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Reverse Advent Calendar to Help the Needy

Jane Blair shared this excellent idea with us:

A simple way to help a neighbor in need during the

Advent season!


December 3rd, 2018|

Community Advent Choral Concert Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 P.M.

SUNDAY DEC. 2 at 3:00 – at the First United Methodist Church: The 41st annual Community Advent Choral Service, with a nearly-40-voice choir, bell choirs, brass quintet, and other instrumentalists. Please join us as we look forward with music to the extraordinary gift of Jesus.

November 29th, 2018|

Presbytery Moderator Rev. Rodger Allen and PC(USA) Stated Clerk Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II

Over the past year, Rev. Rodger Allen has served as Moderator of the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois. Thursday, November 15, 2018, he passed this beautiful Moderator’s Stole to the new Moderator.

Rev. Rodger is seen here with Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, the Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA).


November 19th, 2018|

Pastor’s Ponderings

Recent News

Sunday School classes for all ages resume Sunday, Sept. 16 at 9:30 a.m.

By |September 4th, 2018|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , , , |

Our Children, Youth, and Adult Sunday School classes will resume  after their summer break, at 9:30 A.M. Sunday Sept. 16. Please join us for a wonderful spiritual growth experience!

December 2017 Profile

By |December 11th, 2017|Categories: Church News|

December 2017 mission page December 2017 Pastors ponderings pdf December 2017 profile

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 10-15-17 Matthew 22:1-14; Matthew 13: 24-30, 47-49 Rev. Rodger Allen

By |November 1st, 2017|Categories: Stewardship|Tags: , , , , , |

               We had a wedding here last weekend. And a lovely, happy wedding it was. But it was a little different from the wedding described by Jesus in this parable. If our wedding had been like Jesus’, this is what it would have looked like: At about 3:30, half an hour before the ceremony was to begin, picture the bride’s parents sending the ushers and bridesmaids out into the streets to start rounding up the people who had been invited. “OK, we’re ready—everyone’s here. Come on in for the wedding now.” But the guests, to their surprise, don’t want to come in. They ignore the ushers and bridesmaids, and turn away; or even hit them, saying “Leave me alone, you and your stupid wedding.” So the attendants, rather startled, return to the church, reporting that the guests . . . are refusing to come! […]

Puppet Ministry turns 15!

By |August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , |

Sunday, August 20 we celebrated our puppet ministry turning 15! We enjoyed several rousing songs from a team of  25 puppeteers, propateers, and helpers, honored our director Barbara Bergdolt, and even shared in a yummy [...]

A Peek at VBS 2017

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , |

        In case you missed the fun of this year's five-church cooperative Vacation Bible School, here ae a few highlights in photos. Save Save

Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates Brittany Scott and Morgan Jipp

By |June 19th, 2017|Categories: Announcements|

On May 28, 2017 we honored our high school graduates Brittany Scott and Morgan Jipp, shown here. Brittany attended Terre Haute South High School, and swam on the varsity team for four years. She will [...]

YOU can help keep our gorgeous gardens in bloom!

By |June 12th, 2017|Categories: Announcements|

             Please SIGN-UP for watering our gorgeous gardens, planters (5), by our front church sign, and under our four large trees—the front two by the parking lot and two near the west side entrance walkway. [...]