Boy Scout Troop 36

Led by Arlan Juhl and Bill Ettinger

Laurel is a charter partner of Troop 36, serving as an outreach ministry of the church. Through its many years, Troup 36 has seen nearly 200 young men experience the fun and excitement of many of the troop’s numerous scouting adventures.

Meets weekly in person at Laurel at 7:00pm, Monday

Laurel Book Club

Led by Lori Cour and Connie McGee

This group of readers discuss a variety of books chosen by the group’s participants. Fellowship is part of the evening and includes dessert! You are always welcome, even if you didn’t have a chance to read that month's book. Meets in person at Laurel at 6:00pm on the first Tuesday of the month.

Learn more about the Laurel Library.

Laurel Quilters

Led by Karen Barr

Stitching and fellowship come together as participants work on original and donated works.

Meets weekly in person at Laurel at 9:00am, Wednesday

Stitch 'N Go

Led by Barb Needham and Marty Dahlquist

Stitch 'N Go is a ministry that sews, knits, crochets and crafts items to donate to a variety of missions. This welcoming group not only works hard, but laughs, shares lunch and fellowship and supports each other, making it easy to join — even if you can’t sew, knit or crochet. Tasks include tracing, cutting, ironing and organizing. Equipment and supplies are provided, plus they’ll help you brush up on any skills.

Meets bi-monthly in person at Laurel from 9:30am–2:00pm, every second and fourth Tuesday

Check out the recent article in the Illinois Times about Stitch 'N Go:

Cards Of Caring

Led by Denise Piper

Cards of Caring participants make greeting cards for our Laurel family to celebrate their birthdays and anniversaries and to express our love and support for those in need. Everyone of all ages is welcome and no experience is required. Equipment and supplies are provided.

Meets monthly in person at the church at 6:00pm, every third Tuesday

Diaper Depot

Led by Kathryn Gowda, Brook Croke, and Melissa Hostetter

Diaper Depot is a ministry that collects and distributes diapers to support community members in need. Volunteers organize the donations, plan pick-up events, and hand out diapers.

Meets as needed

LUMC Diaper Depot is working hard to ensure the children of this community have diapers when in need. These Diaper Drives are made possible with your donations. We are currently collecting money, Target Gift Cards, and wipes. If you would like to purchase diapers check out our registry below, one box of diapers purchased from the registry can assist approximately 6 children. 

Donate to LUMC Diaper Depot Target Registry

Clara Swain Circle - United Women in Faith (Formerly UMW)

Led by Vi Lanum

Clara Swain Circle is open to all ladies who are interested in fellowship with others who share an interest in participating in love, caring and global missions.

Meets weekly in person at Laurel at 9:30am, every third Tuesday, September-May

“The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.”

Lydia Circle - United Women in Faith (Formerly UMW)

Led by Ruth Ann Hamilton

Lydia Circle is a “hands on” mission group.

Meets monthly at 5:30pm, every fourth Monday, location varies depending on the mission

United Women in Faith are a powerful, fearless force driven by God’s love and united in sisterhood with a focus on women, children, and youth. We act for justice and transform communities. We believe love in action can change the world.

Van Drivers

Coordinated by Tiffany LeVeque

Volunteers with CDL driver’s licenses transport wheelchair-bound and other individuals who are unable to drive to the church, as well as drive small groups to non-church destinations.

Van drivers are needed every Sunday morning, plus occasional trips for groups

Be Healthy Together (on Facebook)

We share healthy living ideas, recipes, exercise suggestions, health tips and more. Our purpose is to support each other as we strive to meet our individual goals and learn to live a more healthy lifestyle. Each Tuesday and Thursday we post a “Morning Coffee” note. We encourage others to post their ideas for eating and being healthy as well.

Who can join this group?? You, your family and all your friends!! Click here to join Facebook group