He Himself Is Our Peace who has made both one and has broken down the middle wall of division betweeen us.
Ephesians 2:14

The Sanctuary of McCabe Roberts Avenue UM Church,Beaumont, Texas

     In this union of two noble Beaumont United Methodist churches, McCabe, Afro-American, and Roberts Avenue, Anglo-American, there is a melding of a rich heritage of labor and vision; light and leadership. Although originally established under other names, Roberts Avenue UMC was founded in 1901 and two years later, in 1903 McCabe Methodist was formed.

     Today as this merger of the two churches is consecrated we are mindful of their combined benefits maturity of faith and the heritage of light and leadership. Each of these congregations has withstood the test of time and the trials of growth. From humble beginnings, both McCabe and Roberts Avenue have exerted great influence upon the spiritual and social lives of their respective communities.

    Historical records of the individual churches describe the lean years, but also God's blessings as each congregation has continously made their contributions to the cause of faith.

     As the hearts and eyes of  this new membership are set upon the Lord Jesus Christ, we are aware that the eyes of others will be focused upon us. May we all never forget our beginnings, falter in our faith, or stumble in our service to God and man.