May 26 — Summer hours start: No Church School or Adult Ed; worship moves to 10 a.m.
May 26 — Fourth Sunday Offering: New Moms
May 27 — Church office closed for Memorial Day
June 2 — Confirmation Sunday
June 2, 5, and 9 — New Members Classes
June 9 — Pentecost
June 23 — Candidate sermon for new lead pastor and congregational vote to follow
— Lydia Mulkey
May 21, 2019
June 2 — Confirmation reception, after worship
June 4 — Music At First Summer Sings: Sacred Harp Sing, 7 p.m.
June 11 — Music At First Summer Sings: Fauré Requiem, 7 p.m.
June 14 — Dinner and a Movie, 6 p.m.
June 15-21 — FUSH Work Camp
June 18 — Music At First Summer Sings: Haydn Mass in Time of War, 7 p.m.
August 8-12 — Family Camp
John 3: 14-21
"This is a great verse that’s also packed full of big ideas, but it’s not an easy verse. And sometimes when we try to use it as a stand-alone summary of Christianity, there’s a danger that we do turn it into something simple, a predictable formula that people can trust. But it’s not that easy, because the gospel of John isn’t written for those of us who like things to be straightforward."
— Deborah Kapp
May 12, 2019
Join others from First United on Sunday, June 2, as we tell our story to others in Oak Park! First United will have an activity booth at Oak Park's annual festival celebrating diversity and involvement in our community. We're looking for volunteers to work two-hour shifts at our table in Scoville Park to tell people about our church, our worship, our mission, our fellowship, our music, and why we're an open community united in love and justice. You can sign up for a shift at the SignUp Genius link below.
Summer Sings is back! June 4, 11, and 18
Music At First's annual series of do-it-yourself choral works will return on the first three Tuesdays in June to the refurbished First United Sanctuary after last summer’s construction project. We provide the director, the soloists, and the instrumentalists. All we need for a great musical evening is YOU, whether it’s to sing or just to listen. All events start at 7 p.m. Admission is $12, plus $3 to rent a score (copies of Sacred Harp will be available for purchase on June 4). Buy a set of tickets for all three evenings for $35. It’s a $45 value, and saves the cost of renting the scores. Our three programs:
- June 4: Sacred Harp Sing, under the leadership of Dr. Anne Heider. There is free admission with presentation of a copy of Sacred Harp, with a freewill offering.
- June 11: Fauré Requiem, by Gabriel Fauré. Music director is Martha Swisher.
- June 18: Haydn Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse), by Franz Joseph Haydn. Music director is Charles Brown.