W-140-7 - United Methodist Church of Weston
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United Methodist Church in Weston

       The church was founded in 1877 by a local circuit rider with 11 people who started meeting in someone’s house. By 1897 the church building was constructed, and then expanded in 1910 to include an upstairs area and Sunday school rooms. At one point Weston had a population of more than 1,600 people and there were close to 50 people worshipping on Sundays at the church, but as the population has dropped to just 700 people, the church had just five or six people worshipping with them regularly. When the population of Weston UMC dropped to the point they could share a pastor with Milton-Freewater Wesley UMC, the congregation decided to turn the old parsonage into a mission project. They have always rented the parsonage out below market value. On Dec. 23, 2017, with nine people gathered, the church celebrated 140 years of service to Weston before parting ways. The church has now become a residence.

The United Methodist Church of Weston closed its doors on December 23, 2017, and has since become a residence.
W-900-140-1 - 2008 photo by Gildemeister