Traditional Worship - 8:15am
Sunday School - 9:30am
Contemporary Worship - 10:45am

     Welcome to the web site of First United Methodist Church of Mattoon.  While you will find a lot of information about our church here, my hope is that you will be able to come to our worship or activities in person.  I have found myself in the position of looking for a church home on several occasions.  I know it can be a stressful process.  The first time you go into a church you don't know where things are or who the people are.  You wonder how they will react to you. Will they be friendly?  Caring? Open to receive you?  Will there be others you can connect with?

      When I am searching for a new church home I want to find a place where God is working in the lives of people and they are excited about God's presence.  I want a place that is devoted to serving Jesus Christ through witness, ministry, discipleship, fellowship, stewardship, and worship and has a place for me to join in.  I want a community of people that love the Lord.  I want a church with people who are open, honest, and willing to come to know and care for me as a person and a fellow believer.  I want a place where I can fit in, a place that allows me to ask the hard questions, realizes I am not always perfect or right, knows I may not have all the "correct" beliefs, and loves me just the same.  I want to truly connect with a community of believers.

      We are far from perfect at First United Methodist Church of Mattoon.  We do strive, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to live our lives in a vital relationship with Jesus Christ and one another.  We seek to encourage one another to fulfill our calling to be Christ's ambassadors, Christ's body on earth, and the family of God.  We try to be realistic about the needs and problems of the people of our community and world.  We know we must trust in the grace of God for salvation and welcome fellow travelers in this life who also need God's grace.  Our Methodist slogan is Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.  We hope you will come in those open doors so you can get to know us better and we can get to know you.  May God bless your journey!

          Kenneth D. Hutchens
          Lead Pastor, First United Methodist Church of Mattoon

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