Thanks for letting us share the devotion with you today at Troy Methodist Church Upward!

Here’s the verse:

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.  Matthew 5:16 NIV

And don’t forget, in order for our light to shine before others, we need Jesus in our lives.

Here’s another verse that might help us:

Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path. Pslam 119:105

It’s through reading God’s word that his light fills our lives!

We’re praying for you! Thank you for being a part of Upard this year!

In Christ,

Tim Price | Jenn Diliberto

PS – here are the actions for the scripture verse:



We thought you guys were such a fun group, we thought you might like some of these fun jokes to share with your family!

How do you get a squirrel to like you?
Act like a nut.

How does a scientist freshen her breath?
With experi-mints.

How do you talk to a giant?
Use big words.

Why did the kid cross the playground?
To get to the other slide.

What did the little corn say to the mama corn?
Where is popcorn?

Why does a seagull fly over the sea?
Because if it flew over the bay, it would be a baygull.

What kind of tree fits in your hand?
A palm tree.

What did one plate say to the other plate?
Dinner is on me.

What goes up but never comes down?
Your age.

What do you call guys who love math?

Why was the math book sad?
Because it had too many problems.

Why couldn’t the pony sing a lullaby?
She was a little horse.

What do you call a sleeping bull?
A bull-dozer.

What did the ocean say to the pirate?
Nothing, it just waved.

How much does it cost a pirate to get his ears pierced?
About a buck an ear.

What did the cat say when he fell off the table?

What do turkeys and teddy bears have in common?
They both have stuffing.


Every Sunday morning – 9:00 or 10:30 am – Troy Methodist Kids Ministry – You’re invited!

March 23, 2024 – Kids Conference in Edwardsville, IL (9am-2pm)

April 6, 2024 – Kids Conference in Marion, IL – Troy Methodist Kids will ride the church bus for this event.

June 24-27, 2024 – Beulah Bible Camp for kids who have completed 4,5 or 6th grades.

June 28-29, 2024 – Beulah Beginning Camp for those who have completed 1st, 2nd or 3rd grades.

July 8-12, 2024 – VBS at Troy Methodist Church from 9:00 am to 11:30 am each day! For all ages up to 5th grade.