Church News

Posted 4/1/20

New Hope Christian

New Hope Christian Church invites the public to join in for the weekly services that are offered online due to the safety regulations put forth by state and local officials. …

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Church News

New Hope Christian

New Hope Christian Church invites the public to join in for the weekly services that are offered online due to the safety regulations put forth by state and local officials. The church will be live streaming the Sunday, April 5 worship service at 10 a.m. on the website at There is a page set up on the website that gives all details including: offering, children’s lessons and communion. There will be a video available for the youth group on Sunday evening. Visit to stream the services. For more information, contact the church at 945-9363 or visit the website at

New Life Christian

New Life Christian Church, located at 1406 6th Street in Lawrenceville, has cancelled all services and activities until further notice.

Lawrenceville Free Methodist

Sunday morning worship will be streamed on Facebook Live at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 5. The Sunday night prayer meeting will be on Zoom at 5 p.m.

On Wednesday, April 8, the morning prayer meeting will be on Zoom at 9:30 a.m. The Wednesday night devotional is streamed on Facebook Live at 6:30 p.m.

On Thursday, April 9, the evening Compline prayer reading will be available on Facebook after 7 p.m.

Tithes and offerings may be mailed to the church or donated online through a link on the church’s Facebook page.

The cinnamon roll orders are scheduled to arrive at the church on Thursday, April 2.

First Christian

Sunday, April 5, the Call to Worship will be given by Marvin Leighty and the communion meditation will be given by Jim Moye. The title of the message is, “God Will Take Care of You.” The scriptures for the message are from Psalm 37:19, Exodus 20 and Psalm 139:7-10. Please take time to read the verses before the service.

The message is a recording of a previous service and will be broadcast on WAKO 910 AM and WAKO 99.3 FM at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The scriptures for the “Read Through the Bible in 2020” challenge are II Samuel 19 through I Kings 16. Members will be receiving in the mail a list of questions on the Bible reading for the month of April.

All activities in the building have been suspended until the “Shelter in Place” executive order has been lifted.

Pinkstaff and Landes UMC

The Pinkstaff and Landes United Methodist Churches will suspend all in-person services and activities until further notice, due to the COVID-19 virus. This directive is given by Bishop Frank Beard, Bishop of the United Methodist Illinois Great River Conference.

Central Christian

Central Christian Church offers an online service every Sunday at 9 a.m. To listen, visit the website at or visit the Facebook page. Carson Root, interim minister, will give the message. All onsite activities at the church building are canceled at this time.

St. Francisville Free Methodist

Services will be on Facebook with Rev. Jeff Marble until further notice. This is Palm Sunday. The church will sing “Jesus Saves” at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 5, together from each home. The message, “God Save Us” is from Mark 11:7-10.

Lawrenceville First UMC

Due to the current COVID-19 virus outbreak and the CDC recommendations of gathering sizes, the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville will be closed until Thursday, April 30. At this time, Sunday services and all other groups at the church will be suspended until the church re-opens. Updates will be provided at the end of the month on the church’s Facebook page, WAKO and email.

First Presbyterian

There will be no service at First Presbyterian on Sunday, April 5.

If you listen to the service and would like to have a bulletin to follow along with the service, call the church office at 943-3638 to request that your name be put on the mailing list. If you would like to attend church but need a ride call the number above to arrange for one.