The slides above are the activities taking place this week .

Thank you for visiting the online community of Waverly First United Methodist Church. We look forward to having you as our guests.

2019 Lenten Bible Study

“Simon Peter: Flawed But Faithful Disciple”

Simon Peter was an ordinary fisherman who transformed into a follower of Jesus. He left everything to follow his teacher and possessed a passion that would change the world. He was faithful, yet flawed. Poor, uneducated, quick-tempered, and full of doubts and fears Peter was the first to profess Jesus as the Son of God, yet he later denied knowing him. Peter went on to give his life for the sake of his call. Peter was just an ordinary guy who heard and followed God’s extraordinary call. Discover how you, too, have special gifts, talents, and abilities that God can use to make a difference today.

This study includes videos of Rev. Adam Hamilton in the Holy Land at the sites where Peter did ministry. Please join us for this exciting look at one of the most important individuals in the history of Christianity. The last session will be on Friday, April 12.

Community Lenten Services

Sponsored by the United Methodist Holy Spokes Cluster

Theme: “I Am Sayings of Jesus”




Sunday, March 10

Centenary UMC Rev. Nic Schowalter
1st Sunday in Lent 331 E. State St., Jacksonville LaMoine River Dist. Superintendent
Sunday, March 17 Arenzville UMC Rev. Mel Nielsen
2nd Sunday in Lent 206 Main St., Arenzville Pastor at Centenary UMC
Sunday, March 24 Wesley Chapel UMC Rev. Robb Roper
3rd Sunday in Lent 1447 Merritt Rd, Jacksonville Pastor at Franklin/Durbin UMC
Sunday, March 31 Grace UMC Rev. Gifty Smith
4th Sunday in Lent 400 W. Morgan St., Jacksonville Pastor at Murrayville/Asbury UMC
Sunday, April 7 Murrayville UMC Rev. Robin Lyons
5th Sunday in Lent 504 Main St., Murrayville Pastor at Winchester UMC
Sunday, April 14 Franklin UMC Rev. Mark Milhouse
Palm Sunday 102 State St., Franklin

Pastor at Waverly UMC

Everyone in the community is welcome.

  • All services start at 5:00 p.m. (Note new time this year.)
  • There will be a fellowship time with refreshments following each service.
  • All services will be interpreted for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
  • An offering will be received each evening and divided between:

The United Methodist Our Conference – Our Kids” Campaign and Jacksonville’s New Directions Warming and Cooling Center.  Make checks payable to the host church.  Memo: “Cluster offering”.

Bishop Beard’s Statement After GC19

Bishop Frank J. Beard has issued the following statement:

“Today, our General Conference delegates completed their work. I want to commend our own delegation for their hard work and their dedication to the work that was entrusted to them. We must trust that the delegates have done their best work, guided by the Holy Spirit.

“Their work will now be reviewed and checked for clarity and to ensure compliance with our Book of Discipline.

“I will be sharing the results of their work over the next few weeks:  UPDATE
Saturday, March 9 — O’Fallon First UMC, 10 a.m. An afternoon session has also been added.
Thursday, March 14 — Harrisburg First UMC, 6:30 p.m.

“Registration is online at: https://igrc-reg.brtapp.com/PostGC2019briefings

“I also want to thank the work of more than 100 volunteers who extended radical hospitality during the General Conference and those from the IGRC that were among the more than 3,000 registered observers.

“Please keep praying for our denomination, especially for those who are hurting and are feeling disenfranchised. We pray for God’s blessings and peace to be upon us all. The IGRC will not push persons away from God’s church.

“Thank you all for your prayers during a difficult time in the life of our denomination.”

God bless,
Bishop Frank J. Beard