Church History

The year 1880 was significant in the life of Littleton. It saw the organization of Littleton United Methodist Church, with a membership of 16, and the establishment of Littleton Female College. The students at the college were primarily Methodist. After the present sanctuary was constructed in 1907, the students sat each Sunday in the center section of the church.

In 1919, the college burned and was never rebuilt, but the church continued to thrive.

The history of the church is richly intertwined with the history of the Town of Littleton. Through the years, the church has been a vital and vibrant witness int the community and has flourished as the greater Littleton/Lake Gaston area has continued to develop.

Now in the 21st century, the church continues to develop new ministries and outreach in our community and around the world.

In 2005 we celebrated the 125th anniversary of Littleton United Methodist Church. At that time church historian, Matt Johnston, updated the church history document which you can read here.

Below: LUMC Members, past and present, enjoy the Homecoming Celebration.