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,...
A Congregation of Readers

A Congregation of Readers

Anyone familiar with the First Church congregation knows that this faith community “expects and respects” (as one retired pastor says) questions about scripture, theology, and religion.   It is no surprise, then, that we are a congregation of readers, with six...
Compost!

Compost!

The Earth Ministry Committee shares environmental stewardship practices for Earth Month and every month. During this month of thinking about the Earth, we should understand something about the greenhouse gasses that human activity continues to release into our...
Compost!

Promoting Healthy Ecosystems

The Earth Ministry Committee shares environmental stewardship practices for Earth Month and every month. Did you know? Healthy ecosystems help a community become resilient in the face of climate change. Here on the North Shore, we can support a healthy ecosystem by...
Compost!

Supporting Local Agriculture

The Earth Ministry Committee shares environmental stewardship practices for Earth Month and every month. Did you know? Industrial agriculture in the United States–the industry behind much of what you find at the grocery store–produces a large percentage of the...
Overnight Shelter Blog

Overnight Shelter Blog

It’s 7 a.m. with a windchill of 15 below in Chicago. The last of 20 overnight shelter guests left the building at 6:45 a.m. Used bedding, stuffed into large laundry bags, is ready for pickup; it will be returned, clean, for tonight. Two morning shift volunteers, along...