Brock Tumbkleson at the Keyboard


Kewanee’s many churches are an important part of the city’s cultural and social life.

A variety of Christian denominations have churches in Kewanee, offering residents and visitors a choice of opportunities to worship.

From structures dating back more than 150 years, to modern new buildings, Kewanee has nearly 30 churches, filling the spiritual needs of large and small congregations.

Being a member of a church in Kewanee means far more than attending services once a week. Kewanee’s churches provide services tailored to different portions of the membership: Young people, families, singles and the elderly, for example.

Church-sponsored events are also a regular part of life in Kewanee, ranging from special events only for congregation members to concerts, meals and other events for the entire community.

Local churches also provide ample opportunity for volunteerism, to help others in the community or to enhance the church’s worship services through music, lectors and other talents.

Kewanee has an active Ministerial Association, which plans ecumenical events throughout the year. One of the highlights of the year is the annual Palm Sunday concert, where local church musical groups and soloists present a program of Easter music.

The Kewanee Area Church Fellowship consists of representatives from several churches and sponsors several community services throughout the year. The public is invited to take part in these special holiday services featuring music and messages from a variety of congregations.

Local churches also are involved in organizing the CROP walk each fall, which raises money to feed the hungry.