Announcements


  • Graduation Sunday


    May 22, 2022


    May 22 will be Graduation Sunday.  If you or someone in your family is graduating from high school, junior college, college or graduate school, please call the church office or email leann_1umc@yahoo.com so we can get everyone in the bulletin. Please send LeAnn a photo of your graduate for our display.

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  • Community Care Days


    Community Care Days Mission & Purpose: " Community Care Days is an intentional cooperative effort of local churches to minister Warren County as the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in the area of home repair and maintenance."


    The Community Care Days (CCD) Organizational Committee has designated the weekend of June 17-18, 2022, as their next Community Care Days weekend.


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  • VBS is June 26-30.


    FOOD TRUCK PARTY ON A ROLL WITH GOD! will be held at the Faith United Presbyterian Church again this year. Please mark your calendar now and join us for a week of fun and learning.

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  • Birdies for Charity


    We are again participating in Birdies for Charity. We are guaranteed at least 105% of the funds you pledge. Our charity name is "First United Methodist Church" and our BIRD # is 2135. Pledges are due Friday, July 1.

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  • YOUR HELP IS NEEDED


    In the next few months, we will begin moving items into the new building, sorting and cleaning items in storage and cleaning the Education Building. Many different tasks will need to be completed before we are ready to use the new building. If you are willing to help in any way, please leave your name with LeAnn Murk in the office. We will contact you about the list of tasks that will need to be accomplished as we move in the new building. Thank you.

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  • 100 Days of Prayer


    Our 100 Days of Prayer officially concluded on January 11, but we are asking you to continue to pray daily for our church, its ministries, and the construction project. There have been many construction delays but progress is being made! If you need a new prayer card, they are on the welcome table in the hallway at church, and on the information table each Sunday at McGuire & Davies.


    Our prayer is this: “Our Father in Heaven, stir us up to walk in faith and to be united in our ministries. We pray Jesus will continue to be the cornerstone and foundation of everything we do.”


    Thank you!

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  • Call-Em-All & Text-Em-All


    We are using  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. 

     

    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.

  • Scrip Program


    For each card we sell, our church gets a percentage of the sale. The church office has cards on hand right now or you can order them online.

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