Upcoming at Downs United Methodist Church

  • Sunday Worship 9:30 am
  • Sunday Bible Study 4pm in Chapel
  • Monday 6pm Boy Scouts
  • Tuesday Morning Bible Study 10am in Youth Room
  • Wednesday 5:30pm Next Gen Activities
  • Wednesday Choir at 6pm in Chapel

The Children’s Musical cannot be posted for public viewing, if you wish to view the service – please contact the church office for a link to view the service. It will be available to view on Wednesday, December 20th.

Sunday Morning Worship Services

For more worship services please visit our youtube page.

Downs UMC Youtube page


Griefshare is a 13 week seminar that we are glad to be offering this year. It is a group that offers comfort and support for all types of grief. The structure is 3-part: 1) A Top Quality video resource on Grief 2) Caring and supportive small group discussion 3) A workbook (cost is $15) for the workbook, with daily readings through the 13 week process. You can join at any time during the 13 weeks.

Worship Services

Worship Service:  Current Sermon Series is on Rest

Please take note of changes due to Corona.

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning worship at Downs UMC is a great gathering of the church community. The service begins at 9:30 AM and lasts about an hour. Everyone is together for the first half (music and prayers) and 3rd grade and below have children’s church during the sermon (but you are always welcome to keep your kids with you, too). Our music varies from Sunday to Sunday and we try to play a wide variety of songs so there’s a connecting point for everyone. Sermons are most often preached in a series, which allows us to focus on a particular book of the Bible or scriptural theme with a bit more detail from week to week. There are many opportunities to volunteer on Sunday morning: Music, liturgist, greeter, usher, acolyte, and steward. Once you’ve attended a few times, you’re welcome to help out. (The worship service is a work of the people to honor our God.)

Sunday Schedule

  • Sunday School:  8:30am to 9:15am
  • Worship Service: 9:30am to 10:30am
  • Fellowship (Following Worship Service–Donuts and Coffee)
  • Adult Bible Study: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Watch the calendar for changes)

Next Gen

  • Jr/Sr High meeting on Wednesdays 6-8pm

Other Regular Events at Our Church

  • United Women in Faith: Second Sunday of Every Month (except May, Jun, July) at 10:45 am
  • Senior Bible Study: Tuesdays at 10 am via Zoom
  • Boy Scouts: Mondays at 6:00 pm
  • Trustees Meeting: 1st Monday of the Month at 5:30 pm
  • Sewing Group:  4th Monday of the Month at 6pm

Find Us

Physical Location

We are located at 205 S Highway Ave, across Route 150 from Tri-Valley Middle School, in Downs, IL.

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On the Internet

Church Calendar

To schedule an event in the church please contact the church office (office@downsumc.org or 309-378-2651). Click on any individual event to see what room in the building is being used.

Would You or your Ministry like to use the Church Building?

Church ministries and church members do have priority for the use of the building, but local non-profit groups and ministries who agree to our facilities use policy and are in alignment with our mission/vision/beliefs are welcome to use space in the building as well.

Please scroll down to the footer of this page for information on how to contact the church office to request use of our facilities.