Vandergrift United Methodist Church

134 Custer Ave
Vandergrift PA 15690

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Our congregation was organized in 1896 in the new steel mill town of Vandergrift. Vandergrift was a planned community created by Apollo Iron and Steel Company to house its workforce. The company's initial plans included providing significant locations for the town's churches. The Methodists accepted a beautiful site on the triangular piece of land at the intersection of Custer and Lincoln. The company also provided half of the cost of the Church building which was erected in 1897-98. The church quickly gathered an active membership. In 1908 we hosted the annual conference for the Pittsburgh area Methodists. The church has always contributed towards mission work, as well as, participated in local outreach work. In 1958-1959 the church was renovated and expanded with an educational addition, during the pastorate of Reverend Dr. Wallace Guy Smeltzer at a cost of $236, 000.