Outreach and Missions

The Good Samaritan Inn

The Mission of The Good Samaritan Inn is to create opportunities for the improvement of the lives of our economically disadvantaged neighbors through daily nourishment, life skills education, and job training programs with the support of our community.

Members of First United Methodist Church help to serve at the Good Samaritan Inn on the third Tuesday of each month.

I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.

MATTHEW 25:35-36

Decatur Computer Club (DCC) and Decatur First United Methodist Church

Monthly Meetings, 2nd Tuesday, 7 pm
First United Methodist Church Room 307

Our Computer Lab is used by Club members for our meetings, demonstrations, and training programs as well as by Church members for Sunday school and Adult programs. We have eight modern PCs with Windows 10, and a computer projector and screen for teaching, training, and demonstration purposes. Our training room can easily accommodate up to 20 people.

Green Team


The Green Team works within and beyond our church to live out God’s sustainability.  Come help us make a difference!



Dove is a coalition of religious organizations, volunteers, and advocates that seek to coordinate efforts to address unmet human needs and social injustices. Dove works for justice, equality, and understanding among all people.

Dove Financial Assistance (Formerly known as MAX)

Dove Financial Services (DFA) no longer meets at First United Methodist Church. They have moved to the Northeast Community Center located at 839 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Decatur, IL 62521.

Learn more about DFA by calling 217-619-9108, or