Antioch United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Reach UP, reach IN, reach OUT for the glory of God!

News

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ANTIOCH? 
Call the church office at 417-833-6171 if interested!
  
We packaged 20,250 meals at Ozarks Food Harvest tonight for seniors in Southwest Missouri. Check out the MISSIONS and OUTREACH page for photo and information about our awesome outreach.
 
We're served food at the Victory Mission Shelter for Men on Friday March 15th. There were only four of us, and we finished serving food to about 15-20 men after just 20 minutes, didn't take very long. When we got ready to leave, everyone thanked us and I didn't think a whole lot about it until I saw this on Facebook:
"A big thank you to Antioch United Methodist Church for coming in and serving tonight at the men’s shelter. We love partnering with local churches who become the hands and feet of our Lord Jesus Christ."
 
That was THE quickest and nicest compliment (seriously) that I ever received after doing some community outreach! You just never know what kind of happiness you spread on any given day. Proverbs 14:21 says, “Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.”- Pastor Kevin.
 
 
 
We have a teenager who was not coming to our church for a while because he said he didn't believe in God and didn't feel anything for church. After a series of events, this young person now feels a need for God and is now coming to our church, and came down to receive Communion recently. 
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS OF UPCOMING EVENTS:  

Wednesday Bible study 6:00. Praise Team practice 6:30. Choir rehearsal at 7:15.

Church Council on Sunday April 7th at 12:15.
Crosslines Food Distribution Friday April 5, 9:00-10:45.

Men's Breakfast Saturday April 6 at 8:30.

Victory Mission Men’s Shelter food serving Saturday April 12th.

 

Sisters in Christ meet Saturday April 20 at 1:00. Sandee and Ginger will be hostesses.

Ozarks Food Harvest food packaging Tuesday April 16.

Faith and Finance Seminar Thursday April 18 6:00-7:30.

 
We gave out food in the cold to nearly 300 people and nearly 100 families at the Crosslines Food Distribution on Friday March 1st, 2024! BIG THANKS to Randy, Crystal, Pat, Dallas, Cynthia, Micaela, Melanie, Pat, Diana, Shobin, Tom, Steve, Phyllis, Ed, Lloyd, Glenda, Stephanie and I! It feels good to be the hands of Jesus for those in need of food! Check out the MISSIONS and OUTREACH page for photo.
 
 
Jesus said, "let your light shine among people that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven"! If you are interested in a church that is involved in helping people in the community, look no further. Join us Sunday at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. to find out how you can help out in the Crosslines Food Distributions and monthly Ozarks Food Harvest meal packaging.
 
Wow! It was wonderful to have approximately 150 at the Beast Feast in February. Everyone was invited to church and heard life-changing testimonies. Thanks to all who attended.

 

We packaged 20,250 meals for seniors living in Southwest Missouri at the Ozarks Food Harvest on Tuesday February 20. Thanks to all our awesome volunteers! We package meals at the Ozarks Food Harvest every third Tuesday at 6:00 to 9:00p.m. at 2810 N Cedarbrook Ave, in Springfield. If you are interested, please call Pastor Kevin at the church office at 417-833-6171.

 
 
Antioch United Methodist Church Outdoor Ministry group held its 5th annual Benefit Buddy Bass tournament on Saturday March 2nd at Stockton State Park.
 
Wednesday Bible study at 6:00. Praise Team rehearsal at 6:30. Choir practice at 7:15. Email prayer requests to antioch.methodist@mchsi.com. 

Antioch Martial Arts meets at our church on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Just show up after 6:00 and see Master Mike for more information.

LOOKING AHEAD:
 
 
We have doubled our attendance in the past three years! So join our awesome church family by attending Sunday worship on a regular basis. Please don't skip unless you are sick or out of town or working. Online is okay but there is nothing like interacting with each other in Sunday School and worship! When you see someone you do not know, walk up, extend your hand, and introduce yourself. Courtesy costs nothing. We want everyone to feel welcomed.
This is not the time to pull away and neglect meeting together, as some have formed the habit of doing. In fact, we should come together even more frequently, eager to encourage and urge each other onward as we anticipate that day dawning; - Hebrews 10:25 (TPT)
 
If you would be interested in leading a youth Sunday School class, please let Pastor Kevin know at antioch.methodist@mchsi.com. Pastor will provide training and curriculum.
 
 
LOOKING BACK:
 
We packaged 4,932 meals at Ozarks Food Harvest on Tuesday January 16th. Thank you John, Randy, Stan, Ginger and Pastor Kevin! We do this every third Tuesday so call the church office at 417-833-6171 between Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 until 3:00 for more information or to get involved.
 
 
We received four persons into membership on Sunday December 31. Congratulations Wanda, Pat, Diana, and Jane! Our theme for January is GOD HAS MORE IN STORE FOR 2024!
 
 
We packaged 19, 845 meals on December 19, 2023 for seniors who struggle to pay bills and afford food in Southwest Missouri. Thank you Steve, Nicole, John, Tom, Persephone, Bob, Ginger, Melanie, Stan, and Pastor Kevin. All glory to God and in honor of Christ the King! Check out the MISSIONS and OUTREACH page for photo.
 
 
On November 21, 2023 we packaged 15,390 meals at Ozarks Food Harvest for seniors in Missouri counties who struggle to afford food. BIG THANKS to Steve, Nicole, Dallas, Dianna, Ginger, Melanie, Sean, Persephone, Alice, and Pastor Kevin! You guys ROCK! Glory to God! Check out the MISSIONS and OUTREACH page for photo.
 
We gave food to 355 people and 148 families on October 6, last one for us this year. THANK YOU Bob, Andy, Tom, Cynthia, Pat, Stephanie, Michaela, Lloyd, Ed, Phyllis and Pastor Kevin and four new friends. Check out the MISSIONS and OUTREACH page for photos of past food distribution.
 
 

We have children's Sunday School class with Judy teaching and Anne assisting, at 9:30-10:30. Please let folks know that we are ready to teach kids at 9:30 on Sundays! :)


The first Saturday of the month is Men's Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Kad-E-Korner, 2633 E. Shelby, about 10 minutes north of the church. All men invited for food, devotion and fellowship.

 

Church Council is this Sunday October 8 at 12:15. All are welcome. 

We planned to have another All-Church Clean Day on Saturday October 28, 10-2.
 

Thanks to all who helped us plan our Trunk or Treat Harvest Party last Sunday. It's scheduled for Saturday October 28 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. We plan to have a tractor hayride, decorated trunks, a selfie wall for pictures, two inflatable, bounce houses, children's cake walk, and a raffle for a donated quilt. If you have any questions or want to get involved, please see Ginger Kirksey or I. 

 


Did I forget something? If you missed church last Sunday, scroll down the Antioch Facebook and check out the videos, or my pre-recorded YouTube message. As always, you can mail your offering or go to www.antiochumc.info and give online.


 
Please join us this Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00 and invite someone. If we all show up, we have eighty, including both services, so let's go for it and worship God this Sunday! If you can't make it, check us out on Facebook live. 
 



“This is not the time to pull away and neglect meeting together, as some have formed the habit of doing. In fact, we should come together even more frequently, eager to encourage and urge each other onward as we anticipate that Day dawning.” - Hebrews 10: 25 (TPT).
 
 
 
 
We are gave out Crosslines food to 400 people and 148 families on Friday September 1st at Robberson Elementary School on 1100 E. Kearney near Walgreens. Check out the MISSIONS and OUTREACH page for photos of past food distributions.
 


We had baptisms and church picnic in July at Fellow’s Lake. Hallelujah!

 
Christmas in July was Sunday July 30 at both services.

 

Looking for a church that's active in community outreach? Look no further! We gave out free Crosslines food to 298 people and 120 families on Friday August 4th at Robberson Elementary School parking lot. Check out the MISSIONS and OUTREACH page for photo and more details.
 

 

We gave out food to 101 families and 233 people on Friday May 5th at Robberson Elementary School parking lot.

Do you need space for your meetings or special events? We have spacious rooms and kitchen available during the week to rent for all kinds of groups or organizations. Call the church office Monday, Wednesday through Friday at 417-833-6171 if interested.
 
Do you feel overwhelmed by too many people in one space? Do you feel overwhelmed by over stimulation but you would like to go church? Do you feel drained after a social outings? We have a very small group at our Sunday 8:30 a.m. service. You can worship God with a small group of kind, friendly people and not feel overwhelmed or judged on Sunday at 8:30.
 
 
We packaged 4,824 meals on March 21 for the student backpack program of Ozarks Food Harvest in Springfield.
 
 
 
 
Thanks to all who attended our Beast Feast on February 18, 2023. We enjoyed great food and inspiring testimonies! We also had the Chili Cook-Off on Sunday January 29. Congratulations to Ginger, Melanie and Sarah for winning first, second , and third place, and congratulations to ALL who prepared and brought chili; it was a wonderful feast and fellowship.

 
 
Since we re-opened the church in January of 2021, we have increased our in-person attendance by the end of 2022. We are making good use of our space, with the Homeschoolers Academy meeting on Mondays and the Christian codependency group meeting on Tuesdays. We have done excellent community outreach with Crosslines Food Distributions and Ozarks Food Harvest. Between the Men's Breakfast, Sisters in Christ, Sunday School, Children's Church and Rooted youth ministry, there is something for everyone in this church.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are studying the letter from the Apostle Paul to the Ephesians on Wednesdays at 6:00. Ephesians is the book of the Bible that gives us such beloved Bible verses like: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast." If those awesome teachings appeal to you, join us on Wednesdays at 6:00. Praise Team rehearsal at 6:30. Choir practice at 7:15. 
 
 
Many of our church members went to Ozarks Food Harvest to help package food in 2022. Pastor Kevin counted up how many senior food boxes and student backpack meals we packaged for six months this year, January, February, May, July, September, and November! Those of you who packaged food at Ozarks Food Harvest…we packaged a combined total of 65,168 meals for seniors and students in 2022! Way to go, Team Antioch! We're going to do it again soon in 2023! 
 
 
 
 
BIG THANKS to all who brought food items for the Ebenezer United Methodist Church food pantry. You have helped Ebenezer UMC be the hands of Jesus for approximately 50 people each month!
 

 

Big thanks to Sarah and Michael and the Awesome Antioch Youth for the church luncheon and Nashville work trip presentation.
 
 
Our church members volunteered on Tuesday July 19, 2022 at the Ozarks Food Harvest in Springfield. Check out the MISSIONS and OUTREACH page for photo and more details.
Pastor Kevin will lead PRAYER FOR AMERICA on the Antioch Facebook page on Tuesdays at 12 noon starting July 26. If you want revival in America, join Kevin the Antioch Facebook page.
Our prayers are with the people of Buchanan County, Virginia after the recent flooding that has damaged homes, roads and bridges throughout the area. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has been in communication with the Holston Conference UMC and will share more on response efforts as they unfold. Support the work of disaster response and recovery in the U.S. Copy and paste this link into your browser to donate:
 
We gave out food to 346 people and 126 families in the burning heat of July 1st. We had a whopping 20 volunteers, not counting five who were not with us this time. BIG THANKS to Pat, Ginger, Erika, Melanie, Mark, Stephanie, Sarah, Abby, Michael, Cynthia, Steve, Nicole, Andy, Ed, Bob, Darrell and Pastor Kevin! Team Antioch.....ooRAH! :)
 
 
It was a joy to host the Saving Grace (formerly Teen Challenge) ladies, who gave their testimonies at church on Sunday June 26, 2022. If you missed it, just go to our Antioch Facebook page and scroll down to the 11:00 service video on June 26, 2022, and you will see the ladies give their life-changing testimonies at about the thirty (30) minute mark.
 

Ozarks Food Harvest food packaging is Tuesday July 19.

 

The Awesome Antioch Youth group will provide a presentation about their Nashville Mission Trip on Sunday July 17, after the 11:00 service. They stayed at a church in the middle of Nashville, and collaborated with the church by helping with their monthly homeless luncheon and served food to the homeless in Nashville. They also worked at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Nashville to sorted and packaged dry foods. Lastly, they are volunteered at Nashville Humane Association to help look after pets and help with physical labor around the facility. 
 
Our nineteen (19) Antioch members and friends gave out food to 588 people and 182 families on Friday June 3, 2022 at Robberson elementary parking lotThat is the most people in any one food distribution!
  
GREAT JOB Mark, Melanie, Bob, Sarah, Steve, Nicole, Andy, Stephanie and Pastor Kevin for giving out Crosslines food to 129 families and 383 people on the first Friday of May, 2022! Way to go Team Antioch...ooRAH!!!
 

“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble.  Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon." - Isaiah 58:10 (NLT).

 
We had a beautiful Easter Resurrection morning on Sunday April 17! Great to have so many in two services, with anointed praise and worship, thanks to Darrell, Sandee, Gayla, Aaliyah, our wonderful choir and praise team. BIG thanks to our youth directors Sarah and Michael and our youth group members Dakota, Katlin, Abby, Aaliyah and Adrian, and Gayla and Cynthia for making a very wonderful early Easter service. Special thanks to Scott and all of our Mighty Men of God who provided a fantastic Easter breakfast, and special thanks to Nicole and Dianna who were in the nursery.
 
 
We gave out Crosslines food to 323 people and 109 families on Friday March 4. All for God's glory!
 
On February 15, our church members packaged 14,358 meals for low-income area seniors forced to decide between buying food and paying utilities or affording medications. WOW!!!! Glory to God! Check out the 'Mission and Outreach' tab for more information.

 

Christ, coffee, and conversation on Wednesdays at 6:00. Praise Team rehearsal at 6:30. Choir practices at 7:30. 

Our 2023 Beast Feast was a success!! Food was excellent, including rabbit, squirrel, quail, fish, dear burgers and brats, turkey, pheasant, and more. Great turnout, and the testimonies prove that the Lord is still in control and working in people's lives. Thanks to all who helped, brought food, served food, cleaned up, gave testimonies! All for the glory of God! 



If you have prayer requests, please call 417-833-6171 or email us at antioch.methodist@mchsi.com b
y 6:00 on Wednesday.


“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble.  Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon." - Isaiah 58:10 (NLT).

 

Coffee available at 9:45. Children's Church available in the nursery, at 11:30.


Moms and Dads! Do you have a teenager? We have the Awesome Antioch Youth group meet Sundays @5:00-7:00.


Would you like to receive weekday morning inspirational ‘word of the day’ emails from Pastor Kevin? Just let Kevin know.


Our next community outreach is at Ozarks Food Harvest for senior food box packaging on Tuesday January 18, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Let Pastor Kevin know if you’re interested.



Thanks to all who attended Sunday, in-person or online. If you didn't attend, please check the Sunday videos on our Antioch Facebook page at www.facebook.com/antiochunitedmethodistchurch or go to our Antioch YouTube channel (which you can find on our homepage) and catch Pastor Kevin's message, and please mail in your offering or click the donate button on our homepage.

 

Thanks to everyone who helped package Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. We got 119 this year, way more than previous years! All glory to God and for the children in 170 countries!  

GREAT JOB Mark, Melanie, Bob, Pat, Sam, Linda, Stephanie, Pastor Kevin, Micaela and Cynthia for giving out Crosslines food to 127 families and 342 people on the first Friday of October! Way to go Team Antioch...ooRAH!!!

 


Pastor Kevin sends out inspirational emails every weekday morning. Would you like to receive them? Please email Kevin at antioch.methodist@mchsi.com and let him know you want 'word of the day'.


WE NEED YOU: As mentioned, we have church information flyers which contain our service times, email, address, Facebook, Instagram, and website information. Please continue praying about neighbors, friends, co-workers, and family members that you can give these church flyers to and invite to church. It takes all of us!


Wednesday Bible study at 6:00. Praise Team at 6:30 and choir practice at 7:15. Awesome Antioch Youth will resume this Sunday night @5:00-7:00.  



We gave out free Crosslines food to 140 families and 411 people! Wow!! Excellent job!! Team Antioch...ooRAH!!

 

 

We packaged nearly 600 food boxes tonight that will feed the needy in 20 counties of Southwest Missouri. They said we were the best group, second only to the National Guard, in number of boxes. We worked with other volunteers. Way to go Team Antioch...ooRAH!!



On August 30, the news proclaims that the war in Afghanistan is over, but it may not be that simple. We continue to pray for our troops, our leaders, and Americans in Afghanistan. No matter what happens, remember Psalm 20: 6-8, “...the LORD saves His anointed; He answers him from His holy heaven with the saving power of His right hand. Some trust in chariots and others in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.” Some trust in people and some in the government, but we trust in the LORD our God.

 

LOOKING BACK AT SUMMER 2021:

On Friday August 6, 2021, we worked with Open Hearts UMC in Bolivar and gave out free Crosslines food to 113 families and 276 people! Way to go Team Antioch...ooRAH!

 

On Friday July 2, 2021, we gave out free Crosslines food to 100 families and 273 people! Many families invited to bring their kids and grandkids to our Vacation Bible School. Way to go Team Antioch...ooRAH!

 

 

 

Email Pastor Kevin with prayer requests to antioch.methodist@mchsi.com.

If you are interested in baptism and/or becoming a member of this awesome church family, please contact the pastor at 417-833-6171.

Psalm 34:17-19 (TPT), "…when holy lovers of God cry out to him with all their hearts, the Lord will hear them and come to rescue them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to all whose hearts are crushed by pain, and he is always ready to restore the repentant one. Even when bad things happen to the good and godly ones, the Lord will save them and not let them be defeated by what they face."

In June, the Church Council decided to bring back hymnals, offering plate, and the Bibles into the sanctuary, and to open up all the pews in the sanctuary for seating, since we are now in the "yellow phase" of the Springfield-Greene county 'Road to Recovery'.

 
 
 
LOOKING BACK AT MAY AND APRIL 2021:
 
We had a great fishing tournament on Saturday May 8. Big thanks to Scott, Randy and Crystal for helping to organize, and thanks to everybody who participated.
 
We gave out 270 people and 100 families at the Crosslines Food Distribution at Robberson Elementary School on Friday May 7th. What a blessing to give out free food and to be the hands of Jesus for the community!
 
We gave out Crosslines food to over twenty families and over fifty people on Saturday May 1st at Silver Springs Park.
 

The AAY garage sale will be postponed to later in the year. Thank you to those who donated items and offered to volunteer their time. Unfortunately we didn't meet our goal of volunteers to have the event. We will have more events coming up this summer and probably a Fall garage sale, so stayed tuned!


We gave out free food to 300 people and nearly 100 families at the Crosslines Food Distribution at Robberson Elementary School on Friday April 9th! Thanks to Team Antioch...ooRAH!!

 

EARLIER IN 2021: 

Thank you Scott, Dallas, Dianna, Bob, Pat, Sharol, Malachi, Janece, and Pastor Kevin packaging 1,101 pounds of food on February 2, 2021 at Ozarks Food Harvest. Team Antioch...ooRAH!
 
Our building is OPEN for in-person worship services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Pastor Kevin and Stephanie are experienced in keeping people safe, as we enforce mask wearing social distancing on church property. We have Communion on every first Sunday.

If you're uncomfortable with attending church, join us ONLINE. Our online worship services are available on Facebook live at 8:30 and 11:00 am, and include live worship, sharing joys and concerns, and prayer time, along with Kevin's message; that way if you stay home you feel like you are getting more of the full service and hopefully feel more connected to the church family.
We are happy to announce that Sarah Cawley has accepted the position as Youth Director. Sarah has been a member of Antioch since 2007 and belonged to the Antioch youth group during her middle school and senior high years. Sarah and her fiancé Michael will be leading the Youth Group together. Michael has been a member since March and they have been Praise Team singers for about a year and have been teaching the youth Sunday school class for several weeks; We have no doubt that Sarah will grow into the job and do it very well.

LOOKING BACK AT 2020:
MISSION NIGHT! We assembled 70 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes! Way to go, Team Antioch! 

Fantastic turn out for Trunk or Treat on Saturday October 30!! Check out our pictures page. 

We gave out food to 100 families at the Crosslines Food Distribution on Friday September 23, 2020 at Deliverance Temple Ministries! Thank you Andy, Dallas, Dianna, J.R., Jean, Kathy, and Pastor Kevin! Team Antioch...ooRAAHH!! 

 

We gave out food to 226 people and nearly 90 families at the Crosslines Food Distribution on Friday September 4, 2020! Thank you Andy, Dallas, Dianna, Pat, Cynthia, Dennis, Kathy, Stephanie, and Pastor Kevin! Team Antioch...ooRAAHH!! 

 

PRAISE REPORTS: Stroke victim church member had successful left eye surgery; and has been getting better since March stroke. Another church member Rick had several tests for prostate cancer and they all came back negative. Another church member Sam tested negative for covid-19 and had nothing in his esophagus. Another church member Carol had successful back surgery. Another church member Mary Lou went in for an MRI on cysts on kidneys and no cancer. Call Pastor Kevin at 833-6171 me if you would like to hear and be encouraged!


Eight adults and five teenagers gave out food on Wednesday July 22nd, 2020 at the Crosslines Free Food Distribution in Springfield. The weather was hot but so was our Outreach, and we love being the hands of Jesus for our community! Way to go, Team Antioch, ooRAH! 

 

We give out free food on every first Friday of the month at Robberson Elementary School in Springfield and on the fourth Wednesday of every month at Deliverance Temple Ministries in Springfield, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. 

 

PEOPLE ARE BEING MIRACULOUSLY HEALED left and right in our church. Come and join a Spirit-filled, Christ-centered church family! 

 

2020 PRAISE REPORTS: We have had several members healed of hip pain, back pain, knee pain, in some cases cancer and insomnia and covid-19 recovery! PRAISE GOD! 

"One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple." - Psalm 27:4.

 

Check out the PRAISE REPORTS down below. But first...

 

Thanks to all tune in on the Antioch Facebook page on Wednesday's online Bible study and Sunday's online services, and for sending in your offering. We are seeing HEALING MIRACLES even thru our online connection. Hip pain HEALED. Back pain HEALED. Knee pain HEALED INSTANTLY. Successful surgery! New job for our second service piano player! Fever HEALED. Covid-19 HEALED! Everyone we are praying for are doing well!

Please continue to give your offering to 3614 N. State Highway H. Springfield 65803 or at: 
www.antiochumc.info. Our treasurer still pays bills so thank you.

 

PRAISE REPORT: A church member's 94 year old father had successful hip surgery!

PRAISE REPORT: A man was healed in his back and hip. 

NEW JOB: Our second service pianist got a new job! She will be teaching Freshman level Science next school year at New Covenant Academy!

KNEE HEALED: Pastor commanded a woman's knee to be healed on  prayed for Jonele’s knee Wednesday and it started feeling better immediately. By the next day the pain was completely gone. She could lift her foot!


PRAISE REPORT: Two church members had tested positive for covid-19. They are healed and no further spread in our church!  

 

BUMP DISAPPEARED! At the end of February 2020, the pastor was asked to pray for a young woman who suddenly noticed an abnormal growth on her neck that was hard and getting bigger. Her doctor had scheduled a CT scan. Pastor Kevin and church members commanded the bump to wither, shrink and go away, in the authority of Jesus' name! On Sunday February 23, it was announced that the bump was GONE and that the doctor cancelled the CT scan! All glory to God! Faith still moves mountains!


CANCER HEALED! On Sunday January 26, 2020, church member Pat shared that she was diagnosed with cancer after a lumpectomy. Pat was told that the cancer had spread throughout her body. A few of us prayed for Pat at the Circle of Prayer. She woke up Monday morning, God spoke to her and told her there was no cancer. She had a CAT & PET scan the next week. She got the results on Thursday January 30th — NO CANCER! Faith still moves mountains! (Acts 3:16)

 

PRAISE REPORT: After almost three weeks of hearing problems, a church member received prayer at church. Three days later, hearing problem GONE! All glory to JESUS! 

 
 

 

PRAISE REPORT: A church member had such pain in his knee that he couldn't walk. The clinic said he had no cartilage and fluid on the knee. He prayed, and one morning he woke up and pain and problem were GONE instantly! All glory to GOD!! Healing still happens! 

 

PRAISE REPORT: The pastor was recently asked to pray for a friend's mother who was diagnosed with lung cancer. On Monday December 17, 2018 she said the cat scan showed the two tumors are GONE! She said, "Thank you, God works in mysterious ways." All glory to GOD!! Healing still happens! 

 

 

PRAISE REPORT: A church member asked the pastor to pray for her husband's excruciating back pain at the circle of prayer at the altar last Sunday. On Monday December 17, 2018 his wife shared, "PRAISE GOD! PRAISE GOD! PRAISE GOD! Steve's back is a whole lot better!!! In fact, he said the pain is gone! He is still sore, but he's able to get up and move around some. Thank you for praying with me." All glory to GOD! 

 

PRAISE REPORT: Optic nerve stroke greatly improved after laying on of hands and prayer! Lung pain was healed instantly, pain in lung and torso almost completely gone! 

 
PRAISE REPORT: "After church today we had a prayer circle. We prayed for each other and our families. I have said before I believe in miracles and here is why. I not only witnessed pain being removed from others. Praise God! I also was in terrible pain this morning. I am used to daily pain, but today was hitting me hard. I felt some relief from pain after prayer, so we all prayed again for more relief. I felt a little more relief. I am now home and although not totally pain free, my pain levels are even less than they are on a daily basis. Again Praise God. Took me a little longer to feel the blessing, but I did."

So far we've got gout pain healed, back pain healed, shoulder pain decreased, osteoarthritis pain decreased! Thank you Lord! Jesus is still on the throne!

 

PRAISE REPORT: 

A few weeks ago, the pastor's friend said: "My husband is very sick. I am asking for prayer warriors. He has had the flu but it has compromised his immune system. Thank you."


A few hours later, that same friend wrote: "It is amazing how blessed we are to have so many wonderful friends. My husband was really having trouble breathing when I asked for prayer warriors. As I began getting comments of prayers back, he started breathing well. He wanted me to thank all of you and tell you how much he appreciates your prayers. God definitely intervened... Praise His holy name. I watched a miracle happen."
 

 

We laid hands and prayed for a church member on Sunday November 3rd with bad back pain. On a pain level scale of 1-5, she said her pain was a "6". After we commanded the back to be healed in Jesus' name, her pain level went down to a 3, on a scale of 1-5. Thank you Lord! 
 
 
PRAISE REPORT: We've been praying for our local high school for the past few months. Last year at this time, there were thirty-five (35) physical altercations broken up by school resource officers. At the beginning of this school year, there's been only one! The power of prayer is working to make our high school blessed!! Come this Saturday September 28 to pray with us from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. 

 

PRAISE REPORT: A church member went into the hospital on a Tuesday with blockage in abdomen. We prayed on Wednesday June 26, and on Thursday the blockage is GONE and he went home that day. All glory to JESUS! 

 
 
Our church broke the record for the number of families given food, 209 families served on Friday May 3, 2019! Way to go, Team Antioch! All for the glory of God. 
 
If you have prayer requests, please email them to Pastor Kevin at antioch.methodist@mchsi.com. 
 
 
 
 

A young boy prayed to receive Jesus as his Lord and Savior on Sunday December 2nd, 2018. Thank you Lord! We garnered the applause of Heaven!

 

We gave out food to 183 people and 108 families at the Crosslines Food Distribution on Friday April 6th! We also gave out food to 152 people and 48 families at the Crosslines Food Distribution on Saturday March 10th! THANK YOU JESUS! 

 
We pray after both 8:30 and 11:00 worship services. We prayed for several church members throughout October. One lady had her gout pain gone in her knee instantly. The gout pain decreased in her foot, from a level 7 to a level 2 on a scale of 1-7. This lady walked into church with a cane, and walked out of church WITHOUT her cane. One the same day, one man's back pain decreased and his brother in law's knee pain was gone instantly.

 

Do you need prayer? Email Pastor Kevin with your prayer requests at antioch.methodist@mchsi.com. Let us stand with you in faith!

If you know of anyone in the church who is hospitalized, homebound, on hospice, or deceased, please call the pastor at the church office at 833-6171 immediately. Thank you.