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Welcome! Who We Are

Welcome! Who We Are.


European colonization of the Bronx began in 1639. The Bronx was originally part of Westchester County, but it was ceded to New York County in two major parts (West Bronx, 1874 and East Bronx, 1895) before it became Bronx County. Originally, the area was part of the Lenape‘s Lenapehoking territory inhabited by Siwanoy of the Wappinger Confederacy. Over time, European colonists converted the borough into farmlands.  The territory now contained within Bronx County was originally part of Westchester County, one of the 12 original counties of the English Province of New York.


The Upper Morrisania Methodist Episcopal Church is a religious corporation and its certificate of incorporation was recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Westchester on October 17, 1855. The corporate premises is located at the southwest corner of 178th Street and Washington Avenue, specifically 1951 Washington Avenue, Bronx, New York, 10457, and whereas this location was formerly under the jurisdiction of Westchester County, and whereas registration for this property was originally filed under name of The Upper Morrisania Methodist Episcopal Church on October 17, 1855, in Westchester County, and whereas the Certificate of Incorporation of church was changed to Tremont Methodist Church and said filed in Westchester County on April 28, 1939, whereas the jurisdiction for the filing of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation is now Bronx County. At the regularly called meeting on November 16, 2002, there were six or more qualified voters present when said members voted to amend the Certificate of Incorporation of TREMONT METHODIST CHURCH by changing the name to the TREMONT UNITED MEHODIST CHURCH and filing said amended Certificate of incorporation with the County Clerk in the County of the Bronx, State of New York.  


The old church which burned down in 1968.


The current church.

Reach! Hold! Strengthen! Release!


Tremont United Methodist Church is now a part of the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. We are members of the Metropolitan District and have been a presence in the community for over 160 years and is a Christ centered  place, where there is something for everyone.

Tremont United Methodist Church’s Mission Statement:

“As the body of Christ called Tremont, we are committed to REACH into the community as ambassadors of grace to help, to heal, and to make disciples for Christ, to HOLD our brothers and sisters in the warm and affirming embrace that is the love of our God, to STRENGTHEN ourselves, our community, and one another through growth in the knowledge of scripture, tradition, reason and experience and RELEASE emboldened disciples of Christ to do the work of transforming the church and the world.”