WHO WE ARE
Holcombe United Methodist Church
Holcombe UMC is a congregation that takes seriously its ministry to and with people of all ages. The church is known for its openness to the community, and is devoted to being a place that is welcoming and inviting. We offer programs ranging from children's Sunday school and Vacation Bible School to adult Bible study and senior luncheons.
The worship style at Holcombe UMC is essentially traditional, though relaxed. Children are an integral part of weekly worship. About 100 people worship weekly at Holcombe UMC, and total membership is about 170.
Jim Falls United Methodist Church
The mission of Jim Falls UMC is "to ignite and fan the flame for Christ!" A dedicated praise team helps live that out by leading worship each week. The worship style is contemporary and informal, although there is an appreciation for traditional music and liturgy. About 35 people worship weekly at Jim Falls UMC, and membership is about 75. Jim Falls UMC seeks to be a place that is open to all ages and encourages children and young families to worship and experience Sunday Conversation (weekly at 11 a.m.) and Sunday school (weekly at 10:15 a.m.).
Anson United Methodist Church
A sign in the church dining hall says "Sincerity, Simplicity, Service." It accurately reflects the atmosphere of Anson UMC. The congregation has a family feel — a family where it doesn't matter what your last name is. Rather, it's a place to gather in a country-church setting with friendly folks to hear the Gospel preached, to sing, and to admire the beauty of God's creation. A typical Sunday congregation numbers between 20 and 25. Visitors always welcome.
The pastor of Holcombe | Jim Falls | Anson UMC
I was born and raised in Burlington, Wis. Jeanie and I were married in 1971, and we have three grown children and four grandchildren. I attended numerous schools of higher learning over the years and graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.
I have had two careers before answering my call to ministry in 2000. My primary career was in health-care administration from 1972-2007. I spent 20 years in the Marine Corps, three years of active duty and 17 in the reserves.
My primary interests in ordained ministry are preaching and teaching in the local church, children's and youth ministries, adult education in the church, and counseling.
— Pastor Paul Gregersen
One Sunday a month, a United Methodist lay speaker leads worship and preaches at Jim Falls and Anson. The congregations are blessed by several members who have answered a call to lay speaking ministries
. They seek to proclaim the presence and power of God not only in preaching but in serving the church and world through their witness and example.
- Liz Dempsey
- Ken Flouro
- Keith Pitsch
- Bill Stimeling
- Karen Stimeling
What is the United Methodist Church?
The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
The United Methodist Church has 12 million members in more than 35,000 local congregations across the world. But each congregation is unique, local and personal, as are the churches of Holcombe, Jim Falls and Anson.
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The Fine Print
The Jim Falls, Anson, Holcombe Charge is a member of the Chippewa District of the Wisconsin Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church. Bishop: Hee-Soo Jung. District Superintendent: Ann Spindt Henschel.
The churches of Holcombe, Jim Falls and Anson also are members of Circuit 7, a group of 17 United Methodist congregations united in mission and ministry in Chippewa and Eau Claire counties.
Photos on this site © the Jim Falls, Anson, Holcombe Charge; Steve Scott; Jason Tetzloff; Ann Scott; Anna Reedy; Milt West; Gail Laudenslager; Jim Strupp; Vicky Strupp; Robbie Baker; Bill and Sue Rank; Carla Ingalls; Julie Burns; Kathy Ruhde; Anneleise Willmarth.
Every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of information on this site. Corrections should be forwarded to ChipCoUMC@outlook.comor (715) 382-4191.
"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace." (Numbers 6:24-26, NRSV) If you're reading this, may you be blessed to become a blessing to others!