Ferris Heights United Methodist Church
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

History

 OF FERRIS HEIGHTS
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
 
The Ferris Heights United Methodist church was organized in October 1937 by the
consolidation of the Falls Church and the Dixon’s Chapel Church. The lot was
purchased for $200 and the first building was constructed from materials salvaged
from the Falls Church on the corner at Center and Dunn St. The first Ferris Heights
Church building was dedicated by Bishop Boaz, January 2, 1938.
  
Groundbreaking for the 2nd sanctuary, now Wesley Hall, was July 1950 and the
cornerstone was laid on November 19, 1950. The first service was held in the
new building on 2nd Sunday of December,1950 but the Sanctuary was not
dedicated until January 2, 1955. 
 
          
 
Groundbreaking for the present Educational Building was held on March 19, 1962 and
the service for the formal opening was November 4, 1962. The Educational Building
was dedicated April 1971 in memory of Miss Flora B. Patterson.  
The parking lot was paved in 1975.  Four houses and 3 lots purchased from 1984-1986
for future expansion.
The 3rd Sanctuary groundbreaking was in August 1988. and the first service was held
March 12, 1989. 
 
                                   
 
 
Three additional houses and lots were purchased from 2000—2004 for future
expansion (630 Dunn, 708 Dunn ).
The Prayer Garden, also a part of the purchased land,was begun in 2000 and was
dedicated on October 30, 2005.