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.

Bell Performances:

November 18

December 23

All performances are held during the 10:30 a.m. service.

The bells will also perform during the Evening of Christmas Music program that will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

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

Sunday Worship

8:00 am - Traditional Service
10:30 am - Trad./Contemporary
9:30 am - Summer Worship Only (through Sept. 2)



Thurs., Jan. 3 -- Trustees meet to hear Visionary Committee report, 6:30 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 6 -- Epiphany Sunday! Holy Communion served in both worship services, 8 & 10:30 a.m.

Tues., Jan. 8 -- Women's Bible Fellowship, 6:30 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 10 -- Sew & Sew's meet in sewing room, 9 a.m. UMW meets, 6:30 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 13 -- Second Sunday breakfast between worship services. Ad Board meets after late worship service. 

Thurs., Jan. 15 -- Women's Bible Fellowship, 7 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 30 -- Bucket Sunday!

Sun., Jan. 27 -- Fellowship following late service. Grand Oaks Subdivision meets in Fellowship Hall, 2 p.m.

Sun., Feb 3 -- Holy Communion served in both worship services, 8 & 10:30 a.m. Our district superintendent, the Rev. Sylvester Weatherall, preaches at the 10:30 service. Meal after late service, then congregational meeting. 


Sunday School - 9:30 am

Pre-K through 6th Grade - Lower Level
Jr.-Sr. High - Upper Level
Adult Class - Main Level

Contact Us

221 W. Jackson St., Petersburg, IL 62675
217-632-7689[email protected]