When the Space Age dawned in the late 1950's and early 1960's, many space engineers and technicians came from all over the United States and settled their young families in the small Florida town of Indian River City. With so many attending Titusville First United Methodist Church, some decided to form a church in their own hometown. By June of 1962, they were completely organized and worshiping in the town's fire house.
In four short months, the congregation grew so fast that it moved a block away to the civic center. By December of the next year, the young Methodist congregation had built its first church home - a chapel, fellowship hall and five classrooms. After the lunar landings from 1969-72, many families moved away, but growth was revitalized by the space shuttle program, which first launched Columbia in 1981.
Indian River City UMC recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and we are still amazed at what He is doing through His church. We have added a few more buildings over the years and have grown to become a vital healthy church in our community. We will always remember where we have come from and continue to look ahead to where the future will lead us.