celebrating 200 years of ministry:

1821-2021

In 1821, First St. Charles UMC was founded on historic Main Street in St. Charles, Missouri. Two-hundred years later, we are thrilled to celebrate the bicentennial of our community of faith with you! We'll host several bicentennial celebrations this year and share more about our church's history along the way.

bicentennial history book:

1821-2021

by valerie battle kienzle

We are grateful for the time, effort, and dedication that local historian - Valerie Battle Kienzle - has dedicated to researching and recording the history of First St. Charles UMC. Valerie has put together an extensive history book that begins with the founding of the church through present day. You can download the full 136 page book with the link below.


DOWNLOAD THE BICENTENNIAL HISTORY BOOK


If you would like to receive a printed version, please contact the church office. One printed copy is available per family.

learn MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF FIRST ST. CHARLES UMC IN THIS INTERVIEW WITH HISTORIAN, VALERIE BATTLE KIENZLE

In this interview, Valerie Kienzle shares more about the history of First St. Charles UMC and the church's past. In order to further the conversation about our church's past, you're invited to join us for worship on Sunday, February 7, 2021. Pastor Bart Hildreth will begin a new message series: "Outside the Lines." You're invited to come to worship with open ears, open hearts, and open minds as we learn from our past and look FORWARD TOGETHER to our future.