First United Methodist Church - Katy, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven
N 29° 47.387 W 095° 49.269
15R E 227278 N 3298829
Quick Description: Formed around 1900, First UMC of Katy -- located on 5601 5th St. -- is an active Methodist church in Katy, Texas. Its current church sanctuary was built in 1961.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/16/2015 12:32:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMNCXR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged
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Long Description:
Per a nearby Texas historical marker:

"This congregation traces its history to 1898, when a group of Baptists, Disciples of Christ, Presbyterians, Quakers, and Methodists organized a Union Sunday School in the home of Willard James. Sometimes about 1900, the Methodists formed a separate fellowship.

The Rev. M. L. Lindsey, first pastor appointed to this congregation, also served other Methodist churches on the Houston circuit. He was assisted by several of the early families of the church, including those of W. P. Bowers, J. E. Cabiness, E. M. Morton, and T. G. Roberts. Lay members held worship services during the early years when the minister could not attend every Sunday.

In 1903, land was secured from W. E. and R. M. Cash and from L. C. Luckel, and the foundation for a frame church building was laid. The Methodist sanctuary was completed in 1904, during the pastorate of the Rev. E. W. Potter, and was the first church building constructed in the town of Katy. It served the congregation until 1938, when a new sanctuary was built. The current structure was completed in 1961.

Throughout its history, the First United Methodist Church of Katy has provided significant service and leadership to the community. The congregation continues to reflect the ideals and traditions of its founders."
Active church?: Yes

Year Built: 1961

Service times:
Sundays: 8:30am and 11:00am

Website: [Web Link]

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