Covid Protocol Update

In accordance with CDC and IDHP guidance, First United Methodist Church  of Elmhurst establishes the following policy on 6.21.21.   Elmhurst Montessori will be following guidance from the State of Illinois.

First Church is open
for in-person meetings
and gatherings.
Signups & registrations
are no longer required
.
Masking Protocol
  • If you are fully vaccinated, masks are optional.
  • If you are not vaccinated or near an unvaccinated guest (i.e. a child), masks are recommended.
  • If you are not feeling well, consider staying at home, but if you do come to First Church, please wear a mask and keep socially distanced.
Sunday Morning Worship
  • The doors will be open for the 10:30 am In-Person Worship Service.
  • The Service will continue to be Live-Streamed on Facebook.
  • Holy Communion will be served without a common cup until further notice.
  • Socially distanced seating will be available upon request.

CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH with First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst

Acknowledge the struggle our brothers and sisters of color continue to face and pledge to continue to strive to live out the conviction that racism is incompatible with Christian teaching.

Virtual Viewing & Pre-Viewing Discussion with composer Joel Thompson

Seven Last Words of the Unarmed

Saturday, June 19
10-11:00 am


Sign up now to join us for a ZOOM viewing
of this important and moving musical composition
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48A9AD2BABFF2-seven

THESE SEVEN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN:
Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner,
Kenneth Chamberlain, Amadou Diallo, & John Crawford
WERE EACH KILLED BY POLICE OR BY AUTHORITY FIGURES.
They are the subjects of this powerful multi-movement choral work.

STAY ON ZOOM FOR THE POST-VIEWING Q&A SESSION
with composer Joel Thompson
and First Church music director Doug Peters

To learn more about each of these seven men, go to https://sevenlastwords.org/seven-lives/.  Each person, their lives, deaths, and the cases their families brought against police has his own page

Fred Schmidt joins Discussion on March 24

Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt, noted author of The Dave Test: A Raw Look at Real Faith in Hard Times will be joining Pastor Joe for the final post-sermon discussion group on Wednesday, March 24, at 1:30 pm.   His book has been the inspiration for our 2021 Sermon Series.  First Church will be honored to have Rev. Dr. Schmidt as part of the discussion.  Please contact us for the Zoom Link.

Welcoming Rev. Adrienne Stricker ~ Sunday, March 14

First Church is pleased to welcome Rev. Stricker to the pulpit on March 14 for the Lenten sermon series Real Faith in Hard Times

Deacon Stricker graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2009 and has been in full-time ministry since 2010, serving in Christian Education and administration in Evanston and Chicago in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Methodist Church.    In 2015, she was ordained a Deacon in full connection in the Northern Illinois Conference to ministries of word, service, compassion and justice. She is involved in Native American ministries in the Northern Illinois conference, serves on the conference Board of Ordained Ministry, and is the co-chair of the Northern Illinois Order of Deacons.   As part of her ministry, Adrienne preaches throughout the conference, contributes to writing projects and curriculum throughout the United Methodist connection, and teaches about Native American theology.  She lives in Addison with her husband, Jonathan.

Join us for Ash Wednesday

February 17 at 7:00 pm

Live-Worship returns to First Church with our Ash Wednesday Service which will now be held in the Sanctuary.  Attendance is still limited during this tier of our pandemic protocol.  If you wish to attend, please register at Worship Signup .

The service will also be live-streamed.  Ashes have been available for pick-up to add to your worship at home.