In the spring of 1902, several Dutch-American families of the Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church of Leota, Minnesota, expressed their desire to form a new congregation in Edgerton. In the fall of that year, the Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton was organized. The first church building was dedicated in 1903. This building was expanded in 1915.
Worship services were originally conducted in Dutch; in the 1930s the transition was made to worshiping in the English language. The legal name of the congregation became the First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton. Through the years, the church grew numerically. In 1947 a daughter church, Bethel Christian Reformed Church, was organized. The present church sanctuary was dedicated in 1959. It was remodeled in 2001. An addition that includes a lobby, large fellowship hall, kitchen, nursery, council room and offices was completed in 2016.
The life of our congregation has been enriched by a variety of ministries through the years. We have been blessed with many gifted musicians and musical groups, including the church choir, which began in 1973. For many years we have had an active Young People’s Society and, in partnership with area Christian Reformed Churches, a Cadet boys’ club program for boys and GEMS girls’ club program for girls. Since 1986, the needs of developmentally disabled adults in the area have been served by the Friendship Class. During the same time, the Coffee Break Women’s Bible Study and Children’s Story Hour have provided Bible study opportunities for women and children of our church and community. In 2010 a ministry to our Latino neighbors was begun in Edgerton, which now consists of Bible studies and children’s ministries and Edgerton and Pipestone and a weekly worship service in Pipestone.
As we look to the future, we are eager to see where and how God will lead us to spread the good news of Christ and serve others in his name.