Antioch United Methodist Church
Thursday, November 15, 2018
We worship God, grow together, and go to serve Jesus!



This Sunday November 11 is the deadline to turn in Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Everyone who fills a box is asked to include the $9.00 shipping fee. We also accept monetary donations and individual item donations which the Women of God will use to fill boxes. We are going to do a blessing of the boxes, for the children who will receive them.

Pastor-Parish Relations Committee meets Sunday November 11 after 11:00 service.

Women of God meet this Monday, November 12th, 6:00-8:00. All ladies are invited for fellowship, dessert, and Bible study. 

Wednesday Bible study and dinner at 6:00-7:00. We’re studying Psalm 107. Call the church office at 833-6171 if you’d like a five dollar meal from Neighborhood Pizza Café. Choir practice at 7:15.

Calendar meeting Sunday November 18 after 11:00 service. Anyone who wants to schedule events in the month of December is invited to come to this meeting in order to avoid overlap of events. 

The choir is still practicing music for Christmas. If you would like to sing in the choir but just don’t want to make the commitment for full time, this would be a good time to join us just for the Christmas music. See Darrell if you are interested.     

Lay Speaker Caitlyn Chapman preaches Sunday November 18, both 8:30 and 11:00 services.

Hanging of the Green Sunday November 25, after 11:00 service.

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.  

We had 35 children singing praise to God and 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.