Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Blood Drive - September 29th

Kewanee First UMC and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be partnering together once again to host a Blood Drive in Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. 

If you are able, please come and share the life-saving gift of blood. Take a look at the graphics in the scroll below to learn more.

To sign up to be a donor, click HERE.

Welcome to Kewanee First United Methodist Church

You are invited to connect with myself (Pastor Kevin Drane) and my wife, Marlene, as we begin our ministry at Kewanee First United Methodist Church. We are excited to be a part of the Kewanee community and look forward to connecting with all our fellow “Kewanee-ans”. As I consider the opportunities that Kewanee First allows its members, as well as its guests, connecting is the first thought that comes to my mind.

At KFUMC you have an opportunity to CONNECT with our Triune God, CONNECT with one another and CONNECT with the Kewanee community. Our worship is devoted to Connecting with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Come and hear your new pastor and meet his wife… we would love to connect with you!

At KFUMC you will have an opportunity to GROW in your relationship with God, Jesus & the Holy Spirit, GROW in your relationship with other worshippers at First UMC and Grow in your love for the community we know as Kewanee. At KFUMC we have the opportunity to GROW in our knowledge of God but also to GROW experientially in Christ. To learn about God (head knowledge) is important but to be in relationship with Jesus and in touch with the Holy Spirit is crucial. Come GROW with us as Christian disciples.

Lastly, at KFUMC we have an opportunity to SERVE together. We will strive to SERVE God, SERVE our community and actually, in our own small way, SERVE the world through our efforts here in Kewanee, Illinois. What a privilege it will be for us to SERVE here at KFUMC. We sincerely hope you will join us in Serving God, the Kewanee community and the world.

Come and see! Worship with us. Worship is for everyone who longs for God – believers as well as those who are seeking… seeking a new paradigm, seeking a peace that surpasses all understanding and seeking true and lasting relationships. Worship is about honoring, praising and glorifying our Lord and Savior. It is a time when we gather together to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit, and express our joy, our awe, and our heart-felt gratitude. God, the originator of generosity, will bless the investment of your time at Saturday or Sunday worship. Our Almighty God heals us physically, emotionally and spiritually. God pours his grace upon us. God’s grace is sufficient for you…


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  • First Time at kewanee first?

    Welcome! It is a real joy for us to meet newcomers and to tell you about all the good things God is doing in our church family. We've been making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world - and you're invited!  No matter where you've been or where you are on your spiritual journey, we want to walk with you to inspire, equip and encourage you to live out a life that will bring glory to God and be a blessing to the world.


  • Online Giving

    Bring your Offering to the Storehouse (Malachi 3:8-12)

    8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse – your whole nation – because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” Says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. 12 “Then all nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord.  

    We believe that financial giving is a way God has called us to worship Him. Some churches tend to be shy in asking for donations to keep ministry going. We believe in absolute transparency with our finances, understanding that people in the past tend to second guess where their money goes when they give it to a church. We believe that having you see our spending will encourage you to give more, and make more of an impact in this community, and the world, for Jesus Christ.


  • Service information

    Our Sunday morning services provide an opportunity to share in a time of celebration of what God is doing in our lives. 

    Come worship and hear the Word of God. God’s Word brings healing to the broken and hope to the hopeless. 

    Service Times:

    Sunday Mornings, at 9:00am in our Sanctuary

    The Awakening Service - 11:30am in Sanctuary

    Saturday Evenings at 5:30pm in the Chapel

    Location: 108 East Central Boulevard, Kewanee, IL 61443      Get Directions

108 East Central Boulevard

Kewanee, Illinois 61443


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Ph: 309-853-4497

E: firstumc@kewaneeumc.com