Scroll through the news blog below to learn more about events, outreach ministries,
Bible studies and other important items going on at Arthur United Methodist Church.

May 2018 News from God’s Closet

We have had a busy month with many large donations of bedding, pillows, blankets, sheets, several afghans and place mats coming in. Many of these donations left the closet pretty fast!


We also have had several donations of kitchen items such as dishes, silverware, glasses, pitchers, pots and pans, coffee pots and dish towels. If anyone has items in their kitchen that they do not use, we would be happy to “pass it on” to others.


Spring is on the way and we are in need of spring and summer clothing for children from birth to teenager. When this type of clothing gets donated, it goes out fast and the parents and children are so happy to receive the donations!

We thank everyone who has donated to the Closet so that we can continue to help others. God bless all!                                                                                                     
In His Service,
Iris Ramsey


Food Pantry News for May 2018

The pantry continues to be busy. This month someone donated several packages of beef liver. I learned the lesson that people either love it or can’t stand it. There seems to be no middle ground when it comes to beef liver! When asking families if they liked liver, I received many “funny” faces but also big smiles from those who love it.

I also received a large donation from Astoria. Everyone loves the fragrant items they donate to us.

I would like to thank all those who donated cereal and other items last month. I now have a nice variety of cereals to pick from. This month I am in need of toilet tissue, Kleenex, shampoo, both women’s and men’s deodorant and soup.

As always, thank you for supporting our outreach project!

In His Service,
Jill Strawn


Weekly email for week of Sunday, April 15, 2018


“Though you have not seen him, you love him;  and even though you do not see him now, 
you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,  for you are receiving the end 
result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” – 1 Peter 1:8-9
Good afternoon,
Today – it actually feels like spring…Maybe even almost summer as it is in the 70 degree range…. Hopefully all of you will get a chance to enjoy it today or tomorrow – as we know this is Illinois and the weather is always subject to change-(which I believe it probably will by next week). – Although presently, I am sure we are all appreciating the warm up and beautiful sunshine….
A few notes: 
For those on the Church Council, don’t forget there is a meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. 
If you have ordered Little Caesar’s Pizza kits or any of their other items, don’t forget that the pick-up day for those will be next Thursday, April 19 @ 5:30 pm. 
– FYI: The last day of K-5 Youth will be May 9th.
Below is next week’s schedule and a few other announcements. Everyone have a great weekend!

Sunday, April 15

4:00 pm: Companion in Christ Small Group

5:30pm:  Congregational Prayer

6:00 pm: Women’s Bible Study: Armor of God

6:00 pm: Junior High & Senior High Youth


Monday, April 16

6:30 pm: Scouts


Tuesday, April 17– TAX DAY

1:00 pm: Project Linus

6:30 pm: Scouts


Wednesday, April 18

3:00 pm God’s Closet

3:30 pm: K-5 Youth

4:30 pm: Community Meals

6:00 pm: Praise Band

7:00 pm: Choir


Thursday, April 19

5:30 pm Little Caesar’s orders pick-up


Saturday, April 21

Music lessons with Chris K






April 12  @7:00 pm



Are you living with the stress of an  overwhelmed                    

schedule and aching with the sadness of an  underwhelmed soul?

 Lysa TerKeurst is learning that there is a big difference between saying “yes” to everyone and saying “yes” to God. Please join us starting April 29 at 6 p.m. in the Arthur United Methodist Church lounge.  

Study will be held for 6 weeks  total on: April 29, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 10, and June 24.

Please call the church at 543-3159 to order your workbook for the study.


The Graduation Breakfast has been planned for May 20 @ 9:00 am.                            

If you have a graduate this year, please let the office know!