Huron First United Methodist Church

History of Huron First United Methodist Church


  • The Methodists have been worshipping in Huron since before Huron was incorporated as a town in 1881.  They met in the old Chicago and Northwestern depot until a church was built on the corner of Kansas and Fourth Streets in 1884.

  • By 1918, more space was needed in the Sanctuary, Sunday School and for church activities.  Even though the building was only 35 years old, it was decided to tear the church down and rebuild on the same site.  While the new church was being built, services were held in the Huron College Chapel.  The new church was completed in June of 1920.

  • In 1999, the building located at 4th and Kansas was plagued with issues including old wiring & plumbing, no access for people with disability and insufficient parking.  An "Explore to Build" Committee was formed and came up with a design for a new church and found a building site South of Coborns on Hwy 37 and determined cost estimates.  In 2000, the congregation voted to build!  The building was completed in the fall of 2003.

  • Today, the church uses this current building  & space to provide four different worship services, an exciting & growing kids ministry with Sunday School & Wednesday Nite Alive, many class & service opportunities for youth & adults and a community preschool.  We are committed to following in whatever direction the Lord leads and strive to meet the needs of a vibrant ministry.


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There are exciting times ahead at Huron First UMC... God be the Glory!