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Since 1850

Christ united methodist has been serving the city for  more than 170 years.


Humble beginnings

Methodists began meeting in homes in Westfield.

very old black and white church building.


Official beginnings

The mortgage of the Congregational Church is taken over by the newly formed Westfield 1st Methodist (Westfield City Hall today)


First Pastor

After being served for 55 years by traveling Methodist circuit riders, Westfield First Methodist receives their first pastor, A.C. Hoover and becomes a "station church."

small children sitting around table while woman instructs for their craft project.


Called to Children

The Christ United Methodist Preschool is formed by church member, Virginia Wood. For more than 50 years, children have been learning and growing. Learn more at


Building for the Future

Bought 7 acres north of Penn Street  (our current location) and began construction of a new building. The first services were held in this building in 1977. 

picture of church building and the neighboring parsonage house.


Planning for the Future

Eagletown, Jolietville, and Westfield Methodist churches join together to form Christ United Methodist Church. 


For the Children

The growing preschool creates need and opportunity for the new Education Wing. This project was completed almost entirely with volunteer labor of the congregation and their friends!


Investing in Community

The Family Life Center is completed with hopes of being a space for community and activities for our church and the Westfield community. 


Planning for Expansion

The congregation begins worship in the Family Life Center with plans to build a new sanctuary to the west of the sanctuary of that time. In 2009, the sanctuary is renovated into the current Gathering Space as a place of community that would also serve as a beautiful foyer for the proposed new building. In 2009, Christ United Methodist reached its largest attendance with more than 280 in average weekly worship attendance. 


Settling into our Space

After worshiping in the Family Life Center for 15 years, the space is remodeled and rededicated in November 2023 as the permanent sanctuary. 

pastor preaches in a grey polo.

Rev. Dr. Gibbs became our pastor in 2023

He joins a long line of Methodist pastors who have been leading our congregation in service to our city. 

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