About Us

OUR HISTORY

Fishers United Methodist Church is the epitome of stability. Founded in 1874, she has faithfully served this community for more than 125 years. The originating congregation consisted of 14 members. They met at the then local school house until 1875 when their first building was constructed on 116th Street west of what is now Interstate I-69. 
 
On February 26, 1905 their next church building was dedicated. This building located on Lantern Road (across from the Fishers Elementary School) served the congregation well for 57 years. It still stands in the same place today, now home for the people of The Christian Life Center.  On Christmas Sunday, December 23, 1962, Fishers United Methodists met for the first time in their new church home one block east of what is now I-69 and Indiana State Road 37 on East 116th Street. Numerous additions and improvements have taken place in this building as the congregation has grown.

OUR HERITAGE

The United Methodist Church stems from a tradition that was launched in England in 1739 by John Wesley. His brother Charles Wesley authored 6,500 hymns -- many of which are the backbone of Christian hymnody today. John Wesley was a priest in the Church of England whose heart went out to the poor and disenfranchised of his society. In seeking to minister to this neglected segment of society, his piety was matched by his genuine Christian concern for others. This spirit lives on in his followers even to this day and marks the emphasis of this second largest Protestant denomination in the United States.

Francis Asbury brought Methodism to America in 1771. He traveled 275,000 miles on horseback, most by wilderness trail, crossing the Allegheny Mountains more than 60 times during his missionary work here. In 1968 the Methodists joined with the former Evangelical United Brethren Church to form The United Methodist Church. EUBs had a history dating back to 1800 when Phillip William Otterbein and Martin Boehm began the movement called the United Brethren Church. Jacob Albright at the same time began a movement called The Evangelical Church (both of these movements directed toward German-speaking people). In 1948 these two united to become The Evangelical United Brethren Church.

Fishers United Methodist Church is a member of the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church, located in the North Central District.
 
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