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

Contact Information

Walnut Grove United Methodist Church

13502 Township Rd 80
Kenton, Ohio 43326
Phone (419) 675-1368

Regular Schedule


  • Traditional Worship Service
    – 9:00 AM
  • Sunday School for All Ages
    – 10:00 AM
  • Contemporary Worship Service
    – 11:00 AM


  • Prayer Group Forming

    We see Walnut Grove as a place where prayer in the beginning and foundation of all the church is and does.  We envision prayer NOT as a part of our church strategy;  it IS the strategy for growth and living out hat God intends for the church.  We envision prayer as the way people reach beyond what they can do themselves and rely on God’s power to do more than they could ask to even imagine.  To this end, pastor Doug will lead a weekly prayer gather every Monday morning at 9:00am.  If you would like to be a part of this prayer focus, plan on joining us beginning or call Pastor Doug for more details.

  • Pastor Doug on Renewal leave

    In consultation with the District Superintendent and the Staff Parish Relations Committee, Pastor Doug has been approved for a Clergy Renewal Leave effective May 2-30, immediately following two weeks of planned vacation April 18-may 2. One of the vital roles of the SPRC is to care for our Pastor so that he may care well for the congregation and community. The United Methodist Church Book of Discipline offers clergy this type of leave as a planned time to move outside the normal demands of pastoral leadership in order to make space for God to bring renewal. It’s the renewal that is needed for moving forward in life and ministry with increased health spiritually, physically, emotionally, and as a visionary spiritual leader. Ultimately, it’s being renewed in the sense of God’s calling, being renewed in energy, and being renewed in God’s grace. While Pastor Doug is on renewal leave, be assured the care of the congregation and worship is being well planned. Please be in prayer for Pastor Doug, and we look forward to all God has for Pastor Doug to experience while on leave.  Those taking the on the preaching role while Pastor Doug is on renewal leave are:

    April 24:  Tom Hanover

    May 1:   Judge Scott Barrett

    May 8 (Mother's Day): WGUMC Youth Group, Aiden Gatchell preaching.  We will have a One Church One Service Sunday this Sunday at 10:00am

    May 15:  Mark Watkins

    May 22:  Betty Augsburger

    May 29:  Dr. Jeff Price

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