As the settlers begin to arrive in Kentucky from Virginia, one of the people who was not far behind was the Methodist Circuit Rider. He went where there were people and he often lived out of his saddlebags and on the charity and good will of the frontier people.
Stony Point UMC celebrates its 200 years on Aungust 19, 2007 and can date its history to one of those couragous preachers and a little band of settlers that the word of the God touched. A piece of land was donated and a humble building was erected and the Good News of Christ began to be proclaimed to the area. Execpt for a few months, Stony Point UMC has had continous services and a series of itinerant preachers that numbers in the twenty's who have by faith continued to present the Gospel message.
Today, Stony Point UMC is an active, vibrant rural church that continues to carry on the Methodist traditions.
Our Celebration on August 19 will be presided over by our present District Superintendent, Dr. Mike Powers. He will preach in the a.m. at the 11:00 o'clock service. This will be followed by a potluck with a program in the afternoon. This program will have special music by the Highland Group Singers and some of our children. Plus, there will be a walk down memory lane by some of the older members, about the church, its customs in the past, and their dreams for the future of the church.