Weekly Worship:
  Saturday 5:30 p.m.
   Sunday 9:00 a.m.


   Sunday School


 “Perk Up” Time at 1100


Sunday Worship Live on Comcast Channel 13

Van Rides available to and from church on Sunday for the 9:00 a.m. Service.
Handicap accessible. 
Please contact the church  for arrangements by Noon Friday
 MEN (The Potter's Group)
United Methodist Women
Youth Fellowship
M and M's
Mission and Service Group
Prayer Request
Video Sermons
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Kewanee Illinois"

Kewanee United Methodist Church

 To make disciples of Jesus Christ
for the transformation of the world.

108 East Central Blvd. - Kewanee, IL 61443-2246
Phone: (309) 853-4497

Church e-mail: firstumc@kewaneeumc.com

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"Kewanee United Methodist Church"

Welcome to First United Methodist Church
of Kewanee, IL!


You are invited to connect with myself (Pastor Kevin Drane) and my wife, Marlene, as we lead in 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…    .

Come worship and hear the Word of God. God’s Word brings healing to the broken and hope to the hopeless. I hope you will join us on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. or Sunday at 9:00 a.m. for Traditional Worship,
or 11:30 a.m. for "The Awakening" Contemporary Worship
We truly look forward to CONNECTING, GROWING, and SERVING, with you.


Your Pastoral Family


Lift high the cross
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adore his sacred name.
1 Come, Christians, follow where our Savior trod,
our King victorious, Christ, the Son of God. [Refrain]
2 All newborn servants of the Crucified
bear on their brow the seal of Christ who died. [Refrain]
3 O Lord, once lifted on the glorious tree,
your death has brought us life eternally. [Refrain]
4 So shall our song of triumph ever be:
praise to the Crucified for victory. [Refrain]
Lift High the Cross
The United Methodist Hymnal Number 159
Text: George William Kitchin and Michael Robert Newbolt, 1916, alt.
Music: Sydney Hugo Nicholson, 1916
Tune: CRUCIFER, Meter: 10 10 with Refrain

Picture of pastor wife

            Kevin & Marlene Drane
              Our Pastoral Family

“The Awakening”
A Contemporary Worship Service
                    on Sundays!

         We will start with Coffee
         “Perk Up” Time at 1100,

               Worship at 11:30.
              In Fellowship Hall.
       All are welcome to join us!

Email Pastor Kevin

Meet Our Pastor

A Message From Our Pastor

-------------------- -------------------- Join us on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. or Sunday at 9:00 a.m. for Traditional Worship,

or 11:30 a.m.

for "The Awakening" Contemporary Worship