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Troop 112 Served as Honor Guard Memorial Day, Monday,  May 31, 2021. 

Thank you for continuing to support local Scouting Programs. For more information and scouting activities, please email Ed Cook via or call the church office 708-481-5928

SHOUT OUT  to All who helped with the gardening  at Olympia Fields United Methodist Church!
Olympia Fields United Methodist Church
  For more information please contact 
Reverand Richard Wagner at the church office 708-482-5928
Monday through Friday 1-5 p.m. or email
(Attendance resumed Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
and limited to 15 people.
Indoor and outdoor activities has resumed
following Northern Illinois Conference, CDC, and Illinois State guidelines apply). 
Donations welcome at
 Prayers this message finds all in good health and lifted spirits.
{Updated July 1,2021 by Lois Nemeth
Certified Lay Servant
Lay Leader Member to Northern Illinois Annual Conference}

During 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship, there is a Children's Moment included for children of all ages. Contact Pastor Richard Wagner at the church office more more details. 708-481-5928 or email

Mission Continues to support the 2021 South Suburban CROP Hunger Virtual Walk 

In 2021, we will continue to fight against the challenges of disease, disaster, displacement and other concerns that leave people hungry.

Join with us as we raise funds to help neighbors near and far get the meals they need for today and sustainable food security for tomorrow!

So far we have raised $6966.7 in online donations and $910 in Facebook donations or reported cash and checks!

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:
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

John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone throwing demons out in your name, and we tried to stop him because he wasn’t following us.” Jesus replied, “Don’t stop him. No one who does powerful acts in my name can quickly turn around and curse me. Whoever isn’t against us is for us. I assure you that whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will certainly be rewarded. “As for whoever causes these little ones who believe in me to trip and fall into sin, it would be better for them to have a huge stone hung around their necks and to be thrown into the lake. If your hand causes you to fall into sin, chop it off. It’s better for you to enter into life crippled than to go away with two hands into the fire of hell, which can’t be put out. If your foot causes you to fall into sin, chop it off. It’s better for you to enter life lame than to be thrown into hell with two feet. If your eye causes you to fall into sin, tear it out. It’s better for you to enter God’s kingdom with one eye than to be thrown into hell with two. That’s a place where worms don’t die and the fire never goes out. Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good; but if salt loses its saltiness, how will it become salty again? Maintain salt among yourselves and keep peace with each other.”” (Mark 9:38–50, CEB)


“Hi!” “My name is Al-Al-Alexander.”

Tall in stature and dressed in gray sweats, he had a twinkle in his eye and offered a spirited smile with salty sweat running down his face.  He had just come from running.

“H-H-How are you doing today?” I told him, and then mostly listened as we shared in a brief conversation together.

He struggled with a word or two, and I struggled not to say the words for him. They were his words, not mine. His life expressed not only by what he said, but how he spoke.

His words are not forgotten.  They represent an effective witness of outreach and uplifting.

Pastor Rich Wagner



September 26th                  Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings:
New Testament                 James 5:13–20
Gospel                              Mark 9:38–50

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