2019 General Conference

The United Methodist special session begins Saturday, the 23rd, in St. Louis.  The goal of the meeting is to find a way through the Global UMC disagreements on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy.   To understand the purpose of the session better and to follow the session, click on the link below. …

Continue reading

This Sunday . . .

— Vicki Good will be leading us in worship this coming Sunday, February 10. — Our Mission Minute collection will be for the Illinois Balanced and Restorative Justice program.  Restorative Justice is a philosophy of justice that emphasizes repairing harm caused by criminal behavior.  For 35 years, the program operates…

Continue reading

Weather Concerns?

During the winter we can experience frigid temperatures and icy roads.  Please do not risk your safety to attend our worship services on Sunday morning. Instead — you may listen to Pastor Rachel’s sermons and the beautiful offertory music here!  They are posted the week following the service. Just click on the “Worship” tab…

Continue reading

Book Collection!

UPDATE:  Our book collection has been very successful!  Thank you to all you have contributed.  If you’d still like to help with this project, we are accepting monetary donations for shipping costs.  Contact our office at 217.386.2237 if you’d like to make a donation. Emma Wright will be our guest speaker…

Continue reading

Dysart Family Concert!

The Dysart Family, from Macon, Missouri, will return to the Loda UMC for another wonderful concert January 20th at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us for Gospel music by this family that has been nominated for numerous awards,  had their singles played on the radio (reaching the Top 80 and the…

Continue reading

Christmas Eve

Please join us for a Christmas Eve service at 7:00 p.m. where we will hear the story of the birth of Jesus, sing carols, and conclude with singing “Silent Night” by candle light.  This moving inspiring service is beautiful and we’d like to share it with you and your family…

Continue reading

Children’s Books

We are collecting children’s books, for ages 10 and younger, for children in Cambodia. Emma Wright, from Danville, is a missionary with the “Remember Nu” program (see below) and will speak at our January 27th worship service about her task of teaching children English. Knowing English guarantees employment for these…

Continue reading