Regular Weekly Worship Schedule

Summer Worship Schedule

June 2-September 1′st

9:30 a.m. — in the Sanctuary

In September we will resume back to our usual time of 10:45 a.m

Every Sunday September-June

10:45 a.m. — Main service in the Sanctuary

Sunday Church School & SpiritSparks! (Open to all Ages)

9:15 a.m. — Gathering & Refreshment
9:30 a.m. — Church School Classes for Children & Adults


Mid-Week Schedule

Noonday Praise & Prayer Service – 12:10-12:50 p.m. in the Chapel

Other Special Services:

Ash Wednesday, Freedom Seder, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday Tenebrae, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve – 7:30 p.m.

Easter Early – 8:00 a.m.

Christmas Eve Family Service – 5:00 p.m.


Build Faith Anew



Please mark your calendars to save the evening of Sunday, October 9, 2011 to attend the Build Faith Anew Financial Campaign Kick-Off Rally and Dinner. Planning is well underway for an exciting and informative event that will include a family-style dinner and information about the Build Faith Anew Financial Campaign. Jazz entertainment will be provided by the James Elliot Project. Rev. Dr. Darryl Fairchild and Rev. Kim Armentrout, a United Methodist clergy couple from the Dayton area will be the dynamic, featured speakers for the evening. The event is scheduled to take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Build Faith Anew Financial Campaign promises to be an exciting spiritual journey for our church family – one that will not only continue our commitment to preserving our beautiful and historic building, but will also significantly improve our ability to continue to provide an open, inclusive and welcoming environment that matches the open and affirming spirit of our congregation. The Build Faith Anew Financial Campaign will raise resources for two specific purposes:

Capital funds will be raised to honor the obligations of the current building loan. In 2007 – 2008, the deteriorating exterior stone of the church was replaced with new, durable, and beautiful cultured stone. A careful financial plan that included a $2.5 million loan and a repayment plan that includes recurring capital campaigns was developed and approved by the congregation. We are currently on-target with our loan repayment schedule and the Build Faith Anew capital campaign’s goal of raising $500,000 over the next three years will keep us on track.

Operating Funds will be raised to support the Mission and Ministry of Broad Street United Methodist Church. Our annual stewardship campaign raises funds for our continued and expanding ministries. The goal for the 2012 annual stewardship portion of the Build Faith Anew Financial Campaign is $225,000.


The campaign leadership team is hard at work planning activities associated with the Build Faith Anew Financial Campaign. Chris Clough and Craig Vander Veen are the co-chairs of the campaign, Pam Scott is leading the annual stewardship campaign, and there is an able and energetic team working on all aspects of the campaign activities.

We need you to get informed and involved. To help you learn more about the overall timeline of the Build Faith Anew Financial Campaign, we have listed some of the key milestones below:

October 9          Kick-Off Rally and Dinner

November 6       Day of Decision

November 20     Day of Celebration

During the campaign, you will be called by phone team members on three separate occasions to encourage your attendance for the Kick-off Rally, the Day of Decision, and the Day of Celebration. We pray that you will be able to participate in each of these important events.

At the Kick-Off Rally, you will receive a 20 Day Devotional Guide and other important information about the campaign. The Devotional Guide will provide you with daily scripture and other information to help you prayerfully meditate on the meaning of Broad Street UMC in your life and what God wants to accomplish through the people, ministries, mission and building of our church. Throughout services in October and November, Rev. David Meredith will be speaking about principles of stewardship. The prayer team will introduce a church-wide prayer activity that will encourage members to pray for one another.

On the Day of Decision (November 6) everyone will have the opportunity to make a three year Statement of Intent of financial support for the capital portion of the project (loan repayment) and a one year commitment of financial support to the mission and ministry of the church through the 2012 operating fund. Statement of Intent cards will be provided. The Statement of Intent is not a binding commitment; however the willingness of members of our church family to estimate their giving will allow leaders of Broad Street UMC to make realistic financial plans.

Our Day of Celebration is November 20, and everyone who is planning to complete a Statement of Intent card will be asked to return the card by this Sunday. The level of financial support that the Broad Street UMC church family is able to provide will be announced at our congregational Thanksgiving Dinner.

Historic Legacy and Promises for the Future

Today, all of us at Broad Street UMC are worshipping, learning and growing in faith in a facility that we did not build. We have been nurtured by the faithful sacrifice of others. By preserving our beautiful building, we honor the thousands of people who have passed through our doors for more than 100 years – clergy, lay members, visitors and guests – everyone benefiting from God’s love and from the many ministries of Broad Street United Methodist Church. Now is the time for our current church family to commit to the continuing legacy of the Broad Street United Methodist Church. For most of us, today’s challenge is our time to make our mark by building faith at a church we love. It is our time to leave our legacy of faith for future generations who will come to love Broad Street UMC as much as we do. Build Faith Anew!

Chris Clough and Craig Vander Veen

Build Faith Anew

Financial Campaign Co-Chairs


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July History Article: 95 Years Ago – Summer Camp for Children and Youth

Last month I wrote about a playground for children established at the rear of the church building in 1911 during the pastorate of Dr. Hiram Kellogg. Another example of ground breaking ministries to children and youth, during Kellogg’s tenure as pastor from 1910-1916, was the establishment of a camp for youth on the banks of the Olentangy River in the summer of 1916. That was 95 years ago!

An article in the Ohio State Journal describes the camp as a dream come true for the campers, “That’s just the dream that they’re making come true for hundreds of youngsters at the camp of the Broad Street M.E. Church at Flint on the Columbus, Delaware and Marion traction line. Seventeen tents have been pitched at the top of the picturesque ravine that leads to the Olentangy River, just south of Camp Johnson.”

A word of explanation is needed for the newspaper article to make sense in today’s world. The CDM (Columbus, Delaware and Marion) traction line was an electric inter-urban train line which ran from Columbus to Bucyrus. The line was abandoned in the early 1930s, during the years of the Great Depression. The Flint stop on that line would have been near the intersection of North High Street and Flint Road in Worthington. The ravine follows Flint Run as it flows westward to the Olentangy River. Camp Johnson was at the location of the present-day Camp Mary Orton, operated by the Godman Guild – although the Godman Guild did not send campers there until four years later, in 1920. Therefore, the Broad Street Church camp would have been on the banks of the Olentangy, just west of the Pontifical College Josephinum and south of Camp Mary Orton.

The Journal article continues, “This week closes a two-weeks camping period for a bunch of 50 boys, who have soaked in the joy of outdoor life for 14 days – and all for $4 a week. Monday the camp will be turned over to the girls for a two-weeks period, open to any girl in the city. After that period, until Aug. 15, the camp will again be given to the boys. … It is expected that more than 300 boys and girls will take advantage of the camp before it closes …”

Mr. Charles F. Lender was the director of the camp. Lender had been added to the church staff as the full-time director of recreation in 1914 when the church gymnasium and recreation hall, now known as Kellogg Hall, were first opened.

The children’s playground in 1911, the building addition (including the gymnasium and recreation room) and the hiring of Lender in 1914, the first vacation bible school in 1915, and the summer camp in 1916 were all accomplished during Kellogg’s six-year pastorate. It is not known how long the church continued to have the summer camp or the playground; but, Kellogg’s vision for outreach and ministry to those not being otherwise served set a “high bar” for the church and its future leaders, both lay and clergy.

–  Jim Barbee, Historian


  • Harriett D. Collins, Endless Splendor. Columbus: Broad Street Methodist Church, 1959, pp 44-50
  • Church Camp at Flint, The Ohio State Journal. Columbus, 16 July 1916 Society Section, p 3 Godman Guild, Accessed 27 June 2011