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.


                                       Life is Wild      God is Good         The best part of the summer!            The “Mane” Event

At Roar VBS, kids will discover that even though life gets wild, God is Good. Roar is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, and touch. Sciency-Fun Gizmos, games, cool Bible songs, and crafts are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes and safe shoes.)

The kids will also participate in a hands-on mission project through a program called Operation kid-to-kid which will provide nutrition and good health opportunities to moms and babies in Zambia, Africa.  Our Sunday school collection each Sunday will go to this program.

We will be learning about animal life in Africa and the lives of children in Africa.

Our VBS program begins Sunday, June 2, during the Sunday school hour of 9:15-10:15, and will meet each Sunday during that hour until August 4. It is a 10-week program.

All children age 3 years to finishing 5th Grade in the community are invited to participate.  Early registration is helpful. For more information or to register, call Mary Jo Suter at 891-8932.

Introducing Rev. Roosevelt Smith

To the congregation of Waverly First United Methodist Church:

We have been blessed with the assignment of a new pastor, Roosevelt Smith, starting July 1, 2019.  Roosevelt is married to Gifty, and has four grown sons.  He has been retired for 1 year and will be living in Murrayville since Gifty is pastor there and Asbury UMC.

Roosevelt and Gifty’s home was in Liberia, where they lived until the civil war ran them out and they came to the US.  They have lived here approximately 28 years.

Roosevelt has served the Illinois Great Rivers Conference at Danville-St. James-McKinley Memorial; Ashland-New Salem; Ashland-Peter Cartwright; Flora First; and Chatsworth-Forrest.

Rev. Roosevelt Smith likes to visit, and loves Bible Study.

Please join me in welcoming Roosevelt and Gifty to our church.

Peggy McNeely, PPR Chairman