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Diamond Jubilee - East Peoria First United Methodist Church

Sep 29, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

The First United Methodist Church of East Peoria will be having a Diamond Jubilee on September 29th, 30th, & October 1st.  The Diamond Jubilee is a weekend of events to celebrate a couple historical events in the life of the church.  They will be celebrating 60 years in the current church building located at 154 East Washington Street.  They will also be celebrating 150 years as a church in the East Peoria community.

The event will begin on Friday, September 29th, at 11:30 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the church with the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce.

On Saturday, September 30th, an open house will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Performing throughout the open house will be the church’s own Puppets for Jesus, the various choirs and musicians of the church, and Ignite, their praise band.  A video of the construction of the current church building will be shown continually.  There will be historical photos and items on display and lots of fun activities for the kids including a bouncy house.  A picnic lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The event will conclude on Sunday, October 1st, with a worship service at 9:30 a.m. where Rev. Mary Kathryn Pearce, Illinois River District Superintendent, will deliver the sermon.  The worship service will be followed by a lunch for all in attendance where the church will recognize those from the congregation that have been members for 50 years or more.

For additional information you can call the church at 309-699-5417 or email Pastor Mary Arnold at

Location: 154 E. Washington Street, East Peoria, IL

Contact: Rev. Mary Arnold, 309-699-5417

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