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 […]


Getting ready for our Advent Musical service

Preparations are underway for our highly anticipated annual Advent worship service and brunch on Sunday, December 18th at 10:25am. Please join us to hear joyful music from all of our musical ensembles, piano, organ and orchestra. All are welcome!  

One worship service only on Nov. 6

Bad news for early birds, good news for the rest of us: Don’t forget that not only do we set our clocks BACK an hour on Sunday morning, we have ONLY ONE worship service. No 8:10 service! We’ll see EVERYONE at 10:25 for All Saint’s Day and Consecration Sunday, with special guest Rev. Chris Walters. […]

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, […]