About Us

A people growing in faith and love for God and neighbor. Located on the campus of Illinois State University, and located here is the United Methodist Wesley Foundation campus ministry. We are, however, more than a campus church. We are a people of God serving the entire community with ministries that touch individuals of all ages and from many walks of life as we seek to fulfill the vision of the United Methodist Church of “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.”

Individuals from many different backgrounds, and with very different life journeys, have experienced the love of God here and made this their church home. I hope that you may discover ministries in this caring and lively congregation that will both meet your needs and provide opportunities for you to be in ministry both in the church and through its outreach.

Welcome First Time Visitors

At First United Methodist Church of Normal Illinois, we invite you to become connected with our friendly congregation, learn more about God's incredible love, and find ways in which you can connect with others who are seeking the heart of Christ.

Connect in worship 

  • Saturdays, 5:00pm sanctuary, Traditional Worship, casual
  • Sundays, 9:30am and 11:00am Sanctuary, Traditional Worship
  • Sundays, 9:30am various classrooms, Sunday School
  • Sundays, 11:00am Fellowship Hall, Contemporary Worship, multi-sensory

Childcare is available Sunday mornings. Additional Sunday morning parking is available in adjacent University lots.

Please join us for fellowship and refreshments before the 9:30am Sunday service and between Sunday services from 10:30am - 11:00am in the church lounge. Stop by the Welcome Center for information on our ministries. 

If you need help finding us please go to the location web page for a map of our location. 

Joining the Church

 If you are considering membership at First Church, you are invited to attend new member orientation sessions. Please feel free to come and visit about church membership. If you have questions please call the office at 309-452-2096.


Social Principles of The United Methodist Church

We commit ourselves to be in ministry for and with all persons.
First United Methodist Church in Normal has committed itself to provide a Christian community and ministry without reference to any boundaries including age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability. We strive to be an open and accepting community in line with our understanding what the Gospel of Jesus Christ expects of us.

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