The members of the Hilda United Methodist Church in Southern Mason County held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new fellowship hall on August 4th.
The historic church that began holding services in 1856 has a beautiful campus that includes two unique “Esshauses” or Sunday Houses, a rock smoke house, a covered, continuously flowing artesian well, the pastor’s milk cow barn, the original parsonage (used as a fellowship hall for the last several years), and the most incredible views of the Hill Country.
As the attendance of the church grew over the past several years, as well as Sunday School attendance, United Methodist Women’s activities, and church outreach, the need for additional space was apparent. Most Sundays, the adult Sunday School class cannot all fit in one room, and fellowship meals have been very tight. We are excited as construction is underway, and have been looking forward to including this space in the ministry of the church.
As part of our celebration, we will hold an old fashioned camp meeting and barbecue fundraiser on October 13th. We will begin the day with fellowship, finger-foods, and activities for the kids at 4:00 p.m., followed by an outdoor worship service around 5:00 p.m., and a barbecue meal by donation after worship. There will be a silent auction that will include items from James Avery, an original oil painting of the Hilda church, and more.
The Hilda United Methodist Church is located off of Ranch Road 783 on Loeffler Ln about fifteen miles South of Mason. For more information about Hilda UMC please go to our website at www.hildaumc.org.