Our mission is feeding the hungry and the poor in spirit.
Our vision is a community free of hunger and rich in spirit.
Our method is changing lives through humble service, passionate worship, and extravagant generosity.
Rev. Jim Hopwood, pastor
Hi! I’m the Rev. Jim, and I have the privilege and joy of serving this congregation as pastor. I’m excited about the future of this church and this community. It’s fun to lead people who live out their faith so whole-heartedly. Whether we meet you at worship or another event in our space, or we encounter you elsewhere at some community event, we’re eager to tell you what God is doing in our lives!
Michael Stephenson, Emmaus Road worship leader
Judy Sass, sanctuary choir and music director
Shari Van Baale, church secretary
What we believe
United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians. Still, there are some things that make us distinctive. The United Methodist Church was formed in a merger of other denominations in 1968, but its roots go back to 1736 to a religious movement sparked by two Anglican priests, John and Charles Wesley. Their unique synthesis of personal holiness and social action remains central to Methodism and the Wesleyan movement today.
Some local history
Methodists began gathering in these parts in 1857 in communities called McCamish and Lanesfield. Those places died out when the railroad passed them by, and people followed the railroad to Edgerton. Our present building was built in 1913. The addition to the west was built with mostly volunteer labor and dedicated in November 1997. And, yes, the railroad is still important Edgerton – and the BNSF Intermodal facility and nearby warehouses are vital to our future.