Before the Fellowship Hall Addition
After the Fellowship Hall Edition
Patmos Sanctuary today
Established in 1834
Patmos Church began in a log structure erected in 1834. The congregation was officially formed and met there beginning in 1839. The building was replaced in 1901 by a frame building, which continues to serve as the sanctuary. The building was subsequently re-modeled in 1959, 1978, and in 1994 when the Sanctuary, basement and pavilion were again remodeled and the Fellowship Hall was added.
Early in its history, Patmos was part of a five-point charge which included Patmos, Independence, Mt. Horeb, Huddleston and Providence churches. Quarterly meetings, held at a select church, would bring together members of all five churches for an all day gathering. Services would be held followed by a business meeting, and then a dinner and social time for all.
In 1992 the church became a station church which enabled the hiring of a dedicated part-time pastor. Currently Patmos is one of two churches in the Bethesda-Patmos Cooperative Parish with a full-time pastor serving both churches.
Prior to the church closings in 2020 due to COVID-19, weekly worship services were followed by a meal and social time in the Fellowship Hall. We hope to resume these gatherings after COVID restrictions are lifted.
Patmos Parking Lot