Special Note from Pastor

Update & Encouragement

Posted by Peculiar UMC on Tuesday, March 17, 2020


Dear Church Family,

The decision has been made for the church to switch to online services at least until April 5th. I know that this is not an ideal situation, however, I do believe it is the right and responsible thing to do.  We will remain BEING the church and we look forward to the new possibilities of ministry that this will provide us. Your church staff is looking at ways to do online Sunday School and Adult study classes and groups, as well as ‘Virtual Youth Ministry’. We don’t know exactly what that looks like at this time, but we are hopeful to have things in place by this Sunday.

We also want to make sure that you, our congregational members, are taken care of. If you would like to be a part of a care team that checks in with other members, please let us know. If you have a need, please let us know!  We have folks that are willing to run errands or pick up groceries or medication.  

Please know that this decision was not taken lightly. I said on Sunday that we will never cancel church, for WE are the church.  Services are going to look different, the way we DO church is going to look different, but we will remain the church family- a family that loves God and loves one another. In order to ensure that ministry stays flowing during this time, we appreciate your continued support of tithes and offerings. Offerings can be mailed to the church (PO Box 207, Peculiar, MO  64076) or CLICK HERE for options of giving online. 

If you would like help connecting to the livestream, please call us so we can walk you through it. A link to last week’s services can be found here:  8:30 Service 10:30 Service.  (You do NOT have to have a FB Account to view this. If you have trouble viewing the video, please let us know.) 

I know that these are unsettling times. I want you to know that I am praying for each of you. Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, prayer requests, or ideas for how we can do ministry better.


Wendy Minshall, pastor