Merrick United Methodist Church


The United Methodist Church of Merrick                                                phone: 516-378-9222

1425 Merrick Avenue                                                                              fax:     516-379-6058
Merrick, New York  11566

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The winds of Pentecost blew and the church was born! May 20th was Pentecost this year and, as was the experience of the early Christians, the Holy Spirit has turned things topsy turvy for us here at Merrick Church. On May 6th, I announced that I would be taking a slightly early retirement, effective June 1, and leaving at the end of the month of May. Joan Weber, Chair of the Staff Committee announced that Bishop Bickerton has appointed Pastor Akio Iyoda to be the pastor, effective July 1. He will be commissioned as a Provisional member of the NY Conference on June 9th at the Annual Conference and serve full-time with his salary subsidized by the Annual Conference. The Holy Spirit is on the move! Praise and Thanks to God!

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit abound in all the members! I know they will use the gifts they have received to move Merrick Church forward. Everyone is invited to come to Holy Communion at the service on July 1st to meet the new Pastor and his wife.

Blessings, Joy and Peace, In Jesus' Name, Pastor Morgan



As part of God's family, the people of Merrick UMC seek to be an inclusive Christ-like community and to share the good news of God's love and forgiveness.

We are dedicated to the spiritual growth of all persons and a faithful witness to the power of the Holy Spirit through worship, prayer and compassionate ministry.


- Welcoming all people and reaching out to the community by inviting new people and groups into our church family.

- Taking time to understand other people to help us accept and affirm each other.

- Learning about the issues behind and working for peace and justice on earth.

- Sharing financial resources by bringing offerings for local and world mission.


That together we would practice respect, care for one another, and demonstrate a sense of team as we strive for the good of the Church which is the Body of Christ.

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