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An “Actual” CROP Hunger Walk for 2022-May 1

CROP = Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty 

When:  Sunday, May 1, 2022

Time:  Registration begins at 1:15


Rally for Team Captains:  “Virtual”—10 a.m., Saturday, March 26

Purpose:  To raise funds to feed the hungry locally and around the world

Checks should be made out to CWS/CROP

This year we will once again have an “actual” Group Walk on a beautiful route. We’ll begin and end at our host church—Hazel Crest Community United Methodist, 17050 So. California Ave. in Hazel Crest—to raise funds so CWS and our local agencies can provide food for vulnerable persons here at home and around the world.  There will be no Opening Ceremonies.  The Church will be open only for use of the bathrooms, one at a time.

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
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Thursday's Thought for Sunday's Service

Thursday's Thought for Sunday's Service

When Judas was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Human One has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify the Human One in himself and will glorify him immediately. Little children, I’m with you for a little while longer. You will look for me—but, just as I told the Jewish leaders, I also tell you now—‘Where I’m going, you can’t come.’ “I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when you love each other.”” (John 13:31–35, CEB)


A command to love seems simple, yet bears repeating, because through the ages we have shown
a tendency toward favoring the opposite -- hate and division.
Although loving another is inherently attractive, adding substance to supportive unity,
it may be harder to assume, imagine, envision.

Endeavoring and earnest, emphasized by a helping hand, and heartening grin,
God enables a responsive attitude, to dignify, raise, another’s chin.

After all,
it’s a call.

Embodied, despite political spin,
beyond our nature to lose, or to win,
overcoming hate, division, and sin,
challenging, cherishing, crowning the din…
short, medium, tall; ample, midsized, thin;
loving action, ties us in
as social, spiritual, kin.

Pastor Rich Wagner



May 15, 2022                         Fifth Sunday after Easter

Worship  9:30 AM

Scripture Readings:

New Testament                  Revelation 21:1–6
Gospel                              John 13:31–35

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