First Methodist Church

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First Methodist Church

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Also known as Yale Avenue Church, First Methodist Church existed in the Winnipeg district of Transcona from 1910 to 1925. Student minister James Wilkins held the first Methodist service in Transcona in the dining room of Peterson and Fell's construction camp in May 1910. A tent was erected for services during the summer and fall. In August of 1910, W. J. Christie donated land on Yale Avenue to the congregation and the cornerstone for the First Methodist Church was laid. Construction of the church was complete by November of 1910 and the church was opened and dedicated by Rev. Dr. Andrew Stewart. In 1925, First Methodist Church joined the United Church of Canada and officially adopted the name Yale Avenue United Church.


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