New Pastor at Crystal Lake Methodist Church Preaching First Sermon

Methodist ministers get transferred as of July 1st when they are moved. As I wrote previously, Associate Pastor Darneather Murph-Heath was shifted to Our Saviors Methodist Church in Schaumburg. Our replacement has come from Prophetstown, Illinois. He is Pastor Charles … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Methodist Church Burlarized

An email to members of the First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake from its senior Pastor, Steve Bullmer: As some of you have heard, we had a break-in at First UMC somewhere between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The … Continue reading

It’s Not YOUR Birthday!

During Advent, the four weeks before Christmas, both ministers at the First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake have emphasized that Christmas is not your birthday Think about how you and your family celebrate Christmas. What role does the honoree … Continue reading

Political Motivations

In my Associate Minister’s sermon a couple of weeks ago, entitled, “Wrestling with the Devil,” Pastor Darneather Heath spoke of the temptation of Jesus in his 40 days in the wilderness. Read to the end of this story and you … Continue reading