• Preschool Summer Camps Through 1st Step Learning Center

      Don’t miss the 1st Step Learning Center Summer Camps for preschool age children (must be 2 by 1/2016 and not yet attending kindergarten). JUNE 21-23 – Space Camp  JULY 19-21 – Superhero / Princess Camp     9:00 until 11:30 each morning. Crafts, snacks, science, exploration and much more!...

  • 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...

  • 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!...

  • 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:...

  • Partner with Confirmation Students in Mission!

    Please join this year’s confirmation students in making a mission offering to the Jesus Es El Senor (Jesus is the Lord) UMC in Cobden, IL.  Donate new or gently clothing for babies, children, or students.  Look for the marked donation cubes in the church entrances.  Another option: give an Advance...

  • 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...

  • 1st Step Open House and Fall Enrollment

    Open House is next Thursday, February 4th for 1st Step Learning Center!  Currently, enrollment is open for returning students, but will be open to the public on February 4! 1st Step has classes for 2’s, 3’s and 4 year old children that meet Monday – Thursday. Stop by to take a...

  • 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,...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Hospitality Ministry Opportunities

    Hospitality—it’s responsible for that first impression you have when you worship for the first time and the feeling of acceptance you have each Sunday after that.  I define Hospitality as “Creating an environment where folks can grow closer to each other and closer to God”.  As you consider that idea—what...

  • A Great Year

    Thanks for a great Christmas Season. Thanks to the music team, drama team, tech teams, custodial teams, hospitality teams, preaching/teaching teams, children/youth ministry teams, for working together to share the message of Jesus. It is a privilege to serve with many people who love God and others and are willing...

  • Response to Flooding in our Region

    Want to respond to the flooding in this area or around the United States? Here are some ways you can help: You may contribute to the Disaster Fund within the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. The fund number is #6800. To assist in other parts of the United States, contributions may...

  • Blood Drive – A Great Way To Give (Jan 25, 2016)

    Blood Drive –  The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will host a blood drive at Troy United Methodist Church on Monday, January 25, 3:00-6:30 pm. The bloodmobile will be located at the main entrance on the upper level. To register visit: www.bloodcenterimpact.org. The next blood drive at Troy UMC will...

  • Student Ministry Mission Trip Dates

    For students, serving on mission trips provide a surge in spiritual growth, an awakening in their hearts for faith and a life time of summer memories.  The student ministry trip dates for 2016 have been announced so you can plan your summer accordingly. Weekend Summer Retreat – Middle School Students...