In this time of increased national and international discord, First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst is planning an event, free and open to the community, celebrating and calling for peace and unity. The event, “A Celebration of Peace,” will be held on Saturday, October 7, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Music, prayer, speakers, food, activities for children and adults, and commentary from public officials are being planned. First United Methodist Church is located at 232 South York St, directly south of downtown Elmhurst.
Ten years ago, the church erected a Peace Pole on its southeast lawn. Peace Poles originated in Japan and are recognized as the most prominent international symbol and monument to peace. Peace Poles bear the message “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in the languages of the world. It is estimated that more than 200,000 Peace Poles have been dedicated in nearly every country on Earth.
To rededicate the Peace Pole, the church is preparing an event to bring together people of all ages, interests, faiths and backgrounds to celebrate serving, creating and manifesting true peace on earth while transcending our differences and celebrating our common humanity.
Preparations and scheduling are now underway. The church is planning on hosting participants from our various social justice partners, as well as local and state public officials. Information and updates will be published on the church’s website at umcelmhurst.org.
All are welcome and invited to attend this celebration.
Grace Gathering is coming Sunday, September 10. Breakfast at 9:15; Worship at 10:30am. Get ready to celebrate the beginning of our education program year. This event has been traditionally called “Rally Day.”
The Fellowship Committee will serve breakfast in Wesley Hall and ALL are encouraged to attend.
Children can meet their Sunday School teachers and do a special, fun activity at 9:50am. There will be a presentation recapping the youth group mission trip to West Virginia that you won’t want to miss.
See you there!
Beginning Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 28, we will be holding summer worship at 9:30am. There is no Sunday school during the summer. We look forward to seeing our members, guests and visitors throughout the summer.
First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst has scheduled several opportunities to worship during Holy Week. Please join us this season as we contemplate, pray, and celebrate.
Palm Sunday, April 9: The procession of the palms highlights morning worship services (8:10am and 10:25am) on Sunday, April 9.
Maundy Thursday Worship: As we come to the close of the Lenten journey, we will join on Maundy Thursday, April 13 at 6:30pm to reflect on the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples the night before his arrest. Share a simple supper in Wesley Hall, with Communion following.
On Good Friday, April 14, a solemn buy lasix for dogs will be held at 7pm.
The church office is closed on Good Friday.
Easter Sunday: Our traditional all-church Easter Breakfast will be at 9:00-10:15am on Easter Sunday, April 16. A donation of $4/person will help offset the cost of the meal. Please join us as we come together in this fellowship celebration as a church community prior to our Easter worship service. Kids’ activities will be available during the breakfast. We will join together to celebrate the Risen Christ for one combined worship service at 10:25 am.