First United Methodist Church - Staunton

Anniversary Celebration! 
[NOTE:  This celebration took place in 2012.  The information provided here is for historical and interest purposes.]

Join us as we celebrate 175 years in the heart of Staunton.  Throughout the year we will be hosting historians as they share about the rich heritage of the area we call home.  Then, on August 12, 2012, we will be hosting a day-long community anniversary celebration featuring worship services, historical re-enactments, outdoor concerts and more!

March 21 - 7pm
"History of Macoupin County"
Presented by historian Tom Emery

April 18 - 7pm
"History of Staunton"
Presented by author/researcher Cindy Leonard

May 16 - 7pm
"History of Staunton Churches"

August 12
Day-long Anniversary Celebration
Worship services, potluck picnic, kid's activities, outdoor concerts and more! 


Peter Cartwright, a famous Methodist circuit-riding preacher, will be brought to life by Rev. Joel P. Catlin in a performance at our anniversary celebration on August 12 from 1:30 to 2:00pm.

More details about this performance can be found in our August newsletter. 

The Pickin' Chicks will be in concert from 2:00 to 4:00pm as part of our anniversary celebration.  Come enjoy the bluegrass and gospel stylings of this young and talented group. 

Staunton UMC Timeline

Be sure to explore the black dots and pop-up boxes because they offer even more details!