About Us

“A Lighthouse of HOPE. . .
reaching, caring, teaching & sharing;
United to reflect God’s Love to ALL”

This mission statement is God’s call to anyone who would like to be a part of this church family. This call, to be a Lighthouse of Hope, becomes a reality when people like you get involved. It can start with the very first time you visit.
Opportunities for participation include: Sunday School for children and adults of all ages, junior and senior high youth groups, church trips, women’s group, men’s group, Bible studies, mothers’ group, musical groups, cantatas, plays, musicals, mission opportunities, and a host of other activities. Everyone is welcome to participate. We have no dress codes.
This church has been serving Winchester for well over one hundred years. It has the reputation of being an open and caring congregation. It combines a rich past with an openness to change when it can help reach people with the love of Christ. Hundreds are shown God’s love through the ministries of this congregation every year, and you are welcome to be a part in any way you choose.

Who We Are…

Winchester United
Methodist Church
20 N. Walnut St.
Winchester, IL 62694

What we believe…

As Christians we believe in God, His son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that through the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus we have been saved from sin and death. We believe that the Bible is the Holy Word of God. We believe that we are called to be a church to spread the good news of God’s love and grace to the world.
As United Methodists we strive to be: Involved, committed, diverse, open. A people who try to be accepting, caring, hospitable and inclusive. Family– and community-oriented. A people who are concerned about those beyond their communities, around the world. Active in mission, responsive. A people who love music, church suppers and fellowship. Initiators, with a history of creating ministries related to education, employment, health and other issues. A people who like to tell the story of God’s redeeming grace.
Our service and our communion table
are open to all who wish to join us.
To make our table acceptable to all, we serve unsweetened grape juice instead of wine.

Service Times:
Please join us for Worship each Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
And Sunday School
at 10:05 a.m.

Church buildings are handicapped
accessible and can be rented for use by community groups and for family gatherings.
The sanctuary is always open for prayer and contemplation.

Office Hours:
The church office is open
Monday through Thursday
from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Other hours are available
by appointment.
Just call the church office at 217-742-3610 to schedule a time that is convenient with you.
We can also be reached by email at winchesterumc@frontier.com