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About Us

Webster is a United Methodist Church (UMC) located in Webster, North Carolina.  “Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” We’re doing that with “open doors, open hearts, and open minds.”

First and foremost, we are Christians.  When you walk into our sanctuary, we hope you feel the warmth and love of Jesus Christ.

As a United Methodist Church, we affirm ‘orthodox’ Christian theology and affirm the great teachings of the ecumenical councils. For more information about our beliefs, Click Here.

At the same time, Methodists have distinctive Wesleyan heritage with our own theological emphases. Wesley and the early Methodists were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God’s grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. They placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of the UMC today.

History

The initial phases of the construction of a Methodist Church in Webster began on December 11, 1881, when the trustees for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South bought land for the sum of $50.00. The sellers wished that the property would be a”place of Devine worship for the use of the ministry and membership.” Construction of the current church building was completed in 1887. Local lumber companies provided the weatherboarding, pegged pews, and flooring for the church. The paint was bought and shipped from Knoxville, Tennessee. Handblown frosted panes formed windows and gas lights hung from the side walls. With the exception of the interior partition, the small addition to the rear of the church, and new oak flooring in 1945, the Webster Methodist Church is unchanged since its completion in 1887.