From the Pastor

We Welcome Our New Pastor, Rev. Dr. Curt Keller - Rev. Dr. Curt Keller began his appointment as the new pastor of Hudson United Methodist Church on July 1, 2017. He comes to us from Forrest Hill United Methodist Church in Peoria, Illinois. A graduate of Wabash College and Vanderbilt University, Dr. Keller has served the Illinois Great Rivers Conference as the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Director and as Director of Pastoral […]
What Can You Expect From Me? | A Message from Our Bishop 2016 - My quest to get into every District before Christmas is under way. I’m off to a great start, and am looking forward to personally meeting many more folks in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. I have already visited four of the 10 districts. I have been amazed and overwhelmed with the wonderful ways that you have welcomed […]
Statement of Unity from Young People of the United Methodist Church 2016 - At this time, one thousand delegates from around the globe and many other attendees, protesters and staff people of the global United Methodist Church are meeting in Conference.  The 2016 General Conference is underway and all United Methodists are encouraged to check in on the proceedings.  The following story (and video), however, about the work of […]
Acts 2: A Church of Faith - Today at Covenant Keepers (a clergy conference) I am reminded of the Acts 2 church. The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles. All the believers were united and shared […]
Related News… Oct. 4, 2014 - Tomorrow I will be preaching on the topic of “Community” as part of the fall worship series:  The Basics of Faith.  I have run into a few articles on-line that I thought might be helpful for any who choose to contemplate the meaning of Christian Community and the benefits of being in community.  For the […]
Responding to the Ebola Outbreak - An alert from the Illinois Great Rivers conference offices.   (Laurie Fuller reading to Kakata Farmington Dist. children, Jan. 2013; Photo by Bunny Wolfe) PRAYERS FOR LIBERIA May families suffering from Ebola experience healing and peace. May people lacking knowledge understand safety precautions. May struggling health infrastructures receive needed assistance. May Liberia, Sierra Leone and […]
“It’s Meant to Be” - I’m sick of these four simple words.  When a boy in my church was hit by a truck (while on his bicycle on a family ride) I was called to the hospital.  I stood in the room with the family surrounding his lifeless, broken body and soon after leaving that space heard those words.  God wanted this […]


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