Our Church

Milton United Methodist Church

Our church has ministered to the community for well over 200 years, from the early 1800s when Methodist services were conducted in private homes and barns.

The first church in Milton was built in 1824 as a Union Church on the site of our historic sanctuary, which today operates as our Thrift Shop. In 1874 this building was torn down and a new one constructed by the Methodists and Presbyterians. However, the Baptists continued to claim ownership.

In 1882, the Methodists finally built their own building on Milton Road, just past the intersection with Schoolhouse Road. The church was destroyed by fire in 1890 and was rebuilt using insurance money and many donations. The Baptists continued to worship in the present historic sanctuary until 1907. In 1920, the Methodist congregation regained title to the present historic sanctuary and sold their other building.

Ground was broken for our new building in 2003. The education wing and Headley Hall were completed in 2007, at which time we moved worship services out of the historic sanctuary to Headley Hall. The Sanctuary was completed and consecrated in 2008.

Throughout the history of our congregation, God’s grace and direction kept the loyal followers together whether they had a building to worship in or not. The Methodists ultimately grew in service to God and the community.

Today, we are a devoted Christian family connected by our faith and connected to Jefferson. As a vibrant member of the Jefferson community, Milton United Methodist Church hosts scout troops, AA, a quilting 
group, high school programs, special education students, and much more. We are an active participant in 
JT CONNECT and Christmas in the Village. We also manage both the New Hope Thrift Shop and New Hope Food Pantry, both of which are centered around community-based service. In fact, our commitment to the community has come full circle as the New Hope Thrift Shop now operates out of the site of the original church from 1824.