United Methodist Historical Society of Ohio
Monday, April 06, 2020
Established in 1839

2019 Annual Meeting Photos

 


Hanby House

 Hanby House is managed by the Westerville Historical Society

Hanby House

Introduction to Hanby House

 Pam Allen introduced us to the Rev. William Hanby and his family before we started our tour of Hanby House.

Introduction to Hanby House

Tour of Hanby House

 Front Row:  Deb Saito, Bill Obermyer, Meg Sondey, Carolyn Day, Robert Bowman, Pam Allen and Jim Allen;  Second Row:  Rev. Wendy Guion, Brian Day, Judy Bowman and Sarah Brooks-Blair;  Back Row:  Bill Smith, Jan Hamman, Jim Hamman, Mary Ann Stotts, Ed Duling and Sharon Monigold;  Present, but not pictured, were Rudy Heath, Faith Heath, and Wilma Obermyer

Tour of Hanby House

President Wendy Guion and University Chaplain Rev. Judy Guion-Utsler

President Rev. Wendy Guion with the University Chaplain Rev. Judy Guion-Utsler.  Rev. Guion-Utsler was our hostess and led us in morning devotions.

President Wendy Guion and University Chaplain Rev. Judy Guion-Utsler

Angela Finney

 Angela Finney, King Ave. UMC, Columbus, OH, shared the story of the restoration of their organ and the subsequent open house.  Visitors were allowed to climb the tower containing part of the organ chamber and see the inner workings of the organ and the carillon.

Angela Finney

David and Mindy Klawitter

 David and Mindy Klawitter shared items and events in Alexandria UMC's 200th anniversary celebration.  A timeline was created, and models of the church through the years were constructed by the children.  All members of the church were given an opportunity to sign a picture of the church which was framed as a keepsake.

David and Mindy Klawitter

Connie Carnicom

 Connie Carnicom is from Shiloh UMC, Helena, OH.  Shiloh celebrated its 175th Anniversary on October 13th.  She is holding the original 1849 deed for the land from Joseph Garn, whose family still attends.

Connie Carnicom

150th Anniversary Certificate Presentation

 Brian Day and his wife, Carolyn, are from the Ridgewood United Methodist Church in Parma, Ohio.  They received a 150th Anniversary Certificate from Rev. Don Trigg.  Brian shared a bit of the history of the church; their official celebration took place on September 22nd.

150th Anniversary Certificate Presentation

Janet Harlamert from Berea United Methodist Church

 They celebrated their 200th Anniversary in 2018.  They were able to get an Ohio Historical Marker for the Church's 200th Anniversary Celebration and used the Ohio Historical Marker on the placemats for their celebration dinner.  The back of the placemat was an update on all upcoming events.

Janet Harlamert from Berea United Methodist Church

Robert Bowman

 Robert Bowman, Franklin First UMC, shared how he has continued to update the history of the church.  One of his projects was to research the names of the founders on the stained-glass windows and write up the information.

Robert Bowman

Betsy Bowen

 Betsy Bowen, John Stewart UMC, shared with us the plans for the September event in Upper Sandusky during which the old Wyandot Indian Mission Church was returned to the Wyandot nations from the United Methodist General Conference.

Betsy Bowen

William Davis

 William Davis spoke about the Calvary UMC in Cincinnati, Ohio (now the Hilltop UMC).  It is the oldest Black Church in Cincinnati -- and maybe Ohio.  The African American church was organized in 1815 as a mission church.  Rev. Richard Rust, Executive Secretary of Freedman's Aid Society organized the first school for black children.

William Davis

Sandra Nihiser

 Sandra Nihiser, Centenary UMC, Granville, Ohio, shared how the men at her church made crosses out of scrap wood and put them with a commemorative card.  They did this as a way to remember past accomplishments and to use as a fundraiser.

Sandra Nihiser

Keith Guion

 The life of Bishop William Hanby was portrayed by Keith Guion.

Keith Guion

Rev. Wendy Guion

 Thanks to Wendy for a job well done as our 2018-2019 UMHSO President!

Rev. Wendy Guion

2019 United Methodist Historical Society of Ohio Officers

 Past President, Rev. Wendy Guion; West Ohio Conference Historian, Dr. Sarah D. Brooks Blair; Recording Secretary, Deb Saito; Membership Secretary, Mary Ann Stotts; Treasurer, Charles "Rudy" Heath; President, Meg Sondey; and Vice President, Bill Smith

2019 United Methodist Historical Society of Ohio Officers