The church was first organized in 1888, with a charter
membership of 35. Those uniting with the church had, prior to that time, belonged to
Henson's Chapel Methodist Church. Services were first held in a small public school building
which stood across the highway from the present structure. In 1896 the church began it's
first building program. Rev. and Mrs. N.C. Combs donated the site for the new structure
and the building was completed within 6 months. In the 1940s the need arose for a new
building and plans began under the direction of Rev. James Starling. The old church building
was sold and removed from the site where the new building, the present church, now stands.
In the fall of 1991, construction began on our fellowship hall. With the help of many Western
North Carolina friends, a grant from the Duke Endowment and the generous support of our own
church family, the hall was finished and dedicated in the fall of 1992.
Join us for Worship 9:30 AM
Sunday School 10:45 AM
Mabel United Methodist Church is nestled in a valley in the Mabel Community of
Watauga County, North Carolina, on Old US Highway #421 approximately 2 miles
from the Tennessee State line.
Mabel UMC will hold its annual Christmas Program on December 7, 2008 at 5:00PM with refreshments to follow.
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