March  22, 2020
Many of us worshipped online today.  In fact, so many joined us that the website had a traffic jam and several of us (myself included) had to click the link several times before getting connected.  If you tried earlier and couldn't get on, try again.

I have gotten numerous emails, texts, and calls today from people who were able to join us for these online worship services.  

In addition to the people at Mattoon First, we were also joined by people in Jie's two churches in Sidell and Chrisman.  

If you want to share this video experience with others, just have them call up our church's website and it will take them right to it:

Or, you can forward them this email and let them click the links below.

For Mattoon First United Methodist  
traditional service, 

For the Mattoon First United Methodist contemporary service, 

For the bishop's state-wide worship, 


Guy and Nancy Loucks are home from Florida.  They report that they are doing well.  Their grandson Carson greeted them and helped to unload the motorhome.

Anita Jones wants us to know Charlotte Upton's phone number:  217-273-8247.  Charlotte is in rehab and we want to keep her connected.  If you know her, give her a call.

Ron and Phyllis Dickinson have a prayer request for friends in Michigan whose middle aged son is going through a time of desperate crisis.


Today is World Water Day (please do not go to the store and buy up all the water!), As Young as You Feel Day, and Goof Off Day.  Some of us need a goof off day, others, of course, are getting tired of goofing off.