Wyandot Mission Church announces summer schedule; open Friday-Sunday

Wyandot Mission Church has set its schedule for the summer.

The Wyandot Mission was founded by John Stewart in 1816 in what is now Upper Sandusky as the first officially recognized mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church in America. Mission Church was built in 1824 under the supervision of the Rev. James B. Finley.

The Wyandot Indians worshipped at Mission Church until 1843. The building was restored in 1889 and designated a national historic shrine by the General Conference of the Methodist Church in celebration of Ohio’s bicentennial.

The church, on East Church Street, one block east of SR 53, is open June through August. Worship services are at 8 a.m. Sundays beginning Sunday. The Mission Church is open 1-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tours may be arranged by calling Jean Moon at (419) 294-2510, John Stewart United Methodist Church at (419) 294-2867 or emailing the church at mlehman@


Preaching schedule for the 8 a.m. services:

Sunday – The Rev. James Stauffer, Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church, Upper Sandusky.

June 8 – Chief Ted Roll of the Wyandot tribe of Anderdon, Michigan.

June 15 – Bob Green of Upper Sandusky, ministry candidate studying at Ausbury Seminary.

June 22 – Fred Shaw of Oxford, Ohio, shaman of the Shawnee.

June 29 – Chief Billy Friend of the Oklahoma Wyandot tribe.

July 6 – Eagle Bear Burling, Ohio state representative of Wyandot tribe and certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church.

July 13 – The Rev. Anna (Barrett) Guillozet, associate pastor at King Avenue United Methodist Church, Columbus.

July 21 – Doug Pummell, ministry candidate and youth director at John Stewart UMC.

July 27 – The Rev. Dennis Livingston, Forest/Wharton United Methodist Charge, Forest.

Aug. 3 – The Rev. Bill Williamson, pastor, Community Christian Center, Upper Sandusky.

Aug. 10 – The Rev. Scott Moore, pastor, Liberty Church, Upper Sandusky.

Aug. 17 – The Rev. Ken Wessler, First Presbyterian Church, Upper Sandusky.

Aug. 24 – The Rev. Soo-Hea Park, pastor, Harpster United Methodist Church.

Aug. 31 – The Rev. Brad McKibben, pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Upper Sandusky.