Community Meals suspended for the next two weeks


Due to the corona virus making its appearance in our town, it is with heavy hearts that we feel we must suspend serving Wednesday Community Meals for the next two weeks. This decision has not been taken lightly, but with much prayer and concern for all our friends we have served over the years. We feel that we are unable to assure non-contact among our diners, even when we are only serving take-out, and our staff. Although this gives us great sorrow, we feel it is the only responsible course of action at this time. After two weeks, we, like so many others, will be reevaluating conditions, always with the goal of starting again as soon as it is safe to do so.

Parade of Palms Online Giving

If you would like to give to one of our ministries for Parade of Palms, click on
the link below. You may also mail in your donations to
128 E. Illinois St, Arthur, IL 61911. 

Join us for Palm Sunday on April 5th!

If you would like to give to one of our ministries for Palm Sunday, 
click on the link below …

Using & Downloading ZOOM

Pastor Bruce has mentioned a few times about us trying ZOOM for all of us to talk to each other. On Monday evening, he said that if there were some of you who downloaded it, perhaps we could try it out on Wednesday night.  ZOOM is an application that allows you to talk with another and/or have “virtual meetings.” It is free to use. The free version allows for about 40 minutes of talk time. 
Before using ZOOM, here are the things you need to do:
1. Go to the website and sign up for an account. It says use your “work email address.” That very much can also be your personal email address. You can also sign up using your Facebook or Google account.
2. Download ZOOM.
You can also download ZOOM in the GOOGLE PLAY STORE for Android Phones and also in the APPLE STORE. In the GOOGLE PLAY STORE, it can be found under ” ZOOM CLOUD MEETINGS.” If you download the ZOOM App in Google Play Store or Apple Store, once you download it, it will probably prompt you to create an account or sign in…. If you already did step 1, you should just need to sign in. 
3. Send Pastor Bruce your email address that you would like him to send your ZOOM invite to. (if you want to participate).
4. Pastor Bruce will send  you an invite to the ZOOM conference once he opens up the room. You then will open that email and click on the link provided. That will take you to the “virtual conference room.” 
5. Using ZOOM. When you begin using ZOOM, make sure there is NOT A LINE CROSSED out through the little MIC picture on the bottom of the screen. That will allow your device to capture your audio. If there is a line crossed through it, click it to uncross it. For VIDEO, if there is a line crossed out through the little video icon, click it to uncross it to show video (if you want to)… I think Bruce also has the option to black out your screen if you don’t want video to be shown. 
6. Should you have any questions about use, you can call Ariana or Pastor Bruce. 

Accepting Submissions for our newsletter

We are now accepting submissions for our newsletter. I’d like to hear stories about how you and/or your family has been spending their time during “Shelter in Place.” Please feel free to send photos of you, pets, your kids or anything that you might be doing. Let’s try to lift each other’s spirits. Send them to 

Pastor Bruce’s evening video & hearts on windows

If you happened to miss Pastor Bruce’s video from last night, you can watch it by clicking on
the link below.

Also, we have several people putting hearts on their windows! You can see some of the photos shared
on our church Facebook website at:
If you’d like to get some red construction paper for your heart, we have some in the office. Feel free to come by and get some. 
You can fit two hearts on the paper!

AUMC offering “TEXT TO GIVE”

Let’s Connect With Hearts

Good morning!

Through Pastor Bruce’s chat last night, and several texts and a few phone calls shares with others, an idea that originated from Monica Green has been shared. We can put hearts on our home windows or our front doors to show that we are connected together…. And there are already hearts on our church windows and doors to show our love, compassion and to represent we are all still connected together despite of our social distancing…
If you’d like to be a part of this, simply put a red heart on your home windows and/or front doors to show we are all connected 🙂 Maybe the idea will pass on throughout the community!
Hope everyone is doing well. 
See you at worship online Sunday at 9:00 am! 

Join us for Online Worship Sunday at 9:00 am

Join us for online worship this Sunday at 9:00 am via Facebook Live on our Church Facebook page!

3/22/20 Weekly Prayer List

WEEKLY PRAYER LIST: March 22, 2020


Gerich’s family (Glenn’s brother passed away)


Ronnie Berbaum (Arlone’s brother-in-law)


Irene Miller


Joe Pound


Norma Hickenbottom’s grandaughter


Gay Davis


Ellen Dukeman


Cheryl Conlin


Terry and Linda Cain


Mary Peters


Idalene Watkins


Maudine Barkley

Roger & Susie Bonham

Mike Conlin

Mary Kauffman

Marilyn Yeakel (Delano’s mother)

Irene McMullen

Judy Edmundson

Artemus & Sirius Conlin and family

Beth Bartholomew

Leadership of church, school, state and nation