Categories: News & Announcements

June 2, 2019 Weekly News


 Music Celebration NEXT Sunday! We’re going to celebrate God’s gift of music to us and the musical gifts of our church family, next Sunday, June 9. If you would like to offer a solo piece – sung or played – please let us know on the Response Sheet so we can work with you. We will also sing some of our favorite hymns; please use the Response Sheet today to let us know a favorite of yours and a brief description of why. Questions? Speak with Linda Selinger or Pastor Meredith.

Memorial Service at Annual Conference is THIS Thursday. Everyone’s welcome to this special celebration on Thursday, June 6 at 7:00pm at the Peoria Civic Center. Our  own Carol Sims is preaching this service, and Pastor Dick Piscatelli will be remembered. Please let us know TODAY on the Response Sheet if you can drive or need a ride. Thank you!

Administrative Council on Monday. Please note that our June Ad Council meeting is tomorrow, Monday, June 3, at 7:00pm. This is an extremely important meeting – see you there!

Joy Brown will be in These Shining Lives at Theatre in the Park 


Monday, June 3 – Nimble Fingers Quilters at WUMC 8:00 am

Monday, June 3 – Ad Council at WUMC 7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 4 – Senior Potluck at WUMC 12:00 pm

Thursday, June 6 Memorial Service at Annual Conference 7:00 pm

Sunday, June 9 – Music Celebration Sunday

Pastor Meredith Brown
Pastor Meredith Brown

REV. MEREDITH MANNING BROWN, Interim Pastor Rev. Meredith Manning Brown is an experienced pastor and ministry leader, focused on innovative congregations and spiritual entrepreneurship. With decades of ministry leadership experience, Meredith has led multiple new church planting efforts, pastored through several church revitalization and growth projects, and served in senior ministry staff positions in large and small congregations across the United States. Most recently, Pastor Meredith served as the Lead Planting Pastor for the new Evergreen United Methodist Faith Community in Lacey, Washington, an innovative, neighborhood-based, progressive, intergenerational community focused on connecting with people who don’t know, don’t like or have had enough of church as usual. Through her coaching and consulting ministry ( Pastor Meredith shares her experience and perspective to support leaders seeking to integrate their spiritual practices, their missional callings, and their household relationships into their busy lives as innovators and leaders in the church, businesses, and public life.
 Pastor Meredith is a United Methodist Elder with membership in the New England Conference. A native of Austin, Texas, she is a proud graduate of Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana where she completed a B.A. in religion, a B.M. in sacred music, and a Certificate of Church Careers. She holds a Master in Sacred Music degree and a Master of Divinity degree from Boston University School of Theology. Pastor Meredith lives in Springfield with her delightful husband, two active teen-aged daughters, and a lazy housecat. She is also a happy experimental baker, loves to go adventuring with her family, and is the holder of the Brown Family Tournament of Games and Round-Robin Classic record for the most yahtzees rolled in a single game.