Important Upcoming Events

  

 

 

 

 

  

   

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Day with Bishop Beard

Fellowship Dinner with Bishop Beard

Thursday, Oct 18, 2016

5:30 - 7:00pm

Neoga Grace UMC (164 W 7th St, Neoga 62447)

Catered Meal - reservations required

This event is for all clergy and key lay leaders (Ad Council chair, PPRC chair, Lay Leader, Finance chair and Trustee chair) from each local church.  There will be a catered meal and reservations are required.  Please RSVP to the District Office (217-347-3915) by Thursday, Oct 13.

 

2016 Fall Basic Lay Servant Class

Saturdays, Nov 5 & 12, 2016

9:00am - 4:00pm (Registration begins at 8:30am)

Mattoon First UMC (1601 Charleston Ave, Mattoon 61938)

This class is for laity desiring to become Certified Lay Servants.  Attendance at both sessions is required.  The cost is $30 which includes the participant’s book, meals and snacks both days.  Advanced registration is required and must be done through the conference website.  Registration deadline is Friday, Oct 28, 2016. 

If you experience any difficulties with the online registration please contact Embarras River District Office at 217-347-3915).  To download a class description or to register click on the links below.

Class Description

Registration

 

2016 Fall Advanced Lay Servant Class

Saturdays, Nov 5 & 12, 2016

9:00am - 4:00pm (Registration begins at 8:30am)

Mattoon First UMC (1601 Charleston Ave, Mattoon 61938)

This class is for Certified Lay Servants needing to take a refresher course or to become Certified Lay Speakers.  Attendance at both sessions is required.  The cost is $30 which includes meals and snacks both days.  You will be required to purchase the required text, Go Preach! participants Book.  Advanced registration is required and must be done through the conference website.  Registration deadline is Friday, Oct 28, 2016. 

If you experience any difficulties with the online registration please contact Embarras River District Office at 217-347-3915).  To download the class description or to register click on the links below.

Class Description

Registration

 

 

2016 Special Sundays - 

Human Relations Day (Sunday before the national observance of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday) strengthens United Methodist outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youth.

One Great Hour Of Sharing (fourth Sunday in Lent) enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief to reach out through worldwide ministries of food, shelter, health and peace.

Native American Ministries Sunday (third Sunday of Easter) nurtures mission with Native Americans and provides scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians. 

Peace With Justice Sunday (first Sunday after Pentecost) enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs. 

World Communion Sunday (first Sunday of October) provides scholarships for U.S. racial- and ethnic-minority students and international students, on both undergraduate and graduate levels.

United Methodist Student Day (last Sunday of November) furnishes scholarships and loans for students attending United Methodist-related and other accredited colleges and universities.

Don’t forget that you can celebrate these Special Sundays at anytime of the year.     

 

 

Please remember these people in your prayers:

  • Rev Fred White (Oak Ridge and Pearl Chapel), health issues
  • Rev. Gary and Ella Fairchild (Paris First), health issues