First United Methodist Church of Arroyo Grande

The First United Methodist Church of Arroyo Grande Celebrates 125 Years of Ministry

Rock founded, Christ centered, Faith sustained

Roger Nelson portrayed John Wesley, "The Man from Aldersgate".

Larry (and Pat) chair the 125th Anniversary Celebration Committee.

Sunday Morning Worship at the Tabernacle with John Wesley

May 31, 2009
One service at 10:45am

We had an "old fashioned" worship service at the Tabernacle at Camp AG. Back in 1884 our church met here when we first began as a church and as a community. We worshiped in 1880's fashion including costumes and in keeping with the hymns and liturgy of the era.

We welcomed a very special guest to this service, John Wesley, "The Man from Aldersgate", portrayed by Roger Nelson. Roger's website.

Thanks to Val and his team for pulling this off!

Pictured at left, the choir sang Stainer's "God So Loved the World".

The ceiling of the over-100-year-old tabernacle at the Arroyo Grande Methodist Camp. See the picture of the tabernacle at the very top of this page. See the 1890s history page.

Pastor David.

Julie led the hymn singing:
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Sweet, Sweet Spirit
Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
Blest Be The Tie That Binds

Awards for the best costumes from the period went to the ladies pictured above and at left.