Chicago Temple Building

The Chicago Temple building under the decision of the Aid Society and the guidance of its Executive Director Christopher Bielat; just completed a major renovation to many of its systems that have dramatically improved the Chicago Temple building and our church home First United Methodist. The building hallways, offices and services were very outdated and…

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH at Chicago Temple

FEBRUARY IS African American Heritage Month Sunday, February 4 Our celebratory month begins with music from the African American tradition by our Gospel Choir at the 8:30 service and the Temple Choir at 11 a.m. Also, visit the inspiring exhibit (in the 2nd floor narthex display case during the month) focusing on the theme :…

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LENT AT THE CHICAGO TEMPLE

LENT AT THE CHICAGO TEMPLE ASH WEDNESDAY WED, FEB 14   IMPOSITION OF ASHES • 7:30 – 9 A.M. • SANCTUARY                            NOON SERVICE WITH ASHES • 12:10 – 12:40 P.M. • SANCTUARY Imposition of Ashes will be provided during the times listed above. LENTEN STUDY EVERY SUN, FEB 18 – MAR 25 • 9:45 –…

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SAFETY WORKSHOP

All Church Community members, leaders, and staff are encouraged to spend a day with us learning and discussing critical issues of safety for all in our faith community. Workshops led by professional presenters will help guide us through topics addressing children, sexual misconduct, and creating inclusive communities welcoming those with mental illnesses.   Registration Deadline:…

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CHRISTMAS EVE AT THE CHICAGO TEMPLE

This year, Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday. Therefore, we have slightly adjusted both our normal Sunday and traditional Christmas Eve schedule of services. In the morning, we will have ONE service at 10 a.m. This service will focus on the fourth Sunday in Advent. It will be our usual order of worship, and communion…

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Organ and Brass Concert

A festive Christmas program featuring music for organ and brass, with the Venia Brass Quintet as our guest performers, will be presented on Sunday afternoon, December 10, at 2 p.m., and we encourage you, your families, and your friends to attend this program of holiday favorites by Tchaikovsky, Anderson, Gabrielli, Adam, Gruber, Karg-Elert, Praetorius, among…

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We’re in the Top 20!

Last weekend, The First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple celebrated the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago event both Saturday and Sunday with 4,002 guests from all over the country. Visitors had an opportunity to learn about the different ministries of the church, spend time in the sanctuary, and ascend 172 stairs to…

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Hot Chocolate 15k/5k

The Hot Chocolate 15k/5k race will be held next Sunday, October 29. Several road closures will occur across the Loop which will reopen throughout the morning. Please see the list of road closures and map on the black bulletin board in the 1st Fl. Narthex, or click the following link, 2017 HCChi Event Alert.  

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A Message from Dick Nielsen

Dear Friends and Family at the Temple, I have had the honor to chair the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force since its organization in July 2016, which has sought—through education and actions—to find ways to reduce the frequency of gun violence in our city, state, and country. We work on the problem from two directions:…

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SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER ON THE SOCIAL PRINCIPLES OF THE UMC

July 8, 2016 SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER ON THE SOCIAL PRINCIPLES OF THE UMC On Sunday, July 24, at 9:45 in Pierce Hall, the Progressive Sunday School Class will be hosting Dr. Darryl Stephens who will lead us in discussing his new book Methodist Morals; Social Principles in the Public Church’s Witness. Darryl Stephens is Director…

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