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 […]


Two services resume on Sunday September 11

Sunday, September 11 we will resume our normal two-service Sunday schedule. Please join us at worship at either 8:10am or 10:25am. These times will remain in effect until Memorial Day 2017. At 9:15 am we will have a community breakfast in Wesley Hall to celebrate Grace Gathering, our official beginning of the program year.     […]

Weekday parking schedule in effect

With the new school year comes rental of our church parking lot by nearby schools. You may receive a warning for improper parking.  If you come to visit our church building during weekday business hours, please observe parking restrictions: park in the center aisle south side – that is, the side closest to our church […]

Donate cleaning essentials for Louisiana Flood Victims through FUMC

Would you like to help with the relief effort for the people in Louisiana whose homes have been destroyed by flooding? It’s easy, inexpensive and you can help out without leaving Elmhurst! First United Methodist church has been chosen as a drop-off site for UMCOR Cleaning Buckets by the Midwest Mission Distribution Center of downstate Chatham, Illinois, […]

Silent prayer sessions added, starting September 13

Contemplative Prayer in Sanctuary Beginning September 13. On Tuesday mornings, “Come by yourselves to a secluded place and rest for a while.” (Mark 6:31) Silent or contemplative prayer is the backbone of Christian prayer. Rev. Daniel Wolpert has this to say about the work of silence, “[It] is the work of gently saying ‘no’ to […]

Grace Café Schedule released

On August 22 Grace Café returns to the Elmhurst community for its tenth year. Grace Café 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 fourteen Elmhurst churches whose members provide two hot dinners per month for their guests. […]

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