October 1 – November 19, 2017 THE CHRISTIAN ATHEIST Christian Atheists miss the truth that being a Christian is more than just believing in God, it’s receiving his grace and growing to KNOW God. Are we doing good out of an overflow of God’s love, or are we doing good
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.
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
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
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
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!
The Highland Community Chorus will present the memorial concert, “Look to the Heavens” this Saturday March 11th at 7:30 pm at Troy UMC. Director Luanne Murphy explains the concept behind this concert: “In times of uncertainty, stress and loss, we look to the heavens for comfort. Through the gift of
The Jr. Band Practices on Wednesdays at 5:15 pm in the Upper Family Life Center. Leading Worship Dates: Sunday, March 5 – Ministry Trip to Rockbridge, IL Leave on the church bus at 2:00 pm, home at 8:30 pm. Sunday, March 12 – Special Music at the 9:00 and 10:35
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
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
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