Souper Bowl Valentine's Party
Sunday, February 11, 2024
Antigo United Methodist Church – After Worship Service
The Resch family will join us for worship service at 10:00 a.m. to share their beautiful gift of music.
Afterword, join us for a variety of soups and of course some dessert too! The winner of the best tasting soup will be the 2024 Soup Kettle Champion! If you would like to enter the soup contest, the signup sheet is on the table in the entryway or call the church office. Donation baskets will be on the tables with proceeds being donated to the Antigo Food Pantry.
We will have fun and activities for the kids! Please bring your family and join us for this fun event!
Ecumenical Wednesday Lent Services
Calvary Lutheran and Antigo UMC are planning to hold Wednesday Lenten services together around the theme: “The Traveling Toolbox”. These services will include a light supper from 5:30 p.m to 6:00 p.m. and a family friendly devotional time from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Here is the schedule:
- February 21 – at Antigo UMC…The Tool of Praise
- March 6 – at Calvary Lutheran…The Tool of Intercession
- March 20 – at Antigo UMC…The Tool of Confession and Fasting
Join in the food, fellowship and fun as we meet and worship together.
Sisters in Faith
At this writing the books have been ordered for our next scripture-based study, “Ten Men of the Bible: How God Used Imperfect People to Change the World” by Max Lucado. As soon as the books arrive, we will begin the ten (10) lesson study at our Tuesday afternoon meetings. We meet in the church library from 1-2pm and are looking forward to this new study. In the meantime, we will continue to use the UpperRoom for our study and discussion.
Sunday School News
Sunday school is for ages 3yr to 5th grade. Children start out in Sunday worship with their families then are released to go to their classrooms for a quick lesson with activity or craft. We need volunteers to help. If you are interested, please let the church office know.
Sunday School and the Missions committee will be having a Lenten Mission Project for “Feed My Starving Children” this Lenten season. We will have a display up soon in the entry way.
To make our Sunday worship meaningful, kids can take part in the service too. Boys and Girls 4th grade or older can be acolytes. Acolytes are the bearers of the flame that light the candles at the opening of the service and extinguish them at the service’s conclusion. A few of the children have done this, but we would like others to try it too.
Church Library News
I am N – Virtual Event, March 8, 2024
“Ten years ago, the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) began marking Christian homes and churches with the Arabic letter ‘n’, as its fighters overran parts of Iraq. The symbol (‘n’ for ‘Nazarene’) marked the buildings as belonging to Christians and served as a threat to all believers in the area. Hundreds of thousands of Christians fled the country, but where are those Christians today? And what about those who stayed behind?
The Voice of the Martyrs presents I Am N, a virtual event that will include updates on Iraq and firsthand stories from three Christians who faced intense persecution in places dominated by Islam. You’ll learn how God sustained and encouraged them through their suffering and how he is still using them today to help advance his kingdom. Join us for these inspiring testimonies of costly faith and enjoy worship music from Steven Curtis Chapman.”
No one wants to hear about Christian suffering and persecution, but it is happening in many countries around the world. You can learn more at the Voice of the Martyrs website; persecution.com. Then register for this free virtual event at IamNevent.com, which will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 7 p.m.
Antigo Community Garden
God provides the sun, water, and soil. You provide the seeds and the will to plant and till the soil. Together a bountiful harvest is produced.
Volunteers Needed to Operate Our Video Camera
We would like others to volunteer to help run the camara on Sunday mornings. We will train you and we have instructions printed. We can train during the week or on Sunday mornings. We would also sit with you for a couple of times until you are comfortable. It is easy. We would like to have enough people trained so that we can take turns on a rotating schedule. If you are only slightly interested, try it. Call the church office for details.