Edgewood United Church is part of the United Church of Christ, a denomination of about 5,000 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, Environmental Justice church.
Today, Edgewood has over 400 members and about 130 people who gather to worship on Sunday mornings. We are diverse in our membership: socioeconomic status, religious backgrounds, gender and sexual orientations, age, and race. 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.