Welcome to

New Life UMC

We Focus on Jesus Christ

New Life is a new faith community in Machesney Park. New Life serves as a "new place for new people" and is also being developed as a regional church for the Rockford and Stateline area. Mission New Life exists to be God's hands and feet by helping people know Christ and equipping them to reach their full potential as Christians. New Life encourages and equips people in Finding, Forming and Forwarding If you're new to New Life, we would love to get to know you better. If you'd like to know more information about our church feel free to email us at




We are

Real People

We are real people infused with dynamic faith, committed to a common vision, joined together in the covenant love of our Creator. We believe in multicultural, multigenerational ministry, who’s sole intention is to reach our community for Christ. We are a community that loves, a community that challenges you, and a community that makes a difference. Our gatherings are very casual but we make it a priority to focus our attention on God's Word and to give Him all the glory in everything we do.


"So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit."

Ephesians 2:19-22

We used to be

Completely Broken

We used to be completely broken. But now are grateful for undeserved redemption, astonished by amazing Grace, healed by forgiveness, humbled by the divine invitation to be included in the greatest relationship we can have. The realization of this truth is what inspires us to worship and serve the Lord, for he is worthy of all our praise.


"but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love."

Ephesians 4:15-16

We serve

The perfect God

We serve a good and perfect God. The nations are His dwelling and our lives are His vessels. We believe God wants to prosper those who believe and are generous for His purpose. There are many ways to get involved with serving at New Life. Whether you give financially, or give with your time, gifts and talents, we encourage you to be generous and spread the word of God in every way you can. Visit our "Ministry" page to check out our current serving opportunities.


We'd love to meet you!

New Life United Methodist Church is located in Machesney Park, Illinois. If you're an Illinois native or you're just visiting, please stop by to say hi. We love meeting new people and we would love to meet you!

Location: 7605 N. 2nd Street Machesney Park, IL. 61115

Phone: 847-912-2808

Email: info@findnewlifeumc.org

Saturday Service: 5:30 PM