Announcements


  • Human Relations Day


    We are called to serve those who are suffering. Human Relations Day is about celebrating the local and national ministries that do this everyday and giving generously to make sure they can continue to do this work. Give this weekend at your local church or online for this #SpecialSunday at: https://bit.ly/UMCGiveSupport



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  • 100 Days of Prayer


    Our 100 Days of Prayer officially concluded on January 11, but we are asking you to continue to pray daily for our church, its ministries, and the construction project. There have been many construction delays but progress is being made! If you need a new prayer card, they are on the welcome table in the hallway at church, and on the information table each Sunday at McGuire & Davies.


    Our prayer is this: “Our Father in Heaven, stir us up to walk in faith and to be united in our ministries. We pray Jesus will continue to be the cornerstone and foundation of everything we do.”


    Thank you!

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  • Uncle Phil's Diner 2

    Evergreen Homecoming 1957


    Plans are underway to return to the Diner later this year! Right now, Joy Boostrom and Cathy Sheagren are putting the cast together. Are you in? There are large and small parts, and you do not need to have a great singing voice to participate. If you are interested or want more information, please talk to Cathy (309-335-9066) or Joy (309-255-3197). The performance weekend for Uncle Phil's Diner 2 is July 15.

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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.