Hello and welcome to First UMC Elgin! 

We are the First United Methodist Church located in beautiful downtown Elgin, IL. We often refer to ourselves as First UMC Elgin for short. 

We are an inclusive community of faith and celebrate our Christian beliefs through worship, fellowship, and service in a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment. We create vital, relevant ministries for diverse generations, families, and individuals. We enrich spiritual life and encourage witness and action for a more just, loving, and peaceful world.

We celebrate the diversity of the human community and affirm 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 orientations (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 known 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.

Click here to learn more About Us.

Weekly Worship Service

Weekly worship service is available in person or live-streamed every Sunday @ 10:00 am. New visitors are welcome!

Join us for in-person worship at: 
216 E. Highland Ave.
Elgin, Illinois 60120

Or join us live streaming on:

 Facebook , Vimeo , and YouTube

To see what we’ll be discussing at our next worship service, check out our Weekly Ministry Guides.

Small Group Ministries

Following worship service, the small group ministries meet to help each other learn, grow, and stay accountable in faith. New members are always welcome! Click here to see a full list of our group ministries.