Parish of the Hills

PARISH OF THE HILLS is comprised of 3 churches:

First United Methodist (Mineral Point), Linden United Methodist (Linden) and Bethel United Methodist (rural Mineral Point). We welcome you to worship with us.


FIRST UMC 9:15 a.m. / 400 Doty Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565

LINDEN UMC 10:45 a.m. / In the Village of Linden on Hwy 39

BETHEL UMC 8:00 a.m. / Located on the Corner of State Hwy 39 & County “W”


Latest Newsletter: CLICK=> June-July-2023


Peace to the brothers and sisters, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.” Ephesians 6:23-24

Anytime the Apostle Paul had to say goodbye to a body of believers he would leave them with a salutation of Christian encouragement.

My hope and prayer are that during the time we had together God’s Word was sown into good soil and will continue to bring forth good fruit.

Jesus said as recorded in the book of Matthew 13:23, “And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.”

I encourage you to tend the soil of your heart so that the Word of God may transform your life. May your heart be free from unforgiveness, anger, bitterness, dissensions, and the like.

May we heed the words of the prophet Hosea (10:12-13), “Sow with a view to righteousness, reap in accordance with kindness; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord until He comes to rain righteousness on you. You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice, you have eaten the fruit of lies because you trusted in your own way.”

The Bible tells us the days are evil. To realize this, we may not need telling, for we can see with our own eyes the sinful condition of this world.

I leave you with the words of Jesus (Matthew 7:15-16) “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s’ clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”

Thanks to all who have shown me love and appreciation as we serve our Lord together. In love and compassion,
Pastor Chris Droste


June 18th will be Pastor Chris’ last Sunday in the pulpit. We wish her many blessings and best wishes with her new congregation in Plymouth, Wisconsin, and her husband Jim’s appointment to facilitate the building of a new Methodist church in that area.

Our Pulpit Supply for June 11th and June 25th at FIRST UMC and BETHEL will be  Jeanne Massey (lay leader at Bethel). Our Pulpit Supply for LINDEN on June 11th and June 25th will be Cheryl Keeney.

Per Jean VanMatre, FIRST UMC’s Choir will sing on June 18th and resume after Labor Day. 


A farewell potluck and open house will be held at Bethel UMC on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. for Pastor Chris and Pastor Jim. A sign-up sheet is in the narthex for a dish to pass.


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