The original sanctuary was constructed in 1887. By 1912 it was necessary to add an annex on the east side with five Sunday School classrooms. The church was remodeled in 1930 with the main entrance moved from under the steeple to the present location on Eighth Street.
The educational wing was constructed in 1949-1950 In 1960 the sanctuary was completely remodeled and the educational wing expanded to the current size. Construction on the north side of the church in 1963 added the Blue Room, library and offices. The most recent major expansion occurred in 1988 which added the current church offices, chapel and multipurpose room. Photo gallery
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Moller Opus 8406 Pipe Organ
First United Methodist Church of Columbus was thrilled to celebrate the 50th birthday of Moller Opus 8406 Pipe Organ in 2002. This beautiful work of craftsmanship has become known as the “Golden Memorial” Pipe Organ. Although the Moller company is no longer in business, they hold the distinction of building more pipe organs for churches and concert halls than any other organ company in the United States. The organ was a gift to the church from the Walter Golden family in 1952. This beautiful three-manual pipe organ consists of four divisions: the Swell, Great, Choir, and Antiphonal. The special inclusion of the Antiphonal organ permits music to come from the rear of the balcony when especially soft music is desired. More details about the organ can be found on our Music Ministry