Both Mancelona and Alba United Methodist Churches have a long and rich history in Northern Michigan. Click on the buttons below to read our interesting stories!
- On May 20, 1962, the Educational Building was dedicated at Mancelona United Methodist Church. This section of the church about doubled its size. This addition included a new fireproof furnace room, boiler and heating units for old and new sections, materials and equipment for kitchen, furniture for the pastor’s study, and materials and labor for the new addition. Total cost: $20,441.
One of Mancelona's early pastors was Reverend James McKinley, a cousin of President William McKinley, who was a devout Methodist.
The Alba Church burned down in 1948 despite efforts to save it. The water in the local fire truck froze in the minus 16 degree weather. The church was rebuilt and dedicated in 1950.