WELCOME AND THANKS
FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR CHURCH!
We are a neighborhood church with "open hearts, open minds and open doors." Please know that you are always welcome! At Howe Memorial, our mission is to "help each person grow in faith, that translates belief into action." As such, we believe that all people are on a spiritual journey and as our faith grows, it shows in our actions.
We strive to be a haven for everyone, regardless of their
stage of life or faith development.
There's something here for everyone.
The lot our church sits on was donated by James R. Howe of Brooklyn, New York and the church was named in his honor.
In the beginning, before Florida became a State, the first session of the Florida Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church convened in Tallahassee on February 6, 1845. Between the period of 1870-1885 the area became fairly well populated and by 1885 Palatka, Fruitland, Georgetown and Drayton Island as well as numerous other appointments opened up. Andrew A. Barnett was admitted to the conference in 1874 and came to serve our church in 1879.
The brick church standing today was the vision of Rev. W.S. Hullett with the corner stone being laid on July 28, 1922 followed by dedication in 1932. Our church has been serving the needs of this community for nearly 150 years and has been a light to those around it since the first gathering of our congregation in the pioneer days immediately following the War Between The States.
Those pioneers gave us a heritage of good Christian values which continue to this day. May it be said that we continue to be faithful with that which has been given us so future generations may continue the circle of love began so many years ago.