First United Methodist Church in Marshall, Illinois – where God’s love grows one life at a time.


First United Methodist Church of Marshall has stood in the heart of downtown Marshall for 165 years. In that time, the neighborhood, the city and the world have changed around us. The internet and our ability to express ourselves globally is a great example of that change. However, our calling remains unchanged: to worship God, to be disciples of Jesus Christ, and to serve others.

This website is a reflection of our vibrant mission and ministries that serve not only our members but embrace the needs of our community as well. It is our hope that you will find what you need on this website.

Even with all of the information displayed on this website, it’s important to remember that ultimately we are about the people: the people we serve, the people we are, and the people we strive to be. It is a privilege to be part of this congregation. I invite you to get to know us. You'll find a diverse group of individuals with a common greeting for you: Welcome!

First United Methodist Church of Marshall welcomes you to the joy of our fellowship. We believe you will find a friendly congregation in which you can worship and serve with meaning.

Everyone can participate and have a part in the total life of the church. Our spirit is warm and our morale is high. Both the experience and the expression of God's love are real to us. We extend to you a cordial invitation to visit with us, find your place of service and let this church be your spiritual home. We look forward to seeing you.

In the true love of our Savior

Richard Lewis, Pastor



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