United Methodist Church 
of Antioch
848 Main St, Antioch IL 60002
 P (847) 395-1259   
F (847) 395-4219 
Char Hoffman, Pastor  
1st Service - 8 am
 2nd Service - 10:30 am - 
nursery care provided
Events Review 
Today 12/9/18
8 & 10:30am Worship/Advent 2    
9:15am, Sunday School meets 
9:15am, Choir meets    
9:15am, Adult Discussion Group    Youth Group Silent Auction begins today (ends 12/16) 
2-4pm, Festival Arts Messiah final practice/Sanctuary
1:30pm, Bible Study meets    (
Knitters & Crocheters cancelled-resumes Feb.)
PDO – Antioch Pizza Fundraiser for PDO Preschool
10am, Bible Study meets 
11am, Telecare cookie tray prep/church kitchen    
11:30am, Golden Gems Luncheon/St. Ignatius    
1:30-3pm, Grief Support Group/All Saints Rm. (last day    
5:30pm, PDO Christmas Program & potluck (set up 4pm-8:30)


* Please see our Bulletins/Newsletter page, and Upcoming Events pag  for additional information *

~ The Gathered Community ~

MISSIONS NEWS -- A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped with the cookie sale in one way or another. Without my daughter Christina to co-chair, the Friday night set up crew, Saturday workers and clean-up crew and of course all the bakers and people who came out to buy the cookies, I could not do what I do! We will announce totals as they are finalized. Looking forward to next year!  LouAnn Holmes. 

THANK YOU SHED DEMO MEN! A big thank you to the men who took the old shed down in preparation for the new one: Greg Collins, Dave Vogel, Jerry Topcik and Tom Kessell. The new shed was installed on Thursday. Thanks to Greg for supervising this project!

YOUTH GROUP Winter Silent Auction starts today-  closing 12/16 AUMC YG is excited to host the 5th annual winter silent auction! Let us help you by supplying the perfect holiday gift while you help the youth group hit their mission trip goal! Auction items will include a weekend getaway, youth services, and gifts for all ages! We are accepting basket donations to auction as well! Thank you so much for your continued support and help to make this a great success!  Your Youth Group . 


SALEM UMC, (25130  85th St., Salem WI) will be hosting their Annual Smorgasbord Dinner & Silent Auction on Saturday, March 5 from 12:00pm until 5:00pm.Deliveries available, fully handicap accessible. Tickets are $9 or $10 at the door for ages 14 and up and $7/$8 at the door for seniors and kids under 14. Ages 3 and under are free. For info call the church (262) 843-2525.SAVE THE DATE! June 20-24 Vacation Bible School participants will meet at our Surf Shack in anticipation of catching the waves of God's Amazing Love. Don't forget, June 20-24. More info will follow. Questions? Call Karen Nance at 847-8384495.Additional dates can be found on our Upcoming Dates & Events page
PDO --The Best Preschool Under the Son

ANTIOCH PIZZA (847-395-6777) will be having a fundraiser for the preschool on Tuesday, December 11th. Antioch Pizza will donate 15% of your order excluding tax and tip. Please mention the preschool when ordering. 

PDO PRESCHOOL is collecting plastic caps and lids for a recycling project. We are hoping to collect 250 lbs. of plastic caps/ lids that we will then have turned into a bench that can be used here on the church grounds. Please see the insert for information on what types of cap and lids are acceptable. Thank you, Kim Dodd.

PDO- is looking for substitute teachers. There are always two teachers in every class. You will never be expected to be by yourself. If you are interested please contact Kim Dodd at 

847-395-1362, or parentsdayout316@att.net 

Find it difficult to be involved in ministry during the week? 
Then our Sunday morning ministries, offering a variety of ways to serve, may be for you! Those who serve in one of these ministries are the face of our congregation to visitors and that is vital to our growth. Help is needed in the areas of setting up Communion, Scripture readers, Greeters, Ushers, Sound technicians, Nursery supervisors, card ministry, and providing and serving refreshments after each worship service. If you can help in any of these areas (training will be supplied), please call the church office, 847-395-1259

is available at the 10/10:30 service. Our nursery follows the Safe Sanctuary guidelines, copies of which are available in Wesley Hall or in the nursery.