I’M NEW HERE


WHERE & HOW TO START

WORDS FROM PASTOR SCOTT FIELD

GREETINGS FROM PASTOR SCOTT

Hello and welcome to our church website. It’s always a real joy for us to meet new people looking for a church home. Here you’ll find helpful information about who we are, what we believe, and how you can join us in the Jesus mission. We desire to help you grow in your relationship with Jesus, connect you to others, and give you opportunities to serve.

Whatever your next step is, we’re want to help. If you don’t find what you’re looking for on this website, contact us and we’ll do our best to assist you. I look forward to meeting you and hope you visit us soon.



OUR TIMES & LOCATION

SERVICE TIMES

8:00 a.m. traditional
(summer only)
9:45 a.m. traditional
10:45 a.m. contemporary



OUR LOCATION

236 W. Crystal Lake Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014




Common Questions

Where are you located?

Our building is located at 236 W. Crystal Lake Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL. Click here to view us on a map.

What time are your services?

Our traditional service is 9:15-10:15 a.m. and our contemporary service is 10:45-11 a.m.

What about my kids?

Our Sunday morning Children’s Ministry is called Kids First. We offer childcare up to age 2, then children’s programming up to age 11. We also have Junior and Senior High youth groups. If you have special needs kids we can make accomodations for you. If you’d like more info, contact Karen Klaus.

Can I participate in Holy Communion?

Yes! We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of every month. All are welcome to the Lord’s Table whether you are Methodist or any other brand of the Christian faith.

Who are the pastors?

Pastor Scott Field has been serving as Lead Pastor of First Church since 2013. He has served United Methodist congregations in northern Illinois since 1980. He is a native of the Chicago area, graduate of Hope College, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, the Divinity School of Duke University, and Asbury Seminary. Besides greeting Pastor Scott at Sunday morning worship, get better acquainted at First Things First.

Pastor Cesar has been serving First United Methodist Church as a Associate Pastor since 2016, he has served in churches in Northern Illinois Conference since 2002 in a different roles. He graduated from Lewis University with a major of Organizational Leadership and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity in Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary.


LIFE CHANGE STORIES

  • “Every time I walk into the building I feel the Holy Spirit.”

    Nick Deka
  • "The community is inviting and far reaching into the community. There are so many ways to connect with other members and God.”

    Emily Kunash
  • "My husband and I are thankful to God for guiding us to First Church and making it our home church to raise our children in. Loving staff and members. We feel Blessed and loved.”

    Natalie Thennes
    Ipsum Member

JOIN TO CHURCH

I’D LIKE TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP TO MEMBERSHIP

Get connected with other new families at the church through our First Things First class.



QUOTE OF THE DAY

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Mother Theresa


To learn more about who we are and what we’re up to visit our about us page.