Pastor's Word

Train yourself for a holy life. 1 Timothy 4:7b

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: May the grace and peace of Jesus be yours now and forever. In the rural Midwest where I grew up, bread came in one form: a square or rectangular loaf. Every now and then, a round loaf found its way onto the grocer’s shelf. Like a gas, yeast dough will take whatever form it’s […]


New Worship Schedule starts September 10

Starting 9/10/17 at Grace Gathering, we will change our Sunday schedule to: Education Time for Adults & Children from 9:15 to 10:15 am One service Worship from 10:30 to 11:30 am, with Fellowship following the service This will enable us to meet and greet with our entire congregation, and experience the lovely music program together.  On […]

“Skin In The Game” / Equipping Congregations to Challenge Racism

This past tragic weekend has underlined our collective responsibility to fight racism and bigotry in our communities and our country. This coming weekend, First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst is hosting an event that has become particularly relevant for our times. “Congregations in Northern Illinois are invited to participate in an important growth and training […]

Grace Café Schedule to be released soon

We are getting frequent inquiries about Grace Café, an Elmhurst ecumenical program providing free meals on scheduled Mondays at churches throughout the area. The schedule has not been published yet. The first meal will be held on September 11th at a location to be determined. Please keep an eye out here, at your churches and […]

Join Us for Grace Gathering Sunday Sept. 10

Visitors and returning members will celebrate our fall homecoming with a breakfast after worship 9/10/17.  Watch for details about a new worship time this fall.

White Privilege Study to continue through summer

The Social Justice Committee of First UMC is offering an adult class on Sunday mornings using the resource White Privilege: Let’s Talk—A Resource for Transformational Dialogue , which is an adult curriculum from the United Church of Christ that’s designed to invite church members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race. […]

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