Old McKendree Chapel Annual Service Sunday, September 25 Join us at Old McKendree Chapel's 85th Annual Service on Sunday, September 25 at 2 p.m. On September 14, 1819, two years before Missouri achieved statehood, Methodists first held services in the Church. This was in conjunction with the session of first annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church held west of the Mississippi. Circuit-riding preachers attended from throughout the region to report on their labors of the past year and to receive their new assignments. The guest speaker this year will be Rev. Alice Fowler, District Superintendent of the Southwest District and former Southeast District pastor. Bring a lawn chair and join us for a great outdoor celebration. Old McKendree Chapel is located at 4080 Bainbridge Rd. Jackson, MO 63755.