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