Thr, Sep 6 6-9pm Celebration of Life for Butch McClellan (at Spring Bay American Legion)

Fri, Sep 7 9-11am Food Pantry/King’s Closet

Sun, Sep 9 5:30 O.U.R. at the Helms (co-hosted by the Ruders)

Mon, Sep 10 6pm Trustees

Tue, Sep 11 7pm Ad Council

Thr, Sep 13 6pm Lay Leadership/Nominations

District Staff-Pastor Parish Equipping Event:

3pm Sept 9, Northwest UMC or 3pm Sept 16, Willow Hill UMC

District Finance Equipping Event:

3pm Sept 9, Northwest UMC or 3pm Sept 16, Willow Hill UMC Future Date: Charge Conference, October 21, 4:30pm

Upcoming Meetings

Trustees Monday, September 10 at 6pm Jason Potter, Larry Winkler, Eric Pemble, Linda Dodwell, Holly Lynn, Deanna Tucker, Rev Judy

Ad Council Tuesday, September 11 at 7pm Randy Waldrip, April Nauman, Cindy Osenkarski, Deb Kamp, Doug Doty, Sarah Pullen, Barb Bishop, Amy Potter, Ron Call, Jarrod Doty, Joe Helms, Larry Winkler, Judy Schaer, Matt Freeman, Holly Lynn, Jill Doty, Rev Judy

Lay Leadership/Nominations Thursday, September 13 at 7pm Randy Waldrip, Cindy Osenkarski, Terra Lange, Jeff Morrow, Jill Doty, April Nauman, Judy Schaer, Joe Helms, Rev Judy

Note from the Barth’s

Thank you to our church family all the love and support with meals, cards, calls, visits, etc. during this first week after my accident. God has definitely been at work in my life! Love Gloria (& Lloyd)

Anyone Enjoy Exercising by Washing Windows?

The windows are in need of washing, especially the entry ways. Notify Holly (309-822-0642, 309-208-6231 or before she goes out for bids.

Send your Information FOR Pastor Binu

To help acquaint Pastor Binu with our church family, Jake Jacobs is requesting that those who wish to participate, may send a picture and any comments that you would like included about you and your family by email to: or or you may bring a picture and written information to the church. You can find information about Pastor Binu at his website: binupeniel.comParsonage

Project – Are you available?

*Install outside porch columns

*Install trim around the top of the new showers/tub

*Light housekeeping: Vacuum (have volunteers to shampoo carpet when finished), trash to dumpster, sweep out garage

Please contact Holly at (309-822-0642, 309-208-6231 or

Nursery – Paid Position

Need an adult to assist/oversee the nursery on Sunday mornings. See Matt Freeman or Ron Call if you are interested or know of anyone that might be or if you would like additional information.

Incoming Pastor

Following is Information about our incoming pastor who may arrive some time near September (depends on his circumstances). He has a website ( where you can play some videos and see information about him and his family. I

Our Military Personnel

Please check the following list for any updates of our friends and family who are involved in the military: Tori Call (Lackland Airforce Base, TX), Daniel Maxwell (Ft Drum, New York), Brian Rezak, Tyler (graduated from boot camp), Alex Bigelow (Iraq), Jordan Doty (Jacksonville, FL), Kyle Rummel (Florida), Pastor Kristi Hopp, Tyler Graves (Afghanistan), Isaiah Herzog

2nd Service Volunteers

There is a sign-up sheet on the stand in the back of the sanctuary for you to sign up to be greeters, ushers and acolytes. Please help Phil out and sign up.

Urgent Need for Flood Buckets or monetary donations

The Midwest Missions Distribution Center, a caring ministry of the United Methodist Church, is requesting donations to help victims of disaster.  Monetary donations or supplies bought through the “DollarDays” link on the MMDC website would be the best way to donate, as they are shipped directly to MMDC at the Center’s bulk prices.   Monetary donations may be sent to:  MMDC at PO Box 56 in Chatham, IL  62629.  For more information about the Distribution Center, you may go to the website:, or or phone 217-483-7911

Would You Like to Join the Choir?

Choir Summer Sabbatical Coming to an end.  Choir rehearsal will be on Wednesdays at 7pm as announced.  There is plenty of room for new people.  If you haven’t tried it and don’t think you are good enough, come anyway and learn from those who have had experience.  This year we will try 5th grade on up.  Let us worship in song.