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

We will be having Church in the Sanctuary.

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

In Person Services in the Sanctuary


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Both the Moweaqua and Sanner Chapel congregations will be worshipping in our sanctuaries at our usual times of 8:30 am for Sanner and 10:15 am for Moweaqua. 

As you may be aware on June 11 Illinois moved to Phase 5- restoring Illinois. This is great news! What does this mean for Moweaqua Sanner Chapel congregations? We continue to follow the advice and counsel of our Bishop and the Cabinet of our conference. The decisions they make has been based on information and guidance from the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health. In light of moving to Phase 5 our conference and Bishop have lifted all restrictions.

The current recommendations are as follows: Regarding the wearing of masks- those who are vaccinated are not required to wear a mask in church. Those who are not vaccinated it is recommended, but not required, to continue to wear a mask in church. We will not be asking anyone to state their vaccination status. It is your choice whether or not you need to wear a mask. Social Distancing is still being encouraged. Hand sanitizing and hand washing is also still encouraged. Those who are not yet vaccinated are encouraged to get vaccinated if they are able to do so.

If you have any questions please direct them to Pastor Pat and/or the task force members as we work to follow the guidelines we have been given to keep everyone healthy and safe.

There will continue to be a time of scripture, prayer and a message live on Facebook at 9:45 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 7.23.21

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Below 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 July 18, 2021

Self Guided Worship Plan for July 25, 2021

Facebook live Services


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Pastor Pat will have a time of scripture, prayer and a message live on Facebook at 9:45 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

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 Sangamon River District (Central Illinois)

Moweaqua First UMC -- Sunday 9:45 a.m.

Cisco UMC -- Sunday 10 a.m.  Decatur First UMC

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

Pana UMC -- 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.   Northern Illinois Methodist Conference Links