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
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.
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.
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/