Sometimes we have different names for the same thing. A particular musical sound may be named “C”, “Do”, or number “one”. I was Carolyn McCall, then Carolyn Meyer, and now Carolyn Catalano.  Some people call me “Mom”, and one special person calls me “Grammie”. I’m still ME! When I started

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Times

    You’re invited to Christmas Eve Candlelight at Troy United Methodist Church. Thursday, December 21 6:30 pm Sunday, December 24 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm & 11:00 pm   On Christmas Eve morning, Sunday, December 24, we will combine to one 10:00 am worship service. This service will be a

  • ’tis the season

    We are at the beginning of the joyful Christmas Season!  There is a lot going on here at TUMC for the Christmas season in addition to worship, and I hope that you are able to share in the joy of the following Fine Arts presentations: December 2nd:  Troy Community Band

  • 2017 BLESSINGS

    Every day this year I’ve written a sentence on a slip of paper telling about a blessing I received or gave that day. the “2017 Blessings” jar in my office is stuffed full, but somehow I will squeeze in the final December slips. In the midst of 2017’s many changes,


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

  • Thank you!

    Thank you Kim Alvis and the wonderful singers in the Children’s Choir.  We wrapped up this choir season with a wonderful rendition of “This Little Light of Mine” which featured both the Children’s Choir singers and the Chancel Choir together.  What a wonderful inter-generational celebration of singing!  The Children’s Choir


    Pastor Andy wrote us some special letters in the last two “Reach” newsletters. As he clarified, our pastors visit people in the hospital. I head up our Care Team; we try to help one another feel God’s love through difficult times. The team meets every two months for an hour.


    The Christmas play this year, Directed by Mark Nelson, is “The Other Wise Man.”  (December 8th, 7:00pm, and December 10th, 3:00pm).  Set in the time of Jesus, this story tells the tale of another wise man who lived his life honoring Jesus.  We are still looking for some help with

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  • NLSM – Laundromat Love

    Loads of love this morning as 3 high school boys and 3 adult sponsors made visits to 7 local laundromats to offer encouragement to 28 people, including a few children, doing weekly laundry. The group provided laundry detergent, dryer sheets, $5-$10 of quarters, snacks, and cold drinks! A working mother

  • Take My Life and Let it Be

    When Pastor Andy and I were discussing the current sermon series, this hymn, and the story of its composer, came to mind.   It is a great story about Frances Havergal, who wrote many of our beloved hymns.   Though she had been a long-time Christian, she felt something was missing in


    Do you learn best by experiencing, reading or listening? Our church provides all three! EXPERIENCE When you come here, you both experience and help others feel God’s presence. READ Linda Monks maintains a Book Table ministry- you can purchase items at the Family Life Center entrance, plus children’s items are

  • Club Serve 8.0

    Club Serve Volleyball completed its eighth sold-out season. Players will celebrate the end-of-season this Saturday at the indoor water park at Korte Recreation Center in Highland.  A special thank you to Karen Leitner, Anna Leitner, Emma Leitner, Gina Orofino, Susan Adomite, Al Adomite, Susan’s father, Beth Patrick, Sami Patrick, Corinna

  • T.U.M.S Riverboat Cruise

    A happy group enjoyed a beautiful day on the Spirit of Peoria riverboat trip from St.Louis to Grafton recently.