An Invitation to Fall Fest

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

TRICK-OR-TREAT

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!!

Youth Group raises $709 for Bridge Communities

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:

bridgecommunities.org/group81

 

 

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:

 

http://www.refugeeone.org/uploads/1/2/8/1/12814267/ro_donations_october2018_p1a.pdf

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.

https://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Programs/Disaster-Response/US-Disaster-Response/US-Disaster-Response

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

First Church joins Cluster UMC’s at Serenity House in Addison

Dinner for nearly 100 residents of Serenity House were served an outstanding home-cooked meal on Sunday evening, April 29, by volunteers  representing 5 United Methodist congregations in the Salt Creek Cluster.

Many thanks to First Church volunteers:  Sharyl Kung, Phyllis Loehman, Brad Mertz, Christine Mertz, Chris Squier, Janet Soltys and Pastor Joe Johnson for their gladsome participation.  And to Greg & Ann Gills for their generous support.

Serving!