UNEXPECTED

During Advent we will be focusing on the events of the Christmas story that we were unexpected. From Sunday, December 3 through December 24, you won’t want to miss a Sunday. Worship each Sunday at 8:00, 9:00, 10:15 and 10:45 am.

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GOOD GRIEF – Message Series

September 3 – September 24, 2017  GOOD GRIEF Everyone experiences transitions, loss, pain and tragedy in life. Grief is our natural response. Everyone grieves, but there is a difference between grieving in a way that promotes health and healing, and grieving in a way that creates more suffering and pain.

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RISE UP – Message Series

July 30, 2017 – August 27, 2017 To be the leader God is calling you to be, you must Rise Up as a faithful follower, in courage, without excuses, with a heart for God and desire to help others look toward heaven! Worship is at 8:00, 9:00, 10:15 and 10:45

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Junior Band

Hey Jr. Band Team Members…  we begin practice at 5:15 pm on Wednesday, September 6! If you have any questions, contact me – Tim Price (618-541-8291) Until then, learn this: >>>Wake – Lead Sheet   |    >>>Wake – G – Chords   Give-Me-Faith-G – CAPO 2 |  Give Me Faith  |

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New Sunday Worship Times Begin August 20

The Church Council has announced a new Sunday Worship Service Schedule beginning Sunday, August 20.  In order to allow for live preaching and connection at all four services, the new schedule will be as follows: 8:00 am – Sanctuary 9:00 am – Family Life Center 10:15 am – Sanctuary 10:45

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Upcoming Concert

The Edwardsville High School Chamber Singers will present a concert of choral music in the sanctuary on May 7th at 2:00pm.   This group, under the direction of Emily Ottwein, is selected based on their voice quality and musicianship and work together daily.  This concert will be a concert of

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Welcome new pianist!

Please welcome Nick Guetterman to Troy UMC.  Nick has joined the staff as interim pianist.  Nick is currently a senior at Edwardsville High School and plans to go to DePaul University to study piano performance in the fall.  He is a wonderful pianist and we are happy to have him

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MUSIC AND DRAMA CAMP

2017 Music and Drama Camp will be held June 12-15th, from 9:00am -12:00pm.   This camp is for children who are currently in 1st through 5th grade.  During the week the children learn Christian principles through singing, acting in skits, and fellowship.  It is always great fun for all involved!

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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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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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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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