Fall is a perfect time to invite friends, neighbors and family to attend worship with you. Here are some ways to invite: 1) Get to know people around you in your neighborhood. Christians ought to be the friendliest people. You don’t have to talk people’s ear off, but you must
Many high-school students would say that the best parts of their summer is sitting by the pool all day, or staying out late with friends, but not our 12th grader, Daniel Perry. Daniel says that, “The [youth] mission trip is one of the best parts of my summer. It is
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
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
Wrap Up From Summer Intern Courtney Bettis: First of all, I would like to thank the staff and the congregation for making me feel at home and supporting me throughout my internship. This summer is one that I will always remember. Not only did I get to know the staff
A Wrap Up From Summer Intern, Matt Bachman: Comical, insightful, spirit filled, and most of all, gratifying are just a few words that summarize my internship here at Troy United Methodist Church. My first week here at Troy UMC, was definitely a memorable one for me. Not just because the
Thanks to each member of the worship team at Troy UMC! You all are really cool and fun to serve together. There are approximately 50 people serving in worship ministry and we had great attendance last night. For those who were unable to make it, here’s a brief run down of
All students, 6th – 12th grades, are invited to be a part of the student ministry at Troy United Methodist Church. Here’s the new Wednesday night schedule, which begins August 17, 2016: 5:15 – 6:00 Jr. Praise Band (6th – 8th grades) – Tim Price | Upper Family
“Godly,” “Fantastic,” “Phenomenal,” and “Amazing” are just a few of the words middle school students used to describe the Summer Retreat at the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) in Chatham, IL, during the 10-12 June weekend. The MMDC is part of The United Methodist Church’s disaster response and emergency relief
We see them everywhere. Shortened names of groups, policies, places, bands and food. FYI – they are called “acronyms”, which means an abbreviation formed from the initial letters. Acronyms are great because they 1) save time, 2) build culture among those who are in the know and 3) can become more
All Church “Fill-the-Bus” Invitations – The Muny & St. Louis Cardinals Baseball New Life Student Ministry invites members of the church to join students for the performance of The Wizard of Oz on Wednesday, June 15. Tickets are $30 each for Muny backstage tour, box dinner, musical show, and transportation.
We are fortunate to live in an area that is lower than average in childhood hunger, but the reality is that there are kids, right here in Troy, that depend on school lunches for their primary meals. During the summer, they do not have access to that food. As a
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
A huge praise to God for the faithfulness of this year’s confirmation class! Thanks for your commitment and ongoing participation in the life of the church. What a blessing. Take a look at all the confirmation students bios here. Thanks to Rev. Kurt Stone for leading the way with these students.