First United Church is closed for worship and other events except the Beyond Hunger food pantry, First United Nursery School, and some staff use.
Prayer requests: Send a prayer request to [email protected].
April 25 — Fourth Sunday offering: One Great Hour of Sharing
May 2 — Congregational meeting, after worship via Zoom
Growing Our Generosity in Stewardship
In the past year, First United stayed strong because we stayed together. Our youth programs, music, worship life, and mission programs will need the financial support of the congregation to come back stronger and more joyful than ever. The church wants to make this year one of creativity and wide-open horizons, so the Stewardship team is calling on the whole church to grow our generosity. Please prayerfully consider what a generous gift to the church would look like for your family. Pledges will be for the church's fiscal year beginning July 1.
During this time of social distancing, First United is offering online fellowship and events through YouTube, Facebook, and Zoom. Here's how to join in the life of the church:
Sundays — Deacon-led prayer availability via Zoom, 10 minutes after worship at this link
Second and fourth Mondays — Prayer Shawl Ministry via Zoom, 10 a.m. at this link
Wednesdays — Fostering Connection and Support drop-in via Zoom, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at this link
April 19-25 — Earth Week Mini Film Festival
May 2 — Hunger Walkathon West CROP Hunger Walk, 2 p.m.
Acts 4: 32-37
Generosity. That is the ancient way where the faithful give of what they have to the church, and then having been given, it then belongs to the whole of the church equally. ...
The generosity of the faithful makes anything possible. This is how it has always been, from the Acts of the Apostles right on down to First United Church of Oak Park.
— John Edgerton
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How to Pray for Black Men
I share this poem, “How to Pray for Black Men” by Marvin K. White, because I am desperately looking for a way to pray. Maybe you are too.
— Lydia Mulkey
Celebrating Easter safely, outside, and together
First United worshipers had the chance to hear the story of Jesus' resurrection in a limited-group setting, all wearing masks and socially distanced, at an early-morning service on the church lawn on Easter Sunday. Attendees sat apart and listened to God's word from all three members of the pastoral staff, John Edgerton, Lydia Mulkey (pictured), and Alicia Reese, while music was supplied by Bill Chin, director of music ministries, and organist Michael Surratt. Thanks be to God!