History

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Timeline

  • 1947  November 30 – Charter Member Sunday
  • 1948  Land purchased on Carol Avenue – 5 Lots
  • 1951  August 12 – Cornerstone laid
  • 1952  April 6 – First worship service in church
  • 1960 December – New educational wing added
  • 1973 June 10 – First worship in the park service
  • 1979  Live radio broadcast on WTAZ-FM (now WOAM-AM 1350)
  • 1979  New addition built onto church – Membership at 1500
  • 1985  November – Payments completed for 1979 addition
  • 1987 January – Third parsonage purchased on Montana Avenue
  • 1987  May – Purchased corner lot south side church (Carol Avenue & Wicks Street)
  • 1991 Fellowship Hall remodeled
  • 1994 Sold Montana parsonage
  • 1995  Renovated Chancel area of Sanctuary and Friendship Hall
  • 1996  Purchased Minnesota Avenue parsonage
  • 1998  New Roger organ installed
  • 1999  Vote to search for new church site
  • 2000  Site search and planning
  • 2001  Purchase of 40-acre future site on Tennessee Avenue and Jackson Street
  • 2003  Land debt paid in full.  Work begins on building design phase.
  • 2003  October 19 – First “tent” service on new site – Land mortgage burned
  • 2004  Fund raising begins for new family worship center.
  • 2007  April 22 – Church Conference approves start of Phase 1 construction
  • 2007  June 17 – Ground Breaking takes place for Phase
  • 2008  September 28 – First worship services held in new building
  • 2009  February 22  Family Worship Center Dedication  Bishop Gregory V. Palmer
  • 2012  June 30  Rev. Angel Taylor appointed to Minonk and Wenona UMC
  • 2012  June 30  Rev. Paul Walles retires
  • 2012  July 1  Rev. Gary Motta and Rev. Lori Harvey appointed to Morton UMC
  • 2015  Payed off the mortgage for Phase one of the new building
  • 2017  Site and church plans for Phase 2 – Education Building
  • 2017  June 30 Pastor Gary Motta retires
  • 2017  June 30 Pastor Lori Harvey to Salem Grace UMC
  • 2017  July 1 Pastor Gary Feldman appointed to Morton UMC

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