First Methodist Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan

This image features the Gothic Revival structure that houses the congregation of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. As a result of organizational changes and mergers within the Methodist Church in the United States, its name is now the United Methodist Church, but the congregation is continuous.

Published by Michigan Litho, Co., Grand Rapids, Mich

The description states:


Fulton at Barclay

“In the Heart of Grand Rapids”

Welcomes You

Sunday School . . . . 9:30 A.M.

Morning Worship . . . . 10:40 A.M.

Young People’s Hour. . . . 6:30 P.M.

Evening Worship. . . . 7:30 P.M.

George Harlan McClung, D.D., Pastor.

265 Madison Ave. S.E.  Phone: 69-310

–The worship service times have changed over the years, and the Young People’s Hour was renamed the Methodist Youth Fellowship. Evening worship has long been discontinued. The car displayed in this image indicates the card likely dates from the 1930s.

3 thoughts on “First Methodist Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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  2. John altena

    I have an old hymnal I’d like to give
    It is inscribed ca steed well on the brass clasp
    If u have descendants by that name !?

    1. deans Post author

      While the name is partially consistent with mine (Steede), the Steede family was never members of First Church. My mother, whose name was Cooper, and her parents and extended family, were members, but their names were Jacokes. Oddly, one was named CA, just initials with no name attached.

      I suspect there was a Steedwell family to which I am not related to the best of my knowledge. I regret have no personal connections that would be of more help in identifying this as both my parents have died.


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