Antioch United Methodist Church
Monday, December 10, 2018
We worship God, grow together, and go to serve Jesus!



A young boy prayed to receive Jesus as his Lord and Savior on Sunday December 2nd. Thank you Lord! We garnered the applause of Heaven!

You are invited and welcome to Wednesday Bible study at 6:00-7:00. We are studying Psalms. God's Word creates life and peace and joy! What are you waiting for? Why stay home and be in a low level of energy? Make the effort to get into your cold car and get here. You will be inspired and super-charged to face and overcome every challenge by faith! Call the church office at 833-6171 if you’d like a five dollar meal from Neighborhood Pizza Café. Choir practice at 7:15.

The 2018 Christmas Giving Tree is up! Come, choose a card off of the tree to purchase a gift for our special family. Just pick a card, sign the registry book, buy the gift, wrap it, and have it back to church no later than Sunday December 16th.

We are also having a non-perishable food drive beginning today and running through Sunday December 16th. Put food in the bin marked "Giving Tree." (Please no canned green beans, corn, or peas this year)


Ladies Christmas Luncheon for church members this Saturday December 8 at 12 noon.

Choir goes to Marionville on Wednesday December 12. 


Do you know that Antioch has a new singles group? We do. It's comprised mainly of senior adults now, but anyone is welcome to join.  

Looking back: We had 35 children learning about Jesus in Vacation Bible School in July! 
We prayed for Collin, J.R.'s grandson. J.R. shared on Facebook that Collin's operation was complete on Monday and all doctors were real happy with the results. Thanks to each and everyone of you who lifted Collin in prayer. J.R. said, "For those of you do not believe in prayers I’ve a bunch of miracles to tell you about!!"

A few weeks ago, the pastor's friend said: "My husband is very sick. I am asking for prayer warriors. He has had the flu but it has compromised his immune system. Thank you."

A few hours later, that same friend wrote: "It is amazing how blessed we are to have so many wonderful friends. My husband was really having trouble breathing when I asked for prayer warriors. As I began getting comments of prayers back, he started breathing well. He wanted me to thank all of you and tell you how much he appreciates your prayers. God definitely intervened... Praise His holy name. I watched a miracle happen."
To say that WE ARE BLESSED is an understatement!

The Choir sang "God Bless America" at the Springfield Cardinal ballgame on May 30th.
We gave out food to 183 people and 108 families at the Crosslines Food Distribution on Friday April 6th! We also gave out food to 152 people and 48 families at the Crosslines Food Distribution on Saturday March 10th! THANK YOU JESUS! 
Join us this Sunday at 8:30 or 11:00. The message for Sunday July 15th is "How to Bounce Back After Someone Ruined Your Day!" We will heal the sick at the Circle of Prayer at the Altar!  
As always, if you can't make it to the 11:00 service, join us at 8:30 for the early service. If you're sick, working, or out of town, we will have the sermon on Facebook "LIVE" this Sunday at about 9:00 or 11:45. Copy and paste this link into your browser, and it will take you right to the Antioch Facebook page: 
Can't drive to church on your own? Need a ride? We do have a VAN MINISTRY if you want to come to 11:00 church service. Just send an email to if you would like to be picked up for Sunday service. 
We pray after both 8:30 and 11:00 worship services. We prayed for several church members throughout October. One lady had her gout pain gone in her knee instantly. The gout pain decreased in her foot, from a level 7 to a level 2 on a scale of 1-7. This lady walked into church with a cane, and walked out of church WITHOUT her cane. One the same day, one man's back pain decreased and his brother in law's knee pain was gone instantly.

We prayed for several at our Bible study on Wednesday October 26 2017, and one church member had suffered an optic nerve stroke that left her vision partially impaired. After praying and laying on hands, she had a tear in her eye as she said her sight greatly improved, she could see details with her right eye that she couldn't see before. On that same night, one church member's lung pain was healed instantly, pain in her lung and torso almost completely gone! 
Awesome testimony from one of our newest members...

"After church today we had a prayer circle. We prayed for each other and our families. I have said before I believe in miracles and here is why. I not only witnessed pain being removed from others. Praise God! I also was in terrible pain this morning. I am used to daily pain, but today was hitting me hard. I felt some relief from pain after prayer, so we all prayed again for more relief. I felt a little more relief. I am now home and although not totally pain free, my pain levels are even less than they are on a daily basis. Again Praise God. Took me a little longer to feel the blessing, but I did."

So far we've got gout pain healed, back pain healed, shoulder pain decreased, osteoarthritis pain decreased! Thank you Lord! Jesus is still on the throne!

So expect blessings and miracles this Sunday as we magnify the mighty name of Jesus at 8:30 and 11:00!
Need a ride to church? Contact the church office at 833-6171 to schedule a ride to church in the church van.

Youth meet Sundays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for food, games, worship, and devotion time. 

Click on the "Missions and Outreach" tab to see the results of our latest mission outreach projects.

Want to meet with other Christian women for food, fellowship and Bible study? Antioch Women of God meet every 2nd and 4th Monday from 6:30 to 8:30. You are invited to just show up and join the fun. 

Do you need prayer? Email Pastor Kevin with your prayer requests at Let us stand with you in faith!

If you know of anyone in the church who is hospitalized, homebound, on hospice, or deceased, please call the pastor at the church office at 833-6171 immediately. Thank you.  

Love to sing for the Lord? Adult Choir practice meets Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Just show up.