RE-DEDICATION OF JOHN STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OCTOBER 29
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In October of 1992 the John Street United Methodist Church held its first worship service in its sanctuary, and on October 29, 2017, the church will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a service of re-dedication during its regular worship time of 11 am.
Reverend Mark Monson Alley, who led worship the first time the sanctuary was used in 1992, will be present for the celebration as will several church members who were actively involved in the challenging process of de-commissioning and selling two churches and combining the congregations.
Prior to the move, one minister served both the Camden Methodist Church on High Street in Camden and the Rockport Methodist Church overlooking Rockport Harbor. Both church buildings were aging and during Paul Marshall’s tenure as pastor discussion began about joining the two congregations into a single new building.
The Camden church was the first sold and the people of both churches worshipped at the Rockport church until it was sold in June of 1991. At that point worship was moved to the Rockport Opera House, but not for long.
Ground had been broken at the John Street site and the building was rising. In October of 1991 worship services were officially moved into the new church and held in the fellowship hall since the sanctuary was still under construction. Rev. Alley was at that point the minister of the John Street United Methodist Church. The sanctuary saw its first service in 1992. The building committee thoughtfully used organ pipes, stained glass windows and other materials from each of the former churches in the construction.
The congregation invites the larger community to join them in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the John Street United Methodist Church at 98 John Street, Camden. Rev. Michelle Wiley, our present pastor, and Rev. Alley will share in the service.