Welcome to Edgerton United Methodist Church!
Welcome to Edgerton United Methodist Church! 

Edgerton United Methodist Church

From the Desk of Pastor Rick  


Why do we observe Lent?


According to a story in Guideposts Arthur Gordon visited a kindergarten class where the teacher frequently reminded misbehaving children to stop being a WAM. The kids straightened up as soon as their teacher pointed out they were being a WAM.


What was a WAM? Why was being a WAM so bad? The teacher explained that WAM stands for "What About Me?" She was training the children to be less self-centered. She wanted them to think of others' needs, not just their own. So, she taught them that no one liked a WAM, a self-centered person who only asked, "What About Me?"


Instead, this teacher was teaching the children to be a WAY, or as she explained it, people who ask, "What About You?" 


The story of Easter in the Bible is focused on Jesus’s sacrifice. He presenting himself as an atonement for sin. His actions restored the relationship between the Creator and his creation, human kind.      


The reason we observe Lent is to remind us of what Jesus did for us. Lent is to move us from “What about Me?” to “What about Jesus?” Remember Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.


May God bless you this Lenten season and may you be a blessing to others.


Pastor Rick

Where to Find Us:

Edgerton United Methodist Church


 307 N. Michigan Ave.

(Mailing address is:

P.O. Box 699)
Edgerton, OH 43517

Phone: +1 419 298-3243

Office Hours are Tues. - Fri.

10:30 am. to 2:30 pm.

Sunday Morning worship service begins with 'coffee hour' at 8:45 am, and worship service starts at 9:15 am.  Children's church is available during worship service for children age 2 through 6th grade.

What's New

Wednesday Evening Free Dinners

Community Meals have been suspended for the time being. 

Please watch for information about other events that will take place this summer.



Our doors are open to anyone in the community who seeks a place to pray. Special prayer times are set aside on Monday mornings from 11 am-1 pm, and on Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 PM. People are available to pray with you if you desire, or you are welcome to pray privately & silently. If you are unable to make it in during prayer times, but have a concern you wish to share with others who will join you in praying, those requests can be called into the church office at 419-298-3243 (leave a message on the machine if it is after business hours).  We are here to serve God by serving our community- we are here for you, and We Are Praying For You!



Edgerton Community Food Pantry- located in the Edgerton UMC. Open Thursdays (see Calendar of Events for holiday closures) from 2-4 PM.  Enter the Hull Street entrance, go up the stairs and through the double doors at the top of the stairs. 



Edgerton UMC Handbell Choir meets on Wed. in the Edgerton UMC sanctuary to practice, from Fall-Spring

Bell Choir practices are on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in the Edgerton UMC sanctuary- anyone is welcome to join the bell choir.







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