Situated northeast of Columbus, Westerville is a great place to live, work, play or visit. With over 580 acres of park land in 46 locations, Westerville is, indeed, a City Within a Park. And there’s more! In October 2013, the Movoto Real Estate Blog named Westerville the number one suburb in America! Come enjoy our attractions, historic sites and year-round events.


Hounds and Humans Coming Uptown on the 22nd

A dog parade and a set of family-friendly, tongue-in-cheek contests will highlight this year’s Dog Days of Summer event, part of the OhioHealth 4th Friday celebrations presented by the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau. On Friday, August 22nd  from 6-9pm, Uptown Westerville will be a puppy paradise, with plenty of fun for humans as well.

The 2nd Annual Uptown Bow Wow Dog Show, hosted by the Humane Society of Delaware County and sponsored by Captivating Canines will begin at 7pm. Read More!

Woodstock Remembered

Join Java Central for a Woodstock music event – less the mud - but with great music, tie-dyes, lava lamps, posters and fun during Return to Woodstock this Saturday, August 23 from 7-10pm!

Celebrate Peace, Love and Woodstock with some great music and awesome Java Central drinks and special food including Wayne's Wonderful Woodstock Skewers on the grill. Enjoy the 60's music of the Bead People.

Java Central Coffee House and Gifts is located at 20 S. State St. Door donations requested. For more information call 614-839-0698 or visit

Merchants Stay Open Late Each Friday

Uptown Westerville is a great place to be each and every Friday night this summer! Stores always stay open until 9pm during the OhioHealth 4th Friday celebrations, but this summer they will host special events beginning at 6pm and will stay open until 8pm on the other Fridays as well. Check out the schedule for Uptown Friday Nights!


Caring & Sharing Helps With Back To School

Mark Twain Elementary School was a hub of activity on Wednesday and Thursday evening, July 23 and 24, as Westerville Caring & Sharing volunteers gathered to fill dozens of book bags with donated school supplies and personal hygiene products.

The organization’s annual Back to School project helps hundreds of Westerville students each year. If funds are available, they also provide gift cards to qualifying families. Their goal is to help pupils begin each school year with confidence and a positive attitude.

Caring & Sharing, a 501(c)3 non-profit group, assists students who receive free or reduced lunch through the Westerville City School District. Many of the families who are eligible for services have suffered job losses or layoffs, have been injured, have become ill, are single parent households, or have two parents working at low wages. The organization’s two main projects each year are Back to School and the Christmas distribution program. Volunteers raise funds necessary to cover all administrative expenses, which is how Caring & Sharing is able to assure that 100% of all donations benefit Westerville families. Learn how to donate or volunteer by visiting

Westerville Named Nation's #7 Happiest City

Movoto Real Estate Blog has again listed Westerville on one of its rankins.

Not only was Westerville named Movoto's #1 Suburb in America in 2013, the city now sits at #7 on its list of Happiest Cities, tied with Cupertino, CA.

See the complete list here!

Church of the Messiah United Methodist
Kevin Kellogg
51 N. State St.
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: (614) 882-2167
Fax: (614) 882-2161

Welcome to Messiah! We are a United Methodist congregation serving Westerville, Ohio and beyond.

Located at the corner of State and Home Streets in beautiful Uptown Westerville. Business hours are 8am-4:30, Monday-Friday
and 8:15am-Noon on Sunday.

We invite you to worship with us at any of our five weekly worship services, which span traditional and contemporary styles. We know you'll feel at home at Messiah, a loving and caring community dedicated to sharing new life in Christ!


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