Our history

The history of Amory First United Methodist Church is a story of three church buildings, a roster of 39 members, but more importantly, years of Christian education, worship, and service to our community and nation.

The church began in 1889 with 40 members meeting in various locations until a church was built. The Frisco Railroad donated the present corner lot and the first church, a small frame building, was erected in 1894, debt free. Church membership grew, and in 1914 a large, brick-dome church was built, followed by an education building in 1925. After eleven years, the dome church burned on January 11, 1926. By early 1927, a church, much like the church today, was constructed and ready for use. It was dedicated Easter Sunday, April 17, 1927, with over 795 members. Tragedy struck again in February 1936 when the church was destroyed by another fire. Services were held in the high school during that period.

A replica church was built rapidly and debt free, using the same plans. It reopened on November 15, 1936 with the dedication of the Last Supper mural, a gift from Margaret Schuk of Cincinnati, the daughter of the construction supervisor. The youth, education, and recreation building was dedicated on April 25, 1972.

From the beginning, Amory First has provided programs of worship, education, and activities for all ages. We give thanks to God as we celebrate 125 years of ministry and ask God's blessing that we may continue to serve the work of his kingdom for the next 125 years and beyond. Our hearts, minds, and doors are always open.

chuck knows church series

Chuck Knows Church is an online video series that helps interpret complex subjects in a fun, yet informative, way. Each series features “Chuck” who helps us learn more about our church while inviting us to have deeper conversation with our pastor.

The ORIGINAL SERIES is all about the objects, symbols and terms we often hear in church. Take a couple of minutes each week and have some fun while you learn from Chuck. Each week a different video is released on YouTube and announced on the Chuck Knows Church Facebook page. There are currently more than 90 episodes available on a variety of topics with more being produced. Each episode is approximately 2-5 minutes.

To watch more Chuck Knows Church videos, click here.