Alton Main Street will be celebrating 200 years of Methodism in Alton and the River Bend area August, September, and October 2017.
Saturday, August 26 we will host a dinner for all the surviving, former pastors, spouses, and families, at 6:00 p.m. followed by fellowship and a special music presentation.
During the month of September Pastor Tim and Debra will preach and are encouraging other pastors in the River Bend area to preach sermons that reflect the history of Methodism over the last 190 – 200 years.
Saturday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m. Bishop in Residence Bill Lewis, will speak on the history of Methodism in southern Illinois at the Main Street Pavilion near the United Methodist Village in Godfrey, weather permitting.
Saturday, October 14, Joel Catlin will portray Peter Cartwright after a pot-luck dinner that begins at 5:30 p.m. Performance will be in the sanctuary.
Sunday, October 15, Bishop Frank Beard will give the message at our 9:00 a.m. and our 11:15 a.m. services at Alton Main Street. There will be a brief dedication of an engraved stone outside, at the drive through canopy entrance commemorating the 200th anniversary of Main Street United Methodist Church. All our friends, families and the community are invited to the various events.