Keep the Dream Alive – CELEBRATING THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON
To commemorate the March on Washington, the Anti-Racism Task Force of the Northern Illinois Conference UMC is organizing two back-to-back events in Chicago. Our purpose is to continue to work towards a more equitable society for all and to live out our conviction that “racism is incompatible with Christian teaching.” Sign up HERE.
KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE – Sunday, August 27, 2023
Light Lunch , 1:00 at First UMC- Chicago
Worship Service, 1:30 at First UMC- Chicago
March & Rally, 2:30 at Daley Plaza, Chicago
Sunday, June 18, 2023 – 10:30 am-12 Noon – First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst, 232 S York St, Elmhurst
We will have music, soul food, guest speakers, education, and activities for people of all ages.
This event will take place outside but will moved inside if the weather is bad. Restrooms will be available during the event.
June 2-4, 2023
During the weekend the youth will serve at DuPage Habitat for Humanity, The Northern Illinois Food Bank, and The Night Ministry in Chicago. In addition, we will travel to the DuSable Museum of African American History to see the virtual reality exhibit “Step Into History, The March”.
For fun, we will go to an escape room and will have a lock-in at the church on Saturday, June 3.
Cost for the retreat is $25 each for Friday or Saturday, $50 if attending both days. All food, supplies, and admissions are included in the cost.
Click HERE to register.
When: Every Wednesday from May 31-June 28 – 5:30-7:00 pm
Where: First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst, 232 S York St. Elmhurst
What: Children will learn bible stories each week through art, music, crafts, science, recreation, and FUN! Dinner will be served each class.
Cost is $15 total per child. To register click HERE
ASIAN HISTORY & CULTURE PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION
Thursday, May 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst, 232 S York St, Elmhurst
Join us for a Free Celebratory lunch with Halloween-themed games and activities, a Costume contest, and a baking contest for all ages. The kids will be trick-or-treating for the United Community Concerns Association so please bring your change.
Click HERE for more information and to register for the event and enter the baking contest.
Join us as we continue to wrestle with racism and work toward meaningful change through a celebration of Black culture. We will share music, stories, creative activities, education, and a voter registration table. For more information click HERE
June 19, 2022 – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Elmhurst First United Methodist Church – 232 S. York St
Thank you to all who came out for the Safari Adventure on April 23rd. We had a great time exploring the wild with you! Check back here for more events like this in the future.
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