Memorial United Methodist Church
Greenfield WI

53219



Who we are

Our Mission

To bring people closer to God in Christ by:

Providing worship,
Reaching others through our words and actions,
Welcoming all people enthusiastically,
Serving Others,
Developing disciples,
Nurturing faith,
Teaching God's Word.



Church Address

Memorial United Methodist Church
3450 South 52nd Street
Greenfield, WI 53219
United States
Phone: (414) 545-2440
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Church Pastor

Rev. Rob Odum
Rev. Rob Odum
Pastor
3450 South 52nd Street
Greenfield, WI 53219
United States
Phone: (414) 545-2440
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Proverbs 10:8

The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

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Pastor Rob is a second career pastor and graduated from the United Methodist Course of Study through MTSO (Methodist Theology School in Ohio), and attended classes in the Native American Course of Study.

His passions include international missions, community organizing, relationship building, and cross-cultural experiences. His sermons often include stories from his years building God’s community around the world.   Edit
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Service Times

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Sunday School at 9:30 am
Worship Sundays at 10:30 am
Memorial Cafe at 11:30 am (on select Sundays)

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Prayer Service 12:15 pm

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History of the church

Serving Christ in Greenfield since 1840

The Evangelical church was founded in Pennsylvania in 1800 by Jacob Albright. In the 1830’s when many evangelicals began moving westward, missionaries soon followed. In January 1840 Rev. John Lutz rode on horseback into the Wisconsin territory to visit the evangelical family of James Martins. He was directed by a young girl, Christine Meinzer, to the Esslinger and Hegelmeyer families in Greenfield. During 1840, Rev Lutz organized in Greenfield the first evangelical congregation with 18 members. It was known as the Poplar Creek Class. The Esslinger, Hegelmeyer and Martin families and Christine Meinzer were the charter members. On February 9, 1844, they decided to build a church. Fredrick Hegelmeyer donated the land, where a log church was built and dedicated on August 4, 1844. This was the first evangelical church built in Wisconsin.

A Brick Building

In 1858, the log church was replaced by a brick building at a cost of $1500. It was dedicated in October 1858 and named Zion Church of the Evangelical Association. A parsonage was built in 1876, but was destroyed by fire in 1904. In 1905, a mission was started in Layton Park. Soon a church was built on 30th and Arthur which was named Emanuel. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s the rural congregations shared ministers with other established city churches such as Oak Creek and Bay View Bethel. Since services were no longer held regularly, many of the Zion families joined the regular worship and activities of the Layton Park congregation. On May 3, 1929, a vote was taken by The Emanuel and Zion congregations to merge and build a new church on the Zion site. The new church, Memorial Evangelical Church was dedicated on January 12, 1930.

In 1939 the trustees released the 1858 brick church to the Wisconsin Conference to be used as a museum. In 1946, the Evangelical Church merged with the United Brethren Church to become the Evangelical United Brethren Church. As the church grew a need for more Sunday School classes became apparent. Ground was broken in 1956 for an educational unit. As the church continued to grow, the old museum building was moved in 1963 to its current location to allow for the expansion of the sanctuary.

Another merger occurred in 1968 when the Evangelical United Brethren Church and Methodist church merged to become the United Methodist Church. Another building project was taken on by the congregation in 1995 when the education unit hallways were straightened and an elevator was added.   Edit


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