This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Remington's churches: United Methodist

(I thought it would be interesting to use Sundays to focus on Rensselaer's churches and to see how many Sundays I can go before I run out of material. Indiana is richly endowed with religious denominations, with influences from North and South, East and West. This is part of that series of posts.)

The Remington United Methodist Church is located at 121 S Ohio St Remington, IN 47977. It is not listed in the "Church Services Directory" in the Rensselaer Republican. and not much information about it is given in the remingtonindiana.com site. It has Sunday Worship at 10:30 AM.

More information about his church can be found on the webpages of the North Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. The church had a website here but it seems to have been abandoned. Information and links for the United Methodists were given in the post for Trinity United Methodist Church in Rensselaer.
This seems to be the largest church building in Remington, though the new Apostolic Christian Church rivals it. The Jasper County Interim Report classifies it as notable and lists it as late Gothic Revival, built in 1916.

The pages of the North Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church lists six United Methodist congregations in Jasper County. Given the impressive size of the buildings both in Rensselaer and Remington in addition to these numbers, and it is clear that the Methodists were probably had more members in Jasper County than any other denomination in the late 19th and early 20th century. I doubt if that is still true.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Remington UMC website is out of date. It shows Jackie Foley as their minister, and Jackie is the Rochester UMC minister. She is also my first cousin.

Jan