My dad (John Lindquist) grew up in the United Methodist church in Kansas and my mom (Elaine Lindquist) was raised Presbyterian in Colorado. When they were transferred by Caterpillar to Peoria, they fell in love with the Morton United Methodist Church–their home away from home. Many of the people they met in church during that time continue to be dear friends today.
My mom was First Christian Disciples of Christ and my dad was Presbyterian when they married and moved to Morton a year later. They weren’t Catholic or AC and we lived on Glen Street behind the old church …. so I became a Methodist. Haha!
I came because I was invited; I stayed because I found what I was looking for!
Raising our family here has been a lot of fun; to watch them be involved and be accepted by our church family at every stage has been a blessing! It’s a good Bible-preaching church, not only on Sundays but with many opportunities for study and fellowship throughout the week.
I was searching for a place that would encourage my family’s faith journey. We have found that at Morton United Methodist Church!
What I love about our Morton United Methodist Church is the diversity that is offered. We have three styles of worship and multiple programs that cover ALL age groups. Everyone is encouraged to experience programs that meet their needs and that will work into their daily spiritual walk!!
My brother, John, and I have many fond memories of growing up in this supportive church community. We will always hold dear the former church building on Carol Street, the site of our baptisms, confirmations, my marriage to John Walters 20 years ago by Pastor Gary Bass, and the baptism of our four children. Yet we realize the building is only a structure; what means most is the connections we…
Morton United Methodist church is my home away from home. I have deep roots here and it’s one thing I don’t mind boasting about because I am proud of our church and I feel the love of Christ within its walls and people!
There are many wonderful things about Morton United Methodist Church but my favorite is the paper prayer chain hanging on the Common Room wall. Seeing the prayer chain lifts my spirits! I put my troubles on the back burner for a little bit, reminded that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is ALWAYS there–guiding us to solutions that will take those blues away!
MUMC is like my home away from home. I feel love, support, acceptance and guidance whether it is in choir, Bible study, Sunday morning worship or through participation in congregational care. Since my retirement, my purpose going forward is to worship and serve. MUMC provides many opportunities to do just that. MUMC is truly a blessing in my life!