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

ON-LINE HYMN SING coming up on JUNE 4

Hymn Sing 

Join us on-line for an old-fashioned hymn sing on Thursday evening, June 4, 7:00-7:30 pm.  From the last few summers, First Church music director Doug Peters will have culled a list of our favorites for us to choose from.  Organist Dick Stultz is ready to play any and all!!