Mace ME Church
Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 15 Nov 1893 p 3
The new ME Church at Mace was dedicated Nov 12 and as it is quite an ornament to the village all should manifest an interest in its welfare, and regard it as an object of pride. When you enter it leave your tobacco on the fence outside. A dog won’t touch it, a cat won’t touch it, a hog won’t touch it, therefore you will be absolutely sure of dinging your tobacco, pure (?) and chase (?) when you leave the church. Please remember
Mace United Methodist Church
- People in the Mace area are mainly from Virginia and Ohio and worshipped in their homes or listened to circuit riders until long into the 1840s. In 1854, a small chapel was built near the present church, the ground having been donated by John Linn. Large revivals were held every few years and by the late 1870s there were over 130 new members from the revivals alone. In 1893, the church was used as a town hall and the present church was built at the cost of $3,000. The first VacationBible School took place in 1942. Many faithful ministers led the church and special gifts and memorials helped keep the church going.