Signal Hill United Methodist Church
Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Worship & Music

We invite you to join us at at Sunday worship at 10:45 am.  (Sunday School for all ages is held from 9:30 to 10:30 am.)  The music program is directed by Jeff Taylor.






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Clergy & Lay Leadership

The appointed pastor at Signal Hill UMC is Rev. Arthur Francis. He is assisted by church secretary Kim Hutchison and a committed team of servant leaders, including the chairpersons of the key areas: Bill Wimmer - the Ministry Team; Quentin Thompson - the Board of Trustees; and Don Buser, the Finance Team.






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Janet and Joyce tied for the title!

2014 Cookie Queens


Signal Lighters Sunday School Class crowned both Janet Hollinberger and Joyce Burnette as the 2014 Cookie Queens for baking the most Sundays for their class during 2014.  The ladies tied and both were crowned.






Our History & Heritage

In 1910, Carr Smith invited children to a  new Sunday School by writing in chalk on the sidewalks near Signal Hill School. Interest grew, more classes formed, and in 1911, McKendree College sent a student pastor, Robert M. Peters to lead regular worship services. In 1916, the community church voted to become a Methodist Church. Signal Hill UMC has been a vital part of its community in west Belleville for nearly 100 years.

A Heritage Sunday was held on May 4, 2008.

Some of the history of the church has been compiled in several documents:  church beginning and first sanctuary, first sanctuary and educational wing, early parsonage and 1960's building, and a reproduction of a 1965 booklet.  The history of the United Methodist Church is available on the web.