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 second Saturday and fourth Tuesday 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 second Saturday and fourth Tuesday 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!  


Thank you to everyone who donated items to take to our district meeting. We collected the following for Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood house and Cunningham Children’s Home:

Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House:

• Feminine hygiene products (9 Packages)

Disposable razors (14 Packages)

Cunningham Children’s Home:

• Unscented hand & body wash (8 Bottles)

• Gift cards (2)

Box Tops for Education (76)

UMW Officers Meeting will be held on Monday, November 6, at 6:00 pm at Janine Roe’s House (648 Erica Drive)

Upcoming Meetings:

November 13, 2017 6:30 pm at the Church

December 11, 2017 6:30 pm at the Church

UMW October Raffle Basket: Bid until October 31  



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 mothers meet every second and fourth Friday from 9 a.m. – 11a.m. Their meetings in April are on the 12th and 26th. The mothers stay at the church for fellowship time while volunteers take care of the preschoolers. Volunteers are desperately needed for child care, see Joyce Tracy if you can help!   

Like us on Facebook, Granite City MOPS - Nameoki UMC.

Every 5th Sunday…

October 29th ONE SERVICE AND FIFTH SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Join us for our 10am service and stay for lunch of an Italian beef sandwich, 2 sides, a dessert and a drink for only $10 for adults, $6 for ages 4 to 12, and children under 4 are free. See Jenny Dippel or Sandy Heuser for tickets. All proceeds will go to our General Fund.



Make a Note of it!

Oct 29 - 2017

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.



MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers

Mark Saturday, November 4th, on your calendar for the Annual Fundraising Dinner for Good Samaritan House at the Township Hall, 2060 Delmar, Granite City. The tickets are $25 and include a wonderful dinner, entertainment by the Granite City Swing Band and a silent auction! Contact Dianna Briner or GSH for tickets.


December 2


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.



New Bible Study

Join Pastor Mike and others on Monday mornings at 10am for Bible Study and discussions at KOOL Beanz Café, 1316 Niedringhaus Ave., Granite City. Everyone is invited! Come by and check it out!



Monday’s at 10am


1316 Neidringhaus Ave

Prayer Meeting

Exciting news! Pastor Mike has added 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.



It’s that time of year again! We are starting our collection for the Christmas Shoeboxes.   Please have your shoeboxes for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD turned in to church no later than November 10th.

Thank you for bringing a smile to a child!


Christmas Dinner

Mondays at noon

THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE has many opportunities, just for

you, with NO experience necessary!!

ARE YOU… looking for a way to be involved in the assistive ministries of your church?

THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE has many opportunities, just for you, with NO experience necessary!!

CHECK THEM OUT… then have a chat with the person listed! THEY can’t wait to talk to YOU!!

USHERS/GREETERS - The first friendly and helpful contact guests have with the church. They provide a welcoming gift; request guests sign our guest book ; provide information requested on ministries and programs to those seeking to connect, grow and serve with us; receive the offering and retrieve attendance books. (Allen Briner)

ACOLYTES – Helps the congregation prepare for the worship experience and, at service end, helps the church prepare to enter the mission field by bearing the cross, and in the lighting and distinguishing of the altar candles. (Joyce Tracy)

LITURGIST TEAM – Provides assistance to the pastor in leading the congregation through the elements and flow of worship. (Marian McCray)

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE TEAM – We need your storytelling talents; your love for children and your desire to model Christ to them. Teens, Men and Women… all can apply! (Pastor Mike)

CHOIR/PRAISE TEAM - We are looking for musicians and vocalist to use their musical gifts and talents to glorify God. (Pastor Mike)

TECHNICAL SUPPORT TEAM – We are expanding our team of sound, lighting and media techs. If you have skill or interest we would love to talk with you. (Michael Greeling)

ALTAR GUILD – These are the unseen heroes who set up communion elements; cleanup after communion; prepare visitation communion elements; and care for the altar ware. (Carol Chappell)

CREATIVE TEAMS – We are looking for people with skills and interest in creative design for Chancel and sanctuary areas. (Marian McCray or Joyce Tracy).

December is right around the corner so…reserve the date of December 2nd for our Annual Christmas Dinner!  Be watching for details in the upcoming bulletins.


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!


Saturday Nolvember 4th - 2017

Nameoki Movie Night

Come join us for Nameoki Night at the movies -Nov. 5th at 5pm. Watching “The Shack”. Popcorn and soda will be provided.



Nov 5th - 5pm

November 10th

Our special Thanksgiving offering will go toward our church sound system. We have almost hit our goal, approximately $4000 to go.

Come and give thanks on Thanksgiving morning! Vic Gehling will be giving a short message at 9am here at Nameoki UMC.


November 23rd

Thanks to our volunteers who will be helping with the Worship services during November.

Liturgist: Rick Talley

Ushers are: To be announced

Children’s Message:

November 5 – Joyce Tracy

November 12 – Linda Wozniak

November 19 – Anna Sahrhage

November 26 – Joyce Tracy