2017-2018 Bicentennial

2018 Bicentennial Logo

As a part of First Church Cafe,

we have carved out space for a Bling Store. 

During our year long Bicentennial Celebration

First Church logo wear, jewelry and more will be available each Sunday.  

November Sales include: Bicentennial Keepsakes: 

During the renovation of our downstairs children’s area part of the original stone foundation of the church was removed.  These large sandstone blocks were transported to Effingham, IL to the Pyramid Marble Co. where they have been cut down to a 4″ x 4″ size stone with a chiseled cross in the center. This stone cross keepsake is an actual piece of our church’s history — our church’s foundation.  To the best of our knowledge, this stone foundation dates back to the tornado of February, 1888 when the church was destroyed, rebuilt, and dedicated in December, 1888.  Quantities are limited.




A First Church Silhouette cutout has been crafted from wood and is a small replica of our current 2017 church, including our magnificent steeple–which serves as a beacon to all. Quantities are limited.

Also available for sale:  Commemorative bluetooth speakers as well as Bicentennial sweatshirts and tshirts.

Store Location: First Church Café. Store hours: Sundays 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Cash, check or card accepted. 



2018 Wesley Heritage Tour to England 

As a part of our congregation’s bicentennial celebration throughout 2018, a Wesley Heritage tour of England is being planned to visit the historic sites of Methodism, including: Epworth (John Wesley’s childhood home), Oxford University, Bristol, Bath, and London. The nine-day tour leaves from St. Louis on May 8, 2018. Coordinated through Educational Opportunities, the cost per person is $3,596, which includes round-trip airfare, lodging, guided sightseeing, and a daily buffet for breakfast and dinner. Informational pamphlets are available at the Welcome Desk, or you can visit england.mountvernonfirst.org. 


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