1983. 6. 12
주일오전 11시. 1305 kenton Rd. Baltimore, Maryland 21234에소재한장치본목사댁에서네가정 8명의어른과 6명의어린이가김경락목사의인도로첫예배를드리다.이름은가칭아가페한인교회라고명명하다.
1983. 7. 31
주일오후 3시 30분. 1776 East Joppa Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21234에소재한Arnolia United Methodist Church에서 7가정의교인으로창립예배를드리다.
담임목사: 김경락, 소속목사: 장치본
1984. 3. 11
주일 10시 30분. 볼티모어북지방 Raymond Purnell감리사주관하에구역회 (Charge Conference)를하다.
1986. 1. 5
장치본목사가 Part time 목사로부임하다.
장치본목사볼티모어한인봉사센터를사임하고 제 2대담임목사로부임하다.
1988. 7. 3
2204 Mayfield ave. Baltimore, MD 21213에서에덴교회라는이름으로첫예배를드리다.
Marcus Matthew 감리사를모시고교회창립 5주년및성전헌당예배를드리다.
10 주년창립예배를드리다.창립 10주년기념에덴지제1호발행하다.
1995. 2. 4
토요에덴한글학교시작하다. (한글, 컴퓨터, 미술, 태권도, 한국역사등)
1998. 1. 2
신요섭목사, Brian Lange 목사부임하다.
2006. 5. 19
2008. 7. 27
교회창립 25주년기념예배를드리다. 창립 25주년기념역사책을발간하다.
2010. 6. 20
2010. 7. 1
2013. 9. 22
백승범 목사 부임하다.
2015. 11. 11
추수감사주일, 56 Stevenson ln. Baltimore, MD 21212 새성전에서 입당감사예배를 드리다.
Eden Korean United Methodist Church had a humble beginning with seven families in Baltimore metropolitan area in order to worship God in July 31th, 1983. The church opened its first service for the residents who were more comfortable with the Korean language. Since the beginning of its establishment in 1983, the church had been a place where people can draw closer to God.
Eight people gathered on June 12th of 1983 to start worshiping in the house of Rev. Chi Bon Jang. On July 31th of 1983, Eden Korean United Methodist Church held its first worship service in Arnolia United Methodist Church (Rev. Wicklein). There were approximately seven families at this first worship service, and the whole church started out as with a small congregation. Soon Rev. KyoungNak Kim became the senior pastor. The church was named as "Towson Korean Church" at this time period.
The church rented its place at Arnolia United Methodist Church to start its worship services and Sunday gatherings. Shortly in 1984, the rapid increase of the congregation to an organization of the official Sunday school. Three years after this date, Rev. Chi Bon Jang became the senior pastor in 1987.
Towson Korean Church held its services in the after noon after Arnolia UMC's worship service.
By the end of 1987, Towson Korean Church's congregation had increased to an average of 60 people every Sunday. Many church members suggested moving the church to a larger building that they can privately own. Eventually, in July 3rd, 1988, Towson Korean Church purchased a church building and moved out of Arnolia UMC. The church's name was soon changed from Towson Korean Church to Eden Korean United Methodist Church.
On July 25th of 1993, in order to honor the tenth anniversary of the church, more than 100 people attended the worship service on this date. New programs, including the Korean school, adult Sunday school classes, and senior adult worship services were enacted. EKUMC added a second worship service and an English worship service for the Youth Group in spring of 1997.
Through years 1998 to 2009, EKUMC focused on maintaining and expanding its worship not only on its services, but also mission and outreach, programs for children, youth, and families as a whole. Starting from 2000, EKUMC continued to grow by planning and dreaming about its future. As a result, Sunday school class attendance increased nearly to a full capacity, the current congregation grew to more than 200 adults and children, and more than 80 people participated in the Disciple Bible Study.
EKUMC held Korean school and summer school regularly to offer abundant opportunities for its precious church members. The church also participated in Baltimore inner missions, works to help the aged and the homeless to spread the love of Jesus. It even reached out internationally, focusing on nations such as Senegal, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Mexico. The church will continue to propose great universal human values and reach out to the community to lead many men and women into the truth of pure Christian life.
Since Rev. Chi Bon Jang retired from EKUMC because of his age Rev. Yo-Seop Shin became the new senior pastor on July 1th of 2010. Meanwhile we looked for a new building because we wanted to focus on Korean Second Generation Education more, the superintendent of Baltimore Metropolitan District suggested that EKUMC moved to a Rodgers Forge UMC’s building (56 Stevenson ln, Baltimore, MD, 21212) in order to hold worship and do ministry.
Rodgers Forge UMC was not able to keep the building because only six members left at the church. EKUMC and Rodgers Forge UMC started using the same building and doing worship separately, and made an agreement that EKUMC owns and manages the building from Thanksgiving Day of 2015.