Join us Sundays for Adult Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. and Worship Service at 10:25 a.m.

For information on our Children’s Church and Intertwine Youth Ministry Collective please contact the Church Office.

This summer we will be discussing – Finding Joy

Life is a series of ups and downs. No life is without challenges, heartache, and loss. The apostle Paul knew this well while sitting in prison, depending on others to provide for his needs. Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi is often called the “joy letter.” He clearly had great affection for this church and shares this with them. The letter provides modern readers a glimpse at ways to find Christ’s joy through meaningful relationships and inward reflection, no matter life’s circumstances.  

The preservation of this letter reminds us that our words matter. The way Paul talked to this church mattered. Over the summer you will be invited to write letters. The writing prompts will include letters you may or may not send. They may be written to people living, dead, or even God. The simple act of writing can be therapeutic and life-giving. Relationships can be strengthened through the sharing of our hearts and minds through the written word.  

Join William Street UMC throughout Summer 2023 as we find joy together!   

If you cannot make it in person, please watch us on Facebook Live:

Reverend Jennifer Casey


June 2, 2023

Greetings, Friends, 

I write to you from the West Ohio Annual Conference held at the Dayton Convention Center. This is the first in-person Annual Conference since the pandemic. It is good to be in one another’s presence again!  

Today I share with you a special request from Jack Hilborn, Lay Leader for William Street. Please see his letter below. I’ll look forward to sharing some of the outcomes of Annual Conference when I return. Thank you for your ongoing support of William Street UMC. 

Pastor Jennifer 

Dear Friends, 

As your Lay Leader, one of my important jobs is to represent the congregation at various meetings such as Church Council, Finance and Staff Pastor-Parish Relations. To do this, I need to know what all of you are thinking. Therefore, I thought I would survey the congregation. I am asking just three questions – what is the greatest challenge facing our church, how can we address the challenge, and what has been the biggest success story for our church in the past 5 years? This should initiate some interesting discussion over the dinner table. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. However, I might report things in a general sense such as 10 couples thought that the greatest challenge was not enough children attending worship and Sunday School. In addition, I would like to know what can be done to meet or correct the challenge. 

That’s it – please respond in one of the following ways: 

  1. Replying to this email. 
  2. Email me directly   
  1. Placing your answers in the offering plate on Sunday. The questions will be a printed insert in the Sunday bulletin.  

Thank you very much, 

Jack Hilborn, Lay Leader 

  1. What do you think is the greatest challenge facing William Street Church? 
  1. What can be done to meet or correct this challenge? 
  2. What in your mind has been the greatest success story for our church in the past 5 years? 

I hope you can join us on Sunday, June 11 at 10:25 a.m. as we explore the beauty and joy of church. We’ll be in person or online at

See you then!

Pastor Jennifer

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