Creekside United Methodist Church
14 Main Street & Church Street - PO Box 983
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
Church service in historic church on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
When one thinks of the California Gold Rush, images of the wild west come to mind. Miners trying to make their fortune, saloons bursting with voices and music well into the night. Lots of images are associated with the Gold Rush, but we tend to forget about other aspects of a town that flourished and struggled right along with the frenzy to find gold.
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What about the churches that we built to try to bring some order to an otherwise wild west? Although small and quaint, they were built with loving care and beautiful design. The Creekside United Methodist Church is a classic example. Its white steeple reaching into the blue sky; the front doors that open wide to invite everyone in; the tall stained glass windows that let the sunshine stream in; and, the raised pulpit, so that the minister's voice would carry to all in attendance.
One of the first sermons preached in Sutter Creek was delivered by Rev. William Hurlbott in Hardings Bar in 1852. The current United Methodist Church was built in 1862, and just celebrated its 150th anniversary of worship. The church underwent an extensive social hall addition in the 1960's and added its steeple in the 1974.
Today, Creekside United Methodist Church serves the extended Sutter Creek community. It is a meeting place for several community groups, as well as for church services on Sunday. It offers an excellent venue for weddings, for members and non-members alike. We invite visitors to come and attend a service and enjoy the atmosphere and ambiance of our quaint, old church.
Cyndy Larson, Church Administrator. Office hours: Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 1pm.
Tom Widlund, Pastor. Office hours: Tuesdays from 9am to noon.
Pastor Samantha Widlund.