VBS 2019

Join us as we partner with First Christian Church and Truth and Grace for fun and fellowship as we ROAR through the week!

July 14-18 6-8 p.m.

1601 Charleston Ave. Mattoon IL

The week will be filled with songs, lessons, crafts and snacks. We will hold a Block Party event on the last evening.  Ages ranging from going into Pre-School to going into 6th grade are encouraged to attend!!

For more information, call First Christian Church at 217-234-2928 or First United Methodist Church at 217-235-5676.

60’s Night

Thank you Dora Dallas for taking some pictures from our 60’s Night event!

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60’s Night


Come join us for a far out 60’s night Saturday, April 6th 7:00 -9:00 pm in the worship center! Come decked out in your favorite 60’s outfit.
There will be live music, snacks, and reminiscing. Stay groovy!

Prayer Walk 2019

2019 Prayer Walk
Once again we are privileged to ‘walk and pray’ or ‘drive and pray’ over our community. Beginning in March you can pick up a map at FUMC that is highlighted with a designated area of Mattoon. (Maps will be on a bulletin board across from the storage room door which is behind the Sunday Cafe Bar on the sanctuary level of FUMC).
You can do your ‘walk’ whenever it is convenient for you between Ash Wednesday and Easter. Walk alone, with a friend, with family…whatever works for you.
Pray for our City to turn our hearts to God to provide all that we need. Our community needs Christ and we can help to bring His Will to us by our prayers.
Direct your questions to Phyllis Dickinson (618) 741-4848

Mix, Match & Add

Do you ever feel like you recognize the faces of people Sunday mornings and if you’re lucky, remember their names?  You aren’t alone! In an effort to help us get to know our church families better, we will set up groups to meet at someone’s home to eat, play games, and enjoy each others company! So, how do you get involved? Sign up! Fill out the sheet below or contact the church office to let us know if you would like to host or would like to attend.


Bingo Night

Please come out on March 29th at 6pm and join us for a Bingo Night! Everyone of any age is welcome!

We will provide you with a night filled with Bingo, games, prizes, and food! Did we mention Bingo?!

Come out and support our two groups going on Missions Trips this year! Our students are going to Memphis and our adults are going to South Africa!

The cost is a donation per card! See you there!

Chili Cook-Off

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First UMC’s Hospitality Committee sponsors a Chili Cook-Off every January! Come enjoy some delicious homemade chili and desserts! Ribbons for traditional, spicy, non-traditional, and even desserts. Sign up to enter your chili or dessert by calling the church office (217.235.5676)

Open Mic Night

Come share your family-friendly musical, comedic, and poetic talents at our first open mic January 25th beginning at 6pm in our cozy coffee house worship center. Admission is a $2 or more donation, which is waived for performers. We will offer a cash drink and snack bar which will include coffee, tea, soda, water, and homemade goodies. All proceeds will go to FUMC’s South Africa Mission group to help with the financial obligations of the trip.

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Brown’s Auto Sale Fundraiser

Brown’s Auto Sales of Mattoon has made the generous offer to assist in fundraising efforts for the July 2019 South Africa Missions trip!

10% of every Professional Detail will be donated to the mission trip when referred by a mission trip member

$50 will be donated to the mission trip on the completion of a vehicle sale when referred by a mission trip member

Print out the referral card below or pick one up in the church office so the mission group will receive credit!

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Brown Fundraiser Info

Referral Cards and Info

A Play in a Manger


Mark your calendars and come spend a fun afternoon with us as Downtown Kids presents this year’s Christmas musical! The production will take place on Sunday, December 16th at 4:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

A meal will follow, so bring your appetite!

Sending us an RSVP will help ensure we have adequate seating and food prepared.

Hope to see you there!