Enews: Sunday, March 17th, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews
Sunday, March 17
One Service 10:00am
United Methodist Thank Offering Sunday
Dear Friend,

Every year, during Women’s History Month, the world celebrates the accomplishments of women. As we commemorate United Methodist Women’s 150th anniversary this month, we want to honor the women who have made United Methodist Women the transformative organization it is today. What connects United Methodist Women through time is the power of stories. In the past, Methodist women were called to action when they heard stories about other women living in poverty or lacking health care and education. Today, these stories of our foremothers inspire us all to act, to serve others, and to keep the legacy of United Methodist Women alive and growing.
Learning our stories helps us connect to the past and transforms our present. By telling and sharing the history of United Methodist Women, we can all be inspired to continue to contribute to God’s work in the world…
READINGS 

A celebration of the noble and godly characteristics of love, which lasts forever and is the greatest of all things. Again note the “yes” (love is…) and the “no” (love is not…).
Prayer
God of the Prophets, God of the Artists, God of the Teachers and Singers: help us to use the gifts You have bestowed upon us. Help us to hear Your call, to speak Your words, to sing Your songs, to create as You have created. Help us to teach Your ways, to share in Your joy, to live our lives in a way pleasing to You that uplifts others. May we use our gifts to the best of our ability, to heal, restore, and share Your love with the world. Amen.
8:45am Christian Formation
10:00am Worship in the Sanctuary
Special Guest Speaker:  Rev. Brittany Isaac
District Superintendent, Chicago Northwestern District
Northern Illinois Conference, UMC
Music: Women’s Choir, Aldersgate Ringers and Women of Fusion
Ushers:  United Methodist Women
Coffee And…: United Methodist Women
Friday at 7:00pm Lenten Movie:  Hacksaw Ridge
HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.
(for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images)

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