Cancellation Alert

Since the governor has issued “Safer at Home Order “until April 24, we will not be conducting in person worship services until sometime after that date, unless something changes.

We are Live streaming the sermon message on our Facebook Page: Antigo United Methodist Church.  Please “like” our page to stay current.

Since we will not able to meet together on Easter,   we will worship on line, and then at a later date, celebrate Easter in person, so that we can sing the hymns, hear the Story, and celebrate together.  Watch for more details.

If you would like a paper copy of the sermon each week during this time of crisis, please contact the church office, and we will either mail a printed copy or email a copy, whichever you prefer.

Even though the building is closed, expenses of the church will continue. If you want an easy way to make sure you keep up to date with your giving, you can talk to Denise about electronic giving, or stop by the church and pick up a set of envelopes with the preprinted church address.  Just put your check in the envelope, stamp it, and drop it in the mail.  Or if neither of those option will work for you at this time, please set aside your offerings and bring them when we are able to gather again.  We know some of you will be unable to give at this time, due to job loss, or because your hours have been cut. We understand and care about you and your family.

HE IS RISEN!!

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10


We are living in uncertain times. The spread of Corona Virus, stock market instability, problems with the economy, and the future of the United Methodist church uncertain. In uncertain time, we remember we are people who live by faith in the God who loves us to the uttermost. Jesus who went to the cross for us, rose from the dead for us, walks with us in our uncertainty.

He is Risen! Certainty in a time when many things are uncertain. We can bank on Jesus promises. “I am with you always.” “Because I live you also shall live.”

The Easter promise is this: Because Jesus lives, we too will live, fully, abundantly, eternally…starting now! As the old hymn says: “He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!  He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.”

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Lenten Season

“Come near to God and God will come near to you. You sinners, clean sin out of your lives. You who are trying to follow God and the world at the same time, make your thinking pure.” – James 4:8 (New Century Version)

Spring will soon be here, (at least according to the calendar) and after this long cold, snowy winter, it will certainly be a relief to see green grass, flowering plants, and trees bearing fruit. Perhaps some of you are even anticipating spring cleaning.

I recently heard the story of a college student who called her boss to say her car had broken down and she was stranded. When her boss arrived, the student was leaning against her car looking flustered. Her boss asked, “What happened?”

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