Let’s find hope together!

PALM SUNDAY, April  5, 2020

Hosannah!

10:30 am Worship

palms, songs, & holy communion

Guest Preacher & Celebrant:  The Rev. Dr. Sally Dyck, Bishop, UMC Northern Illinois Conference

11:30 am  Celebratory Luncheon following Worship

 

GOOD FRIDAY, April 10, 2020

Salt Creek Cluster Service

Wood Dale Community UMC,  209 N Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale IL 60191

7:00 pm Worship

Guest Preacher: Rev. Jeffry Bross, Aurora District Superintendent

 

EASTER SUNDAY, April 12, 1010

      Alleluia!

9:00 am Easter Brunch

10:00 am Easter Egg Hunt

10:15 am Easter Vigil Bonfire

 

10:30 am Festival Worship with communion, choir, & brass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Service for Good Friday

Good Friday Observance in a  combined worship service at First United Methodist in Elmhurst

April 19, 2019 7:00 pm

Join the congregants from our Cluster Churches to hear The Seven Last Words of Christ and the music of our combined choirs.  This will be a richly textured and imaged service with the music of Charles Gounod and John Stainer, the sketches of Jan Richardson, the sermon of Rev. Darneather Murph-Heath, and the prayers of the Church.

Ministry of the Salt Creek Cluster

United Methodist Church ~ Elgin District ~ Northern Illinois Conference.  Rev. Darneather Murph-Heath, District Superintendent

  • Calvary UMC in Villa Park ~ Rev. Julie Fleurinor- Moore, Pastor
  • Christ UMC in Elmhurst ~ Rev. James Fu, Pastor
  • Faith Evangelical UMC in Elmhurst ~ Rev. Uziel Hernandez, Pastor
  • First UMC in Bensonville ~ Rev. SoYoung Kim, Pastor
  • First UMC in Elmhurst ~ Rev. Joseph A. Johnson, Pastor
  • Good Samaritan UMC in Addison ~ Rev. Sang hun Han, Pastor
  • Wood Dale Community UMC in Wood Dale ~ Terry McDorman, Pastor

 

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.