Rally Against Racism

SUNDAY, JULY 18, 11:30 am
First Church Lawn
Corner of York & Church Streets

Be a WITNESS for Christ in our Community
Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket
Join us for this RALLY.

Special Activities * Music * Guest Speakers

 

 

 

 

CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH with First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst

Acknowledge the struggle our brothers and sisters of color continue to face and pledge to continue to strive to live out the conviction that racism is incompatible with Christian teaching.

Virtual Viewing & Pre-Viewing Discussion with composer Joel Thompson

Seven Last Words of the Unarmed

Saturday, June 19
10-11:00 am


Sign up now to join us for a ZOOM viewing
of this important and moving musical composition
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48A9AD2BABFF2-seven

THESE SEVEN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN:
Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner,
Kenneth Chamberlain, Amadou Diallo, & John Crawford
WERE EACH KILLED BY POLICE OR BY AUTHORITY FIGURES.
They are the subjects of this powerful multi-movement choral work.

STAY ON ZOOM FOR THE POST-VIEWING Q&A SESSION
with composer Joel Thompson
and First Church music director Doug Peters

To learn more about each of these seven men, go to https://sevenlastwords.org/seven-lives/.  Each person, their lives, deaths, and the cases their families brought against police has his own page

Perennial Plant Swap on May 8

 If you are someone who spends Springtime in your garden,
this is for you!

One of the greatest joys of gardening is seeing  little shoots that pop up through the leaves at this time of year. How such bright and beautiful things survive our harsh winters and manage to show up in all their glory  is truly miraculous. Each year, however, some seem to multiply tenfold from one year to the next! If you find that you have perennials in your yard that you will be dividing in the coming weeks, how about sharing your bounty with your church family?!

It’s good to thin out those who have outgrown their settings and always fun to have new things to plant and enjoy. Bring a couple of plants to share and go home with a couple of new ones to install!   Each time you see the lovely blooms in your yard in the coming years, it will remind you of the church friend who blessed you with them.

First Church Perennial Plant Swap:
Saturday, May 8  10:00 am – 11:00 am

          

 

Worship in February

Sunday February 7:   First Sunday with Holy Communion

Sunday February 14: Youth Sunday
A Valentine for All of Us

Wednesday February 17:  Ash Wednesday
Special Parking Lot Service at 5:30 pm

Sunday February 21:   Lenten Sermon Series begins

All Services Live Streamed on Facebook