Within a few years, the building arrangements were causing problems. The new church had three buildings to heat and keep in repair, there were many steps to climb, and children had to cross the street to attend classes.
In 1978, the church build a new single story building on Bongey Drive, on Menomonie’s largely undeveloped southwest side. The congregation moved into the unfinished and unfurnished church in February 1979 and the Consecration Celebration was May 6, 1979.
The “new” church building is no longer new, but the more than 150 year history of Methodism in Menomonie shows the Menomonie United Methodist Church will continue serving the community as it develops disciples for Christ.