A Storied History
Since November 1887 we have been a church that has extensively supported local and global mission. In 1891 we helped establish the Redlands African Methodist Episcopal Church. In the early 1900s we helped launch the Spanish Methodist Episcopal Church and the Union Korean Mission in Redlands. In 1905 we lent our support to form Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, which later became University United Methodist Church. We have a long history of support for Redlands Family Service, the Salvation Army and we are one of the founding churches for the Redlands Christian Counseling Service.
Since 1957 we have helped six refugee families make the transition to life in the U.S. In 1923 we chartered Boy Scout troop #4, the oldest troop in Redlands. Over the years we have hosted many Girl Scout groups. We have offered facilities to a Tongan Congregation, a Jewish Congregation and the Church of Christ. We have hosted numerous child care programs in service to the church and community. We also lent a hand to the birth of Youth Hope.
Today we continue the legacy of service, community and faith…
Redlands 1st UMC — 1903-1967
Redlands First UMC 1971-Present