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Bible studies and other important items going on at Arthur United Methodist Church.

AUMC Collecting Special Offerings for UMCOR

The Arthur United Methodist Church will be taking special offerings to give to UMCOR. (United Methodist Committee on Relief
There have been many disasters such as hurricanes as of recent and the wildfires that have been out west. The United Methodist Committee on Relief is often one of the first to respond to disasters/tragedies and often one of the last to leave. They not only help provide resources, but also assistance as families and individuals attempt to rebuild long after disaster has struck. 
Checks or other cash donations may be brought to the Arthur United Methodist Church or mailed to:
128 E. Illinois St.
Arthur, IL 61911.
There will also be envelopes on the back table in the sanctuary to place your special offering in as well. 
A check will be presented to our Bishop on November 19 to give to UMCOR. We appreciate any offerings that are given.  
What is UMCOR?

UMCOR programs seek to alleviate human suffering by providing:

(1) Relief, response, and long-term recovery grants when disasters overwhelm a community’s resources and ability to recover on their own.

(2) Technical support and training for partners to address emerging and ongoing issues related to disaster relief, recovery, and long-term health and development.

Our work is done in the spirit of Jesus Christ, preserving the dignity of persons without regard to religion, race, nationality, or gender. UMCOR seeks to enhance the quality of life in the human community.
UMCOR’s work can be categorized into three major areas:

1) Humanitarian Relief / Disaster Response 
2) Sustainable Development
3) Global Health (in collaboration with Global Ministries
More information about UMCOR can be found online at:

How Can You Help Victims of Hurricanes?


5 Things You Can Do

1. Please continue to pray for those whose lives have been impacted by hurricanes and tropical storms. Please also pray for the Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators, and many volunteers in The Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist ChurchLouisiana Conference of The United Methodist ChurchRío Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church and Central Texas Conference who are working tirelessly to provide relief. 

2. Make relief kits, send complete kits to our relief-supply depots or an affiliate warehouseDownload the packing list and shipping label.   

3. Partner with UMCOR in responding to the needs of communities and individuals who are impacted by giving to Advance #901670.

4. Donate only those items requested. 

5. Please wait for an invitation to volunteer.


Women’s Bible Study beginning September 10 @ 6pm

The letters of 1, 2, & 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. Believers are challenged to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light instead of darkness, truth versus lies and deception, loving God more than loving the world, and the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness. This study reveals not only the heart of John but also the heart of Jesus.

This study begins Sept.10 & ends Oct. 22. The study will meet in the lounge from 6 to 8 pm. .Books are $15 each.

To order a book, call the church at 217-543-3159.