Hello, I’m Pastor Marty and I just want to welcome you to Murphysboro United Methodist Church.  I want to affirm that you have come to the right place. ALL ARE WELCOME HERE!!!

I pray that you find this a friendly place where people in need of a Savior come for refuge. I pray that we say or do something that will speak to that God part in you which is longing to connect with your true source. We are not perfect, and suspect neither are you. However, we serve a unique and perfect God that can take our imperfections and turn them into something beautiful.

So, will you take the step of faith and risk getting to know us. I know that I greatly desire to know you, your journey, your needs, your gifts, and aspirations. You can call any of the person below to get started. Each are on our Initial Welcome Team. They will try and connect you and your children to ministry, family activities and fellowship that will build mind, body, and soul…

Now here is what we know. God loves us ALL and is calling us to holy living. We know that we ALL are in the same boat with holes in the bottom; in need of a Savior to rescue us. We know He has come; His name is Jesus, and He saves! Will you join us on this wonderful journey, we are better together?


Initial Welcome Team


Men’s Ministry & Church Administration:

Richard Tierney – (618)521-5763 or menrt@frontier.com


            Patti Mills – (618)534-1475 or deanshield@aol.com

            Wilma Westerfield- (618)534-1061 or wmwcof@frontier.com

            Janet Porter-(618)713-8457 or treasurechestporter@yahoo.com


Vanessa Lirely-(618)201-6014 or vanessalirely@gmail.com

Member’s Support:

 Nancy Fager- (618)303-3883 or nancy.fager56@gmail.com


Marty McMichael-(618)687-2317 or mumc.pastormarty@gmail.com

Congregation Care:

 Michelle Parker-Clark-(618)687-2317 or mumc.visitationminister@gmail.com

Office Contact:

            Phone (618)687-2317 or murphysboroumc@gmail.com

Pastors Marty & Veronica McMichael



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.

Sunday Service: 9:00 am

Sunday School for all ages: 10:15 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.
Seasonal Services include Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise, All Saints Day,  and Christmas Eve.


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. 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.