‘Holy grounds' Point Washington UMC marks 125-year milestone

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 04:42 PM.

Also, 1990 was the year the church began using the acronym PWUMC.

"The snowbirds wanted a shorter name to write on their checks. That acronym allowed more space for the amounts. They were good contributors."


Name changes

Originally known as the Point Washington Church, in 1894 it became First Methodist Episcopal Church, South, better known as ME Church South.

In 1939 it became First Methodist Church after the union of the three major Methodist bodies, and in 1968 became First United Methodist Church when the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united.

Officially it is still First United Methodist Church, Point Washington, Florida, with PWUMC as its name of endearment.

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