World Relief Welcome Kits

As our world continues to change, the Chicago area is experiencing an influx of new refugees.  First Church can make a difference in the lives of these new refugee families by joining the Mission Committee in gathering Welcome Kits for World Relief.

A Welcome Kit is a collection of small household items that the families will need  in their new homes — everything from kitchen and cooking items to towels sets and fans.   Please email the church office at admin@umcelmhurst.org and request a copy of the Missions Flyer to see what you can contribute.

BACK TO SCHOOL BACKPACK DRIVE

As we did last year, First Church is participating in the KIDS ABOVE ALL Back to School Backpack Drive. Each year KIDS ABOVE ALL partners with members of the community, as well as faith, corporate and community partners to make sure the school-aged kids in their programs have what they need to succeed this upcoming year. See the flyer alongside for items needed for all ages. 

Or visit the following link to purchase things from their Amazon wish list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2RZ77JWXDK3L0?ref_=wl_share

Collection Bins will be in the narthex until August 29.

KIDS ABOVE ALL’s mission is to protect, heal and educate children and families so they can build better lives. They do this through early childhood education, foster care and adoption services, housing for teens and formerly homeless young adults, and counseling. They serve people in Cook, DuPage, Kane and Lake counties.

YORK SWAG Clothing Drive

FIRST CHURCH CLOTHING CENTER SPONSORS SPECIAL DRIVE
for GENTLY-USED YORK HIGH SCHOOL
and CHURCHILL MIDDLE SCHOOL CLOTHING.

CLOTHING will be DONATED at A BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENT
for FAMILIES with LOW INCOME.`

 

FIFTH SUNDAY APPEAL: United Voices for Children

On Sunday, May 30, we join dozens of other Northern Illinois United Methodist congregations who give generously to support our three outstanding agencies that serve at-risk children, youth and families: Kids Above All, MYSI, and Rosecrance.  You may either write a check payable to First Church with “Fifth Sunday Appeal” in the memo line or simply donate online at giveuvc.org (https://unitedvoicesforchildren.org/donate/ )

Supporting UVC’s Fifth Sunday Offering makes a real difference in the lives of children and youth in our community through these difficult times and going forward. Thank you for your support!