Announcements


  • Sanctuary Choir practice


    Everyone is welcome to sing in the Sanctuary Choir. Practices will be Thursday, September 15 and 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

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  • How will you serve?


    We are moving closer to the day when we will celebrate the opening of the new building. Soon we will be able to fully enjoy the new opportunities that this presents to us as members of this congregation. Your service is needed on many different ministry teams. Here is a list of some of the ways you may serve this year. Contact LeAnn in the church office (309-734-9437 or leann_1umc@yahoo.com) to have your name added to our ministry teams.


    Please Click here for a list of opportunities to serve.

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  • Call-Em-All & Text-Em-All


    We are using  a new way to communicate with members and people who regularly attend 1st United Methodist Church. It’s called Call-Em-All, or Text-Em-All, and the system is now in place.


    Pastor Jon will send out a message to those who have signed up, and then you will receive the message. 

     

    Please contact the church office (309-734-9437) to be added to the list to receive messages.

    We are initiating a new way to communicate with members and people who regularly attend 1st United Methodist Church. It’s called Call-Em-All, or Text-Em-All, and the system is now in place and you will be receiving messages, sent out by Pastor Jon. Information about Call-Em-All went out in a mailing in November. You were asked to update a general contact information sheet for the office, and then indicate whether or not you wished to be a part of Call-Em-All. Thank you to all who have responded so far. There are a couple of important things to remember about Call-Em-All. 


    First, depending on your personal preference, you will receive a phone message, or a text, to the number you provided. If your phone number should ever change, or if your preference for a call or text changes, you will need to contact the office. When we are able to worship again in person, Call-Em-All forms will always be kept at the Welcome Table.

     

    Second, it is not necessary, or possible, to respond to the message. It is simply a message for you.

     

    Third, with this system, no one is required to call another person. That’s not how it works. Pastor Jon will send out a message to those who have signed up, and then you will receive the message. That’s it.

     

    We’ll begin using Call-Em-All immediately. It might be a prayer request, a church announcement or a building update, a weather related announcement, meeting reminders, things like that.

     

    We want to thank the members of the Memorial Committee, who graciously approved the funding for Call-Em-All for the first year.

  • Scrip Program


    For each card we sell, our church gets a percentage of the sale. The church office has cards on hand right now or you can order them online.

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