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

Police Roll Call to be held on church lawn

Police Roll call this Thursday, June 29, 6pm: First Church will be hosting a neighborhood Police Roll Call on Thursday, June 29th at the invitation of Pastor Joe. A police roll call event brings the police and community together to discuss current issues and answer questions.  Feel free to join if you are able. Everyone […]

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 […]

Season of Lent: “Walking with Jesus”

Lent begins on March 1 with Ash Wednesday. Lent is a time when Christians examine their lives in light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We ask ourselves where we are in step with Jesus and where are we out of step with Jesus. The first five Sundays in Lent will feature a “blessing of […]