418 Washington
Quincy, IL 62301
(217)223-2636



Pastoral Services


 


MISSION:  Sharing the Love of Jesus Christ through Life in a Caring Community

Meet Rev. Dixie Croxton, Sunset’s Chaplain for Spiritual Life.  She serves the spiritual needs for our residents and staff throughout Sunset at both the 418 Washington Campus and the 8th and Broadway Apartments.  Pastor Dixie is a licensed minister of the United Methodist Church.  Born and raised in Adams County she has lived the past 33 years with her husband Ron on their farm South of Augusta in Schuyler County, Illinois.   Dixie comes to Sunset with 35 years of local church ministry experience.  July 2106

Dixie Croxton-2016

Rev. Dixie Croxton

SERVICES:  Rev. Dixie Croxton, Chaplain of Spiritual Life conducts Weekly Sunday Worship services at 1:00 p.m. in Oliver’s Chapel at Sunset Home as well as Mid Week Worship on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Sunset Apartments.  Worship every Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. in Oliver’s Chapel by various local pastors.  Mass celebrated on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Oliver’s Chapel.

BIBLE DEVOTIONS & STUDIES: Rev. Dixie Croxton, Chaplain of Spiritual Life leads Tuesday morning Bible Devotions at 10:15 a.m. in Oliver’s Chapel.  She also leads Bible Study on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Apartments.

 

SUNSET HOME’S HISTORY WITH THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:

More than 129 years ago, Mr.  & Mrs. Charles Pfeiffer had a strong desire to provide care and shelter for the elderly so they offered their modest home at 418 Washington in Quincy to several older people who needed loving care through their remaining days. The Pfeiffer’s realized the need for such care was larger than what they had expected, so they offered the home to the St. Louis German Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. They sent a proposal offering to donate their home and its contents to the conference if the membership agreed to continue the residence as a home for the aged. The conference voted to accept the gift and in December of 1889 the home was incorporated. Today we are still related with The United Methodist Church through a Covenantal Agreement with the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, working within the guidelines of the United Methodist Book of Discipline. While continuing to address the physical needs of our residents that Mr.  & Mrs. Pfeiffer envisioned so many years ago, and it remains our primary concern today, we have not forgotten their spiritual well being.

 

Celebrating the United Methodist Women at the LaMoine River District UMW 2018 Spring Gathering hosted by Mt. Sterling UMC – thank you for supporting Sunset Home! With Rev. Dixie Croxton and Tracy Hagman, Development Director.  4/21/18

 

Quincy welcomes Bishop Frank Beard, Resident Bishop of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Bishop Beard spent the day visiting with Quincy’s two UMC Golden Cross Ministries:  Chaddock and Sunset Home.  The Bishop and Monsignor Michael Kuse presided over a worship service that evening.  The service was held at Sunset Apartment’s historical Holy Family Chapel, which is the former site of the catholic Norte Dame High School.    Pictured:  Rev. Doug Rorex, Monsignor Michel Kuse, Bishop Frank Beard, Rev. Dixie Croxton.  4/5/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rev. Dixie Croxton, chaplain of spiritual life at Sunset Home, hugs a child after saying a prayer for the children during the home’s inaugural “Blessing of the School Bags“, in the Sunset Home chapel. Croxton has been on duty at Sunset Home since July 10. | H-W Photo/Phil Carlson.  8/15/16

The Rev. Dixie Croxton, chaplain of spiritual life at Sunset Home, hugs a child after saying a prayer for the children during the home's inaugural "Blessing of the School Bags" Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in the Sunset Home chapel. Croxton has been on duty at Sunset Home since July 10. | H-W Photo/Phil Carlson

 

Oliver’s Chapel at Sunset Home:  Rededication Ceremony, Dec. 6, 2015

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Reverend Oliver Taube

July 29, 1923 – December 25, 2013

 “IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL”

Celebrating our beautiful new chapel and to honor Reverend Oliver Taube.  Rev. Taube served Sunset Home as pastor for over thirteen years.  Our guests include Rev. Taube’s family, Sunset’s residents and their families, staff, Board of Directors, local pastors and key individuals who were instrumental with the remodel project.

HISTORY:    We are excited for the completion of Oliver’s Chapel at Sunset Home remodel project.  The planning started last year and with successful fundraising efforts and a grant from the Arthur 0. & Lela B. Lindsay Fund.   We raised $38,293 that paid for the full renovation including new chairs, light fixtures and flooring.  The blessings keep coming:  Janet Quintero, of Vermont Street United Methodist Church has created and is donating a custom made stain-glassed window piece to place on the altar:  “The Ascension of Jesus” and is dedicated in loving memory to her parents Reverend John & Miriam Conaway.

 

Your Golden Cross Ministries:  “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.  The second is this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  There is no other commandment greater than these.”  MARK 12:30-31

Illinois Great Rivers Conference of The United Methodist Church

www.igrc.org/goldencross

God works through your prayers and support in acts of mercy to bless the lives of individuals of all ages and at all stages of life.  Your Golden Cross Ministries serve more than 6,500 individuals each year in benevolent care.

Older Adult Ministries:

  • Evenglow Lodge – Pontiac: Serving seniors through a comprehensive range of services in a Christian multi-level care retirement community.
  • Sunset Home – Quincy: Leading the Way since 1889 in serving seniors with housing and health care services designed to meet their individual needs.
  • The United Methodist Village – Lawrenceville: Serving seniors with all levels of care.
  • Wesley Village – Macomb: Offering seniors a choice of independent living, healthcare, skilled care, and memory care in a caring Christian environment since 1980.

Hospital Pastoral Care:

  • Alton Memorial Hospital – Alton: Improving the health of the people and communities we serve.
  • Pastoral Care Methodist Medical Center – Peoria: Providing a ministry of pastoral support to patients, families, and staff in times of medical crisis.

Children & Family Ministries

  • Chaddock – Quincy: Offering trauma-focused services that give hope and healing to at-risk children and families through special education, community programs and residential treatment.
  • Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House – E. St. Louis: A multi-purpose community center providing programs and services which empower and strengthen people of all ages.
  • The Baby Fold – Normal: Providing excellent care through residential treatment, family support, foster care, adoption, prevention services, and special education.
  • United Methodist Children ’ s Home – Mt. Vernon: Healing today for a brighter tomorrow through excellent services for individuals, families, and communities.