History of Klein UMC
Klein UMC: A History with Vision
What was that group of church pioneers thinking when they decided to build Klein United Methodist Church in the wilderness of a cow pasture? Charter members say they wanted a Methodist church located in the area where their children were attending school. Our founders were responding to Holy Spirit inspiration to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world (Matthew 28).
We carry our past priorities into the future as we strive to be a faith community where friends become family. We will love God and neighbor visibly - not just in word, but in action. That is the DNA of Klein UMC - always has been. We will build new buildings and try new things, but faith, hope and love are our essentials as we discover joy, peace, freedom and abundant life together in Christ. Where will we go and what will we do for the next 40 years? We will go out to be God's people in the world - smiling, stretching, putting on Jesus...and then some.
Five couples meet at a home to discuss organizing a new Methodist Church in the Spring area.
July 28, 1977
Wayne Day is named as the pastor of Klein UMC.
September 11, 1977
Charter Sunday held at
Klein High School's 9th grade campus. 165 people full members.
July 21, 1977
The first planning meeting is held at the Cypresswood
Clubhouse with 32 people.
August 25, 1977
Five acres are purchased east of Kuykendahl on FM 2920 as the future home of KUMC.
December 31, 1977
Ground-breaking on Klein UMC building site.
Klein quickly outgrows its sanctuary and builds a new sanctuary and extension to the original building.
Responding once again to growth, Klein builds the Christian Life Center.
Charter membership requirements complete with 292 members on the roll.
With an eye to the future, Klein constructs a 30,000 sq ft building to provide additional gathering, education, and youth space.