Evangelical United Methodist Church began as a United Brethren congregation with a group of twelve members in 1875, led by Pastor George Sickafoose. A building was purchased for $1,500.00. In 1903, a building program was initiated and property was purchased on the corner of Guilford and Franklin Streets and in 1904 the cornerstone was laid. One year later it was dedicated.
In 1946, the United Brethren denomination merged with the Evangelical Church, and our congregation became known as the First Evangelical United Brethren Church of Huntington. On April 23, 1968 they united with the Methodists to form the United Methodist Church. At that time, it was decided to call our congregation Evangelical United Methodist Church.
This merger put our congregation in a unique position: now there were two United Methodist Churches within a block of each other. In 1973, under the leadership of Rev. R. Edwin Green, property was purchased on Flaxmill Road in preparation for a new building. 1976 proved to be an important year for the church: the building plans were approved, ground was broken, and on October 10, the cornerstone was laid. The first service in the new church was held on April 17, 1977.
Over the past 30 years, EUM has continued to grow and change. Our beliefs are rather simple, yet complex. We believe in God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in the Trinity.
We are committed to Jesus Christ and to reaching others for Him; to serving the needs of others in Christ’s name, both at home and across the face of the earth; and to nurturing the growing faith of children, youth and adults here at Evangelical.
We hope this tells you a little about us. We enjoy coming together for events throughout the week and the highlight of worship on Sundays. We hope you will enjoy it as well. May God bless you and keep you.