About Us

We are an energetic, growing community of followers of God. We are a traditional church for a modern world, seeking to serve Christ here, near and far away.

Our Gothic-style church building, with its beautiful stained glass windows and distinctive architecture, its spires rising majestically into the sky, has been a familiar landmark in St. Charles since 1954.

We offer two Sunday morning services:

  • 9am Worship Service, with our Chancel Choir singing (during the school year.) Holy Communion is offered on the first Sunday of every month.
  • 10:30am Jazz Worship Service, with smaller musical ensembles and a jazz influence. Holy Communion is served weekly.
  • Nursery is available for both services
  • Sunday School for PreK-High School meets at 9am

Please join us as we love God, serve others and grow together.  If you are new here, visit our “New Here?” page for more information.

And … see you on Sunday.


Our church was founded in St. Charles in 1837. The church building was a gift from Colonel Edward J. Baker in memory of his parents, Martha and Edward Baker. It was dedicated on Sept. 19, 1954.

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Our Staff

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About the United Methodist Church

United Methodists have long devoted themselves to a kind of marriage of personal and social holiness, leading today to a denomination that is dynamic and diverse, bound together in our mission to “Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.”

United Methodists are committed to basic beliefs of Christianity, and use Scripture, tradition, experience and reason to guide us in our beliefs and lives

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Our church, with its stunning Sanctuary, is a popular place for weddings. As such, it’s necessary to arrange its use in advance. To avoid disappointment, please contact us BEFORE booking a reception hall.
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What drew our members to this place, in the heart of downtown St. Charles? Why do they return? Learn what our members say about the place they call their Sunday home.
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Farmers’ Market

Our Farmers’ Market is open year round from 9am to 12pm on Fridays, November through May and from 8am to 1pm June through October. It offers fresh produce, fruit, cheese, eggs, beef and goat meat, poultry, fruits and flowers, garden plants, honey, gourmet food products, fresh baked goods, jewelry, arts and crafts, plus garden and landscaping produces. Breakfast and lunch items, coffee and beverages also are for sale.
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