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Evansville Church Celebrates 175 Years of Ministry

It started back in 1846 as a little small group of people back in German Township.

Posted: Nov 14, 2021 9:33 PM
Updated: Nov 15, 2021 6:56 AM

"We are just so blessed and so excited to be celebrating 175 years in ministry here at United Methodist Church."

Sunday members of Salem United Methodist Church gathered to sing, pray, eat and share memories to celebrate years of worship. 

"It started back in 1846 as a little small group of people back in German Township," said Angela Koehler Lindsey, the Director of Worship Arts at Salem United Methodist Church. "we moved over here in 1877 and we've been over here on the North side of Evansville since that time."

A period in time Jane Eberhart can recall, as she and her family have attended the church for many years. 

"I was born, I was baptized here so I actually was in this church for all of my life," said Eberhart. 

Eberhart recalled her time there at 5 years old attending Sunday school, and her memories of being a member at Salem United Methodist Church.  

"We had a round table and the teacher sat in the middle of all of us and we sat around the edges and I just loved that round table," said Eberhart. "I thought it was wonderful."

Over the years, the church participated in Peacemakers, Boy Scouts, Preschool and Head Start programs. They were also able to support over 60 missions and ministry projects each year. 

"Being a part of this church all my life is just, it's home. " said Koehler Lindsay. 

The Church Motto, 'Small Enough to Know You and Large Enough to Serve You',  still rings true 175 years later. 

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