XYZXtra Years of Zest

June 2—Game Day

We’ll play Farkle @ 11:00 a.m. Lunch is provided

June 9— Movie Day

We’ll show “The Shack” @ 1:00

in the Youth Room with Popcorn.


Church in The Park

The 8 a.m. service will be at the

Northwoods Park 

every Sunday from

June 25th through to August 6th.


Love Offering

We will be taking a Love Offering

for Pastor Lori and David today. Pastor Lori

requested that her Love Offering go toward a children’s playground here at the church.



Please Pick Up Dishes

We have accumulated several items in the kitchen. There is a table in the Gym where you can find these items. Please claim your item(s) today. We would appreciate it.



Annual Conference Offering and Collections

 Midwest Mission Distribution Center is asking for kitchen dishwashing gloves, insect repellant, scouring pads, pens (no ads), and protractors.                                                                              Fair Hope Ministries is asking for socks (0-3 mo., girls 4-10 & boys 3-9), onesies, and underwear- all sizes

(2-3T, girls up to 16, and boys up to 18-20)

Donations can be put in a basket in Pastor Lori’s office.

Also, our district has been asked to pray for Annual Conference on the afternoon of June 7.


vbs work Nights

Wednesday, June  7, 14, 21  and Friday June 23

6:30 p.m.

Please join us for painting, drawing, cutting out and ORGANIZING! We LOVE to see new faces! Will you give an hour or two to this incredible ministry????



Pastoral Reception For Pastor Gary and Pastor Lori

Please join us Sunday, June 11 form 1-3 p.m. for a retirement reception in honor of Pastor Gary & Becky

and Pastor Lori and David.



An informational meeting for those interested in going on the Operacion Hogar – Operation Homes – mission trip to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, March 10-16, 2018 will be held on Tuesday, June 13 at 6:00PM in the Gathering Area



New Church Directory

We are producing a new pictorial directory for our church. There is no cost to have your photo taken, May 30 to June 3. You will receive a free 8×10 and a copy of the new directory. You will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits to share. Schedule your appointment today by visiting our website:

or sign up on Sunday’s before or after services.


Horn of Africa

Thank you for your generosity. We collected $2000 for the families affected by famine. Your gifts will help children and families in Somalia and elsewhere in the Horn of Africa. Instead of a gift for Dad, consider supporting a starving child or family on Sunday, June 18.


  • Mark Your Calendar
    • June 9    Retiree Recognition @ Annual Conference

    10:45 Pastor Gary & others will be recognized

    • June 9 Work Day at the Ridge 8 a.m.
    • June 13 Juarez Informational Meeting at 7 p.m. GA
    • June 25-29 VBS



Spring/Summer group bike rides

June 4                         Peoria Riverfront trail
July 9                          Normal, Constitution trail
August 13                  TBD

Everyone is welcome.  Helmet is highly suggested.
Bring money for a sweet treat at the end of the ride.
For more information, talk with Pastor Lori.




 MONDAY, June 12 FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 7 P.M.

Sign up on AMERICAN RED CROSS website:

using sponsor CODE OF “MORTONUMC”.

If you have given blood after April 16, you will not be eligible to donate on June 12.




~Annual Conference~

~Special Offering and Collections~

~Recognition & Prayer Time~

Midwest Mission Distribution Center is asking for kitchen dish washing gloves, insect repellent spray, scouring pads, pens (no advertisement), & protractors.

Fair Hope Ministry  is wanting donations of socks (infants 0-3 mo, girls 4-10 & boys 3-9), onsies, and underwear (all sizes from 2-3Tm girls 16 & boys 18-20).

Your donations can be put in a basket in Pastor Lori’s office.

Prayer time for our Congregation

Our church has been designated a day and time to pray for  the Annual Church Conference.

Wednesday, June 7 in the afternoon from where ever you are at!

Retiring Pastor Recognition

There will be Pastor recognition ceremony at the Peoria Civic Center on Friday,

June 9 at 10:45 a.m. Please come and recognize Pastor Gary.


Mark Your Calendar

  • May 28 Love Offering for Pastor Lori
  • May 30-June 3 Pictures taken for new directory
  • June 9    Retiree Recognition @ Annual Conference  Pastor Gary will be recognized @ 10:45 am  Peoria Civic Center, Congregation Welcome
  • June 12 Yvonne Clark Memorial Blood drive 1-7 pm- sign up at church or by going to



Pictorial Directory Appointments

We are producing a NEW pictorial directory for our church.  There is no cost to you or the church to have your photographs taken, you will receive a complimentary 8×10 color portrait.  Also EVERYONE photographed will receive a copy of the printed directory. You will be able to view your images electronically immediately after you are photographed.  At that time, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits to share with family and friends.

Our Photography Dates are:

Tuesday                                                                                  5/30/17                                                                                              7/11/17                   2-9 PM

Wednesday                                                                           5/31/17                                                                                                    7/12/17                   2-9 PM

Thursday                                                                               6/1/17                                                                                                 7/13/17                   2-9 PM

Friday                                                                                     6/2/17                                                                                                7/14/17                    2-9 PM

  Saturday                                                                              6/3/17                                                                                                7/15/17              9:30 AM-4:00 PM


  EASY ways to Schedule Your Appointment!   Visit the our Website at  

            It’s fast, easy and convenient!

Click on the “Portrait sign up”  button

Select the NUMBER to be photographed.

Click on the DAY you are available.

Click on the TIME you are available.

Enter your name, phone number and email address.

Create a user name & password.

Review information then click FINALIZE to complete

An e-mail confirmation will be sent to you immediately to confirm your appointment along with an e-mail reminder three days  prior to your session.  The email reminder will include a valuable coupon toward portrait purchase.

OR Schedule your appointment at Church! There will be a sign up table at church starting: 4/30/17


UMW Book Club

Is on Break Until the Fall!

Thanks to Linda Coon—and everyone who has participated!