Nurturing Disciples of Christ . . .
Proclaiming the Good News . . .
for Stonington, IL
and the World!
We are a community of faith
with a PURPOSE “to be close to God,”
and a MISSION “to nurture disciples of Jesus Christ and to proclaim His Good News,”
and a VISION of Stonington and the world “as a community where there is respect for all creation, a quality of life, and worship of God in the fullest!”
The Rev. Caleb McGregor, pastor (thru June 30th)
The Rev. Brennan Hurley, pastor (beginning July 1st)
A Little About Us
In-person worship continues.
1. We are in Phase 4 for our Region in Illinois; this allows for 50 persons or fewer to assemble in person.
2. Everyone inside the building is asked to wear a face mask, particularly while fellowshipping and singing.
3. There WILL be congregational singing and responses.
4. All pews are now open; be conscious of those around you and their comfortability.
5. Offering plates and other objects are no longer
being passed through the pews.
6. Hand-sanitizer and masks are available to all.
7. Our building is thoroughly cleaned each week
8. Holy Communion (first Sundays) utilizes pre-packaged elements.
You Are Welcome Here
All are welcome here! ALL!
You are loved and loveable!
Come as you are!
We are wheelchair accessible!
We are child-friendly!
FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF SUNDAY AND MEMBERSHIP VOTE #1 REGARDING SUMC’S BUILDING PROJECT–please go to the “New Building Project” tab or click here. Please refer to the blue and green buttons for more details about what to expect Sunday morning (4/25/2021).
Pastor Caleb Announces Move
On Sunday, February 28th, Pastor Caleb made public his move into the Wisconsin Annual Conference. June 30th will be his last day as the Edinburg-Stonington UMCs pastor and July 1st will be the beginning of his appointment at Port Edwards United Methodist Church in Port Edwards, WI. The Staff-Parish Relations committee is already working hard with our District Superintendent to discern your new pastor. Pastor Caleb made this decision to move purely for personal reasons and the opportunities that are aligning themselves in WI. He will be leaving with warm feelings and good memories, new friends made, and innumerable life lessons and ministry experience. Pastor Caleb’s last day in the church pulpit is Sunday, June 13th and the next Sunday (Father’s Day) will be at the Stonington Summerfest community service (Pastor Brennan will represent the church there).