About Demaree
Sunday Services
Demaree Staff

10:00 a.m.

 Sunday School for all ages Pastor  Mark Doane

11:00 a.m.

 Morning Worship Building Maintenance  John & Esther Dekalb
  Treasurer  Donna Holland
  Financial Secretary  Rose Devor
Directions to Demaree UMC
From 51 North go through downtown Centralia to Eighth Street. We are on the corner of Eighth and South Poplar (Route 51 South).

From 51 South go through the first stoplight and turn left on Eighth Street (the next street after going through the stoplight) we are one block west.

From 161 East or West go to 51 South and follow instructions as if you were entering town from 51 North.

History of Demaree UMC
The Demaree United Methodist Church, which recently celebrated its 125th anniversary,  was formed on December 30, 1882 as The Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The name Demaree was given to the church when a gentleman by the name of W. L. Demaree of Rushville, Illinois donated a total of $1,000 toward the building of the church after the union of The Methodist Episcopal Church, The Methodist Episcopal Church, South and the Methodist Protestant Church. The official name given to the church was The Demaree Memorial Methodist Church.

The Memorial was dropped from the church name with the union of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church in 1967 and became known with the name Demaree United Methodist Church. The church has a long history of revivals and for sending many into the ministry from these meetings. On July 1, 2009, Demaree became a part of a four-church parish, which consists of Gilead UMC, Odin UMC, Demaree, and Shattuc UMC. Taking the first letter of each churches name, the parish is named GOD'S parish. Each church has its own Sunday service, each at a different time, so that Rev. Widicus and Lay Speaker R.C. Menten may preach at all the churches.

For more information concerning the ministry of our church, call 618-532-7733 or e-mail us. 

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