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.

Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m.

Church Office Hours:

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

Church Office: 815-476-5474
Email: fumcsecretary401@att.net
We are located at 401 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481


Worship Service

Worship Options:

The First United Methodist Church of Wilmington offers worship two ways:

  • 9:30 a.m. ~ Sunday Morning Worship in the Sanctuary
  • 9:30 a.m. ~ Sunday on Facebook Live or at your convenience

A Children’s Sermon is recorded on Facebook after the Sunday Service

Facilities are fully accessible with air conditioning

Large print Bibles and Hymnals are available

Hearing assistance is available

A cry area is available during services

A fellowship time with refreshments follows the service


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

Phone: 815-476-5474

Parsonage:  815-476-9385


Harriette Cross

Jaymie Rickmon
Administrative Assistant

Judy Francis
Membership & Financial Secretary

Gayle Robinson

Drew Smith
Chancel Choir Director

Tracy Smith
Praise Ringers Handbell Choir Director

Ginger Wuchter


Watch this page for upcoming events!

Community Senior Time

Community Senior Time is held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 1130 am – 1:30 pm. Please come out and enjoy free lunch, delicious desserts, speakers, games & fellowship! Everyone is welcome!

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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 2, 2023) to 5 years of age may enroll.

Preschool Open House will be on August 31, 6-7 p.m.

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.