1784-1787 - A.M.E. Zion organization formed in New York.
1796 - Mother Zion (NY) church was the first church of A.M.E. Zion.
1825 - Amherst College created a church for the school community.
1825 - Rev. Eldredge proposed African American families meet in homes for Sabbath meetings and studies.
1851 - Moses Goodwin was born.
1861- The Amherst College church became an independent church for African American families.
1868 - Amherst College gave permission for the creation of Zion chapel because the African American population grew.
March 12, 1869 - Zion Chapel officially dedicated.
1899 - African American Zion Congregation wanted less white influence on their church.
1903 - Rev. E. C. Brown becomes pastor of Zion Chapel.
1904 - Booker T. Washington to helped raise money for the new building.
1905 - African American Zion Chapel members presented a petition asking to establish an independent parish of their own.
~1906 - Congregation split among African American Zion Chapel members. Two sisters allowed Moses Goodwin to buy the land for a church.
1907 - Amherst College members granted African American Zion Chapel members permission and support for their own independent chapel.
July 10, 1910 - African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church of Amherst was officially dedicated.
1912 - Hope Church was built.
1923 - Hope Church and Zion Church attempted to be federated.
1954 - Amherst College students repainted the inside of the church.
1967 - Zion A.M.E was renamed after the Goodwin family.
1993 - Ruth Goodwin died.
1998 - Rev. Lewis became the pastor
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