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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!
4th of July is
 Communion Sunday, July 4, 2021 @9:30 a.m.
Reopening Update: Inviting you to attend!!
Olympia Fields United Methodist Church
Join us on Facebook Live!! 
  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}

As of Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, Sunday School. 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

This is why I kneel before the Father. Every ethnic group in heaven or on earth is recognized by him. I ask that he will strengthen you in your inner selves from the riches of his glory through the Spirit. I ask that Christ will live in your hearts through faith. As a result of having strong roots in love, I ask that you’ll have the power to grasp love’s width and length, height and depth, together with all believers. I ask that you’ll know the love of Christ that is beyond knowledge so that you will be filled entirely with the fullness of God. Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us; glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus for all generations, forever and always. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:14–21, CEB)


Who we are in the eyes of others is important, but who are we on the inside?

Responding to God’s grace suggests more subtle understandings of religious practice, and helps to define, deepen our inner being. This often takes place out of public view. It aids in stimulating, bolstering the continuing presence of Christ who “will live in your hearts through faith.” Rushing to establish a reputation before establishing a center where God dwells, is foolishness.

I sometimes wonder
if political speech
is able to inspire,
convince, reach,
as much as the practice
of prayer can teach,
and following the example of Christ
… is able to preach.


Pastor Rich Wagner




July 25th        Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture Readings:
New Testament:                Ephesians 3:14–21

Gospel:                             John 6:1-21

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