• 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)...