At First United Methodist Church in Elgin, our pews are filled with people who grew up Methodist, Lutheran, Catholic, un-churched, atheist and more.  On any given week, you’ll find people who have never been anything but Christian and people who are not even sure they are comfortable calling themselves Christian.

First United Methodist Church of Elgin may be right for you if as a person of faith, you feel that:

… God is still speaking to us, both through scripture and in our daily lives.

… God’s grace is available to all people.

… no creed or religion can contain the whole truth of God.

… loving God and loving our neighbors can keep us focused on what really matters.

… the life of Jesus Christ is both a challenge and an invitation.

First United Methodist Church of Elgin may be right for you even if organized religion makes you feel uncomfortable but you:

… are interested in exploring your spirituality with other seekers in a Christian context.

… have lots of questions about Christianity or perhaps your children are starting to ask questions.  We don’t have all the answers, but we welcome questions and are honored to walk alongside you and your family as you look for answers.

… are longing for a place where you can experience the acceptance of God through the acceptance of others.

Whether you have been to church every Sunday of your life or have never been once, whether you want to start at the beginning or you’re looking to go to the next level, whether you enter with hesitation or with joy, First United Methodist Church of Elgin is a place where you are welcome as you seek God’s path for you.