The First United Methodist church has a long and rich history in Holton dating back to 1859, when a Methodist Circuit Rider held the first service in an improvised tavern. Services were later moved to a school house and were held there until the close of the war. The first church was constructed in 1867. A second church was built on the orginal site and was completed in 1902. A new 6 acre plot west of town would be the home of the third and current church. Many items from the 1902 church are incorporated in the current building, such as the pipe organ, stained glass, bell tower and corner stones.
The First United Methodist Church of Holton is a unique and beautiful structure, with many areas available for fellowship. Our newly constructed patio is a perfect gathering space for warm days, and our Fellowship Hall is a large space with full kitchen perfect for gathering together to share food and fellowship. Our Sanctuary features a large, vaulted ceilings, a choir loft, and gorgeous altar. There are multiple classrooms throughout the facility for Sunday Sunday, meetings, event planning, and other fellowship opportunities.