STARTING AUGUST 1st WORSHIP SERVICES WILL BEGIN AT 10:00 a.m.
Dates & Meetings
(all meetings are open)
Pastor Brennan’s sermon title for Sunday, October 17th is “Universally Uncomfortable Uncertainty”
Starting Sunday October 17th we will begin collecting nonperishable foods in honor of the harvest. Items can be placed around the altar and on the table nearby.
Sunday, October 24th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Fall Festival at The Big “M” Berry Patch. Concert by the band “Harvest” at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 30th from 2:00-4:00 Trunk or Treat at the American Legion Parking Lot
Sunday, October 31st Blessing of the cans and produce for the Food Pantry.
PASTOR BRENNAN TO SERVE SUMC JULY 1ST. It was announced on Sunday, March 21st that Rev. Brennan Hurley will be SUMC’s new pastor effective July 1st. His wife is Jenna and their daughter-to-be is Caroline (due early-to-mid July). Their four-legged family member is a dog named Max. Brennan is currently finishing up his Masters of Divinity degree at Duke University’s Theological School (a great United Methodist seminary)! He is currently serving two rural churches in North Carolina. He will be returning to Illinois in early June and moving in to the Stonington parsonage around the second full-week of June. Brennan is from Carlinville and Jenna is from Virden. Brennan will also be serving at Taylorville First United Methodist Church as their part-time associate pastor even as he is our part-time “senior” pastor. He writes: “It is a new season at Stonington UMC–a new building, a new pastor, and I hope, a renewed sense of mission and passion for the good news of Jesus Christ. My family comes to you from North Carolina with hopes, dreams, and a calling to serve God and neighbor alongside you. . . . These are certainly strange times. However, it is precisely these times in which the circumstances of life knock us off our horses (see Acts 9) that Jesus appears to us and beckons us to chart a new course in faith. Our world needs good news. The gospel of Jesus Christ offers that good news, and we get to be a part of it together.
Please join our congregation in congratulating Brennan and Jenna on the birth of their daughter, Caroline Jo, who was born on June 29th.
Weekly - Monthly Prayers
Weekly Prayer Requests:
The following are the prayer requests brought forward during the worship service (first names only)
Please pray for these Churches of the Month. . .
Assumption Christian – Rev. John C. & Seth B.
Auburn United Methodist – Rev. Anthony “Tony” P.
Edinburg First Baptist – Rev. Tommy H.
Sugar Creek UMC – Rev. Paul D.
World Region of the Month. . .
Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama)
Our Church Family Pictured . . .
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