Advent 2017

Pastor's Word

The only thing that counts is Faith working through Love. – Galatians 5:6

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Grace and Peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Last month I began a series of articles on the distinctive Wesleyan contributions to understanding the nature and mission of the church. I wrote about the Wesleyan conviction that God’s salvation (saving love) is meant for […]


Grace Cafe

December 18, 5-6:30 pm For the past 11 years, churches throughout Elmhurst have held Grace Cafes twice a month to serve dinner to anyone in our community who may be hungry or lonely. First Church’s only opportunity to serve Grace Café this year is coming up on Monday December 18. Once again we ask for your […]

Advent Worship Service

December 10, 10:30 am The Advent Musical Worship will feature selections by Lauridsen, Handel, and Pietro Yon along with our traditional lessons and carols. Lyric Opera of Chicago soprano Kaileen Miller will highlight the program, along with choral and handbell selections from the FUMC choirs. Following this joyful service, please join in fellowship with our […]

Thanksgiving Sunday

We will celebrate Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 19 at 10:30 am with a collage of thanks, hymns of praise and personal testimonies of thanksgiving to God. Don’t miss this worship service!

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 […]

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