Welcome to Marshall FUMC!

Worship With Us!

We are currently offering in person worship at 9 a.m., as well as live on Facebook at 9 a.m. We hope you join us for worship this Sunday.

Meet Marshall First UMC

Meet the staff and clergy, read about our history, and find out about ministries and other activities.

Contact and Directions

Marshall First United Methodist Church is located at 702 Plum Street Marshall, IL 62441. 

Worship With Us

Worship! This is our response to our loving God. All that we do is born out of a living, loving relationship with the Triune God. Our worship services are designed to provide a meaningful space for worshipers to connect with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We invite you to join us as we express our love and thanks for the wonder, beauty, and majesty of the God of all creation.

Our Values

We, as United Methodist Christians, value Jesus Christ, the Living Word of God, who is our Savior and Lord. We value the written word of God, the Bible, that reveals God’s redemptive plan for all of creation, guides us in daily life, and sets our hopes toward a victorious future. We value our God given mission to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” We value Christian fellowship where life is lived in community with all of its joys and sorrows. We value the world in which we live. We seek to be good stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. We affirm all persons as equally valuable in the sight of God and stand against all forms of racism.

Covid-19 Update

  Great News!!  The Church Council has made significant changes toward fully opening our church related to Covid-19 mitigation practices.  

In light of new guidelines from the CDC, the Conference office, and the State of Illinois, beginning this Sunday, we will not be required to wear masks!!  We will not be practicing socially distancing!!  We will be singing!!  You no longer have to register for worship. We will continue to use the lower level doors for now, but they will not be locked leading up to worship time.   

    Beginning Sunday, May 30, we will be going to one worship service at 9:00 a.m.  We are hopeful to begin providing a nursery on May 30, also. 

Beginning Sunday, June 6, we will begin Sunday School for all ages.  We will also begin our fellowship time following worship.

We are grateful for this opportunity to move forward with our church’s life and ministry.  However, we are desiring to do so with continued care and want to promote good health for everyone.    Those who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue wearing your masks for any church event.  We will also continue to offer the overflow space and balcony for those who wish to practice more social distancing.  

On Sunday, June 13, we will have a special worship service remembering and celebrating our journey through this long season of Covid-19.  This will be a time of offering thanks, sharing our stories, remembering those we have lost, and looking to the future. Plan to join us for this important church family worship gathering.  

For those who have not worshiped with us for a while, this would be a great opportunity to reengage in worship and fellowship with your church family.  I hope to see you soon.

We will continue to offer the worship service live on Facebook each week for those of you that cannot attend in person.

Vacation Bible School

VBS is rapidly approaching. Our 2021 VBS theme is Discovery on Adventure Island. Discovery on Adventure Island invites children to arise and shine because the light of God’s love has come and is shining on them. The children will be empowered by exploring ways God shines great light in the world and by learning how they can also shine God’s light by reflecting what they’ve learned. Through stories in the Old and New Testaments, this program will show students how connection with God brings the invitation to shine God’s light in a world that needs it now more than ever. Through this VBS, children will learn many ways of sharing God’s love everywhere they go!

Register Today!

Choir Director

Marshall First United Methodist Church is looking to hire a choir director for our Sunday morning adult choir. This is a part-time, paid position. If you or someone you know would be interested, please contact Pastor Bob Sabo at [email protected] or by calling 217-826-8041.

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