News & Information


October Special Offering

October’s special offering celebrates World Communion Sunday. Your gifts will support World Communion scholarships, administered by the General Board of Global Ministries, with at least half of the annual amount used for ministries beyond the U.S.; and Ethnic Scholarship and Ethnic In-Service Training program related to the General board of Higher Education and Ministry. Offering envelopes will be in your bulletin on October 2 and can be used anytime through the month of October.

Healing Ministry Class

OCT 20 & 21st

"Using Your Hands to Heal," a Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry class, will be coming to First UMC on October 20 and 21. It is open to anyone who has a sincere desire to be a Healing Presence for others. Built upon a Christian philosophy of caring, it integrates prayer, hands on healing and anointing based on Scripture. Contact Bev Crede for more information.


November 5th

join us for fun and fellowship on Sunday, November 5th from 1 to 4 PM in the First United Methodist church basement. This is not limited to our congregation so please bring your friends. We will be doing a make and take event where you paint a sign by use of a stencil. Each sign is $40 and is approximately 11 x 14” in size. You do not have to be a crafter to do this. We provide all needed materials. Reservations and pre-payment are required. Some items may be personalized Orders and payment needed by November 1st. Selection, registration and Pre-payment may be made at the church office. Please make checks payable to Janine Todd or Should you have any questios please feel free to contact Janine at 309-337-5069. All invited to participate. Good time to make beautiful gifts to give.

Script Cards

For each card sold in the Scrip program, our church gets a percentage of the sale so when you use Scrip cards for what you did not get for Christmas, birthdays or wedding gifts (as well as a treat for yourself) it helps Monmouth First United Methodist Church with needed funds. A list of participating retailers for you to take is on the table in the hallway. Cards on hand right now in the church office are, Bath & Body and Old Navy. Many other cards are also available online.

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