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


Advent and Christmas Sermon Series

With the Coronavirus surging once again, with even more vengeance than before, we are all wondering what Thanksgiving and Christmas are going to look like this year. It will definitely be different than years past. Questions are still swirling in our minds: Will we be able to gather for the holiday celebrations? What will Christmas Eve services look like – or will we even be able to have Christmas eve services this year? Questions like these, and a myriad of others, cause us to have a great deal of anxiety and maybe even fear.

As I write this, I am sitting in my home, quarantined, after being exposed to the virus. I will admit, I am experiencing a certain level of anxiety; but as I think about the upcoming Advent and Christmas seasons, I am taking comfort in the Advent messages of hope, love, joy and peace.

During this season, the theme of our worship will be, “I Believe Even When…”. It is so easy for us to despair and worry, whether it is about the pandemic, our jobs, our finances, or other events unfolding in our country. But Advent is a time for renewed hope that God is still in control…even when. And this belief instills within us hope, love, joy and peace.

So I would like to invite you to worship with us – whether in person or online – as we celebrate the advent of Christ’s birth in 2020, that your faith may be renewed.

  November 29: I Believe in the Sun

  December 6: I Believe in Love

  December 13: I Believe in God

  December 20: I Believe in the Light

  December 27: Believe this: The Time Has Come

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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