July Sermon Series

The Articles of Religion teach us that the sacraments are “certain signs of grace, and God’s good will toward us.”  Join Pastor Joe has he explores Baptism and the Lord’s Supper using the words of these liturgies and the scriptures.  The series will run through the month of July concluding on July 31.

University of Illinois A Cappella to Perform at First Church

The University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana’s premier women’s A Cappella group, The Girls Next Door, will be performing their Showcase at First Church on Thursday, May 19th, at 7:30 pm.  The ladies will be finishing up a weeklong tour of local high schools and celebrating their love of music with this concert for family, friends, and the community.  First Church will offer a reception after the showcase.  Cash donations to support The Girls Next Door will be gratefully accepted at the door.

Denominational Update

First Church United Methodist Church of Elmhurst logo

Join Pastor Joe who will provide information about our denomination. This is will include a Q & A session as well. Please plan for about 30 minutes.

Somewhere Over the Border

 

Join us on this very special event and support NIJFON’s mission to provide free high quality immigration legal services, engage in education and advocacy and create cross cultural communities.

You can support by buying a ticket, making a donation, spreading the word or doing all 3! All proceeds will go to support free immigration legal services throughout Northern Illinois.

On this night exclusive to Justice for Our Neighbors you will preview Somewhere Over the Border with friends and family of NIJFON:

Inspired by the real life journey of the author’s mother (Reina Quijada) from El Salvador to the US and by L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Somewhere Over the Border embraces the factual and the fantastical in its depiction of one young girl’s pursuit of the American dream. As Reina travels north to the Mexican border, she gathers friends, faces down dangers, and holds tight to the memory of the little boy she left behind. Set in the 1970s and propelled by Cumbia, Mexican Mariachi Boleros, American Rock and Hip Hop, this new musical is both fable and family history—and a testament to the determination born of love.

*In order to ensure the safety of our friends and neighbors, we ask that all guests wear a mask throughout the event.

Becoming the Beloved Community Workshop

 

Join us for a conversation to begin, re-focus, or deepen your anti-racism journey Sponsored by the Elmhurst First United Methodist Church Anti-racism Team.

Clink here for more information and to register.

Pre-registration is required no later than April 15, 2022

Safari Adventure Pictures

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.

Take a look at the rest of the photos here.

Safari Adventure Pictures

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.

Take a look at the rest of the photos here.

Vacation Bible School

JOIN US this Summer for a Food Truck Party VBS! We will meet every Wednesday in June from 5:30-7:00 p.m., dinner will be served. Cost is $10 per child. This program is intended for children entering Kindergarten-5th grade. For more information and to register click here.

Easter Sunday

We will gather on the front lawn and kindle the Easter Vigil fire  to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection to new life.   And  process into the sanctuary to worship with music and praise to God for Jesus’ resurrection.