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  Bishop Beard moves Region Two of Illinois Great Rivers to Tier One mitigations. Click Here for details.

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2021 Refrigerator Verses from Bishop Beard

Click Here to Join Bishop Beard in his New Year’s Challenge: memorizing “refrigerator verses” to guide us in 2021.

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Unity Service for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On January 17th the Three Rivers Parish (Pleasant Grove, Ellsworth and Colfax UMC’s) and East Alton First UMC hosted a virtual Unity Service in observance of Martin Luther King Day on Sunday, January 17 at 4 p.m. Bishop Frank J. Beard, episcopal leader of the Illinois Area, was the guest speaker for the event. Pastor… Continue Reading

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COVID Update for Wesley UMC

Tier 2 Mitigations – January 13, 2021 Governor Pritzker and Bishop Beard have announced a return to “Tier 2” mitigations in the Restore Illinois/Back to the Heart of Worship COVID recovery plans for our area. For Wesley UMC this means we may return to welcoming 10 persons or less for funerals, weddings, committee meetings, small… Continue Reading

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A Statement from Your Pastors – January 6, 2021

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1 (NIV) Siblings in Christ, fear not. Our God is with us, even/especially on a day such as this. While we had a devotional video to share with you this evening, the violence in Washington D.C. today seemed more relevant and deserving of a… Continue Reading

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Remember Your Baptism and Be Thankful

 Join Pastor Justin as we discuss the importance of baptism and our place in the church. We will celebrate the ritual of remembering our baptism by sprinkling water on our own foreheads during the sermon time.  You are invited to have a bowl of water and towel on hand. Prepare your heart and mind with this… Continue Reading

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Just One Collection – January 2021

January Just One collection for Carle BroMenn Compassion Closet  Church & Society Committee has selected the Compassion Closet at Carle BroMenn Hospital as the January Just One Project. When accident victims are ready to be released, they frequently do not have anything to wear.  The Compassion Closet collects and provides sweat clothes to meet this… Continue Reading

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A Word of Encouragement

A New Year’s Eve Message from Pastor Sara Hi Church – it’s Pastor Sara – and it’s New Year’s Eve. Can you believe we’ve made it to the end of 2020?  What a year this has been!  I appreciate you taking a few minutes with me here at the end of the year to reflect… Continue Reading

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Worship in the New Year

Join us in January to get 2021 off to a good start! These online events bring us into the new season with hope and renewal. Sunday, January 3 – Service of Covenant Renewal. John Wesley Wrote this service to help Christians renew their covenant relationship with God. Special guest preacher: Vaughn Hoffman Wednesday, January 6… Continue Reading

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Celebrating Christmas Eve

At noon on December 24, an online Christmas Eve service, featuring traditional carols, scripture readings, and Communion, will be posted to YouTube. Pastor Sally will make DVDs of the service available starting December 21st for those without internet access. Please call the Church office to request one. At 8pm, or another time of your family’s… Continue Reading

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