It all happened in the year 1856 – Brodhead became a village and the Congregational Society of Brodhead was formed. The exact date of that first meeting was July 21, 1856. This was the first religious meeting held in the village. Meetings were held in the homes of members, in the first hotel in Brodhead, in a store building on the south side, and in the Academy which later became the first Catholic Church.
In 1998, thirteen and one half acres of land was purchased. After receiving a substantial gift from an estate, the construction of a new totally handicapped accessible building began in the spring of 2001. After worshipping in the original building from 1856 to 2002, our congregation moved to its new home. The Dedication Service was held on April 7, 2002. Our church is surrounded by replanted natural prairie that is home to a large variety of small animals and birds and is open to the public for their enjoyment. Park in our lot near the old bell.
We have a very energetic Sunday school program which includes the Joyful Noise and Itty Bitty choirs. Our church is fortunate to have many musical members who generously share their time and talents. The Women’s Guild and Men’s Fellowship strive to raise funds for the church and its youth for camps and other activities, and enjoy many hours of laughter and uplifting fellowship. Our church leaders have been instrumental in forming several community projects including White Gift Food Pantry, Community Clothes Closet, and the Community Gardens.
Our congregation has established a tradition of friendliness and openness to a wide variety of people. In our home you should know the joy that awaits you as part of God’s fellowship here on earth.