First Church is staffing the FMSC site in Aurora from 2:00-4:00pm on Saturday, February 23. Volunteers will include children, youth, and adults.
First Church is proud to volunteer for this one-of-a-kind experience. We’ll be hand-packing rice, soy, and dried vegetables which will be sealed, boxed, and shipped to reach the neediest children around the world.
Join Us in an Open Community Conversation
ELMHURST YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
DATE: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
TIME: 7:00-8:30 pm
PLACE: First United Methodist Church ~ Wesley Hall
SPEAKER: Amy Strauss, National Alliance on Mental Illness
WHAT DOES OUR COMMUNITY NEED?
- Support Groups
- Community Education & Resources
- Volunteer Training
- Advocacy Planning
- Youth Mental Health Awareness
Elmhurst Youth (6th-12th grades), Families, & Friends are Welcome! Optional Supervised Youth Games provided during the Program (ages 8+) No Registration Required. Questions: Chris Squier email@example.com
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
In Ninety-Nine Stories of God, Joy Williams tells about a traveler who meets three men pushing wheelbarrows. He asks them what they are doing. Each gives him a different answer. The first said: “I toil from sunrise to sunset, and all I receive for my labor is a few francs a day.”The second said: “I’m happy enough to wheel this wheelbarrow, for I have not had work for many months, and I have a family to feed.” The third said: “I’m building Chartres Cathedral.”
The three workers have different perspectives about the work they are doing. The first understands the work to be toil for not very much reward. The second is grateful for the work so that he can feed his family. The third sees a greater vision than just pushing a wheelbarrow. He is building Chartres Cathedral something extraordinary for God and for people.
If someone asked you about the wheelbarrow you are pushing, what would you say? Especially in the church, it is easy to be overwhelmed by a task, not appreciated, or see little return for our effort. Other times, we easily see the greater task God has called us to and we rejoice in it.
So my question is: what are you doing with the wheelbarrow you are pushing?
Rev. Joseph A. Johnson
After a short hiatus during restoration work on our lower level, the FIRST CHURCH CLOTHING CENTER is again accepting donations. Thank you for your forbearance during February and your continuing support of this ministry. We will look forward to receiving your generous gifts of gently used clothing, shoes, coats, household goods, bedding, toys, and/or books.
HOW TO DROP OFF YOUR DONATIONS:
- Go to Church Office Entrance in North parking lot (between First Church and Immaculate Conception).
- Look for single Red Door
- Take donations down half/flight of stairs to collection area
- Pick up a Donation Letter
The CLOTHING CENTER is open on the First Thursday of each month from 9-11:00 in the morning and from 7-9:00 in the evening and on the Third Saturday of the month from 9-11:00 am.
If you have questions, please contact the Church Office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“But who do you say that I am?” Matthew 16: 15
New Testament Understandings
SUN Jan 13: Jesus of Nazareth
SUN Jan 20: Resurrection of Jesus
SUN Jan 27: Titles for Jesus
SUN Feb 3: Genesis of the Gospels
SUN Feb 10: Hymns about Jesus #1
SUN Feb 17: Hymns about Jesus #2
SUN Feb 24: Everyday Living
Sunday Morning Worship Series at 10:30 am with Reverend Joseph A. Johnson