Join our H.U.G.S. Breakfast Oct. 22

JOIN US to learn more about our local church Homebound Ministry called Hearts United Giving Service (H.U.G.S.).  We will have a Breakfast from 9:15-10:15 a.m. on Sunday, October  22, for current H.U.G.S. members and interested guests (no requirement to join us). H.U.G.S. was created by our church in 2002 as a way to match our church volunteers and homebound members in a visiting partnership.  

Kindly RSVP by Friday, October 20 to Chris Squier at 630-279-3375 or squierc@gmail.com.

“Celebration of Peace” to be held here

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.

http://umcelmhurst.org/event/a-celebration-of-peace/ ‎

Photo directory portraits taken October 12-14

Our church photo directory is due for an update. It’s time to sit for new family portraits! Our scheduled date for portraits is October 12-14. New this year, you can sign up for your photo sitting online. Sign up early to get your preferred time! All members will receive a photo directory, and you can purchase portraits in time for holiday keepsakes.

To sign up, please go to https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y6cdkr7g/

United Methodists respond to Harvey catastrophe

UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, is responding to the Hurricane and flooding catastrophes in Texas and Louisiana. There are several things that you can do to help. For more information, please click on the UMCOR website: https://www.umcor.org/umcor/resources/news-stories/2017/august/0825umcorrespondstoharvey