At Elsberry United Methodist Church, worship services under the guidance of Pastor Laura Taylor are vibrant, enriching experiences that bring together the congregation in a spirit of unity and devotion. With Pastor Taylor's compassionate leadership and inspirational messages, each service becomes a nurturing space for spiritual growth and connection. Rooted in tradition yet embracing innovation, worship at Elsberry United Methodist Church offers a blend of timeless hymns, heartfelt prayers, and engaging sermons that speak to the challenges and joys of contemporary life. Through a welcoming atmosphere and a commitment to inclusivity, these services provide a sacred opportunity for individuals to encounter the presence of God and deepen their faith journey.

Sunday Services & Classes
  • 8:45 am, Family Breakfast & Bible Story Fun with small groups.
  • 9:35 am, Traditional Worship Service with Kid's Time.
  • 10: 30am, Fellowship with donuts.

Save the Date

Friday, May 31
New Member Celebration and Potluck

Sunday, June 2
10:30 am, Community Worship in the City Park/Potluck in our Fellowship Hall

Monday, July 15 - Thursday, July 18
Vacation Bible School

Sunday, August 25
Our Church Worship at Skyway Event Venue

We're continually planning meaningful gatherings and activities for our community. Please remember to check back regularly to stay informed about these events and join in the wonderful experiences we have in store for you.


Family breakfast & bible, 8:45 am
Worship, 9:35 am
Kid's Time, 9:50 am
Fellowship, 10:30 am
Adult Sunday School ,10:45 am

Ministry/Administrative Board, 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7:00 pm
Heart and Soles Exercise Group meets at 8:30 am in the Libby Clarke Fellowship Hall

Heart and Soles Exercise Group meets at 8:30 am in the Libby Clarke Fellowship Hall

Please check our Calendar for a detailed list of meetings.

New Member Celebration and Potluck

Join us for a joyous occasion at Elsberry United Methodist Church on Friday, May 31st, as we celebrate our newest members with a special New Member Celebration and Potluck event.

It's a wonderful opportunity for our congregation to come together in fellowship and welcome those who have recently joined our church family. Bring your favorite dish to share and join us for a delicious potluck meal filled with love and community spirit. Let's extend our warmest hospitality to our new members and make this celebration a memorable and heartwarming experience for all. We look forward to seeing you there!

Community Worship in the City Park/Potluck

Join us for a joyous occasion at Elsberry United Methodist Church on Friday, May 31st, as we celebrate our newest members with a special New Member Celebration and Potluck event.

Join us for a special Community Worship gathering at Elsberry United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 2nd, at 10:30 am, held outdoors in the beautiful City Park.

This unique worship experience allows us to come together as a community, surrounded by the beauty of nature, to lift our voices in praise and gratitude. Following the service, we invite you to join us in our Fellowship Hall for a delightful potluck meal, where we can continue our fellowship and share in the abundance of food and friendship. It's a wonderful opportunity to connect with one another, enjoy delicious homemade dishes, and celebrate the spirit of togetherness that defines our church family. We look forward to sharing this meaningful day with you and creating lasting memories together.

Youth Bible Study

At Elsberry United Methodist Church, our commitment to fostering spiritual growth extends to our vibrant Youth Bible Study held on Saturday nights. We invite all students from 6th to 12th grades to join us from 7 to 8 pm, at our church.

These engaging sessions serve as an invaluable opportunity for young minds to explore faith, connect with peers, and delve into meaningful discussions guided by our dedicated leaders. Come and be part of an enriching journey of learning and discovery within a welcoming and supportive community.

Table of Grace

Experience the warmth of fellowship at Elsberry United Methodist Church's Table of Grace. Join us at 8:45 am for a delightful breakfast, followed by invigorating breakout groups tailored for every age group: Pre-K/K, 1st, 4th, Youth, and Adults.

Sponsor a Brick Fundraiser

Contribute $1 per brick towards our $4,000 target.

Join us in supporting the restoration of the sanctuary bricks at Elsberry United Methodist Church by simply placing your dollar in the designated box located in the atrium. Your generous participation will help us achieve our goal.

Local Church Officials

Thank you to those who were nominated and elected at the charge conference to be our leadership team for 2023. It takes many different talents, gifts, and ideas working together in order to accomplish the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Where is God leading you to serve in the community this year to connect, care and share?

Open our 2023 list of Local Church Officials for Elsberry UMC from our Online Library.


12 Elsberry Churches Working Together
  • Offered EHS Senior Baccalaureate Brunch
  • Sponsored National Day of Prayer at the Flagpole - 1st Thurs. May
  • United for Thanksgiving Hymn Sing
  • Provided 60 Christmas Food Baskets with $70 IGA gift certificates
  • Helped 3 families with electric bills
  • Provided emergency groceries for 2 families
  • Helped 4 families buy needed prescriptions
  • Assisted 2 families with short-term housing
  • Aided 5 families with city services (water/sewer)
All assistance is from donations to the Elsberry Ministerial Alliance fund.
Total Charitable Assistance in 2022: $5,952.29

Our churches are encouraged to contribute a minimum of $150/year which is the maximum given to any one family within the calendar year. Anyone can contribute.

Checks payable to EMA c/o Treasurer 117 Lone Dove Ln Winfield MO 63389

Kim Jones receives and processes assistance requests forwarded by local churches based on EMA application criteria and available funds. EMA donations are charitable deductions.

EMA Churches: Elsberry & Mt. Zion Assoc. Reformed Presbyterian Church, Bible Holiness Church, Centennial UMC, Elsberry Assembly of God, Elsberry UMC, First Baptist Church, First Christian Church, God's House of Ministry, New Hope Baptist Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Smith Chapel UMC, Star Hope Baptist Church

President: Sam Byers Vice President: Laura Taylor Secretary: Kris Hagemeier Treasurer: Mike Byers Assistance Coordinator: Kim Jones


We NEED Your Help!
If you would be willing to help serve communion, read scripture, usher, or acolyte (ages 9 & up), please let Pastor Laura know.

Elementary Aged Ministry
If you would be willing to help serve communion, read scripture, usher, or acolyte (ages 9 & up), please let Pastor Laura know.

Feed 'em, Teach 'em & Love 'em, our elementary-aged ministry, needs your help. We need drivers to pick up the kids on Sunday morning and return them home after worship. We need people to help cook breakfast at 8 am. We need volunteers to help create the weekly activity packets for families. (Driving and working with children requires certification through our Safe Gatherings process, it's an easy online training and background-checking service) Call the church office to volunteer, or support this important ministry financially.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in the Giving Tree Distribution.