Groups & Organizations

Below you will find a listing of the different groups and organizations available at Kewanee First United Methodist Church.

  • Chancel Choir

    The Chancel Choir at Kewanee First is a dedicated group of men and women who have come together to share their musical talents in worship and praise to our Lord. The musical selections chosen by our Choir Director, Deb Sayers, reflects the faith and dedication of not only our choir members, but also our congregation as a whole.

    If you love to sing and would like to share your musical talents, you are welcome to join. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings at 7pm in the Sanctuary. The Choir season runs September through May, with special music over the summer. 

  • Potter's Men's Group

    The Men’s Ministry of First United Methodist Church is called “The Potter’s,” because we believe we are works in the hands of God, and as we work for the Lord, we work as the hands of God. 

    The Potter’s Group meets on the Second and Last Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Church for prayer, fellowship, and Bible studies.

    We also host a fellowship breakfast at the Church beginning at 8 a.m. the last Saturday of each month. It is open to all men, you do not need to be a member of our congregation to attend.

    The Potter’s Group also does various service projects throughout the year which includes ringing bells for the Salvation Army and assisting people with yardwork  and small repair projects.

    All men of the community are invited to join with The Potter’s Group as we seek to grow in the Lord together!

    At the Potter’s House

    18 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2 “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.

    5 Then the word of the Lord came to me. 6 He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel. 7 If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, 8 and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. 9 And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, 10 and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.

    11 “Now therefore say to the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, ‘This is what the Lord says: Look! I am preparing a disaster for you and devising a plan against you. So turn from your evil ways, each one of you, and reform your ways and your actions.’  

    Jeremiah 18:1-11 New International Version (NIV)

  • united Women in faith

    The organized unit of the United Women in Faith (previously known as United Methodist Women) shall be a community of women whose PURPOSE is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of a mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

    Our United Women in Faith meet on the second Thursday of each month at 11:45am in Fellowship Hall.

    For more information regarding the UMW, please contact Linda Billiet at (309) 852-4034 or Dianna Esser at (309) 853-5558.

  • Guild Circle

    Guild Circle is one of the units comprising the United Women in Faith.

    They meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7pm in Price Lounge. No meetings are held in January, July, or August.

  • Sarah Circle

    Sarah Circle is another unit comprising the United Women in Faith.

    Their purpose is to provide opportunities and resources to meetthe needs and interests of women and to share in Christian witness, service, and missionary outreach. 

    Sarah Circle meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm except for June and December.

  • M&M's (Mavens & MAVERICKS)

    The M & M's are a Mission-minded group who enjoy helping others. The group is open to both men and women.

    They meet every Monday at 2:00pm in the Missions Room for fellowship, devotions, sharing God winks, and working on projects.  

    They are also in charge of the FUMC Relay for Life Team.

    Some M & M projects have included:

    • fidget blankets for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients
    • walker and wheelchair bags
    • Bible verse pillow cases
    • sun dresses for Appalachia
    • lap robes
    • handmade bears for child baptisms
    • projects for MMDC such as school bags filled with supplies

    They also visit our shut-in members regularly.