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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 14., Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. (search)
concerns Trinity Church was then at the low-water mark of its history, and not all the causes of it were external. A waterlogged ship is a poor sailer, but mutiny on board adds to the gravity of the situation. In an April snow squall Rev. Jarvis A. Ames appeared in West Medford, having been appointed thereto by the bishop at Conference. The outlook was squally, too, but the sun came out again. The demonstration on an April Sunday in 1861, in the old church on Salem street, didn't frigwas made of contribution to the general benevolences of the denomination. These of necessity were small, but a step in the right direction. Trinity Church owes a debt of love and gratitude to its faithful pastors, but to none more than to Jarvis A. Ames. On the central panel of our eastern window bearing his and Brother Herdmann's names, the morning sunlight streams through the passion flowers. On July 18, 1885, in the sunny southland (Florida) whither he had gone in search of health it wa