History

Bourne United Methodist Church

Bourne UMC

Bourne Church and Gazebo

Located in the historic district of Bourne Village, the Bourne United Methodist Church began with the missionary efforts of Jesse Lee in 1791, and was formally organized in 1794.  The first meeting house was constructed in 1831, and survives as the present sanctuary.

Over the years the building has undergone numerous expansions and renovations.  The latest of these occurred in 1991-1993, when the exterior of the building received new siding, the sanctuary was restored, and an antique tracker organ was installed.

The building continues to provide a spiritual home for the congregation, a place for church and community celebrations, meetings places for the congregation and the town, and as a landmark in Bourne Village.

As a United Methodist congregation we are a Protestant church whose streams of spiritual life and thought flow from the early Christian church to the present. We share the common historical and spiritual heritage of the Methodist Church, founded by the Rev. John Wesley; and the Evangelical United Brethren Church, founded by Philip Otterbein. United Methodists have been called the “most American” of the Christian churches.

 

Cataumet United Methodist Church

Cataumet UMC

Cataumet United Methodist Church

The Cataumet United Methodist Church represents over 200 years of Christian Ministry.  Our sanctuary building began as an Indian Meeting House in 1765.  Located in Bournedale, it was used in the ministry to the Plymouth Colony Native Americans.  Years later it was dismantled, moved to So. Pocasset (Cataumet) and reconstructed in what is now the cemetery grounds.  In 1893, it was moved across the street to its present location.  Over the years the building has undergone renovations, such as the addition of a fellowship hall.  In 1996 the front entry was remodeled and a handicap lift installed.

The Cataumet United Methodist Church has continued through the years to be a welcoming place of worship and warm fellowship.  As you enter our beautiful colonial sanctuary, we hope you will take a moment to reflect upon the past history of our church.  As you worship with us, may you be inspired and find peace.  As you leave our church, may you do so with a sense of fellowship that beckons your return.  You are most welcome in our

As a United Methodist congregation we are a Protestant church whose streams of spiritual life and thought flow from the early Christian church to the present. We share the common historical and spiritual heritage of the Methodist Church, founded by the Rev. John Wesley; and the Evangelical United Brethren Church, founded by Philip Otterbein. United Methodists have been called the “most American” of the Christian churches.