Announcements


  • S.T.A.R.S.

    Students To Arrive Ready for School

     

    Back packs filled with school supplies are given to area children in need. Jamieson Community Center serves as the application and distribution site. Jamieson’s goal is to give 100 children all the supplies on their list so that they are prepared on the first day of school. To minimize duplication and ensure that they have all the supplies needed for each child, our church is collecting 500 two pocket folders by August  2.

     

    Folders may be taken to the church office Monday – Friday from 8:00 to noon or to McGuire & Davies on Sunday morning.

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  • If you knit or crochet, we need your help! Our supply of Prayer shawls is almost depleted. Prayer shawls provide comfort to those who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. It lets them know that we are praying for them and thinking about them. Patterns are available. Contact Joy Boostrom

    jboostrom62@gmail.com 

    for more information.

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  • The Fresh Start Stained Glass Committee will be creating some decorations for the new building from stained glass window pieces! These may be stained glass ornaments for our Christmas trees, a hanging light for the new atrium, or a stepping stone. The committee is looking for donations of loose stained glass pieces from windows that were purchased last fall. If you have pieces and are willing to donate, please contact Pat Bates or LeAnn in the church office, 734-9437.

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  • Building Update


    Weekly updates are posted on our Facebook page. Please check our Facebook page for photos with descriptions of the work completed each week.

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  • Does anyone have flowers in their yard that they would like to share on Sundays?  The Altar Committee could use some help in providing flowers for each Sunday at church.  Does anyone want to take a month to provide flowers?  April and October and the summer months need a leader.  If you can do any Sunday contact Anita Anderson 734-6338 or Peg Willhardt 734-3684.

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  • Call-Em-All & Text-Em-All Update


    We are initiating a new way to communicate with members and people who regularly attend 1st United Methodist Church. It’s called Call-Em-All, or Text-Em-All, and the system is now in place.


    Pastor Jon will send out a message to those who have signed up, and then you will receive the message. 

    That’s it.

     

    Please contact the church office (309-734-9437) to be added to the list to receive messages.

    We are initiating a new way to communicate with members and people who regularly attend 1st United Methodist Church. It’s called Call-Em-All, or Text-Em-All, and the system is now in place and you will be receiving messages, sent out by Pastor Jon. Information about Call-Em-All went out in a mailing in November. You were asked to update a general contact information sheet for the office, and then indicate whether or not you wished to be a part of Call-Em-All. Thank you to all who have responded so far. There are a couple of important things to remember about Call-Em-All. 


    First, depending on your personal preference, you will receive a phone message, or a text, to the number you provided. If your phone number should ever change, or if your preference for a call or text changes, you will need to contact the office. When we are able to worship again in person, Call-Em-All forms will always be kept at the Welcome Table.

     

    Second, it is not necessary, or possible, to respond to the message. It is simply a message for you.

     

    Third, with this system, no one is required to call another person. That’s not how it works. Pastor Jon will send out a message to those who have signed up, and then you will receive the message. That’s it.

     

    We’ll begin using Call-Em-All immediately. It might be a prayer request, a church announcement or a building update, a weather related announcement, meeting reminders, things like that.

     

    We want to thank the members of the Memorial Committee, who graciously approved the funding for Call-Em-All for the first year.

  • Now that we are in Phase 5 we can have greeters on Sunday mornings. If you are interested in being a greeter please sign up at the table in the hallway or call the church office (734-9437).

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