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
 Sunday School/Choir - 9:15 am
 2nd Service - 10:30 am - 
nursery care provided
Youth Group
Christian Preschool
Tuesday & Thursdays
  from 9am - 2pm
Please see our webpage for more details

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


Pastor Char Hoffmann

* Please see our Bulletins/Newsletter page, and Upcoming Events pag  for additional information *
Calendar/Events Review 
Today 04/15/18
8 & 10:30am Worship/PDO children (late service) Native American Ministries Sunday

9:15am, Sunday School

9:15am, Adult Discussion Group

9:15am, Choir meets

P.A.D.S. Summer lunch sign-up (after services)

1:30pm, Bible Study meets


10am, Bible Study meets
7pm, Trustees meeting
11:30am, Golden Gems luncheon/St. Ignatius Church
6pm, PADS lunches/church kitchen
6-8pm, Caregivers group meets

~ The Gathered Community ~

Today is NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES SUNDAY -When you support Native American Ministries Sunday, you equip seminary students who will honor and celebrate Native American culture in their ministries. And you empower congregations that are finding fresh new ways to minister to their communities with the love of Christ. Envelopes are on the usher stand or mark your giving envelope. Thank you! 

ANTIOCH THEATER will be showing the movie Paul, Apostle of Christ – staring Jim Caviezel from The Passion of the Christ & James Faulkner from Downton Abbey- on Friday, 4/13. It will run for a week. Please check theater for show times. 

SPRC meeting Sunday, April 22 at 11:45am, All Saints’ Room. 

ATTENTION ALL WOMEN - It’s now time to make final payment for our upcoming retreat on May 11-12. Please put your check (to UMCA) or cash in a clearly marked envelope –Women’s Retreat in the collection plate or give to a committee member or to Diane in the office. We still have openings so if anyone else is interested you are most welcome to sign up! There are forms in Wesley Hall. See Cheryl Collins, Margaret Zaller, Karen Nance or Ann Brown if you have questions. We are looking forward to an inspirational and fun time! 

PDO Christian Preschool 2nd Spring Vendor/Craft Fair & Bake Sale will be on Saturday, April 28, 2018 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 registration form. Make sure you come & check out our event! 

THANK YOU for the donations in Kathy Bose's memory. UMCA Bell Project received $215.00 & TLS Veterans received $127.00. The Bell & Veterans were dear to Kathy's heart. 

IMPORTANT VBS INFORMATION: RAGING RIVER RAMPAGE It is getting warmer, and it is time to start planning for VBS 2018- Raging River Rampage. The plan is to run the program 4 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8 pm, with a closing lesson on Sunday of the final week. Before plans can continue- I need to know that I have a strong co-leader to work with, as I have two big wedding events in my family this summer. Is that person you? Let me know how you would like to help. "When you pass thorough the waters, I will be with you!" Isaiah 43:2. Suzy Kibbler, kibbler97@aol.com, 847-436-4892.

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
~ The Church in Mission ~

The P.A.D.S. Summer Lunch program needs your help. From May through September, we need drivers on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays to deliver the lunches to the PADS Office in Waukegan. On each Thursday before a delivery Friday, a crew of 4-5 lunch prep helpers is needed. Start time is 5:30 p.m. and finish time is usually around 7 p.m. Sign-up begins on April 8, after worship. Questions? Contact Ann Brown, 395-1443. Thank you.