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Saturday Morning Book Club

February 17 at 10:15 am (third Saturday of every month)

MUMC Church Library

The book for February 17 will be Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. The book for March 17 will be Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving.
The MUMC Saturday Morning Book Club is held the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:15 am – 12:00 pm in the MUMC Church Library. Everyone is welcome!

Lenten Sermon Series: Final Words

February 18 – March 25

MUMC Worship Services: 9:00 or 11:15 am

Through the season of Lent, our worship will focus around the words of Jesus from the cross. Each week we will examine one of Jesus’ remarks and the importance of these final words to his followers.
FEB 18 – “Father Forgive Them”
FEB 25 – “Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise”
MAR 4 – “Behold Your Son/Behold Your Mother”
MAR 11 – “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?”
MAR 18 – “I Thirst”
MAR 25 – “It Is Finished/ Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit”


4th-5th Grade Sunday School Teacher Needed

MUMC is currently looking for a Sunday School teacher to lead the 4th-5th grade Sunday School class. Please sign up on the attendance pad during worship services to receive more information. You may contact Sage Lintner at with any questions.

Bible Journaling Your Faith

Wednesday, February 21 (second Wednesday of every month)

7:00 – 8:30 pm in MUMC Room 108

Please note the date change in February due to Valentine’s day falling on the second Wednesday. Bible Journaling Your Faith is a recurring class where you can learn the exciting and creative process of making art in your Bible as a way to connect deeper with scripture and with God. The class is led by Patti Shields and Rosie Wece. Please contact Rosie Wece at for more information.

Our Neighbor’s TableOurNeighborsTable

February 25 at 12:00 pm

MUMC Fellowship Hall

FREE community meal the last Sunday of each month. Dinner is served with dessert and beverage.

My Own Bookcase Project

Ongoing from March through May 6

This project will provide 37 children in the Murphysboro Head Start program who will be entering Kindergarten this fall with their very own bookcase and a starter set of books. Each bookcase will be handmade by volunteers in our community and will be given to the children in a special Presentation Ceremony on May 6.
When children have their own books in the home and their families have easy access to books, parents are more likely to read to their children. Our mission is to encourage parents to read to their children by providing them with the opportunity to do so. Please help us achieve our goal of presenting each of these 37 children with their very own bookcase and books by becoming a “My Own Bookcase” Project sponsor. The cost of sponsorship is $50, and will cover the cost of materials for a bookcase and a starter set of books. If you cannot sponsor a bookcase at this time, any monetary donation you can make would be appreciated. Your generous support will make a positive and everlasting difference in the life of a child.
The My Own Bookcase Project team will have a work day to stain bookcases on Sunday, March 25 at 1:00 pm at Bob and Trina Eaton’s house. Anyone can stain a bookcase and we would love to have your help. Please sign up on the attendance pad during worship services on March 18. For more information, please contact Trina Eaton at

United Methodist Men

Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 am (second Saturday of every month)

MUMC Fellowship Hall

United Methodist Men will conduct their regular monthly breakfast meeting on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 am in the MUMC Fellowship Hall. All men are invited to attend! The United Methodist Men meet regularly the second Saturday of each month at 7:30 am to enjoy breakfast, devotions, and participate in church and community projects. Please contact Jay Graff at (618) 967-9848 for more information.

Light Kids Conference

Saturday, March 10 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Aldersgate UMC in Marion, IL

All children in 1st-5th grades are invited to the Light Kids Conference at Aldersgate UMC in Marion. Any child in 1st or 2nd grade must be accompanied by an adult and will pay full cost. The cost of children in 3rd-5th grades and CYF leaders will be covered by the CYF fund. A sign-up sheet can be found on the Youth Bulletin Board in the upstairs hallway. Click here for more information or contact Sage Lintner at

Young at Heart

Tuesday, March 13 at 12:00 noon (second Tuesday of every month)

MUMC Fellowship Hall

Young at Heart will fellowship on March 13 at noon in the MUMC Fellowship Hall. Young at Heart is an active group of mature adults that meets the second Tuesday of each month at noon. Please contact Michelle Parker-Clark at for more information about this fun and busy group.

Holy Week Schedule

March 25 – April 1

March 25 – Palm Sunday (9:00 am & 11:15 am worship services)
March 29 – Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service (7:00 pm)
March 30 – Good Friday Community Service (noon) hosted by MUMC. Speaker: Father Gary Gummersheimer.
April 1 – Easter Sunday (9:00 am & 11:15 am worship services)

Women’s Study Weekend

April 7 & 8

Little Grassy Camp in Makanda, IL

A women’s study weekend will be held at Little Grassy Camp on April 7-8, 2018. Angie Baughman will lead the group through the book of Ruth. Details can be found at All women and their mothers, sisters, and friends are invited to attend.
Our lives are filled with responsibilities and demands. We often desire to spend more time with Jesus and
yet it seems impossible with all the things we are juggling. This study weekend is designed to bring women
together who need to press pause on their daily lives in order to quiet their hearts and hear His voice. Through the Old Testament Book of Ruth, learn how Jesus serves as both our redeemer and defender and gives us an opportunity to rebuild from our brokenness.
Cost includes overnight accommodations, four meals, and the Ruth participant book. Up to four people can be in a room. Each room has one bathroom.
1 person in the room – $144/person
2 people in the room – $100/person
3 people in the room – $86/person
4 people in the room – $78/person
Please visit for full details and schedule, or contact Angie Baughman at


Youth Groups


Jr. High and Sr. High youth meet every Sunday in the MUMC Sr. High Room 100 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. The children’s youth group (3rd – 5th grades) meets with the older groups approximately once per month for special outings and activities. Please contact Sage Lintner at for more information.

Volunteers Needed

Food Volunteers for Sunday Youth GroupsEvery Sunday evening, the Junior and Senior High have youth group from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. We are trying to fill the schedule with individuals who are willing to prepare a simple meal. If you are willing to help, please contact Sage Lintner at or 889-7320.
Communion Servers: Typically on the first Sunday of each month, the church participates in the sharing of the Sacrament of Holy Communion. For the past two years, a dedicated team has served the bread and juice to the congregations each month. It is now time to invite new servers to share in this wonderful ministry. If you are interested in learning more about being a Communion server for 2018, please mark the attendance pad during worship services and you will be contacted by Lacey Brown.
Prayer Volunteers: Would you be willing to pray with someone occasionally after church service on Sunday morning? The Adult Spiritual Formation Ministry Team is looking for volunteers who could stay for a few minutes after service on Sunday morning and spend time in the prayer chapel with someone who is requesting prayer. This would be a rotation schedule. Please mark the attendance pad during worship services if you’re interested and someone from the team will contact you with more information.

Children’s Church Leaders: 
There is a great need for volunteers to lead children’s church in both Traditional and Praise Service. Please consider becoming a part of this vital ministry. For more information, please contact Emily Hargraves at 618-559-0329 or
Substitute Teachers for High School Sunday School: Substitute teachers are needed for the Senior High Sunday School class. To find out more, please contact Emily Hargraves ( or Diane Schingel (
Praise Team Vocalists:
 The MUMC Praise Team is recruiting vocalists to be a part of the team. Vocalists can be either volunteer or paid positions. Rehearsals are weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Sundays at 10:15 am. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Angie Baughman at or 618-201-0139.

Anticipated Job Opening

MUMC Discipleship Coordinator

Murphysboro UMC anticipates there will be an opening for a Discipleship Coordinator position, approximately 20 hours per week, in early 2018. 
Job Responsibilities:
• Coordinate and lead discipleship ministries for participants of all ages
• Lead and/or assist in launching new ministries in the life of the church
• Assist pastor with development of semi-annual leadership retreats
• Supervise and mentor program and ministry staff
• A deep and abiding love for Jesus Christ, and a desire to serve others.
• Prefer Bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ experience working in a faith-based organization in a leadership capacity.
• Currently active in a United Methodist church.
• Basic knowledge of the United Methodist denomination and structure.
• Good organizational, project management, and detail-oriented skills
• Good communication and people skills.
• Basic computer skills, including internet, email, facebook, Excel, Word.
• Valid drivers’ license; ability to travel locally and occasionally long distance
Submit resume and letter of interest to: SPRC Chair, Murphysboro United Methodist Church, 1500 Pine Street, Murphysboro, IL 62966 or email to




Men’s Bible Study: The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson

Mondays beginning January 15 at 7:00 pm

MUMC Room 110

A men’s Monday night Bible study will be offered starting January 15. This four-week study, The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson, will be led by Richard Tierney (618-684-8847).

A.M. Yoga

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 am

MUMC Basement Room 104S

This is a class suitable for all ages! Gentle stretching & balance work. Supportive, encouraging environment and beneficial social time. Yoga practice can be modified and multiple adaptive techniques are presented. Newcomers to yoga are welcome! For more information, contact Sandy Hostetler, 618-303-0250 or

Precept Bible Study on Acts

Tuesdays: January 9 – March 6 from 9:00 – 10:30 am

MUMC Room 202

Led by Angie Baughman


Join ladies from different churches and backgrounds for a study on Acts. In this book, we will stand in awe of the power of God and be encouraged by faithful servants who held to truth in a dark world.

Book cost is $20. For more information, please contact Angie Baughman at 618-201-0139 or


Epiphany Sunday School Study

Sundays: January 7 – February 4 at 10:10 am


All adults and teens are invited to join together during the Sunday School time for an Epiphany study written and taught by Angie Baughman. The title is A Journey Worth Taking and the content will focus on the significance of the gifts the wise men brought to Jesus. Books will be distributed at the first session and will cost $10. Please contact Angie Baughman at (618) 201-0139 or for more information.