Martell church observes 150th Anniversary Sunday
MARTELL -- The New Centerville United Methodist Church (NC UMC) will observe its 150th anniversary this Sunday.
NC UMC history goes back to Nils Christopherson, who lived in the Martell area in the 1850s and had been converted to the Methodist faith. In 1857, he was authorized to hold Christian meetings in the area. As a result, the church society was formed in New Centerville, with William Egbert as pastor from 1859 to 1860.