On June 25th, 2018 the Southern Conference United Methodist Church tranasferred the ownership of the Rock Church, near Livingston, WI to the newly formed Rock Church Memorial Society, Inc. (RCMS). This organization was purposely created to accept ownership of the Rock Church and provide deductibility of donations with 501(c)(3) tax status. Officers, President -- Roger Knutson, Vice Pres. -- Carol Thomas, Secretary -- Brad Biddick and Treasurer -- Donna McLimans attended the closing along with Director, Keith Yelinek, who notarized the signature of Pastor Lee Bushweiler, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Conference United Methodist Church.
Pastor Lee Bushweiler and Keith Yelinek (signing).
The original deed from Bosman and Sarah Cifton to the Methodist Episcopal Church was dated January 29, 1852. The transaction was made for one dollar ($1.00). The RCMS is humbly, grateful to the Southern Conference United Methodist Church for their willingness to transfer the ownership of the Rock Church to the RCMS for one dollar ($1.00). The RCMS presented at the closing a 2018 Silver Dollar as payment and an 1852 Large Cent signifying the original date.