Our church is 106 years old and is dedicated to Making God's Love Real within our own congregation and in the community we serve.

 When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you.
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God.
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age.
  • A corporate outlet for truth-filled and moving praise and worship.

We look forward to welcoming you. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors!

Contact Us

Braden United Methodist Church
4725 Dorr St.
Toledo, Ohio 43615
Phone: 419-386-2700
Fax: 419-386-2702

Regular Schedule

  • Sunday School
    – 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Sunday Worship
    – 10:30 AM
  • Bible Study
    – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
  • Bible Study
    – 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM



        All Braden Youth ages 12-17 are invited—to attend a Spring Teen Summit Series called “Life Choices”. This study will provide a faith based approach to dealing with common issues teens face every day and will be held every Sunday from April 12th-May 10th  in the Yolanda Robinson Youth Room at 9:30 am. 
        Please See Cleo Harvey, Skip or Megan Davis for more information. Parents, please contact the church to arrange for transportation!  

                                                                                                                                                                 Megan Davis                                                                                                                      



Holy Week  - Services to be held at St. Paul AMEZ Church

Monday,  March 30th  - 7p.m.  - Rev. Dr. Otis Gordon, Warren’s Choir

Tuesday,  March 31st   - 7p.m.   Rev. Ireatha Hollie, St. Philips' Choir

Wednesday,  April 1st  - 7p.m. – Rev. Rose Stewart – Wesley’s Choir

Thursday,  April 2nd    - 7p.m. –  Rev.  Arlene Coles-Huckaby,  Amazing Grace's choir          


Good Friday Service—from Noon to 3:00 p.m. – Rev. Huckaby Presiding

1st Word:    “Father forgive them…”  (Lk. 23:34)                        Rev. Dwight Gutridge

2nd Word:   “Truly, I say to you, today…”  (Lk. 23:34)                Rev. Waverly Earley

3rd Word:    “Woman, Behold your son.."(John 19:26-27) Rev. Dr. Raymond Sommerville

4th Word:    “My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mt.27:46)  Rev. William C. Davis, Sr. 

5th Word:    “I Thirst”  (Jn. 19:28)                                                 Rev. Darvan Adams

6th Word:     “It is Finished”  (Jn. 19:30)                                       Rev. Regina Mangrum

7th Word :    “ Father, into thy hands I commit”  (Lk.23:46)          Rev. Shirley Sparks



Theme for Lent: “The Blessing of New Beginnings”

For the next five weeks of our Lenten Study, we will study the lives of five individuals who had a new beginning after their encounter with Jesus. 

1) The Samaritan Woman (John 4:1-42), who was living without hope.  

2) The man at the pool (John 5:1-16), who was living with excuses.

3)  Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10), who was living a life of dishonesty. 

4) The woman with the issue of blood (Mark 5: 25-35), who was living with a serious illness.

5)  Saul/Paul (Acts 9:1-22), who was living a life of hatred.

Each of these individuals had a new beginning after their personal encounter with Jesus. We can also have a “new beginning” with the renewal of our hearts and minds. 


Sermon: “Triumph Before Tragedy”

Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11


Upcoming Events



Sunday School for all ages
9:30 AM
Classes available, 3rd grade through adult
Morning Worship
10:30 AM
Our congregation will welcome you with Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. Come as you are. and join us for collective praise and worship for the entire family every Sunday
Junior Church
11:00 AM
Children ages 2-12 are invited to join us for Junior Church. This worship experience is designed for children with age appropriate Bible lessons, music, and faith building activities. Time: During the morning worship service after the choir sings until the end of service.


Bible Study
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Bible Study
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Golden Circle Ministry
11:00 AM
Persons 55+ are encouraged to join this great ministry, events, information sessions and much more. See Lois Lipkins or contact the church office for more information.
Harper Male Chorus Rehearsal
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM