Welcome Statement

The First United Methodist Church of Elgin celebrates the diversity of the human community and affirms the sacred worth of each person.  We seek to follow the Way of Jesus, extending love to others, as we would want to be loved.  We welcome into full inclusion in the life and ministries of the church people of all sexual orientation (lesbian, gay, and bisexual) and gender identities (transgender), ages, races and national origins, physical or mental abilities, and economic conditions.  We especially proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have know the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church.  As a Reconciling Congregation, we believe that we are being reconciled to God and to one another.

An Open Letter to the Community



Regular Schedule 

Office Hours
  • Monday through Thursday
    9:00AM to 3:00PM
    9:00AM to 1:00PM

  • Traditional Worship Service
    – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Youth Sunday School
    – 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Adult Sunday School
    – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Delayed Radio Broadcast - WRMN AM1410
    – 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Monday Morning Coffee @ Blue Box Cafè
    – 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Monday Morning Quilters
    – 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Soup Kettle
    – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
    – 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Guys Stuff Men's Group
    – 6:30 PM to 7:30 AM
  • Celebration Ringers Rehearsal
    – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Cathedral Choir Rehearsal
    – 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Reflections Women's Bible Study
    – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • The River Worship Service
    – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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Pastor Richard T. Carlson
Date: January 26, 2020
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