History

Matecumbe historical photosWe trace our roots as far back as 1894, when a one-room wooden Methodist Church was built on the beach in Upper Matecumbe Key. This building was later moved-probably floated between two sailboats – to the shore near the present-day Cheeca Lodge and Spa. The 1935 Hurricane destroyed much of Upper Matecumbe Key, including the Methodist church building. The church bell, however, was found and used to announce the worship service in a home. Through faith and hard work a new building for worship was constructed just north of the Hurricane Monument – the present location of the church.

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