The Building

About the building

Like many church structures, the building of Salida United Methodist Church is centered around a historic sanctuary space that is used for worship. The builiding also has a fellowship hall, large kitchen, classrooms, and offices. The basement of the building is a multi-use space.

Accessible ramps are located at the sanctuary entrance at the corner of 4th and D streets, and at the office entrance from the parking lot. For directions and more information, visit the Location page.

Using our facility

The Salida United Methodist Church offers our facilities for rent for meetings and group stay-overs. The recently remodeled basement includes a full kitchen, bathrooms, showers, and a large open meeting room that has A/V equipment and Wi-Fi access. Call 719-539-2755 or email to get pricing rates and to reserve it for your visit.

You can watch a video about the church's basement here on YouTube.

Building History

The Methodist church arrived in the Salida area in 1863 under the direction of itinerant ministers, notable among whom was John L. Dyer. It was not until 1883 that an organized congregation came into being. The brick building we have today was  dedicated in 1900 shortly before Annual Conference convened in Salida.

Major renovations to the building since that time have included the expansion of the choir loft to accommodate the pipe organ installed in 1907. In the 1990's, the church updated its facilites and added a modern kitchen and fellowship hall. 

Although it is a historic structure, it is the many people who have passed through its doors that have filled it with life. To quote from a church directory published in 1903, "May it be true of the church of Salida that bears the name of Methodism that it shall continue to yield fruit unto righteousness for many scores of years."