Upward Season Wrap Up

This year’s Upward basketball program at Troy UMC featured over 100 players and cheerleaders.  The Family Life Center came alive every Saturday morning with hundreds of kids, parents, grandparents and others.  The highlights of each Saturday included the excitement of the players and cheerleaders, the coaches investing in the children

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Connect with Social Media

Social Media is a great way to be in ministry to our region and all the world!  If you aren’t connected, you’re encouraged to do so.  Share, invite, engage and encourage one another and the community around us. Be a witness on your Social Media.  Share the Love of Jesus!

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Prayer Vigil

A Lenten Prayer Vigil is being planned for Tuesday, March 15 from 5:00 am – 11:00 pm.  You’re invited to sign up to pray, in the sanctuary, for a half hour slot.  If you have never experienced praying during a prayer vigil, here’s a little bit of how it works:

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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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Student Mission Trips This Summer

Now is the best time to plan for summer ministry opportunities!  Summer mission trip are life changing and you’re invited! June10-12  Middle School Student Summer Retreat $125 Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC); Chatham, IL More Information July 3-9 – Middle School Student & Adult Volunteer Summer Mission Trip $375  Red Bird Mission; Beverly,

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Music Opportunities

Chancel Choir, Praise Ringers and Children’s Choir have started for the spring season, but it is not too late to join our music families!  Children’s Choir, grades 2-5, meets on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:00 and sings once monthly during worship.  Praise Ringers, the handbell group, meets from 6-7pm on Wednesday and

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Hospitality Ministry Opportunities

Hospitality—it’s responsible for that first impression you have when you worship for the first time and the feeling of acceptance you have each Sunday after that.  I define Hospitality as “Creating an environment where folks can grow closer to each other and closer to God”.  As you consider that idea—what

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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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Response to Flooding in our Region

Want to respond to the flooding in this area or around the United States? Here are some ways you can help: You may contribute to the Disaster Fund within the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. The fund number is #6800. To assist in other parts of the United States, contributions may

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Student Ministry Mission Trip Dates

For students, serving on mission trips provide a surge in spiritual growth, an awakening in their hearts for faith and a life time of summer memories.  The student ministry trip dates for 2016 have been announced so you can plan your summer accordingly. Weekend Summer Retreat – Middle School Students

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Troy United Methodist Church – Social Media

To all those connected to Troy United Methodist Church:  Social Media is a great way to share your faith, encourage one another and let people know about the church.  If you haven’t already, connect! TROY UMC  facebook.com/troyumc.org twitter.com/troyumc  instagram.com/troyumc youtube.com  troyumc.org  STUDENT MINISTRY facebook.com/tumcstudentministry twitter.com/troyumcstudents CHILDREN’S MINISTRY facebook.com/tumcchildrensministry 1st STEP

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