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Since the 1st of April worship services are available via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. Join us this Sunday for Holy Communion. Contact the church office 708-482-5928 or email Pastor Richard Wagner for details at:

Family celebrations and uncertaintiy during these times are difficult to fatham.

Family matters at Olympia Fields United Methodist Church as worship and all activities have been postponed with additional links with updates and news on the Covid19 are available on this page below through the Northern Illinois Conference and Chicago Southern District News.

Keep the Faith. Prayers to all, be vigilent, prepared, patient with others as we support and strengthen each other in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen

Lois Nemeth

Lay Leader

Olympia Fields United Methodist Church

From the Children’s Defense Fund, Marion Wright Edelman

See the Links to Children’s Defense Fund below.

Children’s Defense Fund – Our Mission (Nice Video on this)

The Truth About Guns in America

The State of America’s Children 2020


Serving the community during celebration and uncertainity,

see the additional links below for updated news and information.

Light shines toward others through us.

Congratualtions Greg and Brainna!!

UMC News
"United Methodism is a connectional system. We are connected to other United Methodist Churches through the Chicago-Southern District, through the Northern Illinois Conference, North Central Jurisdictional Conference and the General Conference. Below are some links to learn more about what is happening throughout our connectional system:"

Thursday's Thought for Sunday's Service

“To what will I compare this generation? It is like a child sitting in the marketplaces calling out to others, ‘We played the flute for you and you didn’t dance. We sang a funeral song and you didn’t mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ Yet the Human One came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved to be right by her works.” (Matthew 11:16–19, CEB)

At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you’ve hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have shown them to babies. Indeed, Father, this brings you happiness. “My Father has handed all things over to me. No one knows the Son except the Father. And nobody knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wants to reveal him. “Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Put on my yoke, and learn from me. I’m gentle and humble. And you will find rest for yourselves. My yoke is easy to bear, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:25–30, CEB)

Recipe for faithful living:

1. Missions.  2. Witness.  3. Prayer.

Looking to the cupboard for a pinch of this, cutting of that,
…useful ingredients: sweet; tart; or, a little milk, non-fat.
Becoming a spiritual cook calls for training, skill, and a bit of art,
endeavoring with diligence, consideration and, being smart.

Start by keeping God in view.
Seek spices, seasonings, true.
Don’t be afraid when trying something new,
mixing up an enticing pot of stew.

For a Christian, salt is needed, and a good thing,
but like the other ingredients we need bring,
try to refrain from adding too much
…what helps with this, is a lighter touch.

Pastor Rich Wagner


Sunday, July 5, 2020                 

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

New Testament Reading: Romans 7:15-25
Gospel Reading:  Matthew 11:16-19; 25-30

Thank you ALL WHO DONATED TO THE  “VIRTUAL” CROP Hunger Walk for 2020-April 26 

Walkers have reported $7,430 in online and offline gifts! Find more details here. 

Instead of having Opening Ceremonies and a Mass Walk at the Church, we walked individually or with our immediate family on a route of our choosing.  Our goal REMAINED the same—to raise funds so Church World services CWS and our local agencies can provide food for vulnerable persons here at home and around the world. 

                        Most of us will solicit donations “online” by going to the CWS CROPWalk site:

Olympia Fields United Methodist Church

20301 Western Avenue

Olympia Fields, IL 60461