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


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

The Christmas Eve Candlelight service will be on December 24, 7:00pm at the Walnut Grove UMC.  Everyone is invited to join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Current Sermon Series: Bread, Bath and Beyond

"So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!" -- 2 Corinthians 5:17 

Here at WGUMC, we will start the new year with a sermon series entitled, Bread, Bath and Beyond.  The new year always brings opportunity to move beyond our limitations... to find new beginnings and be better than we were before. We use this cultural word-play in our series title to remember that the most basic transforming experiences of our faith–communion and baptism–are the starting points for life “beyond” our limitations. Let’s make this year one of amazing transformations–for our lives, for our community, for our world! 

January 3: Bread

January 10: Bath

January 17: Beyond Belief

January 24: Beyond the Horizon

February 6: Beyond the Boundaries

February 13: Beyond the Chaos

February 20: Beyond the Hype

February 27: Beyond the fear

Winter Weather Cancellation Policy

As we enter the winter months, and bad weather is certain to come our way, we want to remind everyone of our church cancellation policy:

  1. If the Hardin County Sheriff Department issues a Level 1 snow emergency, church services will go on as usual.
  2. If the Hardin County Sheriff Department issues Level 2 snow emergency, we will have one service at 10:30am.
  3. If the Hardin County Sheriff Department issues a level 3 snow emergency, in person church will be cancelled and Pastor Doug will post an informal service on the church’s Facebook page.
  4. If the wind-chill is 15 degrees below zero or colder, in person church will be cancelled and Pastor Doug will post an informal service on the church’s Facebook page.

If any of these conditions are present, Pastor Doug will send out a One Call and post it on the church’s web site and on the church’s Facebook page. The decision on whether or not to close the church will be made in consultation with the Chair of the Ad Board and the chair of the Trustees by 7:00am on Sunday morning. If in doubt, please stay home and remain safe.

Contact Us

Walnut Grove United Methodist Church

  • 13502 Township Rd 80
    Kenton, Ohio 43326
  • Phone (419) 675-1368
  • Email
  • Facebook
Regular Schedule


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