New Worship Schedule starts September 10

Starting 9/10/17 at Grace Gathering, we will change our Sunday schedule to:

  • Education Time for Adults & Children from 9:15 to 10:15 am
  • One service Worship from 10:30 to 11:30 am, with Fellowship following the service

This will enable us to meet and greet with our entire congregation, and experience the lovely music program together.  On Grace Gathering Sunday, the Education Time will include a Church Breakfast and a chance for the children to meet their new Sunday School teachers.  See you there!

“Skin In The Game” / Equipping Congregations to Challenge Racism

This past tragic weekend has underlined our collective responsibility to fight racism and bigotry in our communities and our country. This coming weekend, First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst is hosting an event that has become particularly relevant for our times.

“Congregations in Northern Illinois are invited to participate in an important growth and training opportunity, Skin in the Game: Equipping Congregations to Challenge Racism. This half-day workshop on August 19 will provide practical guidance and resources for clergy, lay leaders and Christian Educators to address one of the most troublesome issues in our churches. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Felicia LaBoy who has 14 years of urban and multicultural pastoral ministry as someone who moves from the “seminary to the street, from the pulpit to the pavement.”

The Skin in the Game workshop will be held at First UMC Elmhurst on Saturday, August 19th, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration fee of $10 is requested to cover expenses. A light breakfast will be available.
Advanced registration is not required, but is requested through the United Voices for Children website.

Skin in the Game is cosponsored by United Voices for Children, the Northern Illinois Chapter or Christians Engaged in Faith Formation and the Northern Illinois Annual Conference.

https://unitedvoicesforchildren.org/skin-in-the-game-why-being-racial-competent-is-critical-to-ministering-to-children-of-color/

Grace Café Schedule to be released soon

We are getting frequent inquiries about Grace Café, an Elmhurst ecumenical program providing free meals on scheduled Mondays at churches throughout the area.
The schedule has not been published yet. The first meal will be held on September 11th at a location to be determined.
Please keep an eye out here, at your churches and local newspapers for detailed schedule information.

Join Us for Grace Gathering Sunday Sept. 10

Visitors and returning members will celebrate our fall homecoming with a breakfast after worship 9/10/17.  Watch for details about a new worship time this fall.