In 1962 a young adult church school class at First United Methodist Church, located at Eighth and First Capitol in St. Charles, felt the need for another Methodist church in St. Charles. After receiving approval of the minister and the Board of First United Methodist Church the group proceeded. The Reverend John Ward Sr., a retired minister, was sent to assist in the orgainizing of the new church. On January 13, 1963 the new church was commissioned with sixteen members.
The new church began meeting at Memorial Hall in Blanchette Park with negotiations under way for property to build the first building. The present property was purchased and it became necessary to consider a name for the church. Faith United Methodist was chosen. During 1967 and 1968 under the guidance of Reverend Reginald Cattell, the sanctuary was designed and constructed. In 1983 the need for more educational space became pressing and with Reverend Marvin Braungardt’s help the present education wing was built. Presently, the building trustees are in the process of undating and modernizing the church facilities.
What We Believe
“The United Methodist Church believes God’s love for the world is an active and engaged love, a love seeking justice and liberty. We cannot just be observers. So we care enough about people’s lives to risk interpreting God’s love, to take a stand, to call each of us into a response, no matter how controversial or complex. The church helps us think and act out a faith perspective, not just responding to all the other ‘mind-makers-up’ that exist in our society.” — Excerpt from The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church 2012. Copyright © 2012 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.