Transforming our community through generosity.

Convenient Ways to Support Our Ministry Work

Digital Giving

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Text 1-888-364-GIVE (4483)
Type 'Peoria 1' in message block.
Follow the prompts.
Standard text messaging rates may apply.

During Worship

We receive an offering during each worship service. 

By Mail

Gifts and offerings may be sent via mail to:
First United Methodist Church
116 NE Perry Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
Please include the word, "offering," on the memo line of your check.

2024 Loose Offering

Beginning January 1, 2024, any loose money placed in the offering plate will support the Peoria First General Operating Fund.  This will allow flexibility to adequately fund the missions and ministries of Peoria First.

Money placed in an envelope with a specific ministry designation will be made to that requested ministry. 

Peoria First Foundation

The First United Methodist Church Foundation was established in 1985 to provide for projects, events, and ministries that could not be funded with our regular tithes and offerings.

When you make a gift to the Peoria First Foundation, you leave a lasting legacy. Gifts to the foundation have funded ministries such as  the Foster Gallery, the Lincoln School Children's Choir, the Engle Music Fund which finances our music series and special concerts, summer arts programs, scholarships for Bradley and ICC students who participate in church choirs, and so much more. Gifts also help fund trustee projects and capital expenditures, and technological needs, among other things.

Peoria First Foundation is a helpful tool in meeting the increasing needs of our growing ministry as we strive to serve our community well. You can help by giving a gift through your will or estate plan, gifts of cash, appreciated stock, or by designating Peoria First Foundation as beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Contact our church office if you would like more information.