Our Relationship With The Kelseyville Methodists
The Kelseyville United Methodist Church is one of the oldest organizations in Lake County. The first church building appears on the initial maps of Kelseyville, created over 150 years ago. 3810 Main Street in Kelseyville has seen several versions of the church over the years – the most recent was constructed in the mid 1900′s.
The size of the Methodist congregation has ebbed and flowed with the years, too. In 2011, they found themselves getting older and not experiencing the vibrancy they enjoyed in the past. The congregation decided their energies would best be spent in leaving a legacy for the Kelseyville community where they could best promote their mission of social justice and service. At the same time, our church community was growing and desired a space that was more worshipful, and one we could use more regularly to promote our mission of social justice and service. It became evident that the two religious communities had similar visions, and rather than the UUCLC just renting the space from the Methodists, a closer “shared space” was contracted, which more closely reflected the relationship.
We’re excited by the possibilities of our shared space and look forward to learning from and working with the Kelseyville Methodists and other Lake County faith-based groups towards compassionate responses to pressing Lake County issues.