New to First United Methodist Church?

Thanks for your interest in being our guest. You may have some questions about what worship is like at Rushville FUMC. We hope you’ll find the answer to some of your questions here!


What do people wear?
You’ll see a pretty wide variety here. On Saturday nights, the service has such a casual feel that dressing up seems almost out of place. On Sunday mornings, there are folks in suits, dresses, jeans and nearly everything in between. Feel free to come as you are.

Where should I park?
Convenient parking is available in several locations. Street parking is available near entrances off of both Jefferson and Congress.

Lot parking is available across Jefferson Street and to the south of the church building.

Handicap parking spaces are available on the northeast corner of the church, and near the elevator entry on the east side of the church.

NOTICE: Parking is again available to the south of our new fellowship hall. Please be cautious of the construction taking place between the sanctuary and fellowship hall.

Where do I enter…
…if I have a nursery aged child?
If you’re looking at the church building from Jefferson Street, the  door on the far right marked “Office” is your best entrance for walking straight towards the nursery room. (Find out more about our nursery care!) Once your little treasure is settled into the nursery, just head east through the “Good Will Class” room to head up to the sanctuary for worship.

…if I’m going right into the sanctuary / worship space?
There are three main entrances and an elevator entrance for the sanctuary. Take the stairs up to any of the doors and they’ll lead you up into the sanctuary. If you would prefer to take the elevator up to the sanctuary, there is a 2 person lift located under the awning marked “Elevator” off of Congress Street on the East Side of the building. Our elevator is temporarily inaccessible because of construction on a new elevator entryway. In addition to hosting our casual 5:00pm Saturday evening service in the new accessible Fellowship Hall, we have a closed-circuit viewing option available for Sunday morning services in the Good Will classroom on the ramp-accessible main floor of the church. We apologize for any inconvenience.

What can I expect during worship?
As you enter in, you’ll probably meet someone at one of the sanctuary doors who will hand you a bulletin that includes some details about what’s taking place in the service. You can find out about the specific worship services and things like when we celebrate communion on our Worship page.
In each service, we’ll share some announcements, greet one another, sing, pray together for the joys and concerns of the congregation and community, offer our gifts, experience scripture through a sermon, and be sent out with song and a blessing.

I have other questions.
Feel free to call the church office at 217-322-3328 or email us!