The historic Missouri United Methodist Church building was dedicated in 1929. It is one of several downtown church buildings occupied in the long history of this congregation dating back to 1837. The exterior of the church is Indiana Bedford limestone.
The sanctuary faces Ninth Street and will comfortably seat 1,000 people. The choir loft will seat about 45 people. The great arch at the front of the sanctuary depicts 26 different forms of the cross. The beautiful stained glass windows in the sanctuary outline the Old Testament, New Testament and the major figures of Methodist history.
The sanctuary also features a Skinner pipe organ. On the wall at the rear of the sanctuary are plates bearing the names of all the pastors who have served in all four locations of the church.
The education unit has 33 classrooms and meeting rooms. Also in the education unit are office space, a resource center, a main kitchen, some kitchenettes and McMurry Chapel, which can seat about 135 people.
One writer referred to Missouri Methodist Church as the "Cathedral on Ninth Street." Missouri United Methodist Church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 4, 1980.
Missouri UMC exits to connect all people to Jesus Christ. We do this by welcoming enthusiastically, growing deeply and serving courageously.