Worship in September

When we think about the letter of James, we focus on the oft quoted, Faith without works is dead.


While this is an important message, James has more to say in this letter of 108 verses which was written to first century Christians.

James encourages each of them to be a friend of God as Abraham was.  Join this September exploration of the Epistle of James to re-discover how we can be friends of God.

Sept. 2      James and Wisdom James 1:17-27

Sept. 9      Partiality James 2:1-17

Sept. 16    Speech James 3:1-12

Sept. 23   Two Wisdoms James 3:13-4:8

Sept. 30   Prayer of Faith James 5:13-20


KICK-OFF the 2018-2019 Program Year**: GRACE GATHERING on August 19



9:15-10:15 am     All-Church Breakfast

Fun Activities for ALL Ages.  Please join us!  Newcomers are especially welcome.  Here’s a great opportunity to discover all the ways you can join in the First Church initiative to Strengthen & Grow:





10:30-11:30 am     Sunday Morning Worship returns to Regular 10:30 Time!

Chancel Choir returns!

11:30-12:30 am     Fellowship in Wesley Hall


Regular Sunday Morning Schedule resumes August 26, 2018

  • Education Time for Adults, Children, & Youth from 9:15 to 10:15 am
  • Sunday Morning Worship from 10:30 to 11:30 am with Fellowship following the service

PLEASE NOTE:  ** First  Church Program Year has been changed to correspond with the Elmhurst Community District 205 School Calendar for 2018-2019.       https://www.elmhurst205.org/events_calendar

Summer Sermon Series on THE PARABLES continues through August 12

Jesus says “I will open my mouth in parables.  I will proclaim what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.” Matthew 13:35

Beginning Sunday, July 8,  rediscover the parables of Jesus with Reverend Joseph Johnson for a Six-Week Summer Series.  Worship is at 9:30 am.


Now What!?…An Eastertide Sermon Series

We have prepared ourselves for the crucifixion of Jesus and celebrated his resurrection, now what?  Your Easter lily is down to one blossom; you’ve had the last ham sandwich from the Easter ham and all your favorite Easter Candy is now 50% off.  What’s next?  This six week sermon series will explore six actions the early church took after the resurrection of Jesus.  They are: Live, Heal, Testify, Preach, Baptize, and Empower.

Lenten Challenge Begins February 18

Join the FUMC weekly Lenten Challenge.  Beginning February 18, a spiritual practice challenge will be announced.  Don’t miss this challenge.  The weekly challenge will be posted in the bulletin and on the Church’s Facebook page and Website.