Over 100 Years and Still Going Strong
Edmonds has been served by Methodists since the early 20th century. A retired Methodist minister organized a Sunday school in 1908. This led to the establishment of the Edmonds Episcopal Methodist Church on February 20, 1909. Seventeen people became charter members and their names were written in the record book. The congregation grew and was in need of more space for the church located at Fifth and Dayton. In 1924 construction of a new church building was completed as a memorial to honor Bishop Mathew S. Hughes. The Hughes Memorial Methodist Church had the appearance of an old mission-style building and its’ distinctive appearance made it a landmark in Edmonds. Growth continued and in the 1950’s it became apparent that additional space was again needed. This required the congregation to consider their options and a decision was made to obtain property at Eighth and Caspers Street. On November 1, 1959 the first worship service was held in the new facility. Since then, additions and remodels have been made to meet changing needs as we continue to serve our community.
John Wesley and the early Methodists were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God’s grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. They placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as "practical divinity" has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today. We invite you to learn more about our rich theological heritage.