HistoryIn October 1948, under the supervision of Carmichael United Church, a sunday school program was established and conducted in a "converted" army hut located in the 500 block of Broadway Avenue. That same year a Ladies Auxillary was formed.
In 1950, Dr. MacDonald, Superintendent of Home Missions, and Rev. George Struthers, Minister of Carmichael, began conducting special services out of the facility, starting with a Christmas service in that same year and an Easter service in 1951.
The response to these services and programs was quite significant and in 1952, Mr. Reg Brown, a layman, was hired to give ministerial leadership and a new congregation of the United Church of Canada was formally established. Another milestone was also achieved with the creation of a choir.
In March of 1953, the congregation was formally named Broadway United Church, and in April of that same year purchased the land that building currently occupies. After one year of leadership from the Rev. V. Wilkening of Chalmers Church, the congregation in 1954 called its first full-time ordained minister, the Rev. Don Mayne.
In 1955 the congregation purchased the property at 2607 Edgar Street as the official church manse.
In June of 1955 the official sod turning ceremony was held for the present church and in October 1956 the church was officially dedicated and opened.
In 1962 plans were made for the Christian Education Extension and in May 1963 the sod turning ceremony was held. The extension was officially dedicated and opened in September of 1963.
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