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***Covid-19 has created a volatile situation, such that some groups are meeting and others are not.  This changes often.  If you are unsure whether or not a group is meeting, please call our office at 217-824-2782.

Bible Studies

Mondays at 6 PM/Wednesdays at 9 AM:

This growing group offers two different – but mostly identical – sessions.  They read books, watch video series, and read the Bible together, discussing how the Christian faith shapes their lives.  Joyce Richardson leads both sessions.

Thursdays at 9:30 AM:

This group meets to study the Bible and discuss the depth of the Christian faith.  They love to laugh!  The group is led by Sandee Campbell.

Thursdays at 9 AM:

This men’s group meets to read the Bible together and building community.  They meet at 709 Haner Street in Taylorville and are led by Jim Brubaker.

Other various studies are held throughout the year, especially during Lent and Advent.

Sunday School

Kindgergarten – Second Grade

On the second floor, taught by Sarah Kietzman and Denise McCullough.

Third – Fifth Grade

On the second floor, taught by Emily Smith and Ella Saxe.

Jr/Sr High

On the second floor, taught by Angela Saxe.

Happy Mediums

This includes people from age 50 through retirement.  The class meets for fellowship and to discuss the connections of faith to current national and global headline issues.  They meet on the second floor and are taught by Ed Wunderlich.

Methodist Parents

The Parents class is for individuals are couples, with or without children, seeking spiritual direction and a Christian perspective for dealing with issues relevant to their lives and livelihoods.  They meet on the second floor.


The Crossroads class meets and cycles through various relevant Bible study curriculums.  They meet on the second floor, taught by Diane Lowry.

Fellowship Class

This class includes individuals from college age through senior adults, providing significant opportunities for intergenerational dialogue on a multitude of biblical topics and seeing their relevancy to our daily walk with God.  They meet in the basement and are taught by Jim Brubaker.

Interested In Becoming A Member?

While we don’t require that you become a member to worship with us, to receive communion, or to join any of our groups, we do encourage it.  Call our office and ask to speak to a pastor for more information.

Men's Breakfast

Cancer Support

We love to eat!  We’d love to have any men and boys join us for food, fellowship, and fun every first Sunday at 7:15 AM.

Our cancer support group meets every fourth Tuesday at 6 PM at the church.  If you are someone who is dealing with any form of cancer or if you are in remission, we invite you to join our supportive community.  You don’t need to be a member of our church to participate.

Music Groups


Our choir leads us in worship on Sunday mornings quite often!  We are always looking for new members, regardless of your singing ability or experience.  We’d love to have you!  The choir meets to practice on Wednesday nights at 7 PM.

Praise Band

We are looking to build our praise band!  Call our office or contact one of the pastors if you’re interested.

Bell Choir

Our bell choir is looking to grow as well!  Let us know if you’re interested.

Kids and Youth

At FUMC, we value:

  • Coming together to worship God, fellowship with one another, and growing in discipleship as a church family,
  • Loving each other and growing spiritually for service and open outreach to all people,
  • Moving forward consistent with our rich heritage and tradition to transform lives,
  • And positive, strong leadership.

These values extend to our kids and youth programs, too.  Kids and youth are not the future of the church.  We believe that they are the present of the church, and that God wants to use them now.

Our Middle School youth group meets from 5-6 PM, followed by the Senior High group from 6:30-7:30 PM on Sunday evenings.  We meet for fellowship, devotion, and faith formation.  We also take time to make tie blankets for those who are sick, grieving, or those who have celebrated milestones in life.

We also periodically offer confirmation.  If your Middle or High Schooler has been involved in the church and would like to take the next step toward full membership, please call our office.

KFC (Kids for Christ) is offered to kids from Kindergarten through 5th grade.