Antioch United Methodist Church
Thursday, June 21, 2018
We worship God, grow together, and go to serve Jesus!

News

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ANTIOCH? 
 
We have started a new Outdoors Ministry in our church. We've already had an Outdoor Fishing Day at Fellow's Lake. If you like the outdoors and fishing, then give us a call at 833-6171 to jump in to our new Outdoors Ministry group!
 
COMING SOON: We wan't to do Christian MOVIE NIGHT on Friday July 27th!! 
 
GOOD NEWS...
 
We are starting new Life groups in June. A Life group is a small group that meets in homes for the purpose of developing deeper friendships with other Christians and supporting each other's walk with Christ. Life groups will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If interested, please call 833-6171.
 
MORE GOOD NEWS...
 
The youth group has reached their fundraising goals for their upcoming Iowa youth mission trip. Way to go!!
 
EVEN MORE GOOD NEWS...

15 year old Caitlyn preached her first sermon on the last Sunday of April. Caitlyn grew up in this church and feels that God may be calling her to become a future pastor. We recorded both sermons on Facebook live. So far, over 555 views on Facebook for her Caitlyn's sermon, as of May 2018!! Wow!! So proud of our youth!! 
 
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!!"

Last week, 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!

However, since we have received so much, we need to give a lot back...

THIS Sunday is the Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. You can come and go anytime between 5:30 and 8:00. If you have not yet, please purchase five dollar tickets this Sunday. Tickets are $5/person and all funds raised will go towards the Youth Summer Worktrip in Des Moines, Iowa. Children three and under eat free. 

Also, the Men's Breakfast at 8 a.m. at Kad-E-Korner at 2633 E. Shelby Road, about 10 miles north of the church, on the left (West) side of the road. All men invited.

The Choir sings "God Bless America" at the Springfield Cardinal ballgame on May 30th. If you're going, our Choir Director Darrell needs your money. Come for an evening of ballgame fun and fellowship. 
 
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! Way to go Team Antioch, ooRAH!! Antioch Martial Arts students also served food at Victory Mission on Saturday March 10. Great job!!
 
Join us this Sunday at 8:30 or 11:00. One of our teenagers, Caitlyn, is preaching this Sunday April 29th. She feels like God may be calling her to be a future pastor. Come this Sunday and here her share her faith! 
 
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 antioch.methodist@mchsi.com 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 antioch.methodist@mchsi.com. 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.