The Nelson United Methodist Church was organized in the home of Isaac Mills, a brother of the first settler in Nelson. The church people were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of the New England Circuit.
In 1832, the congregration decided to build a church home. The contract was signed April 16, 1833 and allowed until September 1st for its completion. The contractor was paid $250 not including materials.
The Congregational Church and the Methodist Church in Nelson merged in 1925.
The church is now in its 196th year of passing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the community. With the grace of God we will continue to preach the word of Jesus Christ.
The mission/vision statement of the Nelson United Methodist Church is to serve Christ, to obey the commandments, to seek and to save, and to teach others. The church's purpose is to:
Go to God in prayer daily
Spend time daily studying the Bible
Teach people how to become disciples
Be a place to worship God
Support the church by our prayers, presence, gifts, and services
Be a place of spiritual fellowship
Lead many to become mature disciples of Christ