You have found your way to an area of our website designed for active participants and members of the congregation. You will find announcements and sign-ups in this area, but, first, here are the featured posts on our website right now just like everyone else would see on our front page (also be sure to click on “News & Stories” to see all of our featured posts):

Featured News:

Concert: Encounter Youth Choir

On June 23, 2019 we welcome Encounter Youth Choir back for a concert at First United Methodist Church at 6:00pm. […]

Changing Faith | Worship Series in May

Sundays in May! Collinsville First UMC is in the midst of change, but change can be positive when we are […]

Questions Of Faith | “Ask the Pastor” Weekly Study

A natural follow-up to our “A Disciple’s Heart” study is an ‘ask-the-pastor’ style study on Thursday mornings throughout May.  It […]


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Indoor Yard Sale – May 17,18

Our church-wide garage sale is quickly approaching.  If you are interested in reserving some space to sell, please contact Barb Buxton.  if you have questions you may ask a member of the Trustees.

Quilts of Valor – May 5

Two quilts have been made for quilts of valor by a volunteer who named two of our own to receive them.  Tom McArthur and Norm Hoelscher will be honored in a reception following worship on May 5, when they will be presented with their new quilts!

Questions of Faith Study

Thursdays in May there will be a 9:00am class with the pastor to discuss questions of faith and Bible.  Anyone is welcome at any class (no sign up necessary).  We will have a topic for each week, announced in the bulletin the Sunday before, but bring questions and we’ll see where they lead us!

Faith Questions Class – May 2019

We will begin a new, midweek class on Thursdays in May at 9:00am.  Anyone in the congregation can suggest topics and questions in advance and Rev. Carnes will announce the week’s topic in the bulletin each week.  All are welcome to learn and discuss.

Holy Week and Easter – April 21

We have been journeying toward Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) and the death (Good Friday) and resurrection (Easter Sunday) of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  We will celebrate Palm Sunday on April 14 (10:15am), Good Friday on April 19 (4:30pm), and Easter Sunday on April 21 (10:15am).  Please invite friends and family to be a part of our congregation during this special time!

Ladies’ Brunch & Cookies – Apr. 27

The women of the church are hosting a Ladies’ Brunch and will collect and package cookies for First Responders.  Sign up, today, and consider bringing some cookies to support those who support our community!

Faith in Action Flea Market – Aug. 23,24

Faith in Action is requesting donations for its flea market on Friday and Saturday, August 23 & 24 at Meadow Heights Baptist.  Houseware items, tools, toys, small furniture, etc. can be dropped off at the Faith in Action office at 233 N. Seminary Street.  They are not accepting donations of clothing or large furniture.  Call 344-8080 if you have questions or to arrange drop off.

Game Day – Mar. 23

Back, again, by popular demand! 🙂 A game day has been organized for Saturday, March 23, 2-4:00pm.  You are welcome to bring a favorite board game and/or snack to share.  Feel free to bring friends and family!

Lunch with Barbara Kay – March 14

Following the potluck soup lunch, Barbara will do a living history presentation on World War II.  Everyone is welcome and please feel free to Bring a neighbor and/or a friend.  A sign up sheet is in the Narthex.  Designate how many are attending and what you will bring.

Ash Wednesday – Mar. 6

We will begin Lent with an Ash Wednesday service on March 6 at 4:30pm to consider our own faith and how we might grow in faith as we approach Easter.

Wesley Covenant Renewal – Jan 6

We will worship with our brothers and sisters of Wilkerson Chapel AME Church on Sunday, January 6 at 10:15am in our sanctuary.  We will covenant together for a new year and a renewed faith!

Cluster Advent Worship | Dec. 9

 We will host a cluster advent service on Dec. 9 at 7:00pm.  Sue Busler will be the guest preacher.  We welcome our sisters and brothers in Christ from the other River Bluff Cluster United Methodist Churches to worship with us!

Christmas Poinsettias

Please sign up for a Christmas Poinsettia to honor or memorialize a loved one and enhance our beautiful sanctuary.  Order forms are in the bulletin.  Cost is $8.50 per plant

Annual Christmas Dinner – Dec. 16

Following worship on Dec. 16 we will have our annual Christmas Dinner in Wesley Hall.  This year’s menu: smoked chicken & sliced pork, cheesy potatoes, carrots & green beans, tossed salad, rolls, and pie. Cost is $11 per person.  Checks should be made to First UMC and marked “Christmas Dinner.” Money can be turned in on Sunday mornings after worship or in the church office during the week (M-Th).  If you haven’t already, reserve your spot, below:

Christmas Tea & Cookie Exchange – Dec. 8

The women of First UMC will host a Ladies Christmas Tea and Cookie exchange.  Let us know you plan to come and how many cookies you plan to bring, right here, if you haven’t already turned in a form from the bulletin.

Hanging of the Greens – Nov. 29

Join us to ‘green’ the church for the advent season.  Our hanging of the greens will be on Thursday, Nov. 29 with a free lunch -hosted by the Nurture-Outreach-Witness (NOW) Team!

Favorite Hymns

Sue A. is collecting your favorite hymns and carols for the season so that she can play the congregation’s favorite songs before and during services in December.  You can share them below, give them to Sue, or drop them in the office:

Neighborhood Kids’ Christmas Party – Dec. 15

On Saturday, Dec. 15, we will hold our holiday party for our neighborhood children in Wesley Hall with games, food, treats and surprises (might there be a surprise visit).  Join in the festivities and help celebrate with our neighborhood from 2:00pm till 4:00pm.  The NOW Team will be the hosts and welcome more hands and hearts to bring the message of Christmas Love and sharing to the children.

Advent & Christmas 2018

Invite friends and family to worship on Sundays during Advent to our worship series “Out of the Dark, Into the Light” as we anticipate the birth of Christ.  The series will culminate with our 4:00pm Christmas Eve worship service.

New Advent Study

Need to make space for God? Buying gifts, preparing for guests, putting up the Christmas tree, stringing the lights and baking cookies make it difficult to focus on God.  You are welcome throughout advent to join our study, “Advent of the Savior” each Sunday morning at 9am in the parlor.


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