Awareness & Learning Path begins Jan 31

FIRST CHURCH STANDS AGAINST RACISM

The United Methodist Church recognizes that racism is a sin and is committed to challenging the unjust power structures that support it and to working for equality in all areas of life. The Anti-Racism Task Force of the Northern Illinois Conference has developed the  Awareness and Learning Path
to guide us as we continue the work that was started in the wake of the murder of George Floyd.

All are invited to join us on the last Sunday of each month, January-June, via ZOOM (11:30 am to 1:00 pm). Let us navigate the Awareness and Learning Path together as we continue the journey that will lead to transformation and action.

Sign up for the first session on January 31:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48A9AD2BABFF2-awareness

New Sunday School Series to begin Jan 31

An exciting new children’s Sunday school series is set to begin January 31 and continue on the last Sunday of each month through March. Using the Cokesbury Deep Blue Faith and Culture Curriculum on Anti-Racism, there will be 3 classes via ZOOM.

Prejudice & Stereotypes         January 31                  9:30-10:15 am
Curiosity & Empathy               February 28                9:30-10:15 am
Colors & Cultures                    March 28                    9:30-10:15 am

Contact Lisa Rogers jlrogers204@comcast.net for more information.

REGISTER by JANUARY 15 for BELOVED COMMUNITY

First Church is proud to be a Community Contributor to this important virtual forum.  Guest speaker, the Rev. Robert E. Buckner II, will be presenting the principles behind Dr. King’s nonviolence social change movement and vision of a beloved community. Dr. King’s great sacrifice and contributions were the driving force for establishing the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 18
 join us as we explore these principles
and their relevance today.

Registration deadline is January 15. Sign up today:  https://elmhurstucc.org/mlk-2021/

Are you missing communion when you worship at home?

You can celebrate All-Church Communion at Home
Drive-Through * Pick-Up * No-Contact

Let Us Break Bread Together

The sacraments — which have been blessed by Pastor Joe — are individually wrapped and sealed, complete with juice and wafer.  Look for a bin on a small table under the portico outside the North entrance to the church.  Containers of hand sanitizer will also be on the table.

  • Drive-up any time during the pick-up days (see dates below)
  • Sanitize your hands,
  • Take as many individually wrapped pieces as needed for your family,
  • Replace the lid.
  • Simple as that.
  • Take your sacraments home.
  • Set them out as you prepare for the virtual service at 10:30 am.
  • Click on  First Church on Facebook 
  • Share in the bread and the cup with Pastor Joe during Communion.

Communion Pick-Up Dates
for Service of Holy Communion on December 6
Tuesday     December 1      10 am to 10 pm
Friday          December 4      10 am to 10 pm
Saturday    December 5      10 am to 6 pm

 

FALL FEST ~ OCTOBER 25

JOIN US for (a socially distanced)
FALL FEST PARKING LOT EVENT AT FIRST CHURCH
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 4:00-6:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

  • (safe) COSTUME PARADE ~ complete with an opportunity to take a photo in front of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • Compete in a rousing game of EXTREME BINGO
  • Watch Toy Story of Terror (movie starts at 6:00 p.m.)
    all from the comfort of your own vehicles.
  • Individual bags of microwaved POPCORN
  • Small TREAT bags
    Bring your own beverages to enjoy in your car.

FALL FEST is FREE but DONATIONS
for the Yorkfield Food Pantry will be gratefully accepted.Elmhurst/Yorkfield Food Pantry | Explore Elmhurst, IL

Spaces are limited so sign up NOW!
 
FALLFEST SIGN-UP PAGE