OUR HISTORY

 

Avilla Calvary United Methodist Church began on April 1, 1962 with the merger of the Avilla Methodist Church, Swan Methodist Church, and Calvary Evangelical United Brethren Church.  This formation of the "Calvary Methodist Church of Avilla" was one of the first such mergers in the nation, preceding the denominational union of The Methodist Church and Evangelical United Brethren Church by almost four years. The congregation broke ground for the new building on September 11, 1966 and on April 30th 1967, the cornerstone was set in place.  The congregation moved into the new facility at 101 S. Cherry Street on October 8th, 1967, moving in procession from the two church buildings on VanScoyoc Street to the current church.  Following the denominational merger, the name of the church was officially changed to "Calvary United Methodist Church" on May 20, 1973.  The addition containing Sunday school classrooms, fellowship hall, and gym were added in 1992.  The narthex was expanded in ???

 

Since it's inception, the Avilla Calvary United Methodist Church has been served by the following ministers, listed by year of appointment:

 

1962  Robert Wright

1965  James Lantz

1971  Daniel Stone

1978  Emmett Anderson

1980  Robert Carmin

1986  Ronald Storms

1994  Frank Messinger

1996  Curt Austin

1999  Leonard King

2002  Barbara Cross (Associate Pastor)

2014  Shalimar Holderly

IMG_8647
IMG_8648
IMG_8651
IMG_8650
IMG_8654
IMG_8642
IMG_8631
IMG_8630
IMG_8633
IMG_8652
IMG_8656
IMG_8637

Office Hours:  Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact 260-897-3190 or avillacalvaryumc@embarqmail.com

© 2023 by COMMUNITY CHURCH. Proudly created with Wix.com

  • c-facebook
  • Twitter Classic