New Sunday Worship Times Begin August 20

The Church Council has announced a new Sunday Worship Service Schedule beginning Sunday, August 20.  In order to allow for live preaching and connection at all four services, the new schedule will be as follows: 8:00 am – Sanctuary 9:00 am – Family Life Center 10:15 am – Sanctuary 10:45

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More Transition Information

When we sent out a letter a few weeks ago announcing my retirement in July, I indicated that Bishop Frank Beard had given us permission for a transition period to be negotiated where I will be on staff in some capacity here until October 1, 2017. The Staff-Parish Committee and

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Troy UMC Announces New Pastor Appointment

Changes Coming Up! Last week the congregation was informed of the fact that our Sr. Pastor, Rev. Dennis D. Price, will be retiring on July 1, 2017. (More about this on back page).  On Sunday, February 12, 2017, Mr. Tracy Kennett, Chairman of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee here announced that

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PRAY THIS WEEK FOR THE CHURCH

Commission On The Way Forward Begins Meeting Today in Atlanta.  The Commission On A Way Forward holds its first in person meeting today-Thursday in Atlanta.  Commission members include our own Pat Miller and Tom Lambrecht of Good News. Our Illinois Great Rivers Conference is called to pray this week, based

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2016 Giving Facts

Thank you for your faithful giving to the ministry of the Troy United Methodist Church during 2016. I have just received the final financial reports.  I thought I would use this space to give you some financial updates. Here are some facts about giving in 2016: 2016 Ministry Budget:  $665,606

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From The Pastor’s Desk

I always look forward to our Christmas Candlelight Services. Over the years we have put a lot of energy into inviting and welcoming people to the services. Several very active members of our church first attended a Christmas Eve service. I still remember meeting them and where we were standing

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Land Acquisition Information

Troy United Methodist Church has an opportunity to invest in the future as we continue to reach people with the Good News of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Fifteen acres of property have become available, much of it contiguous to our present property. Ten acres of this property is presently being

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Thoughts from Pastor Dennis D. Price

Some Random Tuesday Afternoon Thoughts: I am excited about helping Sue Busler lead Fast Track Disciple Bible Study this fall. Beginning September 20, we will meet each Tuesday night this fall at 7:00 pm. The fall sessions will be based in the Old Testament of the Bible and the spring

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Disciple Fast Track Bible Study

Disciple Fast Track Bible Study Disciple Fast Track offers a rich and in-depth study of Scripture in a small group setting. The class will study the Old Testament for twelve consecutive weeks in the Fall, adjourn for a one-month Christmas break, and then reconvene for another twelve weeks in the

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REACHING NEW GENERATIONS RESULTS

In 2013, we started a three year capital campaign called “Reaching.New.Generations.” The purpose of this campaign was to lower the indebtedness incurred primarily during a major project in 2011-2012. A bank loan issued in 2012 for $400,000 is now approximately $75,000. The campaign concluded at the end of June and we are

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Summer Interns at Troy UMC

It’s a privilege to introduce to you two summer (June and July) interns that will be working in the children’s and youth ministry areas. Courtney Bettis from Swansea, IL is finishing her freshman year at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.  She is majoring in Secondary Education—Mathematics. She has been active

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New Sermon Series – I AM

Don’t miss the new sermon series – I AM – that will begin on February 14 and go through Easter (March 27).  Discover what Jesus says about himself. I  AM – Intro I AM – The Way, The Truth, The Life I AM – The Vine I AM – The

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What Does “Lent” Mean?

Easter is in March this year. That means that Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10.   For the past few years we have had (at least in my opinion) a very moving service on Ash Wednesday as we have gathered for worship, prayer stations, Holy Communion, the imposition of ashes,

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A Great Year

Thanks for a great Christmas Season. Thanks to the music team, drama team, tech teams, custodial teams, hospitality teams, preaching/teaching teams, children/youth ministry teams, for working together to share the message of Jesus. It is a privilege to serve with many people who love God and others and are willing

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