Welcome to the First United Methodist Church!

The mission of the First United Methodist Church of Wilmington is to actively witness God’s grace to our community and world through unconditional love. We come together to honor and worship God. We are challenged to mature and strengthen our lives as Christian disciples.

Welcome to our church!



Sunday Worship time is 9:00 a.m. and will be broadcast on 97.3 FM on your radio if you are in our church parking lot or in close proximity. All services are streamed on Facebook, so please visit us https://www.facebook.com/fumcwilm

If you are not a Facebook user, just search for “Wilmington IL First United Methodist Church Facebook” on your favorite search website, and scroll down our Facebook page until you get to the videos or live feed.

You can reach our “Sermon By Phone” dedicated phone line at 815-205-3381. Sermons will be recorded by the Monday following the Sunday Sermon.


Longest Night Healing Service – December 21 at 7pm on Facebook

Christmas Eve Service ~ Candle Light Service with Communion at 5pm in the parking lot and on Facebook. Everyone is asked to bring flashlight or battery operated candle to shine during the singing of Silent Night

December 27 – John Wesley Covenant Service – During Regular service – 9am and Facebook

December 31 – New Year Prayer Service 7pm on Facebook

Please contact the office with any questions or concerns at 815-476-5474.

Church Office Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

We are located at: 401 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

Church Office: 815-476-5474


Worship Service

Summer Worship Options:

The First United Methodist Church of Wilmington is offering three formats for worship this summer.

Drive-in Services are held in the church parking lot (401 E. Kahler Rd.) at 9 am on Sunday mornings. Listen to the service on your car radio at 97.3 FM or through the speaker system. Everyone is asked to stay in their cars and enjoy the comfort of your car seats. Volunteers will be assisting with parking, attendance and offering to provide everyone with a safe experience. There is a limited service area for this radio station.

We will continue to offer the service at facebook.com/fumcwilm. The service is now live at 9am to coincide with the Drive-In Service. You may also watch it later at a convenient time.

Our third option for hearing the sermon and announcements is to call in to hear a recorded message. The dedicated number for the call-in sermon is 815-205-3381. Sermons will be posted by the Monday following the Sunday sermon.

We welcome you to join us by worshiping in one or more of these ways each week.


Our facilities at First United Methodist Church are fully accessible with air conditioning.

Large print Bibles and Hymnals are available.

Hearing assistance is available.

A cry area is available during worship services.


First United Methodist Church
401 East Kahler Road
Wilmington, Illinois 60481

Phone: 815-476-5474

Parsonage:  815-476-9385


Harriette Cross

Debbie Ritchie
Administrative Assistant

Judy Francis
Membership Coordinator & Financial Secretary

Marcia Mellott
Vocal Music Director

Gayle Robinson

Tracy Smith
Praise Ringers Handbell Choir Director

Ginger Wuchter

Ginger Wuchter & Kim Young
Christian Education Co-Chairs 


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First United Methodist Church Early Childhood Preschool Program has open registration for the school year starting in August.

Children age 2 (by August 1) through 5 years may attend school 1, 2, or 3 days.

Registration forms can be downloaded below or are available in the Church office. For additional information, please contact Debbie Seasly through the Church office at 815-476-5474.