Welcome to Mattoon First United Methodist Church! Our services are 9:00 a.m. for Traditional in the Sanctuary and 10:30 a.m. for Contemporary in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us! Nursery is provided for both services and there is Children’s Sunday School, ages first grade through fifth, during both services also!!


Downtown Kid’s meet again!

The kids were excited to see their friends after having the last 6 month off. Click here for pictures of their evening!


Click here for some events happening soon on Racism


Covid-19 has created new challenges for many businesses and social services in Mattoon. Please consider serving one of the organizations featured in this video presented by the Mission Team and spread the word about their good work.

We had a great time at the Outdoor Social event at the parsonage to welcome the Krosts on Wednesday, July 29.  Click here to see pictures of the event!

Please explore the options below and across the site and don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like any additional information.

Audio Recordings of previous sermons can be found HERE
Previous Virtual Services can be found HERE


Pastor Todd, Christina, and their daughters Madeline (14), Ava (10), and Harper (6), are delighted to be returning to Embarras River District! We are currently serving at Carrier Mills First UMC in Cache River District, and served at Neoga Grace/Toledo/Etna UMCs from 2014-2018.

Pastor Todd completed his Masters in Divinity at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL in 2014 and was ordained in June 2017. He will celebrate 8 years in ministry this summer. His favorite parts of ministry are building relationships, exploring church history, and service/mission work.

Christina is the Southern Illinois Outreach Coordinator for Faith in Place, an interfaith earth care non-profit based in Chicago. She also holds a jurisdictional position with United Methodist Women. She travels around Illinois teaching faithful people how to care for our shared land, air, water, and each other.

Madeline loves music and art. Ava loves to tumble and cheer. Harper is…hard to capture in just a few words. We also have a cat named Max. We eagerly anticipate meeting you all and putting down roots in the community. Please join us in praying for smooth transitions for everyone in the coming weeks.

In connectional spirit,

The Krosts

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