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About Us

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What is the United Methodist Church?

As a progressive church we believe that everyone is a child of God and together we can create a better world for all.

The United Methodist Church is a global denomination that opens hearts, opens minds and opens doors through active engagement with our world. The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.

Our Beginnings at Columbus UMC

Methodism started in Columbus in 1844  by a Circuit Rider.

Our present church, represents three churches that were combined into one.

*The Broadway Methodist (English)

*The Ludington Methodist (German)

*The Elba Methodist (German)

The present church was built in 1872 and in 1939 the three Methodist churches combined, and became the Methodist church that we know today. In 1950, an extensive remolding was completed and in 1974 the first phase of the new addition was completed.

At the 1968 General Conference, a unification of the Methodist church and the Evangelical United Methodist Church was agreed upon and the United Methodist Church of Columbus, Wisconsin became to be.

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