The Methodist Church has a long and rich history in the Rochester area. Our own start in the community was in 1820 when First Methodist Episcopal Church began. First Church later combined with the Asbury Society Church in 1934 to form Asbury First United Methodist Church. Take some time to look over this interactive timeline that shows the membership, ministers, and some fun milestones from 1820 to 2020. Click on the large buttons in the upper left corner to toggle the view to see a specific church's timeline or to see the milestones.