Mancelona United Methodist Church
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Both Mancelona and Alba United Methodist Churches have a long and rich history in Northern Michigan. Click on the links below to read our interesting stories!
Link to: Alba United Methodist Church History
Link to: Mancelona United Methodist Church History*
* 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 section; materials and equipment for kitchen; furniture for the pastor's study; and materials and labor for the new addition. Total cost: $26,441.
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 -16 degree weather. The church was rebuilt and dedicated in 1950.