Our Shared History: The Wyandotte/Wyandot and the People Called Methodists

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John Stewart United Methodist Church

130 W. Johnson Street

Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

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Join us in marking the next chapter of a shared history spanning over 200 years, as Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, together with The General Commission on Archives and History, returns sacred land to The Wyandotte Nation.

Missionary John Stewart arrived to minister to the Wyandot/te in the early 1800s, and a unique intertwining of the paths of the Methodists and the Wyandot/te began. Since 1843, when the Wyandot/te were forced west to Kansas, and later to Oklahoma, the Methodist Mission Church and burial grounds have been held in trust. We hope you will join us for this celebration of our shared history and future together.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

*Due to limited parking, we encourage you to look for on-street parking and to carpool where possible.

*Shuttle service available from local hotels before and after the event.


On-street parking at John Stewart United Methodist Church, 130 West Johnson Street

Liberty Family Life Center, 102 S. 7th St, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 128 W. Wyandot Ave, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

Large vehicle parking:

Near John Stewart UMC: St. Paul Lutheran, 128 W. Wyandot Ave, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

Near Mission Church: First Lutheran Church, 601 N. Sandusky Ave, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

What should I expect at the event?

The event includes a 1-mile procession from John Stewart UMC to the Mission Church and cemetery. Alternative transportation will be available both directions. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and plan attire according to the weather. There will be light refreshments and portable bathrooms at the Mission Church, and a shared meal at John Stewart UMC following the ceremonies.

Where is the Mission Church located?

There will be a tent erected near the corner of East Church Street and North 4th Street. The closest parking is at First Lutheran Church, see large vehicle parking note above.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Please simply register those attending, so we have an accurate count prior to the event.

Are there places to stay in Upper Sandusky?

There are limited hotel rooms in Upper Sandusky at the Quality Inn or Royalton Inn. We will gather for the event at 1 p.m. and an informal dinner will begin at 5 p.m., allowing for those within many parts of Ohio to travel home that evening.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact us via email at

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130 W. Johnson Street

Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

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