Important Upcoming Events



















Reaching New People Workshop                                                                                        Saturday, April 29                                                                                                                       9:00am – 3:00pm                                                                                                                        Gibson City UMC (206 E 10th St, Gibson City)

Too often churches take a “wait for people to come” approach or they think ‘invitation’ means standing on street corners or initiating painfully difficult conversations.  This workshop will equip the church to reach out in non-threatening ways.  If more people of the church intentionally engage in this invitational model, the church will be more effective in reaching new people. 

Cost is $10 per person and includes snacks and lunch.  Registration is required and can be done on line by following the link below.

Flyer           Register          

District Mission Trip

Tree of Life Ministry, Mission SD                                                                                                 July 8-16, 2017

A group of approximately 25 clergy and laity will depart on July 8 for Tree of Life Ministries, Mission SD on the Rosebud Lakota Reservation and return home on July 16.  Cost of the trip is approximately $425 per person.  A $50 non-refundable deposit is due to the District Office by February 1 and the second payment of $125 is due by April 1.  The remainder is due by June 1.

For more detailed information download the Information Sheet below. 

Other forms to complete and send in to the district office by May 1, 2017 include the VIM Skills List, Safety Policy, Release of Liability and the Medical Release form.


 Information Sheet            VIM Skills List             Safety Policy              Release of Liability

 Medical Release

5 Star Churches

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

  Arcola                     Bellflower                     Champaign First              Crescent City 

 Hoopeston               Tuscola                        Villa Grove                       Weedman





Please remember these people in your prayers:

  • Rev Randy and Laura Robinson (Danville St James) - death of Randy's mother
  • Rev John and Judi Hauck (Paxton) - death of Judi's mother
  • Rev Leroy Allison (retired) knee replacement surgery on Feb 14
  • Rev Kevin Nourie (Donovan/Crescent City) - health issues
  • Rev Dennis Divan (retired) - health issues
  • Connie Tennyson, wife of Rev John Tennyson (Gibson City) - health issues
  • Nancy Snyder, wife of Rev Clyde Snyder (retired/Allerton) - health issues
  • Rev. Bob Hackl (Retired) - health issues
  • Dan Reeder, husband of Jan Reeder (Danville Farmers Chapel) - health issues
  • Rev. Jim Till (retired) - health issues