Winter Warmth Drive for Refugee One

Refugees arrive with hardly anything.  And a Chicago Winter is almost upon us.  Let’s give them a Warm Welcome.

Refugees come in all shapes and sizes.

New & gently used  outerwear (infant through adult) will be collected by First Church through October 14.

Boots ~ Winter Coats ~ Hats ~ Gloves ~ Mittens ~ Winter Socks 

All will be gladly accepted.

Please bring items to the marked bins in Wesley Hall from September 30 – October 14.

Winter ware will be delivered to Refugee One in Chicago on October 20.

For more information please go to:

Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Please pray for those persons whose lives and homes and jobs have been impacted by  Hurricane Florence. 


Below is the link to UMCOR where you can make a monetary donation to support US disaster recovery.

Lord, you have been our dwelling-place
   in all generations. 
Before the mountains were brought forth,
   or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
   from everlasting to everlasting you are God.   Psalm 90:1-2



Over 100 cases of much needed supplies for babies and toddlers have been delivered to these agencies:

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

Thank you to ALL who generously contributed.  Please keep the families receiving our blessings in your prayers!

This drive was sponsored by the Member Growth & Care Committee.


SIGN UP NOW for 2019 Mission Trip

First Church Youth are returning to Clendenin, West Virginia  for the Summer 2019 Mission Trip during the week of July 28 to August 3.  This is open to ALL Church Members.  Early commitments are needed to secure this spot with Next Step Ministries.  Sign Up NOW.

For info: check out Youth Group Bulletin Board in Wesley Hall or contact Lisa Rogers (


  • a completed Health Form
  • a paid Deposit of $50  (non refundable)

This will be our 3rd trip with Next Step Ministries.  To learn more visit: