United Methodist Church 
 of Antioch
 848 Main St, Antioch IL 60002
  P (847) 395-1259   F (847) 395-4219 
 Bill Landis, Pastor  
 1st Service - 8 am
  Sunday School/Choir - 9:15 am
  2nd Service - 10:30 am - nursery care provided
 
Calendar/Events
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-THIS WEEK- 
Today 3/19 
8 & 10:30am Worship//4 th Sunday in Lent/UMCOR Sunday
9:15am, Bible Study 
9:15am, Sunday School 
9:15am, Choir practice 
11:50am, Worship Team meeting/All Saints Room 
4-6pm, Youth Group meets/Mission Trip paperwork &$50.00 deposit due
Monday 1:30pm, Bible Study 
Tuesday PDO Christian Preschool-Spring Break 
7-8:30pm, Prayer Sisters/St. Stephen Lutheran Church
Wednesday 10am, Bible Study 
Thursday PDO Christian Preschool-Spring Break
Youth Group
             PDO 
Christian Preschool
Tuesday & Thursdays
  from 9am - 2pm
Please see our      webpage for more     details

NURSERY CARE: 
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. 
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RETHINKCHURCH "Our Beliefs. Their Words."
Greetings from Pastor Bill
Welcome to The United Methodist Church of Antioch webpage.  We are a church community that has been worshipping at this site since 1901.
Please browse the different tabs to see what we are about.  The Methodist motto of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors is practiced here.  We look forward to meeting you on Sunday mornings either at our 8:00 or 10:30 a.m worship times.  Come as you are, our Lord and this congregation are waiting to welcome you.
Pastor Bill Landis 

~ The Gathered Community ~

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


THE SUNDAY MORNING ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP will continue its’ study of “Islam” today at 9:15 am in the All Saints Lounge. To join in or for more information, talk with Pastor Bill Landis or Heather Menzer to get your name on the email list. 

WORSHIP TEAM meets today at 11:50am in the All Saints Room. 

UMCA LOOKING FOR NEW PARSONAGE ASAP: As we welcome our new pastor and her husband, the church is looking at purchasing a new parsonage. If you or someone you know is planning to sell a home, please first speak to Sallie Stoner, who is in charge of the project. This may be a mutually beneficial “God-incidence”! (stonersallie@gmail.com, cell: 847.910.1821) 

TODAY IS UMCOR SUNDAY (formerly One Great Hour Of Sharing): Together, we reach children, families & communities who have experienced devastation in the wake of disaster. Please support UMCOR Sunday today. You can donate in the UMCOR envelopes or mark your envelope UMCOR Sunday. Thank you! 

STAFF PARISH RELATIONS COMMITTEE meets Sunday, 4/9 at 11:50am in the All Saints Room. 

CALLING ALL SUPER HEROES! I am excited to announce the 2017 VBS Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God! This year’s dates will be June 26-30 from 9 am to 11:45 pm. Classes will be for children ages 3 through grade 5. New this year! Online registration is available at http://2017.cokesburyvbs.com/UMCA. There will also be paper registration available. Suzy Kibbler is the new VBS director-so she will need LOTS of help! Adult and youth volunteers are a necessity! She is bad with names- so please reintroduce yourself to her! Her email is kibbler97@aol.com . Do Good! Seek peace and go after it! Psalm 34:14b 

GAS CARD DONATIONS: The Savers family continues to travel many miles as they care for daughter, Ellie during her recovery. As we all pray for and support the Savers, we would like to suggest donations of gas gift cards. These can be found at grocery stores and pharmacies as well as gas stations. Gas cards can be placed in the collection plate, given directly to the church office or to Matt & Angie Savers. If you choose to give a check, please make it out to Matt Savers directly (not UMCA). For cash, please mark a separate envelope to the Savers family. Thank you! 

CARTRIDGE WORLD RECYCLING PROGRAM HAS ENDED. They will no longer be collecting used printer cartridges effective immediately. They will be closing their store as of the end of March, 2017. Cartridge World had been recycling empty ink & laser cartridges and donating to PDO Christian Preschool. Thank you for contributing to this recycling program. 

AUDIO-VISUAL PROJECT: We are currently accepting donations for the new AV equipment. Please make sure you mark your giving envelope- “AV project”. Questions, see Joe Nance. 

ANTIOCH UM CHURCH INFORMATION: If you would like to know more about Antioch UMC and its ministry and/or are interested in joining as a member with us, please speak with Pastor Bill or call Diane in the Church Office, (847)395- 1259. 

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

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
WHO'S IN THE PEW NEXT TO YOU? 


Whose brother, after 40 years in 200 Bowling League, finally bowled a 300 game at 71 years young? 
Answer: Toni Putzy
~Faith Community Nurse News~ 
PRAYER SISTERS will meet on March 28th, 7-8:30 PM at St Stephen. We continue our discussion of understanding and appreciating the grace of God. All women are welcome to join us. Call Gloria for information: 847-395-5533. 
WALK TO JERUSALEM: Continue to walk, pray, read your devotional booklet and send in your steps-- write them down and put in the offering plate, text to 224- 381-0546, or email to lentenwalk@aol.com. Mention your name and church when you send them in. We still have many miles to go!!! Lenten devotional booklets are still available at both of our churches. GOLDEN GEMS next luncheon is April 6th at St Ignatius, 11:30 AM. Invitations will soon be in the mail, please RSVP. If you are over 80 and did not get an invite, please call your church office to let them know. 
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY- current project is purple preemie hats for New Life Center, Advocate Condell Health Medical Center, for March of Dimes, month of May. Also, ongoing projects of preemie/baby hats and sweaters for MMDC, hats/scarves for Operation Gratitude, prayer shawls, and lapghans for people using wheelchairs. Questions, see our table in Wesley Hall, between services.
~The Church in Mission~

UNITED METHODIST COMMITTEE ON RELIEF (UMCOR) -The SagerBrown Depot is a huge processing/warehouse facility for UMCOR's Disaster Response operations. And is one of UMCA's Rainbow Covenant Projects. In 2017, 3,500 volunteers will have a hands-on mission experience at this facility in Baldwin, Louisiana. They will assemble, verify and pack 6 types of kits for global distribution in 80 countries after war, conflict or a natural disaster. Cleaning buckets are packed, as well, for delivery in the U.S. after hurricanes, tornadoes or floods. Our pastor has volunteered several times at this facility. Look for a SagerBrown poster in Wesley Hall. Other UMCOR Programs include: International Development (for water, sanitation, hygiene, sustainable agriculture and nutrition) and Refugees (a partnership with Church World Service and its network of 35 refugee settlements across the country).