Historic Celebration to take place at
Higganum United Methodist Church
Please come join us for some historic celebrations at Higganum United Methodist Church. Higganum United Methodist Church is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year, in 2021. The church, located at 248 Saybrook Road in Higganum Connecticut, is a historical and architectural treasure in town. First constructed during the Civil War area, the main church remains essentially unchanged since that time. In 1861 Reverend Allen, the minister destined to head the movement which resulted in the building of the church, was sent to Higganum. He held his revival meetings in the grove across the brook from the old post office, then at Brainerd Hall, and soon after at the Grange. Methodists gradually assumed a more vigorous and effective role in the community and finally demanded a church-The present site was purchased for only $5! Building of the structure began in 1861and was finished the following year. Although many of the church congregants participated in the building, Reverend Allen carted stone from the quarries, chopped timber from the wood, did masonry work and even framed the building and some of the benches. One time the minister, needing planking, was given a full sized tree only if he could chop it down to size which he proceeded to do! Come join us in celebrating this remarkable feat with these special events.
On August 21, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, the church will host a Music Concert in the Fellowship Hall located at the church. Be prepared to be serenaded by solo virtuosos and old favorite guitar and piano rock songs by the same favorites that you have come to enjoy at the Higganum United Methodist Church’s Coffee Houses. More than 10 separate musical acts will be delivered and an Award Winning Poet from Connecticut will read her work which merited her third place in the most recent Connecticut Poetry Contest 2020. Soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. A free will offering will be collected at the door.
On September 12, 2021 at 9:00 the church will host a celebratory Worship Service. Please join us for our keynote event honoring our church’s 160th anniversary. A special church service will honor our church’s founding fathers. Included in this worship service will be the Bishop and several past Pastors.
On September 12, 2021 at noon Higganum United Methodist Church will host an Open House. Following the church service we will have light refreshments followed by a Church Open House beginning at noon. The Open House will feature the contributions our church has made to the community through fundraising, ministries and outreach. It will highlight the church history since before the Civil War times with collected memorabilia, publications and a slide show. On display will also be the crafts and contributions of our church members through the years. Church members will be available to conduct church tours during the open house and you are more than welcome to view our hour long continuously running presentation comprised of photos from our distant and more recent past! If you would like to order a church history book, people will be available to take your order. This will be truly the event for history buffs in town.
We look forward to seeing you- Sincerely Higganum United Methodist Church and Reverend Ahn.