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Kewanee United Methodist Church
"Making Disciples - Whatever It Takes"
108 East Central Blvd. - Kewanee, IL 61443-2246
Phone: (309) 853-4497

Church e-mail: firstumc@kewaneeumc.com

  

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Kewanee, IL! For those who are active members of our congregation, I trust you will find information on current events as well as upcoming events in the life of our congregation.

I especially extend a warm welcome to those of you who are looking for a church home. First United Methodist Church of Kewanee is a vibrant, vital congregation which actively seeks to fulfill the Great Commission, “Go and make disciples.” (Matthew 28:19) Indeed, our congregation’s mission is “Making Disciples….Whatever It Takes.”

When I began ministry 42 years ago, the season of Kingdomtide was observed beginning the last Sunday in August and lasted until Advent began in late November/early December. Kingdomtide emphasized our growth as Christians and the growth of the Kingdom of God. Many of the parables of Jesus emphasize that the growth of God’s Kingdom is mysterious and often seems delayed, but the Kingdom is in our midst, even inside of us.

I believe there is a place for you at First United Methodist Church and invite you to join us as each of us seeks to grow in our own relationship with God in Jesus and to fully participate in the work of God’s Kingdom.

Yours in Christ,


Paul Copeland, Pastor



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We've a Story to Tell to the Nations

1.    We've a story to tell to the nations,
    that shall turn their hearts to the right,
    a story of truth and mercy,
    a story of peace and light,
    a story of peace and light.
Refrain:
    For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
    and the dawning to noonday bright;
    and Christ's great kingdom shall come on earth,
    the kingdom of love and light.

2.    We've a song to be sung to the nations,
    that shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
    a song that shall conquer evil
    and shatter the spear and sword,
    and shatter the spear and sword.
    (Refrain)

3.    We've a message to give to the nations,
    that the Lord who reigneth above
    hath sent us his Son to save us,
    and show us that God is love,
    and show us that God is love.
    (Refrain)

4.    We've a Savior to show to the nations,
    who the path of sorrow hath trod,
    that all of the world's great peoples
    might come to the truth of God,
    might come to the truth of God.
    (Refrain)
We've a Story to Tell to the Nations - The United Methodist Hymnal Number 569
Text: H. Ernest Nichol, 1862-1928 (CWH attrib to Colin Sterne) Music: H. Ernest Nichol, 1862-1928
Tune: MESSAGE, Meter: 10 8.87 with Refrain 
 Courtesy of http://www.hymnsite.com/

      


Picture of pastor and church sign

Paul L. Copeland - Senior Pastor
e-mail: paullcopeland@gmail.com

Forward in Faith

A Message From Our Pastor


First United Methodist Church of Kewanee IL