Wednesday’s Kids is a bimonthly outreach of the United Congregational Methodist Church to the children of Lewis, Iowa. Their ministry was supported in part with a Matthew 25 grant from the Southwest District, which is funded with apportionment gifts from the United Methodist churches of Iowa.
The mission of the United Congregational Methodist Church is “to bring people to a vital relationship with Jesus Christ and to equip them in the Holy Spirit for a life of love and service to God and humanity.” Wednesday’s Kids accomplishes this purpose through their activities during the school year on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
The congregation was created when the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church in Lewis joined together in the 1960s. They continue to have an impact on the lives of families in their community as they have for more than a century. The Congregational strand of the church is highlighted in the history of the City of Lewis:
The Rev. George Hitchcock, Congregational minister, built his red sandstone house in 1856 on a hill about 1 mile west of Lewis. Now designated a national landmark, Hitchcock House had a secret room in the basement used by the Underground Railroad. It has become a widely known tourist destination.