Fairfield First United Methodist Church

201 N. Court | Sundays @ 10:35 AM

Office Hours: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM  Monday – Thursday


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About Us

The first Methodist meetings in Fairfield were led by circuit rider, Jesse Herbert in 1840.  The first church was built in 1848 on the Southeast corner of B and Washington streets.

The current structure at 201 North Court Street was dedicated April 13, 1924 after a congregational split that lasted seven years. Explore the captivating journey of Methodism in Fairfield and discover the profound impact it has had on our community.

Our Mission & Vision

Knowing Christ, sharing His love, and helping others to know Him.

Oasis Network Church

At Fairfield FIrst United Methodist Church, we are proud of our United Methodist affiliation and heritage.  We have no plans for disaffiliation and welcome all people. We are an Oasis Congregation for those whose churches have chosen to disaffiliate. If you’re looking for a church home or just a place to catch your breath – you are welcome here.  We look forward to seeing what God has in store for us as we continue to pursue our mission of knowing Christ, sharing His love, and helping others to know Him.

Latest Message

May 19, 2024

Introducing Morning Song

Don’t miss out on the chance to deepen your spiritual connection and gain invaluable insights from the Word of God. Join Pastor Al in his captivating video blog, where he reveals the exciting Bible verses that you can expect to hear during the upcoming Sunday service. Tune in now to discover how these verses can transform your life and bring you closer to God.

Stocking the Little Food Pantry

We encourage you to take action and help those in need during this season of giving. Consider donating non-perishable food items that are safe for pantry storage, or other essential items that can make a difference in someone’s life. Your generosity and kindness can help make this winter a little bit warmer for those who are struggling. Let’s come together as a community and spread hope and positivity during these challenging times.


News & Stories

Introducing MANNA for Fairfield

The church’s food bank ministry has recently undergone a name change and is now called MANNA (Meeting Ageless Nutritional Needs Abundantly) for Fairfield. This ministry has been providing food assistance to the elderly and disabled individuals in our community since June 2020 and is still actively serving the community of Fairfield and also the neighboring towns such as Batavia, Keosauqua, Douds, Milton, Hillsboro, Libertyville, and Sigourney. In April 2024, we supported 227 individuals across 114 households. The operational costs are covered through grants and donations from the church which are primarily used to cover the cost of the food.

One Last Mailing for the Newsletter

We want to remind you that starting from the May issue, we will no longer be mailing our monthly newsletter, The Herald. We have already sent the last mailed issue. However, you can still receive The Herald by email or pick it up at the church. This change will not only help us save costs but also reduce our carbon footprint. To ensure you keep receiving The Herald, please make sure you have an email address in Breeze and have selected the option to receive your newsletter by email or pickup. It’s quick and easy to update your information in Breeze. If you need any assistance in updating your information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you. We appreciate your cooperation in this transition and look forward to continuing to provide you with the latest news and updates from our church.

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Come to Supper Meal Prep

May 20 at 9:00 AM

Come help us prepare the casseroles for the Lutheran Church Come to Supper Meal.  Learn a new casserole recipe and have a good time prepping the casseroles for the supper.

MANNA for Fairfield

(Formerly Food Bank Ministry)
Jume 4 at 9:30 AM

Come help pack and distribute food for the food bank ministry. Hope to see you there!

Sunday School

Sundays at 9:30 AM

Come one, come all!  Learning the stories of the bible and more about God in adult and youth Sunday school.  Come join the fun!

Midweek Refresh

Wednesdays at 5:00 PM

Need a little nourishment for your body, mind, and soul?  Come join us for a meal, a short worship service, and small group meetings.  Meal starts at 5:00 PM, worship service at 6:00 PM followed by small group meetings at 6:15 PM. 

Bell & Vocal Choirs

Wednesdays at 6:15 & 7:30 PM

Share your musical talents by joining the Bell Choir and/or the vocal choirs.  We meet most Wednesdays at 6:15 and 7:30 PM.  We hope to see you there!