United Methodist Origins
Sacramento First United Methodist Church Building History
Sacramento First United Methodist Church was one of the first churches to be built in the Sacramento area back in the mid 1800s when California was seeking statehood. Here is an artist rendition of the various buildings the church was housed in over the years.
The following watercolors of the various buildings used by the Methodists over the years were painted in 1984 by life-long Methodist Frances Riemer Burt.
Burt moved to Sacramento from a southern Wisconsin farming community in 1954 and brought her family to worship at the largest Methodist church in Sacramento at the time. Over the years, she taught Sunday School, organized art shows and displays, served on or chaired various commissions, wrote and produced plays and was an active member of the United Methodist Women.