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Rev. Pat Allin First United Methodist Church -- Moweaqua, IL

All special notices will continue to be posted below as they become available.

Services Canceled Until Further Notice

Ongoing Notice

First United Methodist Church CrossBoth Moweaqua and Sanner Chapel services are CANCELED until further notice.

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ,
As many of you are aware the numbers related to corona virus and its spread have been on an upward trend indicating more and more spread of this virus. Because churches are one of the places where this virus seems to be spread more easily our bishop, Rev. Frank Beard, has instructed the churches of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, of which we are a part, to suspend in person worship services through December 13. We will be supporting this at Moweaqua and Sanner Chapel as we all make the effort to keep loved ones and friends safe, and also to model behavior that becomes part of a solution rather than part of the problem.

I thank you for your patience and your willingness to adapt and change in these uncertain times. As Christians we can face all uncertainty in our lives because we stand upon the rock of ages and our faith in God.

If you have questions or comments please feel free to contact me by phone or text at 815-867-0687. Feel free to leave a message if I am unable to answer.

In Christ,
Pastor Pat Allin

There will continue to be a time of scripture, prayer and a message live on Facebook at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings until further notice. The Facebook link is listed below on this page.  You can also continue to follow the self-guided worship services listed below.


Self Guided Services

Added on 12.3.20

First United Methodist Church ServicesBelow are links to the Self Guided Worship Plans from Pastor Pat. They will each open in a new window, and in .pdf format to make it easier to print and use. Please share these with others.

Self Guided Worship Plan for November 29, 2020

Self Guided Worship Plan for December 6, 2020


Facebook live Services

Ongoing Notice

First United Methodist Church Services

Pastor Pat will have a time of scripture, prayer and a message live on Facebook at 9:30 a.m.  Sunday morning.  Click the link below to see these special services. Please share this with others.

Facebook Online Services with Pastor Pat


Uplifting songs

Ongoing Songs

To listen to these over again, just refresh your browser.


Hymns Played by Jordan Villanueva

Added on 04.7.20

First United Methodist Church ServicesHymns to lift your spirits and help everyone get thru these trying times.  Our thanks go to Jordan for sharing his talents so we can ALL enjoy!

These links will each open in a new window so you can keep them open to listen and replay. Make sure you have your sound turned up and keep the song playing in the background while you do other things online.

Hear I Am Lord   Freely Freely   Lord of the Dance   Pass It On   Shine Jesus Shine


Online Services

Added on 04.7.20

First United Methodist Church ServicesClick below to pick and view worship services online from the United Methodist Communications.

Sangamon River District (Central Illinois)

Moweaqua First UMC -- Sunday 9:30 a.m. (New time!)

Cisco UMC -- Sunday 10 a.m.  Decatur First UMC -- Uploads video by Saturday each week

Edinburg UMC -- Sunday 9 a.m.   Fountain of Life UMC --- Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Pana UMC -- Posts video by Sunday 8 a.m.   Riverton First-Bissell UMC's -- Sunday 9:45 a.m.

Springfield Douglas Ave. UMC -- Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Springfield First UMC - Sunday 9 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary

Stonington UMC -- Sunday 10:30 a.m.   Sugar Creek UMC, Chatham

Northern Illinois Methodist Conference Links