180churchPADUCAH, KY (5/20/12) - Broadway United Methodist Church, located on 7th and Broadway in downtown Paducah celebrated a rather special day today.  This not only marks the church's 180th anniversary, but is the confluence of other days important to the church.  

Today is Heritage day for the United Methodists, the end of "Change the World" weekend, and Ascension Sunday. The congregation chose to celebrate all of these with a luncheon after normal church services.  The fellowship was very welcoming and friendly.

The Church was founded in 1832, shortly after the city of Paducah was ratified and claims to be the first Church in Paducah, as well as its’ oldest institution. The church has endured much, including being burned down by a lightning strike in 1929 and the ensuing debt for rebuilding which coincided with the Great Depression.

Throughout all the tribulations, the congregation has worked together to ensure that the church would continue to stand as a beacon to future generations of the faith and friendship the church offers.  Recently, the church merged with Northside United Methodist Church and gained the leadership of Senior Pastor Reverend Joe Beal.

The following tribute was included in the program for Sunday's services:

"For 180 years, the Methodist Church, known as Broadway, has served God through His people from its varied points on Broadway.  Through celebration and tribulation, Broadway's course has remained steady to serve God from the heart of the city.  Ever-evolving, ever-changing to meet the needs of His people, Broadway emerges 180-years-strong, proud of its heritage of service and secure in its commitment to a faithful future."

Simon Crouch
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