Your Obedient Servant Ministry

Session 1 – For students finishing 6th, 7th, and 8th grades
Session 2 – For high school students


July 7-12 (Junior High)
July 14-19 (High School)


Petersburg United Methodist Church


To serve Jesus in the Land of Lincoln

What Else Should I Know?

You have an opportunity to spend a week on a life-changing journey serving others with the Your Obedient Servants Ministry in the Land of Lincoln. YOSM provides safe sites and an experienced young adult staff that knows and loves the community and the youth.

You will be serving in a variety of ways depending on the need .This may include partnering with local nursing homes, Kumler outreach, Daily Bread, St. John’s Breadline, Ronald McDonald House, a food drive, Sports Camp, Mary Bryant Home for the Blind, Contact Ministries, Inner City Mission, Washington St. Mission, Mercy Communities, InnerCity Mission and SPARC Camp Kaleidoscope.

Camp Departure and Arrival

Two camp sessions are being offered for 2019 – Campers arrive on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. and leave on Friday morning at 9 a.m.

July 7-12 Junior High

July 14-19 High School


This is our 12th year, and we want to keep the cost down to $100/camper.

A $50 deposit will hold your spot at the camp. Each camp session is limited to the first 50 campers who sign up. An adult leader/driver is required for each 5 campers. Another $50 will be due by the end of June. Besides food and lodging for a week, this fee includes a camp T-shirt.

A Typical Day

A typical day includes meal preparations, personal devotion time, work at various ministry sites, rest and free time, club time that includes worship, games and reflection on the day’s activities.

While you are here, you will have the opportunity to learn more about Abraham Lincoln. We are 2 miles from New Salem where Lincoln lived during his young adult life. We are also 25 miles from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum!


For more information, please contact Joe or Susie Pokorny:

[email protected]


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]