After nearly twelve years at Union UMC, Pastor Bob Morwell has been appointed to serve the First UMC of Carterville, IL, beginning on July 1. This will be a "homecoming" for Bob, who grew up just seven miles away in Carbondale. His father even attended the Carterville church during the last years of his life.
Union's new Pastor will be the Rev. Tim Woodard (pictured above)who has been serving the Goreville-Creal Springs Charge in Southern Illinois, about twenty miles from where the Morwells will be moving.
We will keep you informed as preparations are made for the transition of pastoral leadership.
Because some renovation work needs to be done to the parsonage here, the Morwells are looking at moving out sometime around June 25-26. Bob's last worship service as Pastor of Union UMC will be June 23 (which also happens to be the day after his sixtieth birthday).
The Methodist Misfits will be presenting the worship service on June 30.
There is an introductory letter from Pastor Woodard on the Commentary page of this site.