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In 1827 Methodist circuit riders began to hold services in Dresden when it became a charge on the Crooked Lake circuit. The society began to collect funds, in 1829 to buy a lot and build a church. The church was completed in 1832. The first class of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Dresden was organized in 1831. The church was sold to Baptists during a low period for the Methodist Episcopal society. No trustee or board meetings were held between 1841-1848. A board meeting in the Presbyterian church reorganized the church March 21, 1848 and by April 1848 the church had purchased their old church from the Baptist society.