We are striving to build on this legacy of faith in our area and apply it to the fast-paced and ever changing world in which we now live. Our mission is Making Time to Grow in Faith Together because we believe that faith in God gives us the kind of hope which will allow us to thrive, regardless of what we face in this life.
Rural Chapel UMC represents an over 200-year history of people growing in faith in God, right here in Delaware county. This work began with horseback riding preachers coming to the area to gather people for faith development in the early 1800’s. This work led to the forming of two different churches in the historical villages of Cheshire and Berkshire. These two churches came together to form Rural Chapel in 1971 when one of the original churches lost their land to the Alum Creek Reservoir.