First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. Elmhurst, IL
First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst

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232 S York St
Elmhurst, IL 60126

630 834-2440


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Who We Are

Founded in 1924, we have served the Elmhurst community for over 85 years, and cherish our history, as we look ahead to where God is calling us. We joy in learning scripture, and in serving those in need in our community and the world. We are on a spiritual journey listening for God’s guidance, believing in God’s grace as we face a life filled with events that confound us, cause us to question, and give us hope.

Our congregation includes many ages and backgrounds from many different geographical areas. We aspire to increase our diversity and welcome others to our community. Take the first step in your search for a family of faith through any of our activities, and especially worship, where we come for nurture, and return to the world to bring the light of Christ.

About Us

Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Young families, Multigenerational, Lots of kids, Casual, Traditional Liturgy

Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education, Food Pantry, School, Social Justice, Community Service

Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Organ

Methodist (UMC)




Our Services

What are services like?
The Christian life begins with a vital Sunday worship service. Every Sunday we pray, sing, and hear the Word. Music, art and drama are essential elements of our worship services. We are intentional in involving all ages from children to seniors in our Readers Theatre, three choirs, handbells and orchestral ensembles. Our music ministry team fills the sanctuary with music and our hearts with song. We offer worship at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to fit a variety of schedules.

What is the community like?
For over 85 years, the mission of First Church has been one of fellowship and ministry. Our doors and hearts are open to those who are seeking a place to celebrate their faith, as well as to those who are seeking a place to reflect, learn and grow. Come see for yourself ... A welcoming atmosphere where people care and seek to meet the needs of others A church whose central focus is meaningful worship and finding ways to respond to God Opportunities for educational and spiritual growth for all, from the youngest to our most mature members The comfort of sharing life’s major events like weddings, baptisms and funerals surrounded by our church family

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are welcome here!


Norma Lee Kerns Barnhart

Norma Lee Kerns Barnhart

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