Weekly Update 10-23-2021

Weekly Update 10-23-2021

Sunday Topic –
“Fear It is a Liar”
Second Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow
Worship Time Changing – November 7th
Sunday School Information
United Methodist Women’s Collection
Stewardship Thank You!
United Methodist Women November Event

Wonderful blessing it is to be a part of the team here at McHenry First. As I was out for my morning stroll last Sunday, Gina did a most excellent job once again. Applause and Amen were the response. If you were not here to hear her, we will be posting it to our Facebook and YouTube channels in the coming days.

Tomorrow I will be talking about how to handle fear. You may recall, “If it Bleeds, it Leads” that seems to have morphed into “let’s see how mad and afraid we can get them.” Our morning texts will be Mark 4:35-41 and Proverbs 3:1-6.

Remember previous messages can be watched on Facebook or YouTube.

I hope you can be a part of the live experience tomorrow…. If in person – we gather at 10:15 in the sanctuary. If remote as always our zoom connection is


All Church Meeting Tomorrow
Following Worship

The First United Methodist Church Reconciling Committee along with the Church Council held our first all church meeting Sunday the 3rd after our morning worship. We were so happy that 25 people were in attendance. For those who were not able to attend on the 3rd we will have a second meeting (covering the same material) tomorrow immediately after our morning worship.

If you missed the first meeting we hope you can join us. If you are new to our fellowship the discussion is about how we as a local church will interact with the LGBTQ community.


FUMC Reconciling Committee

Sarah Naranjo-Lowe; Bonnie Rudolph; Diane Waltmire; Denise Linebaugh; Annette Eyers; Rob Weckler and Pastor Kurt Gamlin

Remember Remember Recall

Beginning November 7th we will be changing the start of our worship time to 9am. For a fuller article on this click here for the email sent out earlier in the week.

Sunday School

We are enjoying the children beginning the morning with us then shortly thereafter they are free to remain with mom and dad or head off to their own ‘class.’ . There is still plenty of space for more to join in……

Our tradition is to bring the kids down after the opening activities in the sanctuary. There will be a one classroom curriculum that will meet the needs of a multi-age group.

The Adult Sunday School
is BACK ON — Kysa Meek is our facilitator. This group gathers at 9:15 in the Conference Room / Parlor – located just off the coffee area. This group has had a discussion around the upcoming time change (worship beginning at 9am) and beginning November 7th will meet after the morning service.

If there is any interest in a Thursday morning Bible Study, a sign up sheet will be available, and will be organized and facilitated by Marion Bacon.

The United Methodist Women are collecting school supplies through the month of September for the Youth and Family Center. There will be a box in the coffee area for the collection. Thank you in advance, there is always a need.

The church Stewardship committee would like to thank you – the congregation for your financial support of the storm windows for three small stained glass windows at church and replacement doors at the parsonage. We have reached our goal of $1250. A huge thanks to all who shared in support.

UMW November

Nov. 11, 2021
Old Fellowship Hall
Wear your mask, bring a sandwich
Desserts and beverages provided

Program: Karla Chandler portrays Corrie ten Boom a devout Christian woman whose family hid and protected Jews in their home as part of a Nazi resistance. They were betrayed and she and her sister survived Ravensbruck concentration camp. After the war Corrie toured the world telling her story of God’s love and faithfulness in the midst of great hardship and persecution.
A free will offering will be taken for a mission in India, where Karla spent several years in service.

Have a great rest of the day.
Hope to see you Sunday at 10:15
Pastor Kurt


First United Methodist Church | 3717 W. Main St., McHenry, IL 60050
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