Overview and History of Reno First United Methodist Church

Before the hue and cry of "silver" on the Comstock brought miners here, Nevada was just a stopover for pioneers on their way to California. With the arrival of settlers, the church was not far behind. Methodist missionaries were among the first trailblazers.

In the winter of 1868 the town site of Reno was established and in the spring the first meeting of this church took place. Our first building was built in 1870 - yes, what has become Reno First United Methodist Church is the oldest church in Reno. In 1926 the cornerstone of the present church was laid.

God can be seen all around us! (Lake Tahoe) We are a congregation of approximately 600 individuals, representing all ages and walks of life. We welcome new people and have often heard visitors say "what a warm and friendly congregation" we are. First Church is about people worshiping and serving God among our members, in our community and in our world. Click Here to learn how we are organized to accomplish this vision.

If you are searching for a church home, we at First Church will welcome you into our church family.

Click here for a brochure that not only gives a complete history of the church, but shows off its interior and stained glass windows. To print the brochure requires 8 1/2" x 14" paper.