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Chesterton Methodists to take walk through history

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On Sunday, June 10, beginning at 12:15 p.m., members and friends of the Chesterton United Methodist Church will gather at the corner of Indiana Ave. and Second St. to begin a three-block walk through places of interest in the church’s 150-Year history.

Construction of the original church began in 1862 on the site of the current Westchester Public Library.

In 1927 the church relocated to its current site at the corner of Porter Ave. and Second St.

The congregation will walk down Second Street and hear stories about the merger with the Swedish Methodist Church in 1946, early parsonages and acquisition of property around the current site, groundbreaking and cornerstone laying ceremonies, construction of the educational wing and the canopy entrance.

At each stop they will re-experience a prayer, song, or litany from a variety of historical Celebration Services dating back to 1927. The walk will conclude around 1:30 p.m.

If interested in joining the congregation on Sunday, meet at the parking lot kitty-corner from the library. To inquire about other upcoming activities, please contact the church at 926-1478 or visit the website,

Chesterton United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Porter Ave. and 2nd Street, Chesterton.


Posted 6/8/2012