Update: We will be eliminating in-person worship until further notice.

The bishop has issued a requirement that all United Methodist churches in the IGRC remain closed until mid-December, at which time the bishop and the cabinet will re-evaluate.

The Macon County Health Department has requested that all schools and houses of worship be closed until mid-January. At this point we are closing our building to everything except worship recording until at least December 18.

It is highly probable that we will close through mid-January. We will send out an email after Thanksgiving with more information.

Stay home and stay safe!

We will continue to record worship on Sundays and post it by Monday to the website.

Join us online, continue to wear a mask, and hopefully we can be back together again soon.

Welcome to Decatur First United Methodist Church

We’re glad you found us! We are a caring congregation, supportive of one another and active in service with our community and world. The people in our congregation are like you – trying to find the time and energy to fit everything in each week and keep life in balance. That’s why we set aside time every week to worship God. At First United Methodist, we believe that it is essential to deepen our understanding of God, the Bible, and God’s will for our lives. In our Bible studies and worship, both young and old learn principles for successful living that work not only on Sundays but every other day of the week as well.

Come as you are. Come check us out. We look forward to meeting you.

We encourage all visitors to stop by the Welcome Center (top of the steps at the North Street doors) before or after church and get more information about our church. There will be someone there to answer any questions you may have.

Our Mission
Growing in relationship with Christ through building and nurturing relationships with others.

Our Vision is
to work together to reach and raise the next generation of Christian leaders.

Who We Are

First UMC Congregation PhotoDecatur FUMC is a caring congregation, supportive of one another and active in service with our community and world. We are a multi-generational congregation who values the wisdom of the ages and the spontaneity of the young. Grounded in more than 180 years of faithful service in downtown Decatur, FUMC seeks to love and grow in God through our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.

Meet Our Team

Accessibility & Safety

We have handicapped-accessible features in our facilities with

  • Parking lots with greeters on the North and West sides of the building
  • Accessible parking spaces on West side
  • Fully accessible restrooms
  • Elevator access to all floors
Decatur First United Methodist Church

Visit Us in Downtown Decatur, Illinois
at 201 W. North Street

Join us for worship services every Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
Nursery is available from 8:30-11:30

Decatur First United Methodist Church
201 W. North St.
Decatur, IL 62522