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

Denominational Update

First United Methodist Church 232 S York St, Elmhurst, IL

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.

July Sermon Series

First United Methodist Church 232 S York St, Elmhurst, IL

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.

August Sermon Series

First United Methodist Church 232 S York St, Elmhurst, IL

August Sermon Series Sometimes God has difficult words for us to hear.  In this series we will explore the difficult words God spoke through the prophets of Isaiah and Jeremiah and consider how these difficult words can be a catalyst for change and growth in our current context. 7-Aug  Isaiah 1:1,10-20      Words of

Birding with Pastor Joe

York Woods Forest Preserve

Join Pastor Joe at York Woods for an introduction to birding basics.  He will provide a DuPage County bird checklist and a list of common Fall birds.  You bring binoculars, appropriate clothing including sturdy walking shoes, and your curiosity.  Elmhurst Public Library has 3 pairs of binoculars for checkout for Elmhurst patrons and Animal Adventure


Lecture and Discussion with Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim

First United Methodist Church 232 S York St, Elmhurst, IL

This event is sponsored by the Fellowship of Asian Americans of the Northern Illinois Conference and the First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kim to discuss her book and answer questions. She will be available for a book signing following the lecture. Books will be available for cash sale

Methodism and Contemporary Issues

October 16-November 20: Methodism and Contemporary Issues October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month.We will study the General Board of Church and Society’s  4 week study Hidden in Plain Sight a call to End Domestic Violence.  This study defines domestic violence, explores it in three contexts (mother and children, gun violence, and migration).  Additionally this study

Faith and Everyday Living

First United Methodist Church 232 S York St, Elmhurst, IL

Dr. Betsy Carlson, Safe Connections Coordinator for Family Shelter Services, will lead us in a discussion at First Church on Sunday, November 13 at 9:15 am.  Dr. Carlson is a domestic violence professional with over 20 years’ experience across a broad range of victim services including daily interaction with law enforcement when victim advocacy is

Christians Against Christian Nationalism Workshop

Join us for a Luncheon and Workshop Luncheon begins at 11:30 am followed by a Workshop at 12:30 pm with Presenter, Elena Aronson, co-author of Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God. Together we will look at identifying the characteristics of Christian Nationalism and the common statements and behaviors used by Christian Nationalists. The class will also focus on