• 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  |...

  • Next Generation Worship Teams

    There are two next generation worship teams at Troy UMC: Sr. High Worship Band (begins August 16) This group practices each Wednesday evening at 5:15 pm then leads worship for the student ministry meeting at 6:30 pm.  The Sr. High Worship Band is comprised of students in 9th – 12th...

  • 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...

  • THE CHOIR SEASON!

    everything YOU need to know to participate in worship arts! Summer has flown by, and we are ready to start up again with worship arts (fancy name for choirs, praise bands, drama, audio-visual…) Praise Ringers– this handbell group rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm, and plays once monthly at the 10:15am traditional...

  • WELCOME Mike Rogier, our new organist/accompanist

    We are delighted to announce that Mike Rogier will be joining the TUMC staff on August 23rd.  Mike will be playing the organ and piano, and accompanying the choir for the traditional services.    Mike is the son of Bob (the person who has been a member of TUMC the...

  • VOICES AND WORDS

    The Gift of Voice ministry in Edwardsville held a Pastor Resource Day this week. I attended and learned a lot about mental health resources. Did you know that the Illinois Warm Line provides free proactive wellness support to anyone in IL, 8 am- 5 pm M-F? (866-359-7953) We were united...

  • “Gentle Gardener”

    So many have asked for the lyrics to the “Gentle Gardener” song that was sung at Pastor Dennis’ last Sunday.  Here they are! Gentle Gardener,  Dr. Alan Stein Once upon a fabled time, as many now have heard, There came to us a gentleman, who came to spread the word....

  • HIDDEN TREASURE AND PRIZE

    I won’t tell you where it is, but we have a hidden treasure on our church property. It is a labyrinth, a long circuitous path for prayers and meditation. Ours is marked by a sign that explains it is a “quiet place of meditation dear to the heart of Sue...

  • 2017 Music and Drama Camp

    31 children, representing 5 elementary schools, participated in Music and Drama Camp this week at TroyUMC.   In addition to the campers, 12 middle school and high school students, all previous campers, spent the week helping the elementary students and honing their singing and acting skills.   All of the...

  • SUNFLOWER PROGRESS

    On Easter Sunday everyone who came to church was offered a little packet of sunflower seeds. The seeds are resurrection symbols: they look small and dead but when planted will grow into 9-12 foot plants with blooms up to 1 foot across. Pastor Dennis chose the verse from John (12:24)...

  • “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee”

    This hymn was written by Samuel Smith  while he was a student at Andover Seminary in Boston in 1831.  Because of his fluency in German, he had been asked to translate some German songs and materials into English.  As he sat in his room on a cold February afternoon, he...

  • I WAS A STRANGER, AND SHE INVITED ME IN

    One of my favorite Bible passages is Matthew 25:35, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in.” A friend of mine followed Matthew’s words but would have read:...

  • Quest Camp FAQ’s

    Hello! Quest Camp is coming up very soon and I don’t want anyone to miss out!  June 4-6 Troy UMC Children’s Ministry will be teaming up with Harvest and heading to Lake Sallateeska! There will be bonfires, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and worship.  Our departure time on Sunday, June 4th is...

  • Women’s Kick Ball League – Join Today!

    Come play on the new Troy UMC lady’s kickball team! We still need a few more players for our team as we partner with an established league hosted here at Troy UMC!  It will be the first recreational league through our church at our new complex (Troy Methodist Fields). This...

  • FALL VOLLEYBALL FOR KIDS – CLUB SERVE

    Club Serve is a powerhouse! Students love it, learn a lot and are able to play a sport, while experiencing Godly Character and Attitudes all while having fun! It’s not  too early to register for the fall 2017 session of Club Serve! Thanks to Coach Court for leading this awesome...