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Manteno United
Methodist Church

May 16th Worship Service

Our Services

In-person worship will resume on Sunday, Feb. 14th at 10:00 AM.  We will continue to stream worship on Facebook Live.  Can’t wait to see you there.

Services on Facebook Live

Our services are on our Facebook page Sundays at 10AM until further notice.

Join us on our Facebook Group page at 10AM every Sunday morning.

Please read the following procedures:

From Pastor Joy, 

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. (Psalm 46:1,2,7).

You are not alone! God is with us! This is the message that we hear throughout Scripture, and a message that applies to us right now, when many are feeling alone. Take strength from God, who will never leave or abandon you!

Let us pray for each other, and keep connected in ways that are safe and healthy during this time of a pandemic. Although our church has cancelled church services and meetings through March 29th (and possibly later as well), we will hope to have a recorded service available, in addition to the recorded sermons which are already on our website.

God of love and grace, we welcome you into our homes, our lives, our families and our communities. We welcome you with open doors and open hearts, even while we are separated from each other for the sake of good health. Pour out your Spirit of Hope and Healing. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen

Sunday Fellowship Time

March 7 – April 18 @ 11AM CST

Join us on Zoom!

Topic: Sunday Fellowship Time 

  • Mar 7, 2021 11:00 AM
  • Mar 14, 2021 11:00 AM
  • Mar 21, 2021 11:00 AM
  • Mar 28, 2021 11:00 AM
  • Apr 4, 2021 11:00 AM
  • Apr 11, 2021 11:00 AM
  • Apr 18, 2021 11:00 AM

Rice Packing Event — Midwest Mission Distribution

Our church will be HOSTING a rice packing event in our fellowship hall right after the church service on Sunday, April 18th at 11:00 AM.  

We will be practicing social distancing and only 50 participants max will be allowed. 

Church Reopenings

Latest information from IGRC Bishop Beard regarding church buildings reopening


    May 2021

    Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    • Live Service and on Facebook
    • Live Service and on Facebook
    • AD Council on Zoom
    • Live Service and on Facebook
    • Live Service and on Facebook
    • Live Service and on Facebook


    U Are U Preschool

    The purpose of the U Are U Preschool, a mission of the Manteno United Methodist Church, is to provide a learning experience in a Christian atmosphere that aids in the academic, social, emotional, physical, intellectual, moral, and spiritual development of preschool age chidlren.

    Meet Our Pastor

    Reverand Joy Schlesselman

    Welcome to the Manteno United Methodist Church, a friendly, caring and generous church family! What a blessing to know and be known as a part of the family of God. God knows us and loves us each as the unique individuals he made us to be. God’s love is all-encompassing!

    We want to welcome you to worship every Sunday, (see times of services above) as well as all of our special events. The love of God is not for “insiders” only! Come be a part of the body of Christ at Manteno United Methodist Church! Please feel free to contact us at the link below.

    Grace and Peace

    -Rev. Joy Schlesselman

    Thank you for visiting us
    We hope to see you soon!

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