First United Methodist Church, Eufaula
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Church Historian

Patti Pipkins
 
As Historian my job is to help our congregation preserve its historical identity by keeping in orderly fashion all those things that would reflect our church's history (pictures, written material, etc.) so that present and future members can have a sense of its heritage.  The parcel of land that our present church occupies was deeded to us in 1906, one year before statehood.
 
Recently I sent official documention to the Archivist of Oklahoma City University in an attempt to officially establish the fact that our First United Methodist Church is the oldest CONTINUOUS Methodist church west of the Mississippi River, as it was so established in 1847.  We know we hold the record west as far as Oklahoma.
 
Patti Pipkins, Historian
First United Methodist Church
Eufaula, Oklahoma.