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 help as we welcome more than 100 of our neighbors for a special holiday meal and warm fellowship. Sign-up sheets to help provide ingredients, cook, set up, greet, serve, and clean up are by the Fellowship Table in Wesley Hall. All ages are invited to participate. For this holiday menu, we are asking not only for food items, but also for monetary donations so that we may shop for some of the necessary ingredients in quantities larger than we would ask anyone to provide. Join us and help offer this meaningful service to our community.
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 church family for a delicious Brunch Buffet. A suggested donation of $6 per adult and $4 per child would be greatly appreciated. The Fellowship Team welcomes you to share this wonderful meal as together we celebrate the season of Advent. Advance sign up is not required and all are welcome – neighbors, friends and family, too.
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!