Welcome

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 back to church!

The First United Methodist Church of Wilmington plans to begin in-person
Worship on Sunday, September 27 at 9:00 a.m.

We will begin with Worship in Fellowship Hall with limited seating inside. You must
wear a facemask over your nose and mouth while inside and social distance.
Temperatures will be taken and hand sanitizer will be distributed. We will still offer
radio broadcasting on FM 97.3 for those in the parking lot; stream on Facebook;
and Sermon by Phone at 815-205-3381. The Health Team will continue to monitor
the situation and recommend moving to the sanctuary when safe to do so.

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

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.

Worship

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.

About

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

Phone: 815-476-5474

Parsonage:  815-476-9385

Staff

Harriette Cross
Pastor
fumcpastor401@att.net

Debbie Ritchie
Administrative Assistant
fumcsecretary401@att.net

Judy Francis
Membership Coordinator & Financial Secretary

Marcia Mellott
Vocal Music Director

Gayle Robinson
Organist

Tracy Smith
Praise Ringers Handbell Choir Director

Ginger Wuchter
Custodian 

Ginger Wuchter & Kim Young
Christian Education Co-Chairs 

Events

Watch this page for upcoming events!

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Preschool

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.