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our history

For over 150 years, we've been inviting, growing and serving on the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue! Learn a little bit more about our rich history below. 

Veterans Project

In 2019, the History Committee at Wamego UMC began gathering information for projects which will acknowledge and honor veterans in our church family. This presentation is the first fruit of their labor.


You can watch on our Youtube channel as well. Interested in including a veteran in your life in future projects? Fill out the short form, linked below!


"I found this article while sleuthing the newspaper archives. It was on page one of The Kansas Agriculturist under “Church Notes.” “Methodist Church — Large crowds continue to greet the pastor, Rev. Jas. B. Bollman, at every service. The attention is all that could be desired, the music inspiring and the interest deepening."

"Transitions" was written by our Church Historian, Teresa Weixelman. It was printed in our May 2019 newsletter. 


150th history wall

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."

"150th History Wall" was written by our Church Historian, Teresa Weixelman. It was printed in our August 2017 newsletter. 

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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! Dean and Marjorie were assigned to the Union Christian Service Center in Taejon, Korea by the Board of Missions of the Methodist Church in 1950. 

"The Way a Strange Wind Blows" was written by Church Historian, Teresa Weixelman. It was printed in our July 2017 newsletter. 

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