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United Methodist Women are United Women in Faith

Men and Women are ALL Invited to 

Join us at Olympia Fields United Methodist Church on the 4th Saturday of this month, June 25, 2022 at 12 noon. 

Guest Speaker Dr. Charlene McGhee Smith, PHD , Author of "A Guide to Surviving Medical Care." 

 Wear your favorite color June 25, 2022 and Stop by Anytime 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. to Celebrate Dr. Jacques Conway, our Lake South District Superintendant of the Northen Illinois Confernece. There will be activities for kids, car show, music and more located at 19320 Kedzie Ave., Homewood Illinois 60430

Great News!! Over $18,500 was raised for CWS Church World Services. 

Thank you for your continued support South Suburban CROP Hunger Walk May 1, 2022 at Hazelcrest United Methodist Church. 

UMC News
United Methodism is a connectional system. We are related to other United Methodist Churches through the Chicago-Southern District,  Northern Illinois Conference, North Central Jurisdictional Conference and the General Conference. Below are some links to learn more about what is happening throughout our denomination:
Olympia Fields United Methodist Church
  For more information please contact 
Reverand Richard Wagner at the church office
Monday through Friday 1-5 p.m. or email  
Donations welcome at
{Updated by Lois Nemeth Certified Lay Servant 
Lay Leader Member to Northern Illinois Annual Conference}
Our Mission

The Mission of OFUMC is equipping Christian disciples

for ministries of worship, teaching, community building, and service. 

Thursday's Thought for Sunday's Service

Thursday's Thought for Sunday's Service

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1, NIV)

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:13–25, NIV)


When a child is freed from bits which are constraining, maintaining,
why is it that he still misbehaves, unsatisfied, complaining,
persisting to pull against stern taboos, binding, restraining?

Is there anything that is well worth protecting, retaining?

The biblical concept regarding what is good, what is right,
giving what is much more than insignificant, minor, trite,
mbodying a scriptural calling, filled by the Spirit, leading, beseeching,
motivates meaningful ministry, intrinsic to reaching, teaching, and preaching.

The fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control,
form a great basis for living, a counseling as to license, that which reaffirms one's heart and soul.


Pastor Rich Wagner



June 26, 2022                         Third Sunday of Pentecost
Worship  9:30 AM

Scripture Readings:

New Testament                   Galatians 5:1, 13–25
Gospel                               Luke 9:51–62

Grow in Christ and Community - learn to depend on one another.
Come with us to show Christ love in your neighbor and you neighborhood.
Come as you are for a Spirit-Filled worship and expository Bible teaching

Olympia Fields United Methodist Church

20301 Western Avenue

Olympia Fields, IL 60461


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