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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.

In Person Services in the Sanctuary January 31st

Added on 1.21.21

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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, starting January 31st.  There will still be the requirement for masking and social distancing when we are indoors. There are teams working to mark off our pews to make it easier to tell where is the best place to sit to keep yourself and others safe.

At Moweaqua there will be marked entrance and exit doors to help eliminate a bottle neck of people as we gather. The elevator will be open for use, although we ask that if you are using the elevator maintain distance by using it in family units and making several trips.

As we come back to using our buildings please have patience with each other and with your leaders. Things are different. Decisions have been made using the best science available that will keep people safe from a virus we are still struggling to understand completely. Please see the Church News Letter for more info on coming back.

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 1.21.21

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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 January 17, 2021

Self Guided Worship Plan for January 24, 2021


Bishop Frank J. Beard - Pray For Our Nation

Added on 1.7.21

First United Methodist Church ServicesBishop Frank J. Beard has released the following statement regarding the situation unfolding at the U.S. Capitol 1.6.2021:

"Members and friends of the IGRC:
"Our hearts are broken as we witness a very unfortunate moment in American history. I call upon each one of you to join me in praying for our nation and for its leaders.

"I ask you to pray with me for the peaceful transfer of presidential and congressional power.

"I remind us all of the paraphrased words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, 'we must live together as brothers (and sisters ) or we will perish as fools.'

"Please join me in praying The Lord’s Prayer at the top of each hour, as you are able, for the next 24 hours (please do this ongoing with us).

'Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.'"

'"Please join me in prayer:

'Lord, in your mercy, bring peace and healing to our nation and to our world. Help us to walk together in peace and in love for you and for one another. In Jesus name, Amen.'"


Facebook live Services

Ongoing Notice

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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

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 Sangamon River District (Central Illinois)

Moweaqua First UMC -- Sunday 9:45 a.m. (New time!)

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