The United Methodist Church of Hempstead was organized in May of 1822. Our first services were held in the home of Stephen C. Bedell on the corner of Main and Jackson Streets. Bedell Street is named after him. When you enter our sanctuary, you get a sense of the tradition and rich history of the church. So many people desire to have weddings, birthdays, and other celebrations and events here. We are open to the community. Several organizations utilize our facility Mondays through Fridays, including The Boys and Girls Club, Girl Scouts, Education and Assistance Corporation(EAC) Seniors Program, Centro Salvadoreno to name a few. We also share the facility with the Hispanic congregation of the United Methodist Church of Hempstead.

Because our community is diverse, there is perpetual change and transformation. Through it all, we have remained faithful to God’s call to faithfulness, love, and reconciliation; reaching out, strengthening, nurturing, renewing, and equipping all persons, as we build on the foundation of justice, freedom, peace, inclusiveness, love, and reconciliation. We welcome you be a part of our history, fellowship, ministry, and community.