Bible Study - Via Zoom
THE BIBLE FOR
Our Tuesday bible study is off the next two
weeks (April 13th & 20th), returning on April 27th.
BIBLE STUDY ON ZOOM
Wednesday bible study meets at 6:00 pm on
Wednesday evenings. Our current study begins April 14th.
It is I
Corinthians: Searching the Depths of God
by Jaime Clark-Soles. It is available through
Cokesbury, Amazon and on Kindle. Contact Pastor Danita
if you would like to join this study.
Small Miracles Preschool Open Director
United Methodist Church's Small Miracles Preschool is seeking
a Preschool Director to start immediately in preparation for
the 2021-2022 school year. The Director is responsible for
maintaining the daily operations of Small Miracles Preschool,
a warm and friendly environment, and a quality
Christian-based, child-centered program. The Director must
meet and maintain the minimum State Licensing Requirements of
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for the
State of Illinois, and lead and support the staff through
teamwork and mutual respect to achieve individual and
classroom goals. The Director reports to the Small Miracles
Preschool Board of Directors with day-to-day accountability
to the Lead Pastor of Woodridge United Methodist Church. You
can find the requirements and how to apply at https://www.woodridgeumc.org/small-miracles-preschool/.
Youth Ministry Winter/Spring of 2021
Youth Group on Zoom this
April 11th at 1:30pm. Contact Pastor Dave for the Zoom link. What do we do? Try out some
prayer practices, play a game, encourage each other, share
ways we continue to cope with this pandemic.
Get ready for our next in person, outdoor, all
church event on Sunday, May 16th at 1:30pm: Blessing the
Wheels. Bring your bikes, scooters, roller blades,
skateboards, car — anything with wheels — as we pray over
them and you. Then stick around to ride around the parking lot
and share a snack.
While the pandemic means we are unable to hold a
traditional mission trip this summer, we are working on
alternative opportunities. Stay tuned!
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of
community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to
offer a preventive health event at Woodridge United Methodist
Church on Monday,
April 26th. Five screenings will be
offered that scan for potential health problems related to:
blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke;
abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured
aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong
predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular
heartbeat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone
density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk
of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which
includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from
$149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to
are three ways to register for this event and to receive a
$10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call
toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or visit http://lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle
Vaccine Buddy Program
Seniors who need help navigating the technology
necessary to book an appointment to receive the COVID-19
vaccine can call Jim Hill at (630) 640-0804 to be paired up
with a Vaccination Buddy through a new program offered by
Naperville and Lisle Townships TRIAD and the Naperville
Senior Task Force. This buddy will schedule the senior for a
vaccination appointment and also can provide transportation
to the appointment if needed.
Rev. Joseph Kim
Your support means everything to the
family of Rev. Joseph Kim, as they have been navigating this
painful time. It was a shock to many of us that Rev. Kim, age
55, passed away all of sudden on March 3, 2021 after having
multiple strokes. He was a faithful and active member of the
Northern Illinois Conference since 2009 and served Fenton,
Lockport: First, and Wheaton: Aldersgate. Nothing has
prepared his family and all of us for this immense feeling of
loss and sorrow. Some of you already have reached out and
extended your kindness and sympathy to the family. Thank you!
This time, you and your church are invited to join the
fundraising for the family as they are financially
struggling, not only to pay for the funeral expenses, but
also for the future of the family.
Please help the family by sending funds in any amount you’re
comfortable with to Lemont
United Methodist Church at 25 W Custer Street, Lemont, IL
60439 by April 10, 2021. You may also give it
online at lemontumc.org or using GivePlus App on
your cellphone (find Lemont United Methodist Church and click
Memorial for Rev. Joseph Kim).
Together, as the Aurora District churches and colleagues, we
can share their financial burdens as they’ve been navigating
unchartered water. Thank you so much for your support in
Read the full
letter from Rev. Hyo Sun Oh and District Superintendent Rev.
Jeffrey Bross here.
Reconciling Ministries Network
Ministries Network (RMN) mobilizes United Methodists of all
sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our
Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s
inclusive love. Website: rmnetwork.org. RMN works to
influence the UMC to be more inclusive and resources and
empowers local churches to participate in this ministry. The
network has a presence in all jurisdictions of the UMC.
The Reconciling Ministries Network is made up of over 700
Reconciling communities and over 34,000 individuals…
Living into our shared baptismal covenant, Reconciling
Ministries Network equips and mobilizes United Methodists to
resist evil, injustice, and oppression as we seek justice for
people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Reconciling Ministries Network envisions a renewed and
vibrant Wesleyan movement that is biblically and
theologically centered. As committed disciples of Jesus
Christ, we strive to transform ourselves and the world by
living out the Gospel’s teachings of grace, love, justice,
and celebration of all of God’s children.
Northern Illinois Conference
Know Interim Bishop John Hopkins
With the new
year, we welcome retired Bishop John L. Hopkins, who is
serving as the interim bishop for the Northern Illinois
Conference through 2021.
Typically we would host a meet-and-greet event or a formal
welcome, but because COVID-19 prevents us from gathering we
are introducing him through a Zoom interview.
Did you know Bishop Hopkins served in campus ministries? NIC
Dir. of Communications Anne Marie Gerhardt "sat
down" with Bishop Hopkins to ask a few questions about
his background and ministry to help all of us get to know him
a little better.
Watch this video.
Monthly Aurora District Lay Leader Virtual
There will be monthly Aurora District Lay Leader
meetings on the Third Thursday of every month at 7 pm
through May. "See" you there! If you are a lay
leader and cannot make a meeting, invite another lay person
from your church to attend. These meetings are not just for
official lay leaders but any lay person who is a leader in a
church! Your Zoom video conferencing invitation will be sent
by Leola Tucker (firstname.lastname@example.org). Contact Leola if you would like to join.
District Boundaries Set
The new names
of the districts, which go into effect July 2021, are Lake North, Lake
South, Prairie Central, Prairie North, and Prairie South.
Click here to read the list of churches in each district.
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