Notes from the Pastor

  Rev. Dr. Noah Panlilio was appointed pastor of Malta and Northwest Malta Churches effective July 1, 2013. Pastor Noah grew up in Manila, the capital city of the Republic of the Philippines and started as a student pastor after graduating from the university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. He then continued on to seminary for a Master’s Degree in Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degree. He has been a pastor in the United Methodist Church over 32 years serving in the city of Manila and Northwestern District of Chicago. Pastor Noah has one daughter, Reanna Grace.


Pastor’s Noah’s JUNE 2019 Message

As all of you know this is my last opportunity to share this message with you in this newsletter  as your pastor for six years. My scheduled move from the parsonage to Morrison United Methodist Church in Morrison IL, will be on June 26th, and my last Sunday on the pulpit is on June 30th. The SPRC is planning a fellowship meal after joint worship service. So please come and join us. I will no longer be available for office hours after I move out of the parsonage on June 26th.

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of my daughter Reanna to say our final thank you,  but not good bye, to this council who have supported us and my ministry for six years. It has been a fruitful venture and adventure doing ministry in this community and in your midst. I am positive that with your help and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, my ministry made quite a difference to this congregation if not also to the community of Malta and Dekalb. We have fond memories and exciting times as well as trying times while we are here in Malta.

Thank you very much for being a caring and supportive congregation. This congregation is one of the church that I will say one of the best that I have served. Saying good bye is always very difficult, but moving away will not be the end of our friendship. I will not be your pastor after June 30th but I will always be a friend to you. Please give the same support and welcome to your new pastor who is coming on July 1st.. Please know that you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Our final move is set on Wednesday June 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Again, thank you very much for everything! and as we say in Tagalog, Maraming Salamat po! 

To God be the Glory for Great Things God has Done! 

+Pastor Noah
Rev. Dr. Noah R. Panlilio