Our church was started in March, 1838. Members met in their homes until 1840 when a one-room building was built, which is now the Wisteria Farms subdivision. It had hand-made benches without backs and the services were 2 hours long. In 1904, the one-room building was moved to Commerce Street, the current location of our parking lot. In 1940, the one-room building was moved across the street to our present location. The building was turned around; a vestibule was added to the front and a two-story addition to the back with a parlor and “Upper Room.” In 1942, the gift of a building containing classrooms and kitchen was received from the Althea Baptist Church when they disbanded. These buildings and the old church are no longer a part of our current facilities.
The United Methodist Church is a church that is committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Here at Magnolia United Methodist, we strive to be a welcoming and friendly place where all can worship and grow in their faith.
In the Fall of 2010, our church undertook a “Stepping Forward in Faith” capital campaign and purchased the property located directly behind our present church campus. It included a functioning 7,000 sq. ft. gym, a 1,800 sq. ft. house and carport, a storage barn and 11.5± acres. The house was converted into our present Administrative Office, the carport became our “Serenity Chapel” using the old pews from the church and the fitness center is a fully functional gym with multiple fitness classes and is administered by qualified church members.
Our Sanctuary has since been renovated to provide a meaningful worship experience. Come join us at Magnolia UMC, a church Rooted in Grace.