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


Resuming Public Worship

After careful discussion, the Administrative Council of WGUMC and Pastor Doug have set a resumption of in person worship and Sunday school for Sunday, January 24, 2021. We will continue proper social distancing, and encourage all who are able to wear masks throughout the worship service, and that if you are exhibiting any symptoms of Covid19 (Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose or Nausea or vomiting) to please stay home and seek medical attention.  Also, if you are in a high risk category, please stay considering staying home and watch the service online.


Current Sermon Series -- The Wesleyan Way

As I talk with people, one question I seem to be running into over and over again is:  "What do United Methodists believe?"

I come up against this in many ways, though maybe not as overtly as those words themselves.  It happens in the hallways, in Sunday School classes, in the parking lots after worship.  One of the problems in the UMC narrative, is that through our own doings, the message of Methodism has become watered down. 

We're the church that believes everything.  Our founder, Mr. Wesley, would argue against that, to be sure.

There's been a dearth of less-than-Wesleyan teaching across the board in our United Methodist Church, so Pastor Doug going to the source of our denomination's founder to seek out what we really believe.

For each Sunday, there's a scripture and a  featured sermon by John Wesley (which is also the title for the message of the day).

Jan. 17: The Difference Between Walking by Sight and Walking By Faith

Jan. 24: The Way to the Kingdom

Jan. 31: Almost Christian

Feb. 7: The Most Excellent Way

Feb. 14: Free Grace

Regular Schedule


  • Traditional Worship
    – 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
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