What to Expect When You Visit

First of all, welcome to First United Methodist Church!  We are so glad you are visiting our website, and we hope you join us in worship soon.  

Don't worry, we know what it's like to walk into a building for the first time, not sure of where to go or who you'll encounter when you get there.  We aspire to make your visit as wonderful as you can imagine.  

When you walk in the building on Sunday mornings, someone will direct you towards either our worship service or Discipleship Group.  Not sure where to go?  Ask us!  And we'll even show you where to grab a cup of coffee!

If you still have questions, Pastor Jim or Pastor Kathy can answer pretty much any questions you might have.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I wear?

It might be easier to answer what shouldn't you wear!  Wear what you have.  Wear what you are comfortable in. Wear what you want.  We are a diverse group of people and we believe that the people in the clothing are what matters, period.  Most people wear casual dress, which means polos and khakis to jeans and t-shirts.

What do I do with my children?

Well, that is entirely up to you!  We have a nursery for Pre-K.  During the worship service, kindergarten aged kids can go to the nursery.  We know that children can be wiggly in church and that's okay.  We do have a "no shush" policy for the parents.  Children are not "little adults" and therefore do not behave like we think they should.  We have coloring paper and crayons and worksheets they can focus on.

What about Sunday School?

We have Discipleship Group for the adults all year round that start at 9:15 am.  The Discipleship Group for children and youth follow the school year at the same time.  Our youth leads get the summer off.

Is there a youth group?

Yes!  Youth group for 6-12th grade students meet on Wednesday nights.  For the most accurate information, check the calendar or youth page.

9412 228th Street North, Port Byron, Illinois 61275

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