Pastor's Word

I’ll build my church on this rock. -Matthew 16:18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Grace and Peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. On September 16, Bishop Dyck invited United Methodists from around the Northern Illinois Annual Conference to gather in Naperville for a day of conversation regarding the unity of the Church and human sexuality. I have asked […]

Announcements

Join our H.U.G.S. Breakfast Oct. 22

JOIN US to learn more about our local church Homebound Ministry called Hearts United Giving Service (H.U.G.S.).  We will have a Breakfast from 9:15-10:15 a.m. on Sunday, October  22, for current H.U.G.S. members and interested guests (no requirement to join us). H.U.G.S. was created by our church in 2002 as a way to match our […]

“Celebration of Peace” to be held here

In this time of increased national and international discord, First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst is planning an event, free and open to the community, celebrating and calling for peace and unity. The event, “A Celebration of Peace,” will be held on Saturday, October 7, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Music, prayer, speakers, food, activities for children […]

Photo directory portraits taken October 12-14

Our church photo directory is due for an update. It’s time to sit for new family portraits! Our scheduled date for portraits is October 12-14. New this year, you can sign up for your photo sitting online. Sign up early to get your preferred time! All members will receive a photo directory, and you can […]

United Methodists respond to Harvey catastrophe

UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, is responding to the Hurricane and flooding catastrophes in Texas and Louisiana. There are several things that you can do to help. For more information, please click on the UMCOR website: https://www.umcor.org/umcor/resources/news-stories/2017/august/0825umcorrespondstoharvey

Grace Café schedule released for new season

On September 11 Grace Cafe returns to the Elmhurst community for its 11th year. Grace Cafe was started in 2007 as an ecumenical mission project to provide a free hot meal to anyone in the community and is currently supported by thirteen Elmhurst churches whose members provide two dinner gatherings per month for their guests. […]