The Story Behind The Doxology

The story behind “The Doxology.” taken from Robert Morgan’s “Then Sings My Soul”, 150 of the Greatest Hymn Stories.” “Before Charles Wesley or Isaac Watts, there was Thomas Ken who has been called “England’s first hymnist.”    He was enrolled as a youth in Winchester College, and after being ordained

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Students MLK Serving Trip 2017

Martin Luther King Day Observance – 2017 Students from Troy UMC will impact the lives of 700 people through just one day of volunteering at the Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, IL.  Together this group of seven assembled 700 personal dignity kits (PDK) – enough to fill 35 boxes! 

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Give Your Family Your ALL!

Did you know that Fred Rogers (of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” fame) was an ordained Presbyterian minister? I have a book of his quotes and chose one as an opening prayer Sunday: “There’s something unique about being a member of a family that really needs you in order to function well.

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Register for Club Serve Volleyball

Club Serve Volleyball Spring 2017 Volleyball Training, Team Building, Conditioning, Service Projects 3rd-4th graders: 3/28, 4/4, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 from 6-7:30 p.m.* 5th-6th graders: 3/30, 4/6, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4 from 6-7:30 p.m.* Cost: $35 includes all five sessions, a t-shirt, and a medal Questions? Contact Coach Court at clubservetroyumc@gmail.com or

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NOTES AND QUOTES, EMILY OTTWEIN

Congratulations Director Mark Nelson, and cast and crew of “The Gift of the Magi.” This timeless classic story about giving from the heart was so beautifully portrayed. Your generous giving of time and talent is very much appreciated by all who had experienced it. CHOIRS and BELLS: Rehearsals will resume

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TRADITIONS

We will serve biscuits and gravy at the church on Sunday; that is a new New Year’s tradition to me. Many families (including Dave Roderick’s) observe the southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas. The family of our staff members Sharie Meyer and Courtney Bettis starts off the year by eating

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ADVENT

On Sunday I started the daily readings in Dale Clem’s A Calendar of Devotions- Advent 2016. It’s not too late for you to get started. We have plenty of booklets. So far the author has been doing some interesting musing about walking around in the dark. Where he lives he

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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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United Methodist Special Offerings

Sunday, October 1, is World Communion Sunday and you will have the opportunity to financially support a variety of our global United Methodist ministries. Special offering envelopes will be available to use on Sunday. On the envelope you can designate which ministries you’re offering will support. If nothing is marked,

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Growth at Troy UMC

Worship attendance at Troy United Methodist has risen 8% over last year at this time. This is tremendous!  It’s been a strong and healthy year.  Numbers aren’t the only indicator to growth, but it’s one of the good ones.  If people feel compelled to be in worship and to be

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1st Step Learning Center Report

1st Step Learning Center kicked off a new year on Monday, August 22nd! We opened the door to lots of familiar faces as well as a few new families and one new teacher. Everyone had a great first day and we are ready for a year of adventures and learning.

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