First Church 3rd-5th graders were presented with their own Bibles during Worship on Sunday, February 24, at 10:30 am.
- Hadley Cross mentored by Jennifer Hagstrom
- Zoë Ejma mentored by Ruth Zervas
- Allison Janes mentored by Chris Squier
- Jack Mathias mentored by Dave Cooke
- Elsie Phipps mentored by Dena Vincent
- Anabella Potter mentored by Marlene Stratton
- Matteus Potter mentored by Ed Miner
Thank you to their wonderful mentors for living out the baptismal vows that we make as a congregation: to nurture one another in Christian faith and surround those being baptized with love.
First Church is staffing the FMSC site in Aurora from 2:00-4:00pm on Saturday, February 23. Volunteers will include children, youth, and adults.
First Church is proud to volunteer for this one-of-a-kind experience. We’ll be hand-packing rice, soy, and dried vegetables which will be sealed, boxed, and shipped to reach the neediest children where can you buy lasix.
Join Us in an Open Community Conversation
ELMHURST YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
DATE: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
TIME: 7:00-8:30 pm
PLACE: First United Methodist Church ~ Wesley Hall
SPEAKER: Amy Strauss, National Alliance on Mental Illness
WHAT DOES OUR COMMUNITY NEED?
- Support Groups
- Community Education & Resources
- Volunteer Training
- Advocacy Planning
- Youth Mental Health Awareness
Elmhurst Youth (6th-12th grades), Families, & Friends are Welcome! Optional Supervised Youth Games provided during the Program (ages 8+) No Registration Required. Questions: Chris Squier where can i buy lasix tablets
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
In Ninety-Nine Stories of God, Joy Williams tells about a traveler who meets three men pushing wheelbarrows. He asks them what they are doing. Each gives him a different answer. The first said: “I toil from sunrise to sunset, and all I receive for my labor is a few francs a day.”The second said: “I’m happy enough to wheel this wheelbarrow, for I have not had work for many months, and I have a family to feed.” The third said: “I’m building Chartres Cathedral.”
The three workers have different perspectives about the work they are doing. The first understands the work to be toil for not very much reward. The second is grateful for the work so that he can feed his family. The third sees a greater vision than just pushing a wheelbarrow. He is building Chartres Cathedral something extraordinary for God and for people.
If someone asked you about the wheelbarrow you are pushing, what would you say? Especially in the church, it is easy to be overwhelmed by a task, not appreciated, or see little return for our effort. Other times, we easily see the greater task God has called us to and we rejoice in it.
So my question is: what are you doing with the wheelbarrow you are pushing?
Rev. Joseph A. Johnson