Members of Signal Hill UMC are active in both church-based and community-based ministries. Our members believe that their faith development reaches all aspects of their lives and prepares them for Christian witness 24/7/365.
Ministries include: collections of food and other items, programs sponsored by the United Methodist Women, global missionary support, visitation ministries, a member church of BEACON (Belleville Ecumenical Area Caring for Our Neighbors), the monthly movie group, and scouting.
"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'" Matthew 25:40
The missions team sponsors a food and material collection ministry. A special Thanksgiving collection was donated to Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House. Ongoing food collections are given to Bethany Place Food Pantry, Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois, and St. Clair County Emergency Food Center. During the fall, the church collects school supplies for Signal Hill School. The church also participate in the annual Crop Hunger Walk to collect funds to provide food for hungry people throughout the world.
United Methodist Women
The Signal Hill UMC unit of the United Methodist Women (UMW) will be led by President Velma Thompson. The UMW financially supports the work of the Women's Division, Cunningham Children's Home and Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House. At Christmas they help a local family with special needs, including utility bills, medical bills, rent, clothing, or food. They also send small remembrances to members and relatives of members who are serving in the military. Throughout the year the unit makes members aware of opportunities to be in mission and, once a year, they recognize one or more persons who has given extra service to missions or to the congregation. These persons receive a "Mission Recognition" pin, denoting that money has been given to mission in their name.
Prayer Quilt Ministry
Prayer quilts are given to individuals and families in need of intentional prayer. Joyce Burnett leads a group who piece the quilts together. When a quilt is requested, one is displayed in the sanctuary during worship services and persons come forward to tie a knot and say
Signal Hill UMC is in a covenant relationship with two General Board of Global Ministries missionaries, Miguel Arenas Herrera in Uruguay and Janet McCarty in the Philippines. Members lift up missionaries in prayer and provide ongoing financial support.
Visitation MinistriesIn a quiet and often unpublicized way, our members care for those in the church family and others in the community by prayer, phone calls, emails, visits and gifts of food.
BEACONSignal Hill UMC is a partner church in BEACON (Belleville Ecumenical Area Caring for Our Neighbors). Church members participate in outreach and are on the board of directors.
Movie GroupEvery month, members meet for fellowship, lunch and a movie.
ScoutingGirl Scout troops and Boy Scout troop number 520 meet at the church. Contact the church office for more information.
Signal Hill United Methodist Church is a member of the Signal Hill Neighborhood Association.