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St. Clair County Missouri



Submitted by Cheryl Bell


Appleton City, Mo.

Early History from Appleton City Centennial Book 1870-1970:

Trinity Methodist Church was formed October 22, 1939 when three congregations from three denominations came together to worship in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
These three churches had these beginnings:

1861 -- The Methodist Episcopal Church, South was organized.
1866 -- The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized.
1867 -- The Presbyterian Church was organized.

The three individual congregations remained apart and active until May 1939. The merger took
place under the able leadership of that far-sighted churchman, the Rev. G.A.Moss,
On August 26, 1941, the newly formed church moved to the former Presbyterian Church
Building which was purchased by the group for $1600.

Trinity United Methodist Church is located on 214 E. Third Street, Appleton City, Mo.
Current Pastor, Rob Barringer. Phone 660-476-5322.

Submitted by Mary Zeiler