KICK-OFF the 2018-2019 Program Year**: GRACE GATHERING on August 19



9:15-10:15 am     All-Church Breakfast

Fun Activities for ALL Ages.  Please join us!  Newcomers are especially welcome.  Here’s a great opportunity to discover all the ways you can join in the First Church initiative to Strengthen & Grow:





10:30-11:30 am     Sunday Morning Worship returns to Regular 10:30 Time!

Chancel Choir returns!

11:30-12:30 am     Fellowship in Wesley Hall


Regular Sunday Morning Schedule resumes August 26, 2018

  • Education Time for Adults, Children, & Youth from 9:15 to 10:15 am
  • Sunday Morning Worship from 10:30 to 11:30 am with Fellowship following the service

PLEASE NOTE:  ** First  Church Program Year has been changed to correspond with the Elmhurst Community District 205 School Calendar for 2018-2019.

Diaper Drive is Underway at First Church

A huge need has been identified from our local community agencies ***


Let’s meet the challenge and


 WHERE:   First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst

232 S. York Street, Elmhurst IL 60126

WHAT:   Bring Cartons of Any Size Diapers

[Larger Diapers (sizes 4-6) are especially needed!]

or Unopened Containers of Diaper Wipes

NOTE: Single diapers cannot be accepted.


  • Friday, August 10, Noon to 2:00 pm
  • Friday, September 14, Noon to 2:00
  • Any Sunday Morning when you come to Worship
  • In fact, anyone can add to the City which will be located in Wesley Hall!


  • People’s Resource Center (PRC)
  • Elmhurst Walk-In Assistance Network (EWAN)
  • Family Shelter Service in DuPage County

See the Completed City on WELCOME SUNDAE, September 16

Come for Worship at 10:30 am and Stay for Ice Cream.

CALL TO ACTION on AUGUST 5: Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Advocacy Meeting 

August 5, 2018 at 10:45 am.

Here’s an opportunity to follow up on ways to  advocate for immigrant children who are in this country without parents or guardians.  In a powerful talk, FUMC member Anne Mathias recently shared her volunteer experiences as a Child Advocate  for Unaccompanied Migrant Children.  Pastor Joe also talked about the UMC teachings on immigration.  As a result, we will reconvene in August to explore this issue more thoroughly. The next meeting will focus on steps we can take individually and as a congregation and will include opportunities to write postcards to our legislators.

To receive more information,  please fill out the CONTACT US! form on the menu under Welcome.


Salad Luncheon

Sunday, April 22

To recognize our office staff and volunteers

All are invited!  Grab a plate and have lunch in Wesley Hall following Worship.  Membership Growth and Care committee is hosting this luncheon.  Please plan on attending to tell the honored guests how much you appreciate them.  Enjoy salad and desserts.

Donation: $8 for adults, $3 ages 3-12.

Monies collected will go toward church staff professional development.


Volunteer for Grace Cafe

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.