The Origin of Worship in the Park

The Origin of Worship in the Park

On June 19, 2022 our congregation celebrated Juneteenth, co-sponsored the YWCA annual Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate, and continued to celebrate Pride Month.  That morning — a perfect June morning– First Church also began the 23rd summer of Worship in...
Interfaith Leaders Pledge Support for Reparations

Interfaith Leaders Pledge Support for Reparations

June 15, 2022 Greetings all, On Monday, June 13th, sixteen faith communities in Evanston came together at Fountain Square in downtown Evanston to acknowledge the role that these mostly White congregations have played in the racism in Evanston, both past and present. ...
Staffing Updates from SPRC

Staffing Updates from SPRC

Dear Members and Friends of FUMC-Evanston,   On behalf of the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), I would like to once again welcome and congratulate Rev. Britt Cox on her appointment by Bishop John Hopkins to serve as Associate Pastor at First UMC Evanston....
Music Ministry- Looking Ahead

Music Ministry- Looking Ahead

Thank you to everyone who was involved in the Music Ministry during our 2021-2022 program year! Looking ahead, here are a few important dates to add to your calendar: July 17 – Summer Choir Sept. 7 – Chancel Choir rehearsals resume Sept. 14 – Children’s Choir and...
Covenant Groups are Road Trips with Friends

Covenant Groups are Road Trips with Friends

First United Methodist Church is a community of Christians inviting all persons to grow in their relationship with God and to live their faith in the world. The journey of faith is not a solo trip.  By yourself you can get stuck, run out of gas, take a wrong turn,...