Our History

The History Committee at Wamego UMC is gathering information for projects which will acknowledge and honor veterans in our church family. If you're a vet or have one in your family, please fill out this form.

Below are a few of the most recent "In Our Rearview Mirror" articles, which our Historian, Teresa Weixelman, writes for our monthly newsletter.

Celebrate Freedom!

Here we are - still at the corner of 6th and Lincoln 152 years later. Pioneers arrived in the Flint Hills area of northeast Kansas in the 1860s. They asked, “Should we head west?” and the answer was “YES!”. As they settled in Wamego, they joined in small groups in their homes to worship and pray together. They stepped out in faith to follow the call.

 

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The Way a Strange Wind Blows

Hats off to Dean and Marjorie Schowengerdt, from our congregation, for 40 years of important contributions to missionary work in South Korea.

 

Pearls & Rubies, National Magazine of FarmHouse Fraternity, Spring, 1965 contains the article “The Way a Strange Wind Blows” which tells the story of the Schowengerdts mission in Korea from 1952-1965.

Click here to read the article.

150th History Wall

“And what have you seen in the years of your time…”? This quote is from the poem The Old Elm written by L. B. Pruitt who served our pastor from 1920-1926.

 

To know history is to know life. Wamego UMC is living history filled with humble servants and fascinating events. To commemorate our 150 years of existence, a history wall was unveiled July 2, 2017 and hangs on the west wall of our gathering area. It consists of three panels — one for each of the 50 years our church has been here. 

 

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