Advent Worship Service

December 10, 10:30 am

The Advent Musical Worship will feature selections by Lauridsen, Handel, and Pietro Yon along with our traditional lessons aWhite, eight-pointed starnd carols. Lyric Opera of Chicago soprano Kaileen Miller will highlight the program, along with choral and handbell selections from the FUMC choirs. Following this joyful service, please join in fellowship with our church family for a delicious Brunch Buffet. A suggested donation of $6 per adult and $4 per child would be greatly appreciated. The Fellowship Team welcomes you to share this wonderful meal as together we celebrate the season of Advent. Advance sign up is not required and all are welcome – neighbors, friends and family, too.

Thanksgiving Sunday

We will celebrate Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 19 at 10:30 am with a collage of thanks, hymns of praise and personal testimonies of thanksgiving to God. Don’t miss this worship service!

Sleep Out Saturday 2017

14  FUMC youth and 3 adults braved the cold and rain on Saturday, November 4 and slept out on our church lawn to raise money and awareness for homelessness in DuPage County.  $650 was raised for Bridge Communities.  Thanks to all!

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/ ‎