All Updates

Intentional Discipleship System (IDS

Intentional Discipleship System: An Intentional Discipleship System (IDS) is a blueprint for making disciples of Jesus Christ.  Faith’s IDS incorporates the 4 components of our Mission Statement (Worship, Education, Mission, and Fellowship) and offers a pathway for nurturing spiritually mature Christians.  Faith’s IDS is available to view/download on our website (  Paper copies are available at […]

UMC Scholarships

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry offers financial aid to United Methodist students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Every year, they award an average of $5.5 million to help students in the US and abroad. Applications are open until 3/30/23. For more info, go to:

Connection Cards

If you’re joining us for online worship, please sign in using our virtual Connection Card, found on our website ( You can also share prayer requests on the Connection Card.

Please join us in welcoming Jamie Sladkey Meehan to our staff.

We welcome our new Director of Family Ministry, Jamie Sladkey Meehan. NOTE: We are resuming LIVE Faith Kids during Sunday worship services. Help us welcome Miss Jamie by bringing your children to church.

Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Are you interested in being part of the NIC 2023 Civil Rights Pilgrimage? Participants will visit key sites in Nashville, Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, and Memphis. Dates 4/26 – 5/1/23. For more information: go to

Home Communion Team

Faith is offering communion to our home-bound family and friends. When: after weekend services on the 1st Sunday of the month. If you’d like to help, contact Director of Congregational Care, Jim Sandberg.

Meet the Bishop

Laity are invited to meet Bishop Dan Schwerin during his visits around Northern Illinois. Laity from Lake South District are invited to meet with the Bishop on Thursday, February 16 @ 7 PM. Location: Morgan Park UMC – 11030 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago, IL.

Thankful Thursday

Our next meeting will be our February 9!  All adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities are invited to participate.  Please come in and join us for devotion, games, snacks and drinks, and a good time. Contact Dorothy Wertzbaugher at 708-370-7504 with any questions.”

Church Photo Directory Update

Did you know? 1. You don’t have to have your picture taken to have your information shared in our new church photo directory. 2. We cannot publish your name and contact information in the new directory without your permission ( ie. filling out and turning in an Information Form. For help in setting up your […]

A daily pattern of prayer

THE EXAMEN Click on the link above for details.

Worship Schedule

Click here to see details of the worship schedule.

RaiseRight (formerly Script)

Do you want to support Faith’s Mission Teams AND purchase gift cards? If so, stop by the church lobby on Sunday mornings and order from RaiseRight. All profits from gift-card sales support Faith UMC’s adult & youth Mission Teams. Contact: Genie Lang.

Small Group – Soul Reset

New Year Sermon series and Small Group: We launch our New Year series “Soul Reset” on the weekend of Jan 7/8 with regular service times (Sat @ 4 PM, Sun @ 9 & 11 AM).  We will also start the “Soul Reset” small group on Sunday night @ 7 PM (ZOOM).  Small group will run […]

Taste of Faith Updated Schedule

On Sundays, between services come and enjoy a snack and visit with others. We are keeping Taste a “Nut Free” environment. Please read all the guidelines and make sure to follow them to keep it a safe place for all. Attached files: Schedule – Guide for setup/take down – Nut Free rules – […]

Blood Drive

Our next blood drive is February 5 from 9 AM – 1 PM. Sign up in the lobby on Saturday or Sunday through 2/4. If you have any questions, contact Debbi Sumner, Lois White or Lita Hudik. Remember – every donation can save up to 3 lives!

Sunday School – holiday schedule update

Sunday School:  Faith offers Sunday School classes (3 yrs old – high school) during the Sunday morning worship services (9 AM & 11 AM).  Students begin in the sanctuary and are dismissed to Sunday School after Faith Kids.  There is no Sunday School on the first Sunday of the month. The first Sunday is a […]


The concept behind our micro-pantry is simple: “Take what you need, leave what you can.” If you are in need or you know someone in need, we are here for you.  There is no sign-up and no strings attached.  Just stop by anytime (24/7) and take what you need. If you would like to help […]

Sunday School

We are so happy and excited to be welcoming kids back into Faith for the start of the Sunday School year.  Sunday School kicked off on September 18th with a Back to School Bash.  Kids took a tour of Faith’s building, participated in a scavenger hunt (with prizes), and played Get to Know You Bingo.  […]

Men’s Bible Study

Men are invited to join a weekly Bible study for the men of the Lake South District.  When: Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.  Focus: 1 Samuel.  Participants gather via conference call.  Contact Dale Carver, 762-218-7657, for details

Faith UMC is interested in partnering with other churches in our community to collectively help our 20-somethings network and thrive!

Contact: Cassie Belock – call or text 740-381-9484 .

Prayer Guide: “In the Wake of Tragedy”

In light of the tragic shooting in Highland Park on July 4th, Pastor Jim Sandberg has shared a prayer guide and is encouraging us to be in prayer. You can see the text of this guide below, or you can download a PDF to print and use. Download Prayer Guide Prayer Guide, “In the Wake […]

Confirmation 2022-2023

Faith is offering our 2022-2023 Confirmation Program in partnership with neighboring churches around the Lake South District. Who: Jr./Sr. high students When: Sunday @6 PM Where: Palos United Methodist Church Contact: Miss Kim (

Letter from Pastor Caleb

Below is a letter from Rev. Caleb Hong,Lead Pastor of Faith UMC: Dear Faith Family, In the wake of the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, I am sending letters to my Representatives in Congress and in the state legislature asking them to do more to protect our children from violence. There have been 27 school shootings […]

“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

Office Hours

Church office is 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,

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

Women are invited to join a weekly Women’s Bible Study that gathers over phone conference call.  When: Tuesdays at 2 PM – 3 PM.   Focus: Daniel.  All you need is your Bible and a telephone to participate.  Contact Janet Statkus, 708-243-0968, for details. .

Archived Posts

Intentional Discipleship System (IDS

Intentional Discipleship System: An Intentional Discipleship System (IDS) is a blueprint for making disciples of Jesus Christ.  Faith’s IDS incorporates the 4 components of our Mission Statement (Worship, Education, Mission, and Fellowship) and offers a pathway for nurturing spiritually mature Christians.  Faith’s IDS is available to view/download on our website (  Paper copies are available at […]

Come and celebrate MLK Day with us and our guest speaker – Rev. Dr. Michelle Taylor Sanders

Rev. Dr. Michelle Taylor Sanders just retired, after serving as the pastor of Kelly Woodlawn United Methodist Church since August 2015.  She is a dynamic preacher and teacher and, has a passion for pastoral care. She facilitated Grief Support Groups, and introduced many creative, new programs to the congregation. She provided leadership in Evangelistic/Outreach activities […]


Advent begins the weekend of November 26 – 27. This year’s theme: “Prepare the Way for the Lord.” Join us as we journey through the 4 weekends of Advent and prepare for the celebration of Christmas.

Special Christmas Service times

Santa Jamboree

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is coming to Faith UMC on Saturday, December 3rd, 9 – 11:30 AM. Come to see Santa, receive a gift and stay for crafts, treats and extra fun. This is a free even for all ages and is open to the community. Bring your friends and family!

Blue Christmas:

Do you know anyone who is struggling with grief and loss? Faith is hosting a Blue Christmas service on Sunday, December 11, at 1:30 PM. This is a worship service to help people embrace God’s hope and healing through the birth of Jesus Christ. All are welcome. Contact: Director of Congregational Care, Jim Sandberg (

Refugee Collection

Faith is collecting personal hygiene items, first aid kit items, and toiletries to care for refugees from Central & South America who have arrived in the Chicago area.  Monetary donations are also welcome.  This collection is a joint effort by Mission, Endowment, Men of Faith, UMW, Church & Society, and Eve Circle.  It will run from Nov […]

Financial Freedom Worksheets

Download worksheets here.


The Director of Family Ministry at Faith United Methodist Church of Orland Park will bless children and youth and young adults (infant – high school) in the Southwest Suburbs. They will guide and nurture the Church’s mission & vision for ministry with children, youth & their families.Spiritual Requirements• Professes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior• […]

All Saint’s Day

Faith will be celebrating All Saint’s day on 10/29-30. Faith UMC will honor loved ones who passed away from November 2021 – present. We hope you can join us for these worship services.

Manteno Veterans Home Collection

Once again, this year Veterans Voices is asking for donations of various snacks, clothing and personal care items for the residents of the Manteno Veterans Home. These items are not normally attainable through their budget. Please help us in supporting our vets at Manteno. The items needed are: chips, candy, cookies, microwave popcorn, soda and […]

Veteran’s Weekend

Faith UMC is honoring our veterans on Veteran’s Weekend – 11/12 – 13. If you are a veteran (or have a veteran family member), please submit your/their name and photo to the church for our slideshow honoring our Veterans. The due date is 10/30. Contact Beth Kawczynski for more information.

Chili Cook Off

Come hungry and enjoy time with your church family! Coffee, water and lemonade will be provided along with plates/cups/bowls, and silverware. Bible crossword puzzles and trivia game(s) & fun games for the younger ones too! We are looking people to bring: chili, cornbread, or dessert. Sign-up is outside Room 4. If you have any questions, […]

Fall Small Group

Click on the link below to sign up for group: There are two sessions for this book; Sunday at 10:15 AM and Tuesday at 7 PM

Trunk or Treat

Mark your calendars: Trunk or Treat is happening!!   Trunk or Treat will be in the Faith parking lot from 5:30 – 7 PM on Friday, October 28. Children and families are invited to trick or treat and participate in Halloween activities in a safe and welcoming environment. This is a community wide event so […]

Church Directory Photo Sign-up

It’s time to sign up for family photos for the Church Directory. Click on the links in the comments. One is for Saturday 10/15, and one is for Sunday 10/16. Click on a link below to make your appointment: Saturday – Sunday –

Small Group Sign-up

Sign-ups are now available for our Fall Small Groups. If you would prefer to be at home while taking part in a small group, there is a group on Sunday evening via Zoom.

Help Wanted – Office Manager

Help Wanted – Office Manager: Faith is looking for a hospitable and organized individual to serve as our Office Manager.  Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM.  20 hours/week.  $15/hour.  For more information, contact Bruce Person, chair of Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee.

Summer Coffee Break – July 31

Summer Coffee Break: The Christian Education Committee invites everyone to a SummerCoffee Break. When: last Sunday of the month.  Next Coffee Break: July 31 @ 10 AM. Where: Fellowship Hall. We’ll share coffee, juice, a treat, and conversation.  Topic: Home (i.e. where we’re from and neighborhood favorites)

Help Wanted – Director of AV

Faith’s Director of Audio-Visual Ministry position is available.  A gifted technical person is needed for this 20-hour position starting August 2022.  The job includes overseeing our A/V ministry, livestreaming services, and managing our A/V team.  If you, or someone you know is interested, contact SPPRC Chair, Bruce Person ( See the full job description below. […]

Church Picnic

Join us for an afternoon of fun! Faith’s Church Picnic – July 24, 12:30 – 3 PM Union Creek Park – 19900 80th Avenue, Tinley Park Make sure you sign up for this event so we plan accordingly! (Sign-up sheet is available outside Room 4.) We will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers – please […]

Youth Mission Trip 2022

Sign up! This trip will be serving local ministry partners. Youth grades 7 through high school are welcome to join us. Community service hours for school can be earned during this trip. Choose which events you’d like to attend. Attend one day or all days. Invite your friends to participate as well. We will meet […]

Faith UMC Golf League

Golf League: The Faith UMC “Not Ready for the Golf Channel” Golf League season is officially underway.  Tuesday afternoons @ Silver Lake Country Club (9 hole, Rolling Hills Course).  Contact: Bruce Person (

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).

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).

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.

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 […]

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, […]

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! […]

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 […]

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.  

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 (

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.