Upcoming Events

Want to find out what’s coming up at Music at First? This year is guaranteed to have some great live entertainment events for you, completely free of charge. Music at First hosts events with unique musical styles, so the experience is always one-of-a-kind. Ready for a night full of friends and fun? Take a peek at our upcoming schedule.

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Fernando Ortega

As the last decade of the 20th century opened, the Christian music landscape burgeoning with contemporary pop sounds was in a season of full on cultivation.
Enter young composer/pianist, Fernando Ortega, classically trained and musically complex, writing distinctively earthy songs, hymns and spirituals that defied genre boundaries. Deftly entwining thoughtful folk melodies with Celtic, bluegrass, classical and Latin American influences, he introduced something rare and valuable.
Come experience the three time Gospel Music Association Dove Award winner in concert only at First.

Click here to learn more about Fernando Ortega.

Hear it here First

The First United Methodist Church of Peoria invites you to hear Music at First.

Music at First includes a variety of opportunities to have your soul nurtured through the musical and performing arts. Completely free of charge.

Come to the heart of the city and experience great music at First.

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Join us for Worship

Doors Open at 9:00 am M-F | 8:00 AM Sun

At First United Methodist Church of Peoria, we offer five opportunities to worship each week, in both Contemporary and Traditional worship styles:


6:00 pm Contemporary *


8:30 am Traditional

11:00 am Contemporary *

11:00 am Traditional

5:00 pm Contemporary *

* Bilingual (English & Spanish)


Get in Touch

To contact us, inquiries on an upcoming event, or general questions fill out the form and we’ll get right back to you.

First United Methodist Church of Peoria

116 NE Perry Ave

Peoria, 61603


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