Sunday At the Park” (scheduled for tomorrow 8/6/17) is going to be “Inside the Building” instead.

I know! Super bummer, right? But with the threat of not just “rain” but actually “thunderstorms,” it seems best to move it inside. BUT … since we are Campbell, we are going to make the best of it. As a congregation that values grace and creativity, we’ll still get to spend the morning hanging out together, playing and laughing and talking, worshiping together, then sharing a meal together after worship.

Everything will be at the same times: Fellowship starting at 9:00 – Worship at 10:30 – Lunch following. We’ll just be doing things a little bit differently.

Games will be set up in the entryway, hallway, fellowship hall, and atrium. The worship service will be in the sanctuary. Lunch will be in the gym.

Some things will be the same…

  • Please wear “picnic” clothes!!!
  • Please bring a store-bought side to share!!!
  • And even feel free to bring a lawn chair to sit on if you want to, just to be festive.

And most importantly, please invite someone to come with you to church. That’s what it’s really all about, anyway. Our ministry vision is all about “Expanding Connections” by making new friends and deepening relationships with one another. And we can do that anywhere!

I’ll admit that I am really disappointed in this “rain out,” but at the same time I’m so grateful for the rain! Our grass and trees and gardens really need it. And I am so grateful to be a pastor for one of the most gracious and loving congregations on the planet. I’ll see y’all in church!

Shalom, Andy B.



Christmas in July

Each year during the month of July, we collect presents for children from birth through teenagers that are then given to Crosslines for  distribution to families in need in December. Look for the Christmas Tree in the Fellowship Hall. There are two tools we provide to help you with choosing a gift – 1) you can pick an ornament from the tree, which will have a suggestion of a gift listed on it or 2) there will be a stand near the tree with an entire list of suggestions for all the different age groups.  Then just pick up a present and place it under the tree. The present should not be wrapped and if possible, please tape the receipt to the gift, as this helps the volunteers sort the gifts for the distribution. While it’s the most fun to shop for the younger children, don’t forget about the teenagers! Also, monetary donations are always welcome!  Just put Crosslines Toy Store on the memo line. Thank you in advance for your generosity to help families be able to provide a Christmas to their children.  This Sunday, July 30th is the last week to bring your donations for Crosslines. 


Ambassadors for Children request

We have received a new request from Ambassadors for Children.   They have a young man with autism in foster care who is wanting to attend a summer camp at Great Circle. His foster family has already paid for him to attend this camp, but Ambassadors would like to help them by reimbursing them for a portion of the $600 they spent on the registration fee.   Could anyone help this family with a donation?   Please let me know if you are able to contribute.. no amount is too small! And thank you in advance for your generosity!!

A Campbell Concert Series Event!!

This coming Thursday evening June 15 at 7 p.m., the Wesley UMC Youth Choir from Bloomington, Illinois will be in concert in our Campbell UMC Sanctuary!  The concert is free with an optional love offering opportunity to help offset their tour expenses.

All are invited to come out and support this talented group of young people as they present “COME ALIVE!”, a concert event featuring two musical ensembles: Jubilation (junior and senior high choir) and Exaltation (small ensemble of senior high, college and young adult singers).

Each ensemble will share several musical selections, a mix of contemporary and traditional Christian music. During the concert you’ll hear from a student, sharing his or her faith story. There will also be special music for younger audience members…but all ages will be invited to get on their feet and make a joyful noise!

Campbell UMC is the first stop for the group before they head to Branson and then make their way back home through southern Illinois. Let’s welcome them together this Thursday night! See you there!!

Run for the Son is 2 weeks from this Saturday, April 1st.  Make sure to register for the       1 mile, 5k, or 10k.  We look forward to seeing you here for the walk/run on Saturday, April 15th.  Register on Sunday in the Fellowship Hall or during the week in the church office.

Run for the Son

Run for the Son is 3 weeks from this Saturday, March 25th. Make sure to register for the 1 mile, 5k, or 10k.  We look forward to seeing you here for the walk/run on Saturday, April 15th.

“Be Still and Know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10
Cost: $30 (if registered by March 15th) $45 (if registered after March 15th)
* Registration Ends on Monday, March, 27th *
We will gather on Friday evening at 5:30 pm, with snacks available before we officially begin our retreat time at 6:30 pm. There will be retreat activities until 10:00 pm on Friday evening.
On Saturday morning, we will start with breakfast at 7:30 am, and resume the retreat at 8:30 am. Lunch will be served at noon, and we will finish our retreat time at 2:00 pm.

To register turn in payment and registration form to the office: Download The Registration Form

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