There is always something going on at Laurel and we invite everyone to join us!

Registration ends JUNE 16TH! or Sign up to Volunteer!

VBS  Mini Camp at Laurel UMC

June 26, 27, 28 • 9:00–11:45am
FREE!!! All children welcome! Registration Required

Laurel invites children to Camp Firelight where we will we will learn that God is with us and that “Whenever I’m afraid I will put my trust in you.” — Psalm 56:3

Each day children will participate in a variety of different activity centers: Science Station, Craft Station, Recreation Station, Bible Story Station, a Snack Station plus a Mission and Music Station. 
Fire Light glow crew: Pre School ages 3, 4 or 5 
Firelight trail crew: Kindergarten - 2nd grade                                     
Firelight sidekicks: 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will serve as group assistants

Register in person, by calling Laurel UMC at 217 525-1866, or online at

Registration deadline is June 16. FREE!!! Everyone is welcome!

Stitch 'N Go

June 25th, 2024   9:30am until 2:30pm in the Fellowship Hall at Laurel UMC

Come and join a fun loving group of dedicated volunteers making a difference in the community through donations of hand made items.  You don't want to miss the potluck lunch!  Call the office at 217-525-1866 for more information. 

Paint the Street is June 29th

Join us downtown at the Springfield Art Association's Paint the Street. We will have designated squares to paint to represent Laurel. FREE. No talent required. Artistic guidance will be provided. Just come have fun! Sign up with Tiffany to let us know you're joining us.


Communion Deliveries

If anyone would like communion delivered to you personally at home, please let the church know. Also, if anyone wants to help deliver communion, please let us know. We are gaining more requests for communion, so we need more people to help deliver.

Diaper Depot Giveaway

The next Diaper Giveaway is JULY 20th, 10am-Noon, LUMC Parking Lot
No early arrivals, please.
Illinois families have access to subsidies for formula, childcare and food through a variety of government and community programs. Surprisingly, subsidies for diapers and wipes do not exist. Laurel is stepping into this void. At each Diaper Depot, LUMC distributes diapers, wipes and a book until supplies run out. During a recent give away, an out-of-town driver pulled in and donated $40. They just wanted to help! 

Want to get involved in Diaper Depot? There are many ways…
    •    Help distribute on the give away dates
    •    Help with the shopping process
    •    Help with the books

Donate money at any time. To donate online search for LUMC Diaper Depot at or go to the Target registry for LUMC Diaper Depot. And yes, of course you can just donate at Laurel. There are donation envelopes in the pews, just mark it Diaper Depot. If you have questions, contact JoAnn Overholt to be connected with one of our Diaper Depot organizers.

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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

— Romans 8:28
(NIV – New International Version)

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