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Enews: Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022

April 17, 2022   Easter Sunday Worship Celebration Service of Holy Communion Even though Jesus said that on the third day he would be raised, how could anyone believe it? How could anyone who witnessed such horrors as the crucifixion, the last and final punishment by the empire, believe that anything good could still happen? […]

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Enews: Sunday, April 10, 2022

April 10th, 2022 Palm/Passion Sunday Worship Celebration Service of Baptism   From Palms to Passion, from “Hosanna” and “Blessed” to “Crucify Him!” On this Palm Sunday, we proclaim Christ reigns even in the face of death. Christ reigns in the face of worldly revolution, while calling us to a revolution of our hearts. Empires can […]

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Enews: Enews: Sunday, April 3, 2022

        April 3rd, 2022 Fifth Sunday in Lent Worship Celebration Service of Holy Communion   https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001_K3522PQxYNtJ8Coi5FY3bw6BjlGKiL95T7Rw0Qr5dItMwgWeztlwB469f361HZtJPpr9PGwEYO56Zjfk_NsxO6QUf-WEirr0k_AjDhJ7rjKfKUMCknd03U8lErbnFIKG1_pmzYpQVN77ynJ7PtTKZZtT0JEcP2k9_RANSZ_YFmuiaI6BglUgTiX55m-JyU0_To8j0gcftUHubZIQaGZ9dLg-BwDJ0JCUTZPfRevXtI=&c=58goIF8q_mSsga9zm6-lJp09-xfdhoIh5DOuKC-ow-rC2OcuAWJsUA==&ch=r098mtdiIawVaB4ydaXeX4nc_cLxxFul7ZJi1Hv6uM1iSZyNWfLb_g== Worldly leaders fail us, but God’s reign endures forever. In the stories of our ancestors we know that God will make a way where there is none. God will do a new thing when only the […]

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Enews: Sunday, March 27, 2022

March 27, 2022 Fourth Sunday in Lent Worship Celebration Women’s History Month     Sometimes we want those who did go astray to be punished, like the older son upset at the younger son’s treatment and forgiveness by the father, though we can’t admit we’ve gone astray ourselves. In John’s account of Jesus before Pilate, […]

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Enews: Sunday, March 20, 2022

  March 20, 2022 Third Sunday in Lent Worship Celebration Women’s History Month   Lent is the season when we remember God’s ways and turn back to God. We remember the stories of our ancestors and learn from their lives how God has always remained faithful, even when we have gone astray. We hear the […]

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New Lead Pastor

First UMC Lombard’s Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee is please to announce our New Lead Pastor as of July 1 – Rev. Michael Mann The Staff/Pastor –Parish Relations Committee of First UMC Lombard is please to announce our New Lead Pastor as of July 1. Rev. Michael Mann (he/him) comes to Lombard First as he enters his third decade of ministry. Michael began […]

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Enews: Sunday, March 13, 2022

  March 13, 2022 Second Sunday in Lent Worship Celebration Women’s History Month   In this Lenten season, as we journey with Jesus to the cross, we are reminded that this world resorts to violence every time to solve its conflicts. It resorts to power and dominion over others. The way of Christ calls us […]

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Special Enews – March 3, 2022

March 9, 2022 Dear Friends, Hope and pray all is well. On this past Sunday morning before our sending forth, I shared with the congregation that as of July 1, and after 11 years, I will no longer be the Lead Pastor at our congregation. This news came as a surprise to me as I […]

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Enews: Sunday, March 6, 2022

March 6, 2022 First Sunday in Lent Worship Celebration Celebrating Women’s History Month Service of the Holy Communion   Luke’s account of Jesus’ temptation seems out of balance at first. We are more accustomed to Matthew, where the final temptation is the devil tempting Jesus to worship him and have the world. In Luke, the […]

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