Youth Raise Funds for 26th ASP Mission Trip

Youth Raise Funds for 26th ASP Mission Trip

For the 26th year, First Church will send a group of youth and adult leaders to spend a week in July serving with the Appalachian Service Project (ASP) making homes warmer, safer, dryer. Our youth are eager for this experience; we need your support to make it happen!...
Connecting Through Storytelling

Connecting Through Storytelling

Stories are powerful – powerful for the storyteller who reflects on meaningful insights, turning points, revelations, memories big and small and then articulates them into words.  Stories are also powerful for the listener/reader who gains a close look of those big...
Building Access Update

Building Access Update

In the winter of 2023, a malfunction with our outer door access system required repairs and upgrades. Under the direction of Bill Brown, Omando Bastian who was serving in Interim Operations, and the Board of Trustees, the decision was made to replace our outer door...
Our Story of Joining the Reconciling Movement

Our Story of Joining the Reconciling Movement

By guest writer Kathy Cheney-Egan on behalf of the Reconciling Congregation Task Force  On February 9, 2014, FUMC Evanston made a somewhat formal but very important decision.  We decided to become a Reconciling Congregation in the United Methodist Church which by...
Night Prayer Services Return This Winter

Night Prayer Services Return This Winter

On Tuesdays beginning January 2nd, you are invited to a thirty-minute Night Prayer Service to end your day in community and peace. These services from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., available online via Zoom, are patterned after the ancient monastic tradition of Compline...
Festival Choir Welcomes Local Singers

Festival Choir Welcomes Local Singers

First United Methodist Church of Evanston invites local singers to participate in our upcoming Festival Choir concert featuring Bach’s Cantata No. 147 and Willan’s cantata The Mystery of Bethlehem. Bach Cantata No. 147 was premiered 300 years ago and features the...
Covenant Hike Group Returns This Fall

Covenant Hike Group Returns This Fall

  “I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.”   – George Washington Carver The Covenant Hike Group returns this fall and invites new participants who have a wonder of the...
We are a Mission Links Church.  (What does that mean?)

We are a Mission Links Church. (What does that mean?)

  Guest writer:  Alli Henry, Mission and Outreach Committee Chair First Church Evanston was one of 43 congregations awarded a “Mission Links Church” designation at the 2022 Northern Illinois Annual Conference. The Mission Links program enables...