Pastor Joe and Children & Youth Director, Lisa Rogers, invite people of all ages to join us on Ash Wednesday, March 6, for a special observance.
- Come to Wesley Hall at 6:00 pm
- Discover the 3 Pillars of Lent: Pray, Fast, Give
- Receive Ashes
- Share a Lenten Supper
- Enjoy Multi-age Activities
- Pick up a Lenten Devotional packet for yourself or to share with your family or friends throughout the Season.
Guests are welcomed and encouraged!
Suggested donation: $5/person or $20/family
RSVP to Church Office 630-834-2440 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, March 5.
Experience the Bible as it was intended to be shared: as Story ~ told by Heart ~ in Community!
First United Methodist Church is proud to present The Gospel of Mark as told by Prairie Wind Guild
Performance at 3:00 pm, Sunday, April 7. These tellers, who include our own Marlene Stratton, are passionate about bringing Scripture to life through the ancient-future art of biblical storytelling. The Gospel of Mark is the Guild’s flagship presentation. In 2 hrs 20 minutes (including a 10-minute intermission), just like an evening at the movies, experience the drive, intensity and mystery of Mark’s Gospel.
Suggested Donation: $5
Pot-Luck Supper & Post-Show Discussion Join us in Wesley Hall at 5:30pm for an old-fashioned pot-luck! Bring your favorite dish and drop it off in the kitchen prior to the performance!
For more about Prairie Wind Guild: Tellers of Sacred Stories go to https://www.prairiewindguild.org/
And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
First, First Church affirms its position to welcome and celebrate as God’s beloved children, LGBTQ persons, their families, friends and allies. We joyfully hold a place at Christ’s table for you!
Yesterday, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church passed the Traditional Plan with a vote of 438 to 384. A slim majority of the church decided against unity (The One Church Plan) and for banning the rites of the church, ordination and marriage, for LGBTQ persons.
Several petitions within the Traditional Plan have been ruled unconstitutional by the United Methodist Church’s Judicial Council and knowing this delegates passed it anyway. The earliest the Traditional Plan would take effect is January 1, 2020. If and when it does take effect, it will mean significant changes for the Northern Illinois Conference and First United Methodist Church.
As of now there are no changes in The United Methodist Church’s polity.
A few words from Bishop Dyck,
What do we do the day after? First we grieve. Then we go and make disciples of Jesus Christ. Making disciples means becoming incarnate love and grace to each other and our communities.
Pastor Joe and other clergy from the Elgin District will be meeting with the district superintendent tomorrow morning. Pastor Joe will be giving a digest and answering questions after worship on Sunday, March 3, 2019 in Wesley Hall.
The First Church Youth Group is preparing for their annual Youth Worship Service on Sunday, March 3, at 10:30 am.
Through scripture, music, drama, and messages, the youth will share why they think it is important for all of us ~ as Christians ~ to: