I’m Pastor Danny and welcome to Murphysboro Methodist Church!  Please know that whoever you are and wherever you came from Jesus loves you and you are welcome here!

This is a congregation that strives to preach the Gospel, make disciples of Jesus Christ and praise His name well.  We do so with open arms to all and standing firmly on God’s True Word, the Bible.

Please talk to me in person, contact the church office or check out our website if you have any questions about our church or how to get involved!

Jesus love you and we do too!

Pastor Danny Motta 

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.”  John 14:6



Our Sunday morning services are the high point in our life in the Christian community as we celebrate the Good News of God’s love expressed through Jesus Christ, share in the fellowship of God’s people, and grow in faith.
During Current Covid Restrictions –
We are currently having a 9:00 am service, no Sunday School,
and a 10:30 am service that is live and on-line on our Facebook page. 

Sunday Traditional Service: 9:00 am

Sunday School for all ages: 10:10 am

Sunday Praise Service: 11:15 am

Communion is offered on the first Sunday of every month in both services.
Nursery care is offered during all services, Sunday School, and special events when needed.
A Children’s Message is included in both Sunday services.
Children’s Church begins approximately halfway through the regular services. At that time, children are invited to attend Children’s Church in Room 205.

Seasonal Services include Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Community Good Friday, Easter Sunrise, All Saints Day, Community Thanksgiving, and Candlelight Christmas Eve.

WES Groups – What is Wes Groups?


From Highway 149 (Walnut Street) in downtown Murphysboro, turn north (toward the water tower) onto 15th Street. The church will be on the left on the northwest corner of 15th and Pine. A large parking lot is behind the church. Visitor parking is located near the awning leading to the entrance.

Welcome Center

Come visit the Welcome Center next time you are at the church. It is located just outside the North Sanctuary doors. You can find information packets, sign-up sheets for upcoming studies, a picture board of leaders in our congregation and other useful information. Come by to say hello; we would love to meet you!

Fellowship Café

The Fellowship Café is located downstairs in the Fellowship Hall (underneath the Sanctuary). Coffee and cookies are offered each Sunday morning beginning at 8:00 am. Come down before the church service and enjoy coffee and fellowship.

The Nursery

A nursery for children 0-3 years old is available during both worship services and the Sunday School hour.  The Nursery is located in Room 201, just outside the North Sanctuary doors. A pager system is provided for parents who leave children in the nursery. Additional volunteers assist when needed.


Contact Us

Murphysboro United Methodist Church
1500 Pine Street, Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 687-2317
The Church Office is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, and Friday from 9:00 am to noon.