QUESTION: Only five months after the end of the Civil War in 1865, six people gathered at a home along North School Street in Normal and organized a church that still stands in the same area and worships today. Do you know the church? (a) First Presbyterian Church; (b) Eastview Christian Church; (c) First United Methodist Church.
ANSWER: It is the (c) First United Methodist Church that on Sept. 5 of this year will celebrate its 150th birthday. Originally organized in a home at 309 N. School St. in Normal, the church has wandered only one block from its roots. It is located today at 211 N. School St.