We're excited about great things that are happening in the Spoon River District!  If you have things that we can celebrate with you, contact spoonriver@igrc.org.

Smithshire UMC

Rev. Peggy Kulczewski is happy to announce the dedication of a ramp at Liberty Hall.  This took place at Smithshire United Methodist Church on Sunday, January 29, 2017.  Congratulations to Smithshire UMC for ensuring all are welcome!



Elmwood UMC

Rev. Bradley Watkins and the folks at Elmwood UMC recently hosted a Celebrate-Serve-Impact event where church members went out into three neighboring communities (Elmwood, Yates City, and Farmington) to meet the needs of residents.  This project was accomplished by volunteers as well as through funding from The United Methodist Communications Rethink Church program.  A few pictures of the day of service are shown below.



Reynolds UMC


Rev. Paul Newhall and his congregation recently celebrated the addition of an elevator to their church.  To see the transformation, please check out this PDF rendering of the PowerPoint that was produced for the dedication held on August 28, 2016.

Congratulations to Reynolds UMC!



Pastor Appreciation

Are you looking for a way to celebrate the pastors in your faith community?

Our District Superintendent Rev. Sylvester Weatherall offers several ideas on how we can support those in ministry who do so much.  If there is something special that your church has done to celebrate your pastor, please share your ideas (and pictures) so that we can share them here.