Salt Creek Cluster Pulpit Exchange & Good Friday Observance

What is the Salt Creek Cluster?

First Church belongs to the Elgin District of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Within the Elgin District,  First Church is part of a smaller group that is called the Salt Creek Cluster — including churches from Addison, Bensenville, Elmhurst, and Wood Dale.

Pulpit Exchange

Children’s Word on March 17 with Pastor Hernandez from Faith Evangelical at First Church.

March 17, 2019:  Reverend Uriel Hernandez, Pastor, Faith Evangelical United Methodist Church in Elmhurst served at First Church.

 First Church Pastor Joseph Johnson served at Christ Church in Elmhurst.  

 

 

 

March 31, 2019:   At First Church — Reverend James Fu, Pastor, Christ United Methodist Church in Elmhurst.  First Church Pastor Joseph Johnson will preach at Wood Dale Community United Methodist Church in Wood Dale.

Combined Service for Good Friday Observance

The Salt Creek Cluster churches will join us in observing Good Friday at First Church.  The service at 7:00 pm will include The Seven Last Words of Christ and music by our combined choirs.  The Rev. Darneather Murph-Heath, the Superintendent of the Elgin District of the NIC, will be preaching.

 

Spiritual Growth with Sunday Morning Series during Lent

Be guided through the practices in which Jesus himself participated.  Genuine prayer can lead to a life of hospitality, mercy, and justice.

Join this study of Elaine Heath’s FIVE MEANS OF GRACE, Experiencing God’s Love the Wesley Way on Sunday  mornings at 9:15 through April 7. 

Invitation to Ash Wednesday Event

Pastor Joe and Children & Youth Director, Lisa Rogers, invite people of all ages to join us on Ash Wednesday, March 6, for a special observance.

  • Come to Wesley Hall at 6:00 pm
  • Discover the 3 Pillars of Lent:  Pray, Fast, Give
  • Receive Ashes
  • Share a Lenten Supper
  • Enjoy Multi-age Activities
  • Pick up a Lenten Devotional packet for yourself or to share with your family or friends throughout the Season.

Guests are welcomed and encouraged!

Suggested donation:  $5/person or $20/family

RSVP to Church Office 630-834-2440 or admin@umcelmhurst.org by Tuesday, March 5.

 

The Gospel of Mark coming to First Church on April 7

Experience the Bible as it was intended to be shared:  as Story ~ told by Heart ~  in Community!

First United Methodist Church is proud to present The Gospel of Mark as told by Prairie Wind Guild

 Performance  at 3:00 pm, Sunday, April 7. These tellers, who include our own Marlene Stratton, are passionate about bringing Scripture to life through the ancient-future art of biblical storytelling. The Gospel of Mark is the Guild’s flagship presentation. In 2 hrs 20 minutes (including a 10-minute intermission), just like an evening at the movies, experience the drive, intensity and mystery of Mark’s Gospel.

Suggested Donation:  $5

Pot-Luck Supper & Post-Show Discussion Join us in Wesley Hall at 5:30pm for an old-fashioned pot-luck!  Bring your favorite dish and drop it off  in the kitchen prior to the performance!

For more about Prairie Wind Guild: Tellers of Sacred Stories go to  https://www.prairiewindguild.org/

Advent Music Service & Brunch Buffet

Sunday, December 9  ~ 10:30am Worship; 11:30am  Brunch
Celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent with Us!

We’ll be lighting the Candle of Love!Special Music during Worship with the Chancel Choir,  Handbells Choir, and  Children’s Choir plus Vocal and Instrumental Soloists.

Advent Breakfast Brunch following Worship in Wesley Hall.

ALL ARE WELCOME!