Important Announcement 

Reopening of UMCNL:

Wednesday June 16, 2021

Outdoor worship (weather permitting)

The call to have outdoor worship will be made and communicated by 7:30am
– Bring a chair and an open heart – Let’s worship!
– There is no limit to the number of people that may attend
– Masks will not be required, but keeping some distance (3-6 feet) would be wise
– If you are NOT Fully Vaccinated:

Keep a reasonable distance from others for your own protection
trongly consider getting your vaccine as soon as you can!

Indoor worship:

Bring an open heart – Let’s worship!
– Masks are still required while we are indoors for worship
– There is no limit to the number of people that may attend
– There is no longer a need to register for services.
– Those participating (on the Chancel) in worship may remove masks IF fully vaccinated

Online worship:

– Find us on YouTube:  Click Here.

Daily Devotions:

You can also find our daily devotions from Pastor Mark on YouTube.



Sunday, March 7. 2021

Our congregation will continue to follow the advice provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health because we strongly desire to keep our church family healthy. This desire stems from our deep love of you and of our general rule to “do no harm.”

Reopening for Small Groups:
We shall continue to accommodate small groups and meetings of up to a Maximum of 25 people. Arranging for space and booking a room must be done through our office, and the person coordinating the group will need to read through and acknowledge our building use procedures, and clearly communicate expectations with those entering the building. You may read through our policy by clicking HERE.

We are also in the process of reopening for limited seating in Worship, starting on Easter Sunday! Given that our region is once again in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois We are still actively watching case numbers in are area, and we are cognizant that the pandemic is not over. As long as our numbers stay reasonably low, we will be proceeding with our reopening. You may read through our policies and practices for this by Clicking HERE.

A Video Introduction:
Take some time to check out this video that Pastor Mark created for us: CLICK HERE.

Vital Notes to keep in mind:
1. You are always able to call the office and make a reservation, assuming there are spots open.
2. If you need handicap access, please call the office to make your reservation.
3. If the office makes your reservation for you, we will do our best to seat you in a desired spot, but this depends on availability. When you check in on Sunday morning, we will assist you in finding your seat location.
4. Reservations for Sunday service MUST be made by Thursday at 9:00 AM of the same week. The reservation system for that service will close at that time.
5. We STRONGLY encourage reservations to be kept to households only. This is very important in keeping EVERYONE safe and healthy.
6. After you have made a reservation, If you need to adjust or edit that reservation, email our office:

Patience and Grace are Required:
We are striving for perfection, but we also recognize that this process is new for ALL of us. Please be sure that you are prepared to exercise patience and grace. If you are so prepared, then please go ahead and register your attendance on Easter Sunday by CLICKING HERE.


Reopening UMCNL

Weather permitting, we will be reopening UMCNL for outdoor worship on June 28, 2020 at 9:00 am. It will be a simple service and feel very different than it has in the past, but we can finally start to see one another face-to-face. We seek to be fearless with our faith, but not reckless. We desire to be faith-full and care-full – full of faith and full of care for one another. That said, we have a small team that has developed these guidelines for our time together. Please be sure to take a look and remember to be kind to one another. 
We have been blessed with many volunteers and will start our training this weekend. If you would like to volunteer for services this summer and fall and have not already done so, please feel free to let us know by clicking here
We will also continue to record full worship services that will be released on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am for those who wish to continue viewing online. We encourage you to make wise decisions about your health and the health of those around you and therefore will continue to offer options that permit us to express our faith as best as possible. 

In Christ’s Love,

Pastor Wesley