Wesley United Methodist
Regular Sunday Worship Schedule
8:30a.m. Church Worship Service
Communion is generally celebrated on the first Sunday of the month. The United Methodist Church observes "open communion" which means that all who earnestly seek Jesus Christ as their Savior are welcome and encouraged to partake of the Holy Meal.
Organizations and Activities
United Methodist Women. The United Methodist women are active within the Wesley United Methodist Church, especially reaching out to others through local and world mission projects. Call the church office at 493-2360 for meeting times. All are welcome.
Come sing with us! You don't have to be a member to join. Contact Diane Greiman at 493-2152 if you are interested in singing your faith! The Choir sings on designated Sundays, Special Sundays, and church events.
Bible studies are held periodically at Wesley UMC. It is not necessary to be a United Methodist to participate. Please call the church office at 493-2360 to learn more about Bible studies currently in process.
Methodism came to Edgeley in 1887 when the first Methodist worship and Sunday School was held in the Milwaukee Railroad Depot. Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church was organized June 5, 1888. Less than a year later the first Methodist church building, which cost $2,300, was dedicated (debt free) on April 14, 1889.
By 1915, the congregation had outgrown the first building. The cornerstone was laid for a new brick church on June 15, 1915 on the site of the original building. The new structure was ready for dedication on December 19, 1915. The new church cost $25,000. The bell for the church was donated by Richard Sykes, the founder of Edgeley. In the 1920s, a $1,500 gift from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation made possible a new pipe organ for the church.
In 1939, the Methodist Epispocal Church, the Methodist Epispocal Church South, and the Methodist Protestant Church joined together to form The Methodist Church. A merger between The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church in 1968 brought about The United Methodist Church.
Currently, Wesley United Methodist Church is aligned with Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Ashley, ND.
Pastor Becky Holten