Our history dates back to 1876, when a group of Methodists gathered in a schoolhouse to worship. The congregation grew over the years, and in 1887, they built their first church building on Main Street in Cedaredge. The church was made of logs and was known as the "Log Cabin Church."
In 1904, the congregation built a new church building on 3rd street. This building was made of stone and was known as "Rock Church." The Rock Church is still used today and is one of Cedaredge's most recognizable landmarks.
CCUMC has been involved in many ministries throughout its history. The church has provided food, clothing, and shelter to needy people. It has also been involved in education, social justice, and environmental protection.
In recent years, CCUMC became increasingly involved with the community. The church has hosted various events like, weekly farmers market, summer concert series, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. CCUMC also partners with other organizations to provide services to the community such as the local food bank and homeless shelter.
CCUMC is a vibrant and active church committed to serving the community. The church is open to all people, regardless of their background or beliefs. The church is where people can unite to worship God, learn about the Bible and serve others.
Here are some of the key events in the history of Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church:
1887: The congregation builds their first church building on Main Street
1904: The congregation builds a new church building on 3rd Street.
1949: the church is renamed Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church.
1976: The church celebrates its 100 anniversary.
2004: The church celebrates the centennial of the Rock Church.
2022: Adopts the Welcome Statement
2023: The church continues to serve the community and grow in its mission.
The first pastor of CCUMC was Reverend Hiram M. Smith. He was appointed to the church in 1876 and was the pastor until 1882. Reverend Smith was a highly respected member of the community and was instrumental in the early growth of the church. Rev. Smith was "a man of great intellectual power and high moral character," and rendered valuable service to the church and community.