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Blacklick Township churches are listed alphabetically by denomination. Additional information on the history and present contacts and schedule of services of the churches will be added as received.

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Baptist

  • Bethel Baptist Church, intersection of route US 422 and Cardiff Road, Blacklick Township—Founded 1833.

    • Cambria County's oldest Protestant Church has no regularly scheduled services. An annual reunion is held the second Sunday of August, with a picnic followed by a business meeting and a worship service. Contacts are:

      Lewis H. Ripley, Jr., President
      104 S. Center St., Suite 207
      Ebensburg, PA 19031
      Phone: 814-472-7850
      Email: lhripley@pennswoods.net

      Paul R. Carney, Vice President
      4450 Ben Franklin Hwy.
      Strongstown, PA 15957
      Email: Ruthcarney@comcast.net

      Wanda Barrett, Sec.- Treas.
      1095 Industrial Ave.
      Bedford, PA 15522
      Email: wanda713@yahoo.com

      Anyone wanting to be added to the mailing list or to send new data if already on the mialing list, please notify one of the contacts listed above.


      A transcription of cemetery records is on George Warholic's Blacklick Township web site.

      Click here for a brief review of the church's history, first published in 1931.


Catholic (Click here for Altoona-Johnstown diocese)

  • Sts. Timothy and Mark Church, 116 Church Street, Twin Rocks 15960
    (Formerly, St. Charles)

    • CLOSED The former St. Charles was yoked with Immaculate Conception Church, Vintondale, in 1995; the yoked parish was renamed Sts. Timothy and Mark, and merged with St. Mary's in Nanty Glo in 2010.

    • A transcription of cemetery records is on George Warholic's Blacklick Township web site.

Church of the Brethren ("Dunkard")
 
  • Presumably, the Nanty Glo Church of the Brethren (which denomination was formerly called "Dunkards" because of its form of baptism), provides the continuity for the congregation that once worshipped at this site near the intersection of Belsano's South Street and Redmill Road. All that remains is the cemetery.
  • A transcription of cemetery records is on George Warholic's Blacklick Township web site.


Pilgrim Holiness
  • The Pilgrim Holiness Church, Twin Rocks, PA 15960

United Methodist (Click here for Indiana district home page)
  • Belsano United Methodist, Belsano 15922, Benjamin Franklin Highway (Rt. 422) Belsano, PA 15922
  • Yoked with Nanty Glo United Methodist Church (Glo-Bel Charge); the Rev. John Snyder, pastor

    A transcription of cemetery records is on George Warholic's Blacklick Township web site.


  • Faith United Methodist, 3876 Benjamin Franklin Highway (Rt. 422), PO Box 32, Belsano PA 15922-0302
  • Yoked with Strongstown United Methodist (Belsano Triangle Charge); the Rev. Sharon Hamley, Pastor

    The first church in Blacklick Township's first village, Faith UM was founded as the United Brethren Church and had a major role in the development of the village, as it once owned most of the adjacent property of the town, which it sold as lots, according to local historian Desmond Warzel. Through a succession of denominational mergers, it became the Evangelical United Brethren Church in the 1940s and a United Methodist Church in the 1960s.

    A transcription of cemetery records is on George Warholic's Blacklick Township web site.


  • Twin Rocks United Methodist, PO Box 32, Belsano PA 15922

  • CLOSED. At last report, this church is no longer active.

Links to additional Blacklick Township pages

Blacklick Township Home Page
Blacklick Township High School Class Lists
George Warholic's Blacklick Township Pages
Belsano Memories (from Jon Kennedy's growing up there, with Belsano
     School photo-1)

Belsano Memories (from Trudy Rummel Myers, childhood on the pig farm)
Belsano Memories (from Jon Kennedy's adolescence, writing for
     Mountaineer Herald-2)

Belsano memories—Halloween in the 1950's (Jon Kennedy-3)
Belsano's famous literary figure - Malcolm Cowley
Spring fever on the Kennedy farm, 1956
Views from the hamlet of Cardiff/Nettleton
The Blacklick Township Class of 1960 35th anniversary reunion photo
Blacklick Valley's most famous athlete - Bill Hartack
The 'good old days' at Blacklick Township High School, by Linda Rae Watson
    Silbaugh

A Death in the Family and how it forever changed our lives | A Postscript
A virtual hike, Vintondale to Belsano
The Belsano Job—robbery and murder on the C&I Railroad

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