Edgerton United Methodist Church
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

What's happening

We collect a Noisy Offering of loose change, rolled change, or not-so-noisy cash and checks for a designated ministry on the third Sunday of each month. Watch your bulletin for this month's ministry.






We host a monthly Adult Game Night on the first Saturday of the month from 6-9 p.m.  All are welcome. Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors for a fun time! 






October 1, 2017



Two special studies on United Methodism will be offered Thursday nights in September and October. In September, the Rev. Rena Yocom will lead a study of who we are as a church. These four sessions will focus on the “Wonder, Love and Praise” report she spoke about a few weeks ago. In October, Pastor Jim will lead studies of John Wesley’s “The Character of a Methodist.” Both sessions will be 7-8:30 p.m. in Grace Place. Free study guides will be available. You can sign up for them in Fellowship Hall.


We’ll start a new series of messages on Sept. 10. It’s called “Change of Heart — a Wesleyan spirituality.”

In this time of ferment among United Methodists, it’s a look at how John Wesley envisioned the Christian life.

Wesley spoke of a “practical divinity.” He thought of Christianity not as a body of beliefs, but as a distinctive way of life. This way of life is centered on Jesus and revealed through a change of heart.

In six messages, Pastor Jim will share Wesley’s message and how it has changed his heart.

Sept. 10 — Practical divinity — a distinctive way of life

Sept. 17 — Who are you? — made in God’s image

Sept. 24 — No matter what the image distorted

Oct. 1 — Amazing grace — saved through faith

Oct. 8 — Growing in grace — the image restored

Oct. 15 — Blessed assurance — holiness of heart and life  


The Five Rivers District invites pastors and lay leaders to a seminar on church leadership on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The seminar is titled “The Life Cycle of Congregations: How to Lead at Various Stages.” The speaker is the Rev. George Bullard, who leads the FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Worden UMC, 298 E. 900th Rd., Baldwin City.

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. You can sign up for $15 in advance on the Great Plains Conference website (Click here), or pay $20 at the door.

Lunch will be provided by the Worden UMW and is included in part of the cost.




Our annual Charge Conference has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8 at Lawrence First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont St. It will again be a “cluster” conference. Nine pastoral charges will be involved. The others are Centenary-Linwood, Lawrence Central, Eudora, Wellsville-Clearfield, Vinland, Baldwin First, Ives Chapel, and Worden.





Fall cleanup day will be on Saturday, Oct. 21. Linda Florence is organizing it. Sign-up sheets are at the Information Center.