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.