Crews with Patterson Structural Movers of Washington, Iowa carry timbers to block tires carrying the150-year-old South Bethel Church along Quincy Ave. east of Tipton, Iowa Thursday December 3, 2009. The church, believed to be the oldest continuously operating rural United Methodist Church west of the Mississippi River, was moved closer to its new home in Tipton, Iowa. The 150-year-old church from rural Cedar County was moved about 7.5 miles over mostly gravel roads and into a farm field where it stayed over night. (Kevin E. Schmidt/QUAD-CITY TIMES)