United Methodist Church 
of Antioch
848 Main St, Antioch IL. 60002
P (847)395-1259
F (847)395-4219
Char Hoffman, Pastor
1st service- 8am
Sunday School/Choir -9:15
2nd service 10:30am - nursery care provided
 
Calendar/Events
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-THIS WEEK- 
Today 09/24/17
Sunday 8 & 10:30am Worship
9:15am, Adult Discussion Group 
9:15am, Choir meets 
9:15am, Sunday School & VBS meets 
Youth Group College Care Package names due today
Monday  1:30pm, Bible Study 
Tuesday  8am Wellness Walk 
Wednesday 10am Bible Study meets 
Thursday  9-9:30am, PDO Doughnuts w/dad
Friday 6pm, Wellness Walk
Saturday 10am-1pm, Flu Shot Clinic

Youth Group
PDO
Christian Preschool
Tuesday & Thursdays
  from 9am - 2pm
Please see our      webpage for more     details

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Greetings from Pastor Char

One of the things that my husband, Glenn, and I experienced when we first stepped through one of the many doors of the United Methodist Church of Antioch was the warm greeting we received from all the folks gathered for worship on Sunday morning. In the few short months that I have been the pastor of this church, I’ve seen that the warmth and caring doesn’t stop at Sunday morning, but continues throughout the week. Whether it’s the folks staffing the office, people involved in a variety of mission projects, the Bible Study classes, or the teachers in the Parents Day Out program, everyone is friendly and welcoming. We’re many kinds of people, with many kinds of gifts and talents, but we are one in our intention to experience God’s forgiveness, acceptance, and love in Christ and then to share it with all the folks we meet.

You’re invited to check us out – Sunday, or any other day. Our worship services tend to be traditional, yet informal. Come as you feel comfortable. 

Hope to meet you soon!

Blessings!

Pastor Char Hoffmann

~ The Gathered Community ~

 **Please turn off all electronic devices before the start of Worship**


MARK YOUR CALENDAR--November 19th will be Consecration Sunday for our Gratitude Campaign and Silent Auction for the Youth group. We will have a luncheon that day and we always accept donations to help cover the cost. To keep from using any church funds for the luncheon, it would be great if one or more donors would wish to be generous and underwrite the remainder of the luncheon cost. If you would be interested, please contact Ken Graesser 847-420-0241.


Calling all Super Heroes! 

ONLY 1 MORE WEEK to experience our 

SUPER HERO SUNDAY SCHOOL! 

We will begin in the SANCTUARY - 10/1 at 9:15 

then dismiss to the education wing. We will continue to learn that God's Heroes have Heart, Courage, Wisdom, Hope and Power~ 

Our conclusion will be a joint worship service at 9:30 on 10/8 

to celebrate, share, and be sent out to use our God given Super Powers! Don't miss this exciting new adventure at The United Methodist Church of Antioch!

FAITH COMM. NURSE DONATIONS/PLEDGES: The Faith Community Nurse Finance Team made the recommendation to Church Council to not hire another Parish Nurse at this time. Church Council voted to support that recommendation. Many factors went in to this decision. Please see Shelby Wais, Tom Kessell, Linda Hensgen, or Dawn Vogel with any questions. The Christian Wellness Ministry will continue to pursue ways to support the health of our congregation and community. Please redirect your FCN contributions to another ministry. Money presently in this fund will be used for the Christian Wellness Ministry. Thank you. 

AUDIO-VISUAL TRAINING -We are planning an AVA training session on Sunday Oct. 8th after the joint Service. Please mark your calendars-hope you will be able to attend. Check out the new monitor in Wesley Hall! 

COLLEGE STUDENT CARE PACKAGES: AUMC YOUTH GROUP is excited to once again be assembling care packages to support our young adults who are off to college! The feedback from last year was one of extreme gratitude for the love, support and goodies as they received their packages. We are gathering the names with addresses of our congregation's students at this time. Please submit to Beth Stahl, Aimee Bemis or Valerie Lapke today. Donations are also being accepted of nonperishable items –qty. of 20 recommended. 

ORGAN CONCERT will be October 14 at 11am with Beverly Sheridan playing. All are welcome! 

BIBLE STUDIES MEET weekly at church: Sundays at 9:15am, Mondays, 1:30pm & Wednesdays at 10am. 

PDO TEACHER -Our preschool has a position open in our two year old classroom. If you love working with young children and are interested in the applying for the position, or if you would like to be a substitute, please contact the Director Kim Dodd at 847-395-1362, or email at parentsdayout316@att.net

PDO CRAFT FAIR: We will be hosting a Fall Vendor/Craft Fair & Bake Sale at UMCA on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 9 am – 3 pm. We are looking for vendors and crafters along with donations of baked goods. Proceeds from this event will go directly to PDO Christian Preschool. Please contact Angie at PDOCraftFair@gmail.com with any questions or for a booth application.

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
~ Christian Wellness Ministry ~  
 
FLU SHOTS:  Walgreens will once again provide a flu shot clinic for us, will take Medicare or insurance and will have free vouchers for those without insurance.  Saturday-September 30th 10am to 1pm in Wesley Hall.  No need to register, just walk in. Bring your neighbors and friends.   Be sure you are protected from the flu this season!!! 
 
CHAIR YOGA CLASS IS FULL! at St Stephen Lutheran Church starting Monday October 9th.  Call now to sign up to get on the waiting list for the next class.  Call Kari:  847-740-6708 
 
 
~ Christian Wellness Ministry ~  
 
FLU SHOTS:  Walgreens will once again provide a flu shot clinic for us, will take Medicare or insurance and will have free vouchers for those without insurance.  Saturday-September 30th 10am to 1pm in Wesley Hall.  No need to register, just walk in. Bring your neighbors and friends.   Be sure you are protected from the flu this season!!! 
 
CHAIR YOGA CLASS IS FULL! at St Stephen Lutheran Church starting Monday October 9th.  Call now to sign up to get on the waiting list for the next class.  Call Kari:  847-740-6708 
 
 
~ Christian Wellness Ministry ~  
 
FLU SHOTS:  Walgreens will once again provide a flu shot clinic for us, will take Medicare or insurance and will have free vouchers for those without insurance.  Saturday-September 30th 10am to 1pm in Wesley Hall.  No need to register, just walk in. Bring your neighbors and friends.   Be sure you are protected from the flu this season!!! 
 
CHAIR YOGA CLASS IS FULL! at St Stephen Lutheran Church starting Monday October 9th.  Call now to sign up to get on the waiting list for the next class.  Call Kari:  847-740-6708 
 
 

~ Christian Wellness Ministry ~
PRAYER SISTERS meets on Tuesday September 26th, 7 PM at St Stephen. We are wrapping up our study of Living a Chocolate Life. Women from both our churches are welcome. 

FLU SHOTS: Saturday September 30th in Wesley Hall from 10 AM - 1 PM. Just walk in, bring your insurance card or Medicare card. Walgreens will have vouchers for free shots for those without insurance. Tell your neighbors and friends, this is for the entire community. This is the best thing you can do to prevent the flu this year. 

GOLDEN GEMS: The date for our October lunch has been changed to October 26th. Watch for your invitation in the mail. And if we don't know you had another birthday and are now 80; please let the church office know so we can include you. Lunch will be at 11:30 at St Ignatius.

Financial Update 2017 ~

NURSERY CARE: 
is available at the 10:00 service. Our nursery follows the Safe Sanctuary guidelines, copies of which are available in Wesley Hall or in the nursery.