175th Anniversary at Viroqua UMC

The Viroqua Methodist Episcopal Church had its beginnings in Viroqua in 1848. The organization of the Viroqua church took place in a grove one mile east of Viroqua with nine families present. The first building was erected on our present site in 1856. This building was destroyed by a tornado in 1865. The second building was erected in 1866. General Rusk donated a 500 point bell which is still in use today. That building was used until it was razed in 1888 to build our current brick structure. The present building was built in 1914 at a cost of $24,567. The congregation is known today as Viroqua United Methodist, and was first organized 175 years ago! In recognition of this milestone, a special worship service will be held on May 7th at 10:30 am with Bishop Hee-Soo Jung and District Superintendent, Amanda Stein participating. A potluck meal will follow the service.

The celebration continues with a catered meal on Wednesday, May 24th followed by a short program and pageant. All are invited, and need to let the church office (608-637-3551) know by Wednesday, May 17th if desiring to attend. View poster