8:15 A.M. Sunday Worship -- 9:15 A.M. Sunday School (Begins September 15th)
Blooming Grove United Methodist Church
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

BGUMC Pastor's Page


Appointment of Pastor Kathy King - effective 6/30/2019


See attached announcement/welcome/introduction. 




November 2019 - Message From Pastor Kathy King


"A November Spirit of Thankfulness!"



I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1:3

Our three churches are moving into our new normal—into our new way of being a Christian community. It warms my heart as I hear you discern ways of considering how we can best sup- port one another. It is our best way of being community!

I want to thank the folks at Blooming Grove for their “Meet and Greets.” Jerry and I enjoyed spending time with everyone who attended the Muffin Mixer, Ice Cream Bar, and the Lunch

Bunch! A huge thank you to the Janke, Kanne, and Saufferer, Danks, Mahler, and Church- ill hosts! You touched our hearts by opening your homes so that Jerry and I had the opportunity to meet folks in fun and delicious ways!

There are busy times ahead as we prepare for our Charge Conference which will be quickly followed by our Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas seasons. In the midst of the busyness, our Blooming Grove and Janesville congregations will switch worship times. I understand everyone’s apprehension about the worship time changes. Leadership concerns include our members who are not “morning people” and the confusion that surrounds new worship times. It will be an adjustment but we do not adjust or make changes in a vacuum. Your SPRC team is mindful of your concerns and is vested and ready to listen. We re- member that we are surrounded by our faith families and call on the Holy Spirit to walk with us through these changes.

Please call or text me if you would like me to visit or if there is a prayer concern that you prefer to keep private. We are a community strengthened by the power of prayer. We are stronger when we intercede on the behalf of our brothers and sisters in the faith. That does not mean your name needs to be on a prayer list. It means that your Pastor can pray for you and help you in any way you define.

Psalm 66:17-20 "I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer. Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!"

Thank you for your care of one another! Thank you for your support for Jerry and I — we are so blessed by each one of you.