Mission and History
Edgewood United Church, United Church of Christ, affirms that a loving and sustaining God is still speaking and creating. Following the life, spirit and teaching of Jesus, we welcome all as we commit to do justice and love kindness and walk humbly with God.
HISTORY OF EDGEWOOD
Edgewood United Church is part of the United Church of Christ, a denomination of about 5,100 churches nationwide. Edgewood was formed as an offshoot of The People's Church in 1953. A small group began meeting in Marble School and then built the church on Hagadorn Road, which was then the far edge of the Lansing/East Lansing area.
Throughout its history Edgewood has focused on social justice and working for change in the community and in the world. Over the years Edgewood folks have been involved in building low-income housing, advocating for health care reform, supporting the civil rights movement, pushing for open housing in East Lansing, advocating for gay, lesbian and transgender civil rights, and much more. Edgewood is an Open and Affirming, Justice Peace church.
Today, Edgewood has over 500 members and about 200 people who gather to worship on Sunday mornings. We are diverse in our membership, and members and visitors come from across the Lansing area. Edgewood folks seek to deepen their personal faith lives, support one another in the church, have a good time together, and take action on issues of justice and peace.