History of Dundee United Methodist Church
In 1826, a small group of Methodists began meeting in Dundee for Bible study. Over the next few years the Methodist “class”, known as the Dundee Mission, was led by a minister who rode over on horseback from Monroe.
Dundee Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1832. By 1837, the minister at Dundee was serving as circuit rider to all the other Methodist churches in the county, except in Monroe.
Since 1842, the Methodist congregation of Dundee has met and worshiped in many places. The congregation began in the homes of worshipers. There were also times, due to troubles like fire, wind storms, and construction delays, which the congregation worshiped in neighbor churches and in the school.
Over the years the Methodists of Dundee have provided Christ-centered worship for the community and aid to the needy of Monroe County and beyond. From dinners the church used to prepare for the Ohio State football fans heading for Michigan stadium to the present-day food outreach and day care that DUMC houses, the church has been reaching out in service.
Worship in Dundee United Methodist Church
Worship is an important weekly event in the life of our community. We give praise to God and listen for God’s leading through song, prayer, and scripture.
Children and Worship
Children are welcome in our worship service. We invite the children forward for “A Time Mostly for Children”, and parents are welcome to come forward as well if children would feel more at ease. A sound-proof parents’ room is provided at the back of the sanctuary for your convenience. Also for your convenience, both of the restrooms contain changing tables. Nursery care is provided after “A Time Mostly for Children” for all children 6 years and younger.
The UMC has an open Communion table. All are welcome to receive the elements, no matter the denomination. Communion is usually served the first Sunday of each month. The serving method varies and will be explained before Communion begins. Ushers will dismiss rows to receive communion.
The UMC practices adult and infant baptism. Infant baptism is an affirmation of the reality that any child is a child of God. When parents present a child, both the parents and congregation commit themselves to raising that child within the Christian community.