First United Methodist Church of Osage City, Kansas
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Intentionally sharing God's love so people will come to know Christ and serve as disciples for the healing of the world

About Us

For over one hundred years, people have praised God in Osage City as Methodist/United Methodist. What and who we are today is because of where we have  been. But even more, we are motivated by what we will be. Our vision calls us forward to be a part of the twenty-first century in greater ways even than we were in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Come and join us in praising God. 

     Early Methodist Church

Building the Church

Dr. George W. Miller moved to Osage County in 1869 and immediately encouraged settlers to form a Methodist Church. In 1871, the church was completed. In 1876, however, members complained of difficulty in getting up the muddy hill so the church building was cut in half and moved on rollers to its present location. This church was later sold, torn down, and a larger one was built. The images below display the "new" building in 1923 with its large stained glass windows.  


















Bishop Quayle  

 Bishop Quayle (early minister in Osage City)

Bishop William Alfred Quayle was known as the “Meadowlark of Kansas.” He loved outdoor services and was said to have a very melodious voice.   Rev. Quayle served as pastor of  The United Methodist Church of Osage City about 100 years ago. He preached his last sermon in our sanctuary before he retired.

Bishop Quayle
(early minister in Osage City)

About The United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church was created on April 23, 1968, when The Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church merged. The denomination shares a common history and heritage with other Methodist and Wesleyan bodies. The lives and ministries of John Wesley (1703-1791) and of his brother, Charles (1707-1788), mark the origin of their common roots. 

The Sermons of John Wesley

John Wesley (1703-1791) founded Methodism. A prolific writer, he printed several volumes of his sermons during his lifetime. The published sermons either were rewritten from ones that he had  preached or were written specifically for print. The sermons of John Wesley can be viewed at

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