NUMC Nameoki United Methodist Church 1900 Pontoon Rd.
Granite City IL 62040-2339

Coffee Fellowship - Every Sunday Morning!

Each Sunday there is a Friendly Fellowship in the Fellowship Hall from 10am - 10:30am  Please arrive early enough to participate and to get more acquainted with those we know and to meet new people that we haven’t had a chance to get to know yet.

Need a Ride to Church?

Anyone needing a ride to church can call Vic Gehling at 618-876-8842

The Men’s Group meets every third Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.


Baby Quilts

Baby Quilts are available through the quilters for $45 each.  Please talk with Luan Briner if you are interested 877-3556.


Men’s Group

News and Events

The Men’s Group would like to see the younger men in the church join us so that we could get to know each other better and do more things for God and His church. We meet every third Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Gordan Rea at (618) 591-8281 if you have questions. All men are invited! Hope to see you there!  


UMW is currently collecting items for Mississippi River District Spring meeting. Please have these items to the church by Sunday April 22. You may put them in the tub marked UMW that is by the stairs.

For Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House:

Bar Soap

Bath Towels

Lotion (Hand or Body)

For Cunningham Children’s Home:

Men’s white T-shirts sizes small to 2XL

Box-tops for Education

Gift cards for:




   Dollar Tree

   Dairy Queen




   Taco Bell



Just can’t say enough about the “kids capes of courage” outreach!

Just recently 7 capes were mailed to a family of seven children after the sudden loss of their father.  Many have been given to hospitals, and individuals.                           

Kids Capes of Courage



The Moms & Tots meet every 2nd and 4th Friday. The moms usually make a craft and share Christian fellowship while the tots are being cared for by our volunteers. If you would like to help, please contact Joyce Tracy at 876-2567.

Every 5th Sunday…

Each Fifth Sunday of the month we will have just one combined Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.!  The idea is to fellowship together at least 4 times a year.  

A fellowship meal will follow each 5th Sunday service.

    July 29, 2018

    Sept 30, 2018

    Dec 30, 2018


Make a Note of it!

Contact Linda Wozniak at 618-877-5398, or show up on Wednesdays at 1:00p.m. if you would like to be involved in this outreach.  There is a list of items needed in the narthex or financial support is always appreciated.



Moms and Tots



Under the leadership of Millie Clements, we are beginning a weekly prayer meeting at Nameoki UMC. This prayer meeting will take place every Monday at noon, and last for 30 minutes in the NUMC Chapel.

You are invited to participate in this important part of our churches life. Paul exhorted the church to “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful”. (Colossians 4:2, NIV).

If you would like to see God move more and more at Nameoki UMC, don’t just sit there… pray something! There will be no agenda at these prayer meetings. No sermon, no lengthy bible reading… just a time and space for prayer.

It doesn’t matter if you feel comfortable praying out loud or more comfortable praying quietly to yourself – ALL kinds of prayers are invited to come and pray. Even if prayer is not a part of your daily discipline, come and spend some time relaxing in the presence of God – who knows… you might find yourself to be more of a praying person just by committing 30 minutes of your time each week to prayer at Church.



Prayer Meeting

We now have a 3rd worship service for Nameoki UMC, 4pm on Saturday! Now you have another opportunity to attend worship.     


The purpose of the FISHER HOUSE is to provide temporary lodging for Veterans’ families during a medical crisis. The house offers a warm, inviting, and often calming environment where family members can find encouragement from others experiencing similar circumstances. It’s considered to be a, “home away from home” and provides a sense of comfort while a loved once is undergoing medical treatment as an inpatient at the V A St. Louis Health Care System. There is no fee for families staying at the Fisher House. For more information visit their website - or call (888) 294-8560.


Every 2nd and 4th Friday

We use the same scripture and sermon as we do on Sunday mornings but the music is more contemporary. We’ll celebrate communion every Saturday service. Children are allowed to be in the sanctuary, they can even bring their toys. “There is no excuses now!” Pastor Mike laughingly says, (He is trying to accommodate everyone.)

So now you have your choice: 4pm on Saturday, or on Sundays at 8:15am or 10:30am! Hope to see you at one of them!


Thanks to our volunteers who will be helping with the Worship services for May.

Liturgist: Youth Group

Ushers: Anna & Aaron Sahrhage

Children’s Message:

May 6 - Linda Wozniak

May 13 – Anna Sahrhage

May 20 – Youth

May 27 – Jen Rayson

Our sound technicians for May are:

May 6 – Gail Fritzsche & Michael Long

May 13 -Michael Greeling & Jen Rayson

May 20 – Michael Robertson & Alexis Plunkett

May 27 – Gail Fritzsche & Brandon Kerr


We met on January 9th to reserve the church for special events. You may want to add these dates to your calendar as well.                       

2018 Calendar of Events

  Here are the dates:

May 25 & 26  -  BBQ Fund Raiser

June 22 & 23  -  BBQ Fund Raiser

July 22 – 26   -  Vacation Bible School

July 29          -  Fifth Sunday & Dinner

September 21 & 22 -  BBQ Fund Raiser

September 30 -  Fifth Sunday & Dinner

October 20     -  Parkinson Fun Run

November 25  -  Hanging of the Greens

December 1    -  Church Christmas Dinner

December 15   -  Cookie Sale/Santa

December 16   -  Live Nativity  

December 24   -  3pm & 11pm services


Lloyd and Ruth Seymore Memorial

Applications for the Lloyd and Ruth Seymour Memorial Scholarship Award are available at the church beginning April 1. Completed applications must be received at Nameoki UMC by May 12th.

Eligibility: Applicants must 1.) Be an active participant of Nameoki United Methodist Church during 2017-2018, 2.) Be entering their first-fourth year of enrollment in college, two-year community college, or vocational/technical school, 3.) and not be a past recipient of this scholarship.  

Click here for a copy of the application.


Deadline - May 12th

    Memorial Scholarship Award

Vacation Bible School

2018 Thanks to our Volunteers

May Basket

Check out our next UMW basket - CAR CARE TO GO

The basket is donated by Bi-State Glass Coatings

(Sandy & Randy Heuser)

The basket includes:

Window Tinting for auto or home ($95)

Quicktrip Gas Card ($25)

2 Rain Tunnel Car Wash ($20)

Travel Mug ($10)

Flashlight ($5)

Travel Snacks & Puzzle Books ($5)

Armorall Auto Cleaning Supplies ($15)

Microfiber Cleaning Cloth & Sponges ($5)


Our first BBQ of the season is slated for May 25 & 26! We will need help on Thursday, May 24th for cutting up potatoes and bagging bread for the meals. We will also need extra hands on the morning of the BBQ’s, among other things to set up tables, coolers, the grill and the tent.



July 22-26

Make plans to be at church on Memorial Day Sunday, May 27th, as we honor the fallen. We will also be remembering members from our congregation that have left this life since last Memorial Day. Gone but not forgotten: Stan Brown, Loretta Hahn, Dan Bernaix, Gary Harris, Karen Greeling, Jerry Whitmer, Albert Heaton, Eva Clemons, Charles Edwards, and Leo Willis.



Sunday - May 27

Graduation Sunday is June 3rd. Please call or text Linda Ames, 910-3072, by May 16, with the name(s) of any Nameoki UMC high school or college graduates!  Greeling, Jerry Whitmer, Albert Heaton, Eva Clemons, Charles Edwards, and Leo Willis.



Sunday - June 3

Many of you remember praying for our grandson, Calvin Rich, that was born June 24, 2010, with Critical Aortic Valve Stenosis. The first 24 hours of Calvin’s life included intubation, coding and resuscitation. At less than one day old, Cal underwent balloon valvuloplasty; a catheter was run through his umbilical cord and up to his heart. A small balloon was expanded and opened the area where his aortic valve failed to develop.

The surgery was a success and Cal, for the most part, could live a normal life, with a few restrictions. Since he still did not have a functioning aortic valve, it was only a matter of when it would need to be replaced. Since the typical valve replacement is artificial, it would not grow with him, so the hope was to wait until adulthood, before a valve replacement was urgent.

After two weeks in the hospital, Cal went home only to return to the hospital 3 weeks later with a viral infection. Cal’s heart rate would skyrocket into the 200’s. After 8 days he was home once more. The years ticked by hoping and praying that he would continue stabilized until he was much older.

After an Echo in November 2017, it was determined that surgery could wait no longer. January 16, 2018 Cal underwent a Ross Procedure where pulmonary valve and aortic valves were replaced and repaired. He is now doing amazingly well, and his cardiologists are optimistic that he will make it to adulthood before any other surgeries are needed. He is on multiple meds and will be for life. But, we are all blessed with the miracles that occur every day.

Calvin was selected as the 2018 American Heart Association Heart Warrior and is on many billboards around the St. Louis area to promote the May 12th Heart Walk at Busch Stadium.

We would love to have a group from Nameoki join Calvin’s Heart Walk Team. Just let us know if you would like to join us. Thank you for your ongoing prayers for this precious child.

                                                           Allen and Dianna Briner

Heart Walk - Busch Stadium

Saturday - May 12


Our Vacation Bible School this year is July 22nd to July 26th. We’ll need your gifts and talents! Can you help with decorating, teaching, props, serving, activities or crafts? Please contact Kelly Long or Jen Rayson to help make it a week of learning and fun for the kids!              

May 25-26