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with Rev. Bradley Shumaker

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February MISSION:


In the Illinois Great Rivers Conference we, United Methodists, have nine ministries that address needs from the cradle to the grave. Children and family services, hospital pastoral care and older adults agencies offer healing and caring help to over 6,500 individuals each year. 

Golden Cross is a collective ministry, linking together all nine agencies. While each agency functions independently, together they can do more than each can do on its own. Representatives from each ministry meet together regularly and share the joys and challenges of their work. 

One of the agencies, The Baby Fold in Normal, offers life-critical support such as foster care, special education, early childhood programming, and adoption support. Chaddock, an agency in Quincy, is a leader in supporting children and their families struggling with issues related to attachment and developmental trauma. Sunset Senior Living, also in Quincy, provides care and compassion for a meaningful life in later years. 

Your Golden Cross gift shares God’s love beyond the church doors. Your check to Wesley UMC with the memo line marked GOLDEN CROSS or a cash gift placed in the blue envelope may be given in the offering basket or mailed to the church office. Online giving is available at the church website. God blesses your generosity and the lives you touch.

Thank You! 

The Wesley UMC Missions Team

Stephen Ministry

Are you feeling exhausted from all the disruptions to life brought on by the pandemic? Are you or someone you know struggling with challenges? Our Stephen Ministers are ready to listen, care, encourage and provide emotional and spiritual support. A Stephen minister will meet with you privately- by phone or in person- to offer care and support. It is free and completely confidential.
For more information, call Stephen leader, Ruth Ann Craig at 217-276-7273

Created to worship.

Worship is essential to God’s plan of redemption and provides a strategic avenue for God’s entry into an alienated world. An illustration of this is found in the Lord’s Prayer, which begins with worship: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.” Then, it extends the invitation “…Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:9, 10). When we pray in the manner that Jesus taught His disciples, we are first, with worship, reaching into the invisible realm and then, on the grounds of our worship, welcoming the entry of His divine authority, rulership, and power into this world.

At Wesley, we believe that a natural reflection of our love for God is worship. And that worship should invade every aspect of our lives.

Jesus is the center.

Jesus is central to everything we do. We sing, pray, and preach in His powerful name. Our past, present, and future are centered on Jesus Christ. Our purpose on this earth is to make much of Jesus Christ.

“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

Colossians 1:16-17