ABOUT US

We are a United Methodist congregation serving the Kirkland community and surrounding area.  As disciples of Jesus Christ, we focus on worship, study and serving our community.  

ADDRESS

815-522-3546

 

300 W. South Street
Kirkland, IL  60146

 

kfumcoffice@gmail.com

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ABOUT US

 We claim the mission of our United Methodist denomination--"to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."  In our congregational  life, we stress growth - in fellowship, as we strive to be a community of openness and communication; in spiritual depth, as we emphasize prayer and Christian discipleship; in faith, as we discover new dimensions in our understanding of the Word of God; in outreach, as we seek to respond to needs in our community and world.

MISSIONS

Our congregation supports a variety of local, regional, national and global missions, including The Kirkland Food Pantry, Hope Haven, Carpenter's Place, and Heifer International, just to name a few.  In addition, our church's Knitting Ministry creates prayer shawls, hats, scarves, mittens and lap robes for church members and residents of various shelters and nursing homes.  We follow Jesus' command to "love your neighbor as yourself."  We want to be Christ's hands and feet in the world.

EDUCATION

Our congregation seeks growth through learning.  We offer opportunities to study God's word, the spiritual disciplines and ways to connect our faith with the world.  Our weekly Sunday school classes for children and youth and short-term studies for adults throughout the year address our desire to increase our faith and knowledge in God and God's call for us.

COMMUNITY

Women's and Men's ministry groups meet regularly for spiritual growth and support.  The men meet the third Saturday of the month at The Kirkland Family Restaurant.   The women meet every couple of months (meetings are listed in our newsletter).  These groups are a great place to connect and get to know other members better.  These groups support community events and provide financial support to various church missions and activities.

Meet The Staff

 

Rev. Jenny R. Weber

Pastor

After receiving her call to ministry at age 23, Pastor Jenny attended Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston and became an ordained Elder in The Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Jenny loves God, her family, leading worship, preaching and teaching.  When she's not doing the work of the church, Jenny can be found in the garden, knitting or reading a good mystery novel while cuddling with her dog Ranger.

 

Jamie Burkhardt

Administrative Assistant

Jamie has a passion for serving the Lord through her various gifts and enjoys working in the church office. When not at work, Jamie loves spending time with her husband and three girls, cooking, and getting together with friends. Jamie and her family attend Bethany Road Bible Church in DeKalb, and one of her greatest interests is being a part of bible studies, learning God’s word and enjoying fellowship with others. 

Hannah Strmic

Musician

Hannah is the owner of Forest City Music Studio in Rockford, Illinois where she teaches piano.