Season of Invitation

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

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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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Worship Teams Fall 2016 Meeting

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

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New Student Ministry Schedule

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

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Troy UMC Middle School Student Summer Retreat

“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

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TUMC Acronyms Defined

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

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Student Ministry Updates

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.

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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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Confirmation Class of 2016

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.

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