Learn and Grow

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

 
 
 
 
 

Kids

 
 
UNITEkids
(K- 5th grade)
 
For this age group we combine forces with Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin.   Wednesday evening UNITEkids events start at 5:30 and meet at Grace UMC.  The kids will have activity time and a faith based lesson.  Childcare is provided for helpers with little ones 0-5.  There is a Bible lesson and activities for them as well.
 
Emmy Thies leads the UNITEkids group.  You may contact her at ethies@pekinfirst.org if you have any questions!
 
 
UNITEyouth Breakthrough
(6th-8th grade)
 
Are you looking for a fun, safe environment for your pre-teen to explore faith?  Our 6th-8th grade group is is called “Breakthrough”. 
You can visit the UNITEyouth Facebook Group or Instagram to check out what is happening.

   

UNITEyouth High School
(9th-12th grade)
 
Our high school youth have some exciting activities planned, for Summer. You can visit the UNITEyouth Facebook Group or Instagram for the most recent information about schedules and fun activities planned.
Kara Bushong leads the Breakthrough and High School groups.  You may contact her at kbushong@pekinfirst.org for more info.
 

Adults

 
Strengthen your soul through Bible Study and Small Groups.
 
We welcome new people to any of our groups!
 
Church office (309) 347-3155
 

GRIEF CARE GROUP

Last Monday of the month at 6:45 pm- in Chapel
Nothing hurts like losing someone you love due to death, divorce, separation OR any other life loss experience. While it may not ease the pain, understanding that grief is normal can help us cope a little better. Coming together regularly just to share our grief with others is a pathway to healing.  *Childcare available upon request please call the church to arrange at least 3 day before class.
 
 


WED. EARLY MORNING
Bible Study
 
 
BRING YOUR BIBLE
7:00 am Ongoing
(Meets In Person at Ernie’s Restaurant)
Contact: Jim McClarey jmcclarey@pekinfirst.org
 
Are you an early bird?  Join Pastor Jim and friends at 7am every Wednesday. We meet at Ernie’s on Derby St. in Pekin, IL. for an hour of Bible study and conversation.
TUESDAY MORNING
Serendipity Bible Study
 
ON GOING OPEN STUDY
Every Tuesday at 9:00 am- Meet in the Conference Room
 
Come explore the Serendipity Study Bible.  
 
SUNDAY MORNING Discussion Group
 
ON GOING OPEN STUDY
Every Sunday Morning at 9:00 am-
Meet in the Conference Room
 
For those who wish to “dig deeper”, this group is for you!  A biblical approach to current cultural tensions.   Our first discussion will be: “Why choosing ‘sides’ sidelines the church.”   If you are frustrated as I am with the current cultural tug of war feverishly trying to get us to choose “the correct side” then please come.  Let us know your coming call 309.347.3155
 
Contact: Jim McClarey
jmcclarey@pekinfirst.org
 
 
 
WED. EVENING
Bible Study
 
BRING YOUR BIBLE
6:00 pm Ongoing
(Meets In Person & on Zoom)
Contact: Jim McClarey
jmcclarey@pekinfirst.org
 
Join Pastor Jim and friends at 6pm every Wednesday.  We would love to have you jump in!  All study materials are supplied, and if you would like to join by Zoom just call the church and we will send you the Zoom link.