The History of Parma Greece United Church of Christ
From the Parma Greece Church Book of Church Record, Book One:
At a meeting of the Brethren and sisters friendly to liberal Christianity convened at the schoolhouse in school dist Number 7 Parma, Elder Joel Doubleday and Elder Wm Blake of Clarkson were present. After each person present had expressed their feelings and Christian experience the following persons agreed to walk together in the bonds of Christian love and union taking the scriptures of truth for their only rule of faith and practice and we pray that God be with us.
Names of members
James B. Deyo Peter S. Olmsted Joseph Hooper
Samuel D. Deyo Betsy Ann Wisner Mary Deyo
Peter Wisner Elizabeth Chase Ruth Deyo
James Chase Robey Hicks Sarah Hubbard
Isaac Chase, Jr. Lucy Chase
After which Isaac Chase Jr. was chosen Clerk of said Society.
Isaac Chase Jr.
Parma Aug 23, 1834
….and so We began, over 187 years ago.
186 Years and Still Creating History!
Additional Church Milestones
1834 Parma Greece Church was born on August 23 with 14 charter members that met in a little red school house
on Burritt Road. They took the Scripture of Truth for their only rule of faith and practice.
1841 In April, Sunday School was organized
1843 Since attendance had increased over the years, the group incorporated and adopted the name “Christ
Church of Parma and Greece”.
1844 Isaac Chase donated land and a chapel was erected at the site of the present church. It was called
1845 The Cobblestone Church was dedicated, In June, membership was up to 111.
1903 The Cobblestone Church was torn down and the present structure was built on the very same foundation
as the Cobblestone Church. The windows of the Cobblestone Church were put in the nave of the
sanctuary. On November 22, “Parma and Greece Christian Church” was dedicated
1957 Sunday School facilities and the Fellowship Hall were completed. The new facilities also provided child
and crib care and a modern kitchen. The facility was dedicated on October 20. The Congregational
Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Churches merged to form the United Church of
Christ. We became Parma Greece United Church of Christ.
2009 Celebrated 175th Anniversary
To celebrate our 175th Anniversary
Jean Becker and Donna Crowley coordinated this quilt project
to honor our Founding Families who set the example of
dedication and caring for the surrounding community that this
Congregation has continued to the present day.