Our History

St. Martin’s UCC in Dittmer, MO is a church of rich history. Since our founding on July 19, 1857, we have grown to be an important entity in our community. Our first church building was built in 1857 on the same land our current church sits. New church structures have been built in 1871, 1957 and 1987.

Until the United Church of Christ merger, the church was known as St. Martin’s Evangelical and Reformed church.

A Learning Center was started in 1980 and is a preschool and daycare serving about 115 children weekly. We have Sunday School classes for elementary age kids as well as an adult class. Our youth group is very active and do much to serve our church, community and beyond. Music is an important part of our worship service with a Chancel Choir, Youth Choir, Men’s Chorus, Women’s quartet, and a Handbell Choir. Our Women’s Fellowship and Men’s Fellowship are a very active part of our church and community and sponsor and support our chicken dinners held three times a year.

One of the most important missions of St. Martin’s is to serve our community. The outreach we do includes supporting the local Peace Pantry, supply Christmas gifts for at least 60 families, emergency aid, sponsoring a scout troop for over 50 years and serving other organizations. St. Martin’s is now a polling place for our community as well.

St. Martin’s UCC has a proud past and a bright future.