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 August 2014, Ohio Magazine named Westerville one of it's five Best Hometowns! Come enjoy our attractions, historic sites and year-round events.

Heroes Run Honors Military/First Responders

The living will challenge themselves to honor the fallen during the 9/11 Heroes Run on Saturday September 6. A ceremony will begin at 8:30am, with the run starting at 9am. Race organizers encourage the community to personally come out and thank local veterans, their families, and first responders in an annual, fun, and family friendly environment!

Local race organizer Tom Ullom says the ceremony speaker will be Cpl. Mike Strahle (USMC Retired), a surviving member of Lima Co. 3/25. He is now the Director. of the Eyes of Freedom, the traveling memorial tribute to the 23 Lima Co. marines killed in Iraq in 2005. The ceremony will also feature the posting of the colors by the Westerville Division of Police, American Legion and VFW and the Tolling of a bell in memory of those who have passed serving their country and their communities. Bagpipes will start the run off.

Proceeds benefit the Travis Manion Foundation and the Westerville Fire Firefighters Memorial. For more information or to register visit

City Holds Household Hazardous Waste Day

Not sure what to do with that old motor oil or paint thinner? Take it to the city's Household Hazardous Waste Collection on September 6th. Collection will be held at the Public Service Department, 350 Park Meadow Rd., 8am-2pm.

Click Here! for more information about what will be accepted.

Law Enforcement Converges For Cops & Kids Day

Helicopters, SWAT teams, K-9 units, cruisers and DARE
cars, and games are just a few of the many attractions
and features planned for the upcoming Cops & Kids Day
on Sunday, September 7th at Hoff Woods Park. Kids may
cast their vote for the best DARE car and police cruiser, dunk
a uniformed police officer in the dunk tank and mingle with
the special police robots. Refreshments and prizes will
be available for children while supplies last. The first 1,000
kids to arrive will receive a free Cops & Kids Day sports pack.

The event will be held from 10:30am to 2:30pm at Hoff Woods Park, 556 McCorkle Blvd.

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!


Westerville Named Best Hometown

Ohio Magazine has named Westerville among its 2014-2015 Best Hometowns. The magazine made the announcement on its Facebook page on August 27th. Westerville, along with the other four Ohio communities chosen, Defiance, Lakewood, Madeira and St. Clairsville, will be featured in the November 2014 issue.

Columbus Parent Readers Know Westerville

Westerville businesses, parks and other features sit pretty well with readers of Columbus Parent Magazine. The monthly publication held its annual "Best of Columbus" poll when readers are encourages to nominate and vote on their favorites in a variety of categories. Particular favorites were the Westerville Public Library and several Parks and Recreation facilities. Click Here! to see the entire list.

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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