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Emmanuel Methodist Church - Geneva, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WascoZooKeeper
N 41° 53.345 W 088° 18.446
16T E 391532 N 4638287
Quick Description: Formerly the home of Emmanuel Methodist Church, which merged with First Methodist Church in 1948. The combined church is now in the First Methodist building 1/2 block away, and the Emmanuel building is now home to a resale shop.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 2/24/2007 7:58:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM18NT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
Views: 51

Long Description:

Emmanuel Methodist Church was founded in 1871 at the corner of First & James Streets to meet the needs of the area's growing Swedish population. A new sanctuary was dedicated in 1907 at the corner of Third & Hamilton -- on the other end of the same block of Hamilton as the First Methodist Church.

The dissolution of the Methodist Church's Swedish Conferences, of which Emmanuel was a member, led to the merger of Emmanuel Methodist with First Methodist 1n 1948. With the merger of the Methodist and Evangelical United Brethren denominations, the church became United Methodist Church of Geneva in 1969.

Both church buildings were used by the church for a number of years, but eventually the Emmanuel Methodist Church building was sold and converted to commercial use, and today houses the Hi-Hat Resale Shop.

More church history

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 01/01/1906

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Methodist (Swedish Conference)

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Street address of Church:
227 Hamilton Street
Geneva, IL USA

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Not listed

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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