Important Upcoming Events









2017 Fall Advanced Lay Servant Class

Saturday, Sept 23 & 30, 2017

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

Casey UMC (700 N Central St, Casey 62420)

The advanced class will be "Each One A Minister: Using God’s Gifts for Ministry".  Attendance at both sessions is required.  The cost is $30 which includes two meals and snacks.  Advanced registration is required and must be done through the conference website.  Registration deadline is Friday, Sept 15 2017.  If you experience any difficulties with the online registration please contact Embarras River District Office at 217-347-3915.

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 5 Star Churches

Congratulations to the following churches that made 5 Star in 2016 -

Casey                   Charleston Otterbein              Charleston Wesley 

Cottonwood           Dogwood Prairie                     Effingham Centenary

Fourth St               Kedron                                    Marshall First

Paris First              Shelbyville First                       West Liberty






2017 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:

  • Sharon Welliver and family in the death of her son Tom on March 2
  • Rev Ray (retired) and Martha Roberts, health issues