Welcome to the Norway United Methodist Church. We are located in the small town of Norway, Illinois.
History of the Norway United Methodist Church- 164 Years in 2017 and Counting
The rich history of the church began in 1825 when an Indian mission was established by the Methodist Missionary, Jesse Walker. The Pottawatomie Indians, along with Chief Shabbona, issued a land grant for the site in what is now Section 15 of Mission Township.
Cleng Peerson, from the country of Norway, staked his claim in 1833 where the unincorporated village of Norway now stands.
in 1843 Methodist services lead by circuit rider preachers were delivered in both the Norwegian and English languages.
As of 1853, the Norwegian community organized their own Methodist Church joined the local homestead of Carrie Nelson.
In 1878 the building was moved to the current location which is one block east of route 71 in Norway, Illinois. It was formally dedicated as the Norway United Methodist Church, December 15, 1978.
We offer Saturday evening services at 5:30 pm. We would love for you to join us!
The Norway United Methodist Church