Methodists observing 125th anniversary Sunday The Wakonda United Methodist Church will have a special day on Sunday, Nov. 10 as they observe 125 years of dedicated service.
The first organized group of Methodists began as the German Methodist Mission in 1877. In 1935, the church, under the pastorate of H.H. Arms, observed its 58th anniversary. There were still some original founders alive at that time. Forty-two years later, in 1977, the church observed its 100th anniversary.
In observing the day, the worship service has been moved to 11 a.m. This will be followed by a catered dinner at the McMahan Center. A commemoration service is planned for 2:30 p.m.
At least half or more of the pastors or their families who have served in the last 25 years and a number of other former members and friends are expected for a part if not all of the day.
The public is cordially invited as we celebrate these years of Christian service. The noon catered meal is by reservation only.
There will be a time for coffee and fellowship following the afternoon service in the church basement.