Welcome to Walnut Grove  United Methodist Church. It has pretty much what you would expect to find on a website – maybe more than we need, but we just want folks to understand who we are and get a sense of us. The best way to find out about us is to visit. I hope you will. I think you will find us inviting and welcoming – but then again, as the  Pastor, I’m probably biased! 

If you come, we promise not to single you out, and we promise you a comfortable place alongside folk just like you as we seek to follow God and where God leads in our personal lives and in our life together as a church.

We believe that every congregation that lifts up Jesus as Lord and Savior needs to help people CONNECT with God, each other and the community; open opportunities for folks to SERVE Jesus as we share his love with our community; create opportunities to learn and GROW in our faith; but the most important is to provide a place for us to WORSHIP in a way that effectively reaches our hearts and our minds.  This isn’t rocket science. It’s just the basic stuff we all need as we seek to follow where God leads.

Check us and this website out, and then come visit us for worship. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to call or email me.

Doug Flinn, Pastor


  • Current Sermon Series -- One Minute After

    Knowing your forever can shape your today.

    The questions we have about life after death—Is there a heaven? Am I good enough? What if I’m not?—can leave us wondering. But that doesn’t mean we have to live in fear. Discover why our ideas of life after death could change everything in One Minute After, a three-part message series on life after death, hell and heaven.

                July 12:  Life After Death

                July 19:  The Horror of Hell

                July 26:  The Glory of Heaven


  • Walnut Grove's New Secretary

    Megan is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, graduating from Finneytown High School in 2000.  She received her B.A. from Wright State University in Psychology and Rehabilitation Services in 2004 and worked as a case manager for individuals with developmental disabilities in Montgomery, Clermont, Allen, and Williams counties prior to moving to Kenton in 2015.  Since moving to Kenton, Megan has been a stay at home mom to Joanna (now 8) and Wesley (now 5).  She and her husband, Jonathan, have been married for almost 14 years, and he is currently serving as senior pastor at Kenton First UMC.  She is very excited to be serving as secretary for the Walnut Grove congregation.


  • Resuming Public Worship

    The lead team of WGUMC and Pastor Doug has reviewed the recommendations given to churches from the West Ohio Annual Conference of the UMC, and local health officials. We have set a resumption of in person worship for May 24, 2020. In. order for this this to happen, we will, for a while, go to 3 worship services -- 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:15 am, and no Sunday school.  We will aslo continue with a Facebook live service at 10:15 am.  For a time, there will be some important changes to worship services, and it is important to review these recommendations and guidelines before attending an in person worship service. We are aware that many of these changes might seem "strange" and "unusual" however it is important for us to follow them for personal safety, mutual respect, and liability reasons.

    If you plan to attend, it is important that you review these guidelines and do your best to adhere to them to the best of your ability. If we are not able to hold in person meetings within these guidelines we maybe forced to have to discontinue in person services until a later date. We understand there are rather strong opinions on the social restrictions we have had to endure during these days, however as an organization we have to follow certain guidelines and your cooperation is requested. Also keep in mind that these changes are not forever, and hopefully only exist for a short period of time.  

    Click the button below to download and read the guidelines.



  • ZOOM Bible Study

    While we are observing social distancing and staying at home, Pastor Doug will offer a Bible study on zoom.  We will gather for study at 10am on Tuesday morning.  Please send Pastor Doug you email address and you will receive an invite for the study.   If you are unable to attend "in person", the session will be recorded and posted to the the WGUMC Facebook page.

Regular Schedule


  • Traditional Worship Service
    – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Sunday School for All Ages
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Contemporary Worship Celebration
    – 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
  • Jr. High Youth Fellowship (first and third Sunday)
    – 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Sr. High Youth Fellowship (first and third Sunday)
    – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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