Welcome To Wedgewood United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 24, 2014
A friendly, community Church on Akron's East side that welcomes and expects visitors.



Vision Statement

"The Vision of the Wedgewood United Methodist Church

is to share God's love and grace with everyone in all their diversity

through spiritual growth and outreach!" 


We are located in the Ellet area of Akron on Wedgewood Drive


Traditional Worship Service 9:30AM
Contemporary Worship Service 11:30AM
(Praise Band)
Sunday School for All Ages 10:45am

April 2014 Newsletter

April 2014 Calendar of Events

Click on the links below for news about Wedgewood!









Welcome Rev. Joe Burkhardt and Family


At Wedgewood we have been blessed to have Rev. Karen for 21 years. However, she will be retiring at the end of June so it is time for a new pastor to be appointed.

The Bishop and the District Superintendents (the Cabinet) gathered to choose the best pastor for churches that are open.

On Wednesday, February 19, the SPRC met with Rev. Valerie Stultz, our District Superintendent, and Rev. Joe Burkhardt, the person the Cabinet felt was the best next pastor of Wedgewood. The SPRC unanimously affirmed the match.



Capital Funds Campaign

   Wiggle Room


  On Palm Sunday, April 13, we will be returning our pledge cards for the Capital Funds Campaign ‘Wiggle Room’. You may ask why you should sacrifice in order to make a commitment for the next three years. Here are a few answers to that question:


• We are all part of a church family that works together, plays together, and builds God’s kingdom together.

We have been blessed with this Wiggle Room and we need to fulfill our promise to the bank that we would repay the money.


• We care about our children and our community and know that this space is used by them,

enjoyed by them, and gives them space to grow in Christ’s love.


• When we join the church we promise to support it with our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our testimony.

The addition is a space that helps us keep those promises.


• Every church member or regular attender is able to use this space for just a donation.

Church members have used it for wedding receptions, baby showers, birthday parties, softball practice, and family dinners.

The addition is truly community property.


• We sacrifice a little today for an easier tomorrow. Only eleven years to go until we pay off this debt completely!


Please pray about what you can give to the Wiggle Room Campaign and bring your pledge cards in on April 13.

Together we can work to build the Kingdom of God and do so much more than we could do alone.





 2014 Sunday Evening Lenten Services


   Hymn Sings at 7:00 - Worship Service at 7:30

The host church will serve refreshment after the service


March 9th    

Host: Clearview

Preacher: Jeff Gindlesberger

Choir: Family of Faith

Sp. Music:


March 16th  

Host: Sawyerwood

Preacher: Linda Bradley

Choir: Wedgewood

Special Music: S. Arlington


March 23rd  

Host: Mogadore

Preacher: Nan Morgan

Choir: Lakemore

Sp. Music: Family of Faith

March 30th   

Host: Family of Faith

Preacher: Barry French

Choir: S. Arlington

Special Music: Goodyear Hgts.


April 6th 

Host: Lakemore

Preacher: Karen Hartley

Choir: Goodyear Hgts

Special Music: Sawyerwood


April 13th  

Host: Goodyear Hgts

Preacher: Valerie Stultz

Choir: Clearview 

Special Music: Wedgewood



 Easter Offering


After a LARGE Christmas offering ($8,000!) that went outside the United States to build wells in Liberia, the Finance Committee decided to keep the Easter offering inside the church. It will be divided between the Building Fund and a fund to pay for new air-conditioning in the sanctuary. After the winter we have had, we may not be thinking of air-conditioning, but when the motors start squealing in July we will.


We are hoping to replace the current chiller unit with small, roof-top units that will be more efficient in cooling the sanctuary in the summer.