Bell Choir

Memorial Handbells welcomes ringers of all ages and stages of musical ability.  Practices begin in September and run through May.  Rehearsals are scheduled each Wednesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. with some exceptions.  The bell choir has been ringing for over 25 years.  Music is provided for worship services once a month.  As the church prepares for Christmas, several selections are shared in the Evening of Christmas Music.  Other performances through the years have included funerals, weddings and special programs for community groups.  The Memorial Handbell Choir is directed by Rebecca Lock, 217-899-5859.


Handbell choir performing 2017 The United Methodist Church located in Petersburg IL Illinois 62675

 Worship Schedule

9:30 am Summer Worship until September 1st


Sunday School 

Adult Sunday School 8:30 am in Wesley Hall

Children's Sunday School in Gingerbread Room after children's message and during worship service. 

Upcoming Events

 August 5th-9th  6:00-8:00 pm

Co-op Vacation Bible School held at St. Paul’s Church.  For ages pre-school through sixth grade. The Co-op churches are St. Paul’s, Central Presbyterian and Petersburg United Methodist.  Children from all denominations are welcome to attend.

Aug. 11th  9:30 am

Mission Camp Sunday. During the worship service youth and leaders from both the jr. high camp and high school camp will have an opportunity to share their experiences.  Following the service Second Sunday breakfast will be held.  






Contact Us

 221 W. Jackson St.                           Petersburg, IL 62675

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