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History of Asbury UM Church

Asbury UM Church may be the most beautiful church ever built in the Greater Watertown area.  Construction was begun in July 1907 and was completed in 1914. It was built of Pennsylvania Marble at a cost of $125,000. The church was designed to seat 1400 people. Its circular sanctuary, full-frontal pipe organ, and stunning picturesque stained-glass windows create an awe-inspiring worship experience.  The church is located on the corners of Parker, Sterling, and Franklin Streets.

The raised wall between the sanctuary and the rotunda area was the largest mechanically-operated dividing wall north of Syracuse.

In 1965, a new education building was completed as a west wing to meet the needs of an expanding Sunday School program. The New Day Children’s Center now fully utilizes that wing.

Are you interested in helping with the revitalization of this beautiful Northern New York Church? Find out more on our Capital Project and Campaign page.


COVID-19 Notice

Upon entering Asbury everyone must wear a mask and must keep the mask on until you are seated. If you are vaccinated, you may remove your mask once you are seated unless you are near children. You may choose your seat. However, we ask that you keep approximately 3 feet from others. On Sunday morning you may enter through the Sterling Street or Franklin Street entrances. The elevator is open at the Franklin Street entrance. Nursery Care is now open beginning at 9:00 A.M.. Sunday School is now open, beginning around 10:30 A.M.. We encourage you to contact the Asbury Church Office at 315-782-3240 for the latest information.