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!

Join us for SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 9:30 AM followed by Coffee Hour Fellowship! Masks and social distancing will be required. We will continue to stream live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fumcwilm. We will still offer radio broadcasting on FM 97.3 for those who wish to remain in your car in the parking lot. Everyone is Welcome!

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

Worship Options:

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

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

Drew Smith
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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The First United Methodist Church Preschool Program has open registration.

Preschool classes meet 3 times a week on Monday-Wednesday-Friday mornings from 9am-12 Noon. Preschoolers 2 years (by August 1, 2021) to 5 years of age may enroll.

Preschool Open House will be on August 19 from 6pm-7pm.

Information and registration forms about our program can be picked up at the church office or can be found below. Contact Mrs. Paula through the church office at 815-476-5474.