1200 South Carbon Street · Marion, Illinois
Faith Development – 9:00 AM * Worship Service – 10:30 AM

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Community Lenten Services

Each year, the churches of the Marion Ministerial Alliance gather together in worship. This year, the theme is “My Journey” as we hear from the pastors of our area, several who are new to the community, about their faith journey and how God got them here. We gather at 5:30 pm for a soup dinner,…

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July 14, 2019 – 5th Sunday After Pentecost – How Much?

Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4            There is a huge church debate about how much we’re supposed to give to God. Usually this debate circles around the idea of tithe and 10%. Is that 10% before taxes? Is it gross or net? Does it include gifts? Is it 10% of everything, or just 10% of our salary?            You’ll notice that this discussion…

July 7, 2019 – 4th Sunday After Pentecost – Why Give?

Genesis 14:17-24, Genesis 28:10-22            If giving isn’t really giving, then why would we give? If it’s all really God’s, and we’re just giving back to God, then why would we give? These two passages give us some insight into why.            Abraham responds to what God has done for him. Jacob responds to what he hopes God will do. Both have…

Mission Trip Updates!

They’re in Babb, MT, and hard at work. From Susie, July 1 – We’re had a great first full day at Babb UMC keeping busy with a variety of jobs topped off with our first trip to Glacier National Park. July 2 – The girls and Gary are painting the Babb UMC church sign on…

Mission trip – June 30, 2019

This is your update from Susie. We love you all. Keep us in prayer as we have left South Dakota and traveling through Montana today. We enjoyed the hospitality of UMC Rapid City SD last night and plan to arrive in Babb this evening. We’ll plan on fixing a fence, refurbishing the sign, and next…

June 30, 2019 – 3rd Sunday After Pentecost – Whose is it?

Psalm 24, Psalm 50            God makes some things very clear in these passages. God considers it all to belong to God. We are God’s, the earth is God, everything is God’s. God is not apologetic about it or shy. God doesn’t need our offering. God will accept no bull from our houses. If God wants what we have, God will just…

Driveway Closed!

Last night’s storm dropped some limbs on the driveway. They’ll be cleaned up today or tomorrow. In the meantime, treat it like a work zone. No thru traffic.