All Updates

Bishop’s Appeal

This year’s Bishop’s Appeal offers 2 options. 1 – Make a monetary donation on May 14/15 or 21/22 to support relief efforts for the people of Ukraine. You can give online ( or write a check to “Faith UMC” with “Bishop’s Appeal” on the memo line. 2 – Bring an item to support the Midwest […]

“The Gift”

On May 22 from 12:30-2:00 PM, Faith is offering a free seminar to help you prepare your end-of-life plans.  We’ll cover information from a booklet, The Gift, that helps document funeral wishes, as well as other important information.  Pre-registration is required.  Sign-up sheet is outside Room 4.   Contact: Sandy Ward (708-444-8450).

Graduation Weekend

Are you (or a family member) graduating from school (jr high/sr high/ college/graduate) in 2022?  If so, we’d love to celebrate your accomplishment during worship services on June 4-5.  Please share grade/school/degree/future plans, along with a photo, to the church office by Sunday, May 15.

Juneteenth Celebration, June 18th and 19th

Join us for our Juneteenth celebration, June 18th and 19th! Faith will commemorate Juneteenth – which marks the end of slavery in the United States.  The Racism and Social Justice Taskforce is planning these special services to remember the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in Texas which ended slavery in the United States, celebrate African American culture, […]

Parking Lot Party

Mark your calendars for a “Parking Lot Party” to kick off the summer, Friday, June 3, 5-8pm. Join us for an evening featuring food, drinks, ice cream, fun games, super awesome science stuff and a cool craft. This is a free event for kids of all ages, 1-100+ years. Come for dinner, stay for fun. All activities […]

“Upper Room” Devotional Group

The Upper Room devotional group is resuming their meetings on Wednesdays at 10 AM. This is a devotional group (for seniors) that meets weekly for sharing and prayer.Contact: Sue Blattner

“Mere Christianity” Series, April 30th-May 1st

Join us on April 30 & May 1 for our in-person services at 4 PM on Saturday and 9 & 11 AM on Sunday as we start our next sermon series, “Mere Christianity” You can also join us online through the service link on Facebook (@faithumcop) or website (

Updated Office Hours

We have expanded the Office Hours. Church office are now open on Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-3pm, Fridays 8:30am-12pm.You can also reach the office by phone, 708-444-8560, or email,

Liturgists Needed

We’re looking for folks who are comfortable reading the Bible AND recording themselvesfor our worship services. If you’re able to serve as a liturgist, contact Amanda Brown (

RaiseRight (formerly Script)

The RaiseRight (formerly Script) table will be in the lobby on Sundays between services.Don’t forget that all money raised goes to support our adult and youth mission trips.

Micro Pantry Donations

Thank you to everyone who helps keep our micro-pantry stocked. Note: for the remainder of winter, we will not accept canned goods for the bins outside because of freezing weather.

Exercise Classes

Did you know that Faith offers fun & free exercise opportunities during the week? Witness to Fitness is our walking/exercise group that meets on Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 9 AM. We also offer Tai Chi on Monday/Wednesday at 10:30AM. Contact Darryl Wertheim/Bill Grizzle for more information.


First, we are looking for a Nursery Backup Team to occasionally cover for one of our nursery attendants if they’re sick or taking a break. Second, due to lack of demand, we will offer Nursery Care ONLY on Sunday mornings after the weekend of January 15-16. Third, we are searching for a paid nursery attendant […]

Ladies Bible Study

Are you a woman interested in studying the Bible with other women? You are welcome to join a Ladies’ Bible Study every Tuesday at 2 PM (over the phone). No computers necessary! This is an informal study with engaging conversations and shared leadership. Contact Janet Statkus for more information.

Singles & Fellowship Events

There are 2 options for upcoming events on Wednesday, April 27. Simply Billy (Joel) at the Jacob Henry Mansion.Cost is $56. The King and I at Drury Lane is a bus trip,lunch and show for $128. More information can be found on Sign-up sheets outside Room 4. Payment due at sign-up and can be left […]

Sunday School update

In-person Sunday School classes have resumed!Classes are offered from 10:15 – 11:00 AM for children ages 3 yrs. – high schoolSundays (not 1st Sunday of the month).  Note: students and Sunday School teachers/helpers will wear facemasks. Come and join us for fun and learning. Contact Miss Kim,, if you’d like to volunteer (once a month or even once […]

Grief Support

Are you interested in joining a grief support group? Pastor Jim Sandberg (Director of Congregational Care) is planning a grief support group for those who are struggling to find hope in the midst of grief. For more information, contact Pastor Jim (

“Prayer Life” Study

Is your prayer life full of joy or fall flat? The Northern Illinois Conference Discipleship Task Force has prepared a 4 week Lenten study through the book, “Kneeling with Giants” by Gary Neal Hansen who offers a historical perspective on prayer practices that willrefresh and renew your prayer life. Visit the the NIC Book Club […]

Archived Posts

Safe Sanctuary

Are you interested in working with children and teens?  All church staff & volunteers are required to go through Safe Sanctuary training and background check every 3 years.  Next dates: Thursday, May 19 @ 7 PM and Sunday, May 22 @ 10:15 AM.  Sign-up sheet is outside Rm 4.  Contact: Clyde Blanke (708-444-8560).

Beverly Breast Cancer Walk

Join our walking team as we celebrate cancer survivors, raise cancer awareness, and raise funds for cancer research at the annual Beverly Breast Cancer Walk. Date: Sunday, May 8 @ 8 AM.  Contact: Peggy DeNormandie (708-287-0003).

“Treasure Chest”

Treasure Chest – Our Mission Committee invites us to support the work of the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation with a Love Offering.  This weekend: May 7-8.  Donations help cover the cost of shipping toys and gift cards to 64 hospitals in the country for children who are fighting cancer.  You can make donations online ( OR write […]

Fellowship Event, May 15th

DON’T MISS OUR NEXT FELLOWSHIP EVENT SUNDAY, MAY 15 AT 12:30 P.M. FAVORITE FAMILY CASSEROLE & NEW MEMBER CELEBRATION & PUZZLE FUN Bring your “go to” casserole (and recipe*) to share with your church family. (We have a warming oven to keep items hot!) If a casserole is not your thing, bring whatever you like! […]

Life Line Screening

Life Line Screening Tuesday May 3, 9AM – 6PM Pre-registration is required.  800-772-8260 There are a limited number of complimentary screenings available.  Contact Sandy Ward at 708-444-8560. 

Got Sneakers?

Eve Circle invites you to bring in gently worn or used sneakers to church on  April 23/24. Your shoes will support the work of Christmas Without Cancer – a non-profit that helps families battle the devastation of cancer. Collection bin will be in the church lobby.

Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday (4/14) at 7 PM Good Friday (4/15) at 7 PM Easter (Sat at 4 PM, Sun at 7, 9, 11 AM) Easter Sunday sunrise service at 7 AM service will be in the parking lot. Bring a lawn chair, if weather permits.  

Blood Drive

It’s that time of the year again. Faith is hosting our quarterly Blood Drive on Sunday, April 10 from 9 AM – 1 PM. Sign up in the lobby on 3/27 or 4/10. For more information, contact the church office, or 708.444.8560.

Operation Egg Drop

Calling all Easter bunny helpers! Faith is hosting an Operation Egg Drop (on Sat April 16) and we need your help to deliver Easter eggs to Faith Kids. Volunteers will be given all necessary supplies and will deliver eggs to 4-6 homes. It will take about an hour to bring Easter joy to our youngest friends. To volunteer or […]

Share the Love

Miss Kim invites us to write a general note of love and encouragement for our young adults (ages 18-22) who are busy working and studying this spring. Let them know that we are thinking about them. Let them know that they are loved. Return notes to Miss Kim by April 15th.