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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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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