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News from Illinois Great Rivers Conference (IGRC)

We are now in the countdown to the 2024 General Conference of the United Methodist Church! You are invited to learn more about our denomination’s upcoming global legislative meeting where elected delegates from around the world will meet in Charlotte NC, from April 23 to May 4 to deliberate policy, doctrine, and denominational statements for the United Methodist Church.

Curtis Brown, Director of Connectional Ministries for IGRC, will lead presentations and discussions on the following topics. Those in the future may be joined live; those in the past have been recorded.

The topics are:

March 6 – What is General Conference and How Does It Work?

March 13 – Revised Social Principles

March 20 – Global Regionalization Legislation

March 27 – New Clergy Pension Plan

April 3 – Continuance/Removal of LGBTQ Restrictive Language

April 10 – Discussion of Other Legislation and Actions

April 17 – General Conference Overview and Prayer for Delegates

The following link will take you to the recorded and live meetings:

Joyce Hein, Lay Member, IGRC Annual Conference



Palm Sunday Service – March 24, 10 am

Maundy Thursday – Last Supper Agape Meal – March 28, 5:30 pm

Good Friday Retreat  – March 29, 5:30 pm

Easter Coffee Hour  – March 31, 8:30–9:30 am

Resurrection Sunday Service – March 31, 10 am

LENTEN STUDY:  Join us as we give up something bad for Lent on our journey to Resurrection Sunday. This study is being held on Wednesdays, 5:30 pm (Feb 21st – Mar 27th).  (Using the James W. Moore book, Give Up Something Bad for Lent.)


Get your homemade pecan pie for your Easter Celebration. UMF will be selling homemade pies for $15.00.  Funds raised will go to the making of a quilt for the children at Cunningham Childrens Home. If you have questions call Chris Baumann 563-349-2190, the church office 309-764-0619, or a UWF member.                                                                       Orders are due by Friday, March 22nd ; orders may be left at the church office. Pies will be ready be ready for pick-up on Friday, March 29 from 4-5:30 and on Saturday, March 30 from 9-10 in the Bethel Wesley Activity Center.


THIS MONTH . . . . .

FREE COMMUNITY MEAL:  Magical Muggles 4-H group invites all to a Spaghetti Dinner on Monday, March 11th, 5-7 pm in the Activity Center.  Donations accepted!

PANCAKE BREAKFAST:  Sunday, March 17th, 8:15-9:30 am in the Activity Center.  All proceeds support missions work.

FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON:   All retirees welcome to the monthly Fellowship Luncheon at Noon on Thursday, March 28th in Activity Center.  RSVP to Mary Ann Harvey 309-786-2062.   $7.00.