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
“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
NEXT LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION: SUNDAY, MARCH 31 at 3:30pm
Doug Hotchkis will lead a discussion on The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley. Originally published in 1964, Malcolm X tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues we are still facing today.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.
No need to buy the book. The Elmhurst library has a copy and there are many copies available from our partner libraries through LINKin. However, if you are like Doug Hotchkis, you might want a copy for your own library so you can read it frequently.
NOTE: The Church Library is undergoing restoration. Please gather in Aldersgate for the Discussion.
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.
Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church will be placing an ad in the Chicago Tribune for Easter that welcomes and affirms LGBTQ persons. If you would like to help with this through a donation, please make your check payable to First United Methodist with “Chicago Tribune” written in the memo line and return to the church office (232 South York Street, Elmhurst IL 60126) or click on our donation button at the bottom of the page.
Donations will be accepted through April 1.
More information regarding annual conference legislation, NIC’s payment of the general church apportionment and reaffirmation of Reconciling status of local churches will be forthcoming.