Vacation Bible School 2024: Sunday, July 21 – Thursday, July 25!

VBS will be held July 21-25 from 6-8 pm each evening. Classes will be held for preschool through those children entering 5th grade this fall.

>> Sign your kids up now using this form! <<

Upcoming at Downs United Methodist Church

  • Sunday Worship 9:30 am
  • Monday 6pm Boy Scouts
  • Wednesday Jr Hi Youth in Youth Room 6pm
  • Wednesday Sr Hi Youth in Youth Room 7pm

Sunday Morning Worship Services

May 5th’s Worship Service is unlisted due to the involvement of the Confirmation students on stage. If you would like a link to view this service, please contact the church office.

April 14th’s Worship Service is unlisted due to the involvement of the NextGen Ministry on stage. If you would like a link to view this service, please contact the church office.

For more worship services please visit our youtube page.

Downs UMC Youtube page

Worship Services

Worship Service:  Current Sermon Series is on the Letters of John

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 K-3rd Grade 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

  • K-8th meeting on Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm
  • High School on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00pm

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:  2nd 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.