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 -- American Idols

    In the Scriptures, we often see God's people tempted to worship idols.  In this series, we are going to go to the Book of Proverbs to try to address American cultural issues. Proverbs is where God's wisdom is housed. We're going to start with and return repeatedly to this one: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will set you on straight paths (3:5-6).  We will examine some of the issues we face and seek God's help so that we are not be absorbed into the world and its way of thinking, but to  trust in God's wisdom and acknowledge God's place. My hope is that we will turn so strongly to God that we will hunger for him more than we hunger for anything else in this life. 

         August 16:          At Ease in Athens        Acts 2:24-31

         August 23:          Relativism                    Proverbs 11:1-5

         August 30:          Consumerism              Proverbs 2:1-8

         September 6:      Affluenza                     Proverbs 3:9

         September 13:    Pragmatism                 Proverbs 14:23/20:14 


  • 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
    – 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
  • Traditional Worship
    – 9:30 AM
  • Contemporary Worship Celebration
    – 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
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