am.

Q: Does the church have a United Methodist Women's group?
A: Yes. It meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30pm.

Q: When does the youth group meet?
A: On the third Sunday of the month as 11:30AM. A light lunch is served.

Directions

Macedonia UMC is located at the intersection of East Jack Jouett & Byrd Mill Roads near Bells Crossroads in Louisa County.

From the town of Louisa:

Take Courthouse Road (Route 208) south from town approximately 6-7 miles. Turn right on East Jack Jouett Road. Macedonia is one block ahead on the right, at the corner of East Jack Jouett Road and Byrd Mill Road.

From Interstate 64:
Take Louisa/Ferncliff Exit (143) from I64. From I-64 go approximately 2 miles north and turn left on East Jack Jouett Road. Macedonia is one block ahead on the right, at the corner of East Jack Jouett Road and Byrd Mill Road.

Sunday Service Times

Worship - 9:00am

(Nursery Provided)

Sunday School - 10:30am


Macedonia UMC

17 Byrd Mill Road

Louisa, VA  23093

(540) 967-3970


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