Dates & Meetings
(all meetings are open)
Sunday, July 25th Pastor Brennan’s sermon title is “Jesus is Wasteful!”
Thursday, July 29th Lion’s Club Drive-thru Pork Chop Dinner at the American Legion starts at 4:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 1st NEW TIME FOR SERVICE 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 11th Ministry Team @ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 11th Administrative Council @ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 12th UMW meet and greet with Taylorville Ladies @ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 18th Building Committee @ 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 21st UMW Ladies luncheon at Tea Room
Tuesday, September 14 @ 7:00 pm Charge Conference at First UMC in Taylorville.
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)
Households, Churches, and World Regions of the Month:
Churches of July (please pray for . . .)
1. Illiopolis & Niantic United Methodist, The Rev. C.W. Reneker
2. Rochester Christian, The Rev. Brad Ferris
3. Morrisonville United Methodist, The Rev. Dayle Badman
4. Trinity Lutheran, Taylorville, The Rev. Rodney Blomquist
World Region of July (please pray for . . .)
USA & Canada
Our Church Family Pictured . . .
Enjoy our gallery.