Learn and Grow

At Pekin First no matter your age, you will find many opportunities to discover who God created you to be.



Sunday School

Sunday School is taught at 9:30am in a combination of small and large group settings. We focus on bible stories and learning how to apply them to our daily lives. We use videos, crafts, and fun activities to learn the Bible stories and help them come alive in a way that is relevant.

Children’s Church

Children’s Church is offered during both the 8:15 am and 10:50 worship services on Sundays for children ages K – 4th grade.

Pekin 1st Kids

Pekin 1st Kids is offered for children ages K – 5th grade on Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm.  This is an evening of fun with a focus of learning how God is involved in everything we do.

July 13th – On Target 12:30 pm – 5:45 pm 

Soldewedel Center
207 McNaughton Park Dr. 
Register by Sunday, July 7th

VBS Alternative – On Target

It’s time to announce the second of the three VBS alternative events being put on by Pekin First UMC this summer.
This is our activity-focused event.  We will spend the day answering some important questions about sin and how we overcome them.  There will be archery lessons, nerf gun wars, egg drop events, and more fun activities.  We will grill out for dinner and worship together as well.  This is definitely an event you will not want to miss.
This is a family focused event and thus an adult over the age of 18 is required to attend with the children from your family. If an adult is unable to attend with your child/ren please contact Kara Bushong at 309-347-3155 or email at kbushong@pekinfirst.org and we will work on trying to place your child with an adult that is willing to care for additional children that day.
Cost: $5 per person with scholarships available as needed
The 1st 45 people registered get to go to the actual archery range!
Love is always patient, kind, and truthful. Jesus’ love always protects, trusts, hopes, and preserves. Jesus’ love is PERFECT and we can ask God to help us be more like Jesus in our words and actions.
Check out 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Jeremiah 29:11
11″For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD.  “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Join the 5th-8th grade Bible Study at 9:30-10:30 Sundays.  5th -8th grade Bible Study is starting a new study series. Fruits of the Spirit.


Weekly opportunities:
On Sunday mornings at 9:30 am we welcome you to join an ongoing Bible study or one of our short term small group studies which includes a variety of topics.
We also invite you to consider our Pastor Scripture Study on Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Chapel.