Pastor's Word

Reaching out to Those Who Suffer

Reaching out to those who suffer is grounded in the belief that the living Christ is present with us and those who suffer. Daily, we encounter people who suffer: a family member with a cancer diagnosis, a co-worker experiencing a divorce, or an aging parent. Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) encourages us […]

Announcements

Small Group Ministry offerings expanding in fall

Small group ministry to expand at FUMC: Currently, FUMC’s ongoing small group ministry gathers persons around social and service activities (ie. music, the arts, meals ministry).  A new small group focus will be to become better disciples of Jesus Christ through study of the Bible, mission engagement and experiencing God’s grace, in the model of […]

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. […]

Summer worship time starts May 28

Beginning Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 28, we will be holding summer worship at 9:30am. There is no Sunday school during the summer. We look forward to seeing our members, guests and visitors throughout the summer.

1 Peter: Sermon series begins April 23

On April 23, Rev. Joseph Johnson will open a series of sermons on The First Letter of Peter in the New Testament.  This brief book offers some gentle advice to Christians as they struggle with the difficulty of being such in First Century Asia Minor. Several themes emerge in this letter: living as heirs of God’s great salvation […]

Holy Week Schedule announced for 2017

First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst has scheduled several opportunities to worship during Holy Week. Please join us this season as we contemplate, pray, and celebrate. Palm Sunday, April 9: The procession of the palms highlights morning worship services (8:10am and 10:25am) on Sunday, April 9. Maundy Thursday Worship: As we come to the close of the […]

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