Welcome To First

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Pekin Illinois, a community of real people living a real faith. 

Located next to the beautiful lagoon in Pekin’s Mineral Springs Park, First Church is an inter-generational church with a place for everyone.  With a variety of worship styles and times, activities and classes, you’re certain to find a way to grow closer in your relationship with God at First Church.  Have questions?  Click on the “Contact” tab.  Consider being our guest!

Verse of the Day

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; — John 11:25 (NIV)


Christmas Eve Worship
Dec. 24
4:00 pm,(Children’s program) 7:00 pm.(Contemporary)

11:00 pm.(Traditional)


Christmas Day Worship
Dec. 25
10:00 am.(Traditional)
6:30 pm. Connect-Contemporary
Worship During Advent
Discover who are our neighbors
in the context of the Christmas story . . .
Hope Nov.26/27—The Shepherds
Faith Dec. 3/4 – The Innkeeper
Joy Dec. 10/11—Mary and Joseph
Peace Dec. 17/18—The Wise Men


Evening By the Fire
Contemporary Christmas Show
Presented by the Praise Teams of First UMC and Grace UMC
Saturday, Dec. 17, 7:00 pm at First
and Sunday, Dec. 18, 7:00 pm at Grace
All are invited to these extraordinary evenings you won’t want to miss!






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Monday thru Thursday
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Phone: 309.347.3155
Snack Pack FUN-Raiser

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Custodian, part-time (Pekin, IL)

The right candidate will be thorough, able to take initiative, energetic, focused and concerned for the cleanliness of our church building.  The custodian must be able to work with and around cleaning chemicals and be able to lift 50 pounds due to moving tables and chairs.  This position is key to setting up and resetting rooms for activities within the church such as weddings, funerals, seminars, etc.  This is a part-time role for approximately 15-20 hours per week that could include weekend work.  Flexibility is needed due to regular weekly schedule and extra activities.

Email your letter of introduction and resume to
First United Methodist Church
1315 Court Street
Pekin, IL  61554

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