Admire, Admire UMC
Scope and Contents
The collection includes about a half-dozen documents and a church history for the Admire UMC, which was begun in 1891 as the Admire Methodist Episcopal Church. Folder 1. Photograph of Admire UMC, July 2003 Letter from church historian Ava Boline, April 8, 1992, describing the 1991 church centennial celebration Drawing of Admire church (given out at centennial celebration) Program from Centennial Celebration, June 23, 1991 List of ministers (1908-1985) List of church officers (1965) Folder 2. Two copies of the book “Admire United Methodist Church Centennial, 1891-1991” compiled by Ava Boline and edited by LeRoy Boline.
- Admire United Methodist Church (Admire, Kan.) (Organization)
Biographical or Historical Information
Admire United Methodist Church (formerly an M. E. church) is an active church as of this writing (2018) and is located in the Flint Hills district, in Lyon County, Kansas. Admire, Allen, and Miller United Methodist churches are served by one pastor.
The organization for the Admire Methodist Episcopal Church was formed, and the trustees elected, on May 25, 1891. The Articles of Incorporation for the church were signed June 1, 1891. Four lots at the corner of Sixth and Market were deeded to the church in July for the new church building. After a summer of stone-carrying and carpentry, the cornerstone was laid on September 26. By December 29, 1891, the building was ready for its first service, during which it was filled to its utmost capacity. The new church was dedicated on April 10, 1892, with Bishop Quayle presiding.
At about the time the M. E. church was organized, another church, the Methodist Protestant (M. P.) church, also existed in Admire. In about 1918, the two churches united. The rural Ivy M. E. church closed during this time, and several of the Ivy members transferred to the M. E. church.
Funds were raised for a basement to be dug in the early 1930s. With labor donated by the community, the basement was finished in 1934 and proved to be very convenient to the community.
In 1954 the Waushara Methodist Church closed, and many of its members joined the Admire church. The Waushara church was later torn down and the lumber used for an addition to the Admire church and for a garage at the parsonage.
The Admire UMC celebrated its centennial on June 23, 1991.
Note written by Sarah St. John
Language of Materials
This collection includes documents from the Admire United Methodist Church, Admire, Lyon County, Kansas.
At the time of writing (2018) there are very few documents in this collection. They are arranged in Folder 1 in reverse chronological order. Folder 2 contains two copies of a hard-bound book compiled by the church historian for the 1991 centennial celebration.
- Sarah St. John
- Language of description
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