“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
NEXT LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION: SUNDAY, MARCH 31 at 3:30pm
Doug Hotchkis will lead a discussion on The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley. Originally published in 1964, Malcolm X tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues we are still facing today.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.
No need to buy the book. The Elmhurst library has a copy and there are many copies available from our partner libraries through LINKin. However, if you are like Doug Hotchkis, you might want a copy for your own library so you can read it frequently.
NOTE: The Church Library is undergoing restoration. Please gather in Aldersgate for the Discussion.
Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church will be placing an ad in the Chicago Tribune for Easter that welcomes and affirms LGBTQ persons. If you would like to help with this through a donation, please make your check payable to First United Methodist with “Chicago Tribune” written in the memo line and return to the church office (232 South York Street, Elmhurst IL 60126) or click on our donation button at the bottom of the page.
Donations will be accepted through April 1.
More information regarding annual conference legislation, NIC’s payment of the general church apportionment and reaffirmation of Reconciling status of local churches will be forthcoming.
First Church Youth Group: Annual Youth Worship Service
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Through beautiful music, heartfelt messages and witness, thoughtful scripture reading and an extremely humorous skit, the youth demonstrated the ways we — as Christians — are called to be open, loving disciples in the world today.
Sunday, October 28, 11:30am – 1:00pm
COME FOR LUNCH in Wesley Hall. Feast on Sandwiches, Chips, Veggies, & Yummy Fall-Themed Desserts
COST is $5/each or $20/family
BRING lots of Nickels, Dimes, and Quarters. Empty your Piggy Banks or Scrape up your Spare Change for
The Children of First Church will be Trick-or-Treating to help Detained Immigrant Children. Money collected will be donated to the
Halloween Attire is Enthusiastically Encouraged!!
A Beautiful Sunday for a Cookout
- The Youth Group’s Cookout for a Cause on September 23 was a great success. Thanks to the hard work of our young people and the support of our congregation, $709 was raised for Bridge Communities. And everyone enjoyed the barbecue on the church lawn.
- NOTE: The next First Church event to support Bridge Communities will be Sleep Out Saturday on November 3, 2018. The goal is to raise a total of $1500.
If you missed the Cookout, you can donate directly to Bridge Communities on the Elmhurst First United Methodist Church Youth Group page. Here’s the Link: