Outreach and Missions

Kids Club

In partnership with Good Samaritan Inn, volunteers in the community offer a monthly enrichment experience for young children and their extended families called Kids Club. It is hosted at Decatur First United Methodist church on the last Saturday of the month. For more information, please contact Marilyn Stevens at 217-638-5545 or Patty Barr at 217-619-6861.

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The Good Samaritan Inn

The Good Samaritan Inn

The Mission of The Good Samaritan Inn is to create opportunities for the improvement of the lives of our economically disadvantaged neighbors through daily nourishment, life skills education, and job training programs with the support of our community.

Scriptural Guidance

I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.

Matthew 25:35-36

DCC & FUMC Computer Lab

working on computerMonthly Meetings, 2nd Tuesday, 7 pm
First United Methodist Church Room 307

Our Computer Lab is used by Club members for our meetings, demonstrations, and training programs as well as by Church members for Sunday school and Adult programs.

We have eight modern PCs with Windows 10, and computer projector and screen for teaching, training, and demonstration purposes. Our training room can easily accommodate up to 20 people.

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Warm Neighbors, Cool Friends

Every year, thousands of Illinois families struggle to keep their homes safe and comfortable during harsh winters and summers.

  • Elderly neighbors on a fixed income
  • People coping with job loss
  • Single parents struggling to make ends meet
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Green Team

The Green Team works within and beyond our church to live out God’s call to sustainability.

We believe that caring for our planet lies at the foundation of our faith. Come help us make a difference!

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Dove is a coalition of religious organizations, volunteers, and advocates that seek to coordinate efforts to address unmet human needs and social injustices. Dove works for justice, equality, and understanding among all people.

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MAX – Macon County Assistance eXchange

MAX is a joint effort of area religious organizations to give monetary support to individuals in the community who have emergency financial needs.

MAX provides a systematic way to verify needs and provides a central location for persons seeking assistance. MAX also works with AmerenIP to distribute the funding through the “Warm Neighbors, Cool Friends Program,” which assists people in need with payment of their winter power bills. MAX helps thousands of families in Macon County through this program.

Learn more about MAX by calling 217-423-7349 or by visiting their website here.