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Rockville Methodist Church Plans Bicentennial Celebration

EVENT PLANNING UNDERWAY. Rockville First United Methodist Church bicentennial committee members met recently to continue planning their grand celebration  September 4, 2022.  Pictured (clockwise from front) Co-Chair Alex Milligan, Elaine Waltz, Pastor Jon Overbey, Karin Woodson, Randy Randall, Martha Holiday, Carol Milligan, Susan Harbison, Diana Ader and Co-Chair Alan Ader. (Photo by Mark Spelbring.)


By Mark Spelbring

Sentinel Reporter

How old are churches in Parke County?  One is about as old as the county itself!  Rockville First United Methodist Church will celebrate their bicentennial this year September, 4.

While they have used multiple buildings and the denomination has seen changes over the years, the congregation traces its roots to 1822.  The current building on North Market Street is among the older structures in town, dating back to just after the Civil War.

For the full article, see this week’s edition of the Parke County Sentinel.