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Upcoming worship services

Sun., Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m.: Advent service of waiting; final collection of items for Gifts of the Heart kits. Thurs., Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m.: Solstice/Blue Christmas service Sun., Dec. 24, 10:30 a.m.: Christmas Eve morning worship and service project. We will begin in the sanctuary. Sun., Dec. 24, 7 p.m.: Christmas Eve Service of Lessons…

This Sunday, Dec. 17

Fellowship: Join others for treats, drinks, and conversation in our basement fellowship space. Worship: This week we watch with Isaiah as Pastor Heidi reflects on waiting and hope.

Thurday: Solstice/Blue Christmas service

Are you exhausted from holiday preparations? Do you feel blue at this time of the year? Are you wondering if it is okay to acknowledge sadness and worry, even as you celebrate Christmas? Consider joining us on Thursday night, December 21, from 6:30 to 7:15 pm for our annual Solstice/Blue Christmas service. This child-friendly service…

Come enjoy Choir Sunday

For our annual Choir Sunday, Margo Chaney will sing a solo in Moses Hogan’s “Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King.” The other pieces to be sung are a Polish carol, “Infant Lowly, Infant Holy”; English carol, “I Saw Three Ships”; and another English carol based on a poem by Christina Rossetti “In the Bleak…

This Sunday, Dec. 10

Fellowship: Join others for treats, drinks, and conversation in our basement fellowship space. Worship: For this second Sunday of Advent, Pastor Keith will preach “Living Amidst the Dry Bones,” based on Ezekiel 37:1-10, this week’s narrative lectionary passage. He will invite worshippers to consider where to find hope in the midst of many despairing circumstances in our…

Yohei to perform Advent recital

Yohei will play a half-hour organ recital on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at noon. The program will be the music of Bach, Buxtehude, Correte, Widor, and Guilmant. The performance will take place at First United Methodist Church, Champaign (210 W Church St, Champaign). You are invited!

Gift card fundraiser: Shop with Scrip

McKinley is having a fundraiser again this year with “Shop With Scrip.” Scrip is an online retailer of gift cards, and we get a percentage of the value on every gift card that is purchased. (The percentage varies depending on the business selected). Last year the church raised $450 with this program! There are two ways to order…

This Sunday, Nov. 26

Fellowship: Join others for treats, drinks, and conversation in our basement fellowship space. Worship: This week we observe the first Sunday of Advent, with Isaiah’s reminder that even in dark times God gives us light.

This Sunday, Nov. 12

Fellowship: Join others for treats, drinks, and conversation in our basement fellowship space. Worship: Pastor Keith will preach “Get Around to It” based on Matthew 25:14–30, this week’s common lectionary passage on the parable of the talents. He will invite worshippers to consider what difference, if any, we are called to make in a world full of…

This Sunday, Oct. 29

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. Worship: For Reformation Sunday, we will commemorate the start of the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago—October 31, 1517. Worship will include hymns of the Reformation, Bible texts on freedom and grace, and (as Jean Calvin would have it) preaching!…