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Olympia Fields United Methodist Church

           serves the south suburbs.

Join us for worship

Sunday morning @ 9:30 a.m.


Northern Illinois Conference
United Methodist Women Annual Celebration
Saturday, October 26, 2019
WELCOME TO THE NEXT 150 YEARS!
See the link for registration.




United Methodist Men

 

 

Parish Notices and Opportunities this Week
Parish Notices and Opportunities this Week

Opportunities This Week

Sunday, October 13th                               9:30 a.m. Worship Service

                                                                   10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Sunday School for children grades Kdg. – 5th

                                                                   11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour

                                                                   11:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School

                                                                   2:30 p.m. Staff/Parish

                                                                   3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. All Church Conference

Tuesday, October 15th                               6:00 p.m. UMW

                                                                   7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts

Wednesday, October 16th                         10:00 a.m. Bible Study

                                                                   6:30 p.m. Zumba Class

Thursday, October 17th                             5:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Practice

                                                                   7:00 p.m. Cub Scouts

   

Looking Ahead

Sunday, October 20th                               Amperage Sunday - Laity Sunday

                                                                   9:30 a.m. Worship Service

                                                                   10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Sunday School for children grades Kdg. – 5th

                                                                   11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour

                                                                   11:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School

                                                                   11:00 a.m. Cub Scout Popcorn Sale

Tuesday, October 22nd                               7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts

Wednesday, October 23rd                          10:00 a.m. Bible Study

                                                                   6:30 p.m. Zumba Class

Thursday, October 24th                             5:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Practice

                                                                   7:00 p.m. Cub Scouts

Saturday, October 26th                     8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Northern Illinois Conference

                                                           United Methodist Women Annual Meeting

                                                           Celebrating 150 Years Hope, Faith, Love in Action

                                                           

Parish Notices

October 13, 2019

Our Life Together

Church School Schedule:

Children attend worship from 9:30 to 9:55 a.m.

Children’s Moment – Ages Kindergarten – 5th grade from 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Sunday School – Kindergarten – 5th grade leave after the reading of the scripture.

Fellowship Hour for adults. Parents and their children leave at 10:50 a.m.

Adult Sunday school is currently discussing the Max Lucado series “Unshakeable Hope.” Feel free to join us even if you are coming for the first time. We meet at 11:00 in the classroom across from Fellowship Hall.

Attendance Registration forms are at the end of each pew. Please fill in your name on the form. We would like to have a record of your attendance each Sunday.

All Church Conference - TODAY - from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Staff/Parish will meet one half hour before at 2:30 p.m.

UMW meets on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:00 p.m. We are electing new officers and preparing for UMW Sunday on November 10th.  We need everyone to attend if they can.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF. The children are trick or treating for UNICEF during the whole month of October.

Northern Illinois Conference United Methodist Women Annual Meeting,  Olympia Fields UMC is hosting,

Saturday, October 26th, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Register with see Connie Bone or Elaine Davis  $15 inlcudes a box lunch.

Celebrating 150 Years Hope, Faith, Love in Action

UMM Still Collecting Stamps. Jack Hunt, Coordinator of Stamp Collection for the United Methodist Men on behalf of Father Flanagan's Boys Town, reminds the congregation and friends that cancelled stamps may be deposited in the container in the kitchen.

Join the Chancel Choir. Choir practice is on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Chancel Choir is open to all who are high school age or older.  To participate all you have to do is show-up for Choir Practice on Thursday evenings and sing.

Communion Helpers Needed to help on a monthly rotation basis to help prepare the elements for Holy Communion.  There is a sign-up sheet on the hall table.  Or, please let Martha Smith-Lewis or the church office know if you can help.

A few good counters needed … once a month or once a year, you choose. You just have to be comfortable with numbers and be discreet. Contact Bob Bergwall, if you are interested.

Like us on Facebook.

Check out the church’s website at www.ofumc.com. There is a donate button on the first page. You can now make a donation to the church, if you are not in attendance. You can use Pay Pal or a credit or debit card.

Needed: Current e-mail addresses. Could you please send the church office the e-mail address that you check the most frequently?

Needed: Coffee Hosts. The chart for 2019-2020 is up. Drinking coffee and eating treats is fun. We need people to sign up to make the coffee and bring the treats. Sign up today! The sign-up sheet is above the water fountain.

The Flower Chart for 2019 is above the water fountain. The cost is $25. We really need people to sign up for flowers to help our budget.  Don’t forget, the flowers are yours to take home. Please sign your name and who you want the flowers to be in honor or memory of.

The Bulletin Chart for 2019 is above the water fountain. The cost is $13.00. Please sign your name and who you want the bulletin to be in honor or memory of.

Birthdays This Week!  If your birthday is not listed, please let the church office know so that it can be included.

 

October 16th    -           Diana Downey

October 17th    -           John Dotson

October 18th    -           Brooke Falk

October 19th    -           Hazel Smith

Prayer Request. There are prayer request forms on the podium outside the sanctuary door and in the registration pad folder. Please write your prayer requests and thanksgivings on the form and give it to an usher.

Prayer list. Please keep the following people in your prayers:

Norma Zajicek                                Julia Stein                                               Maurice McMillan

Kurt Williams                         Gail Ballard                                    Norma Simpson

Sylvia Buckles                                Shirley Price                                   Bill Hunt               

Claudette Doyle                      Wade Roberts                         Andre Stewart        

Richard Jackson                     Hazel Smith                                    Basil Booton

Melissa Moore                                Gwen Bailey                                   Rhonda Golston  

Helen Hardman                              Elena Williams                               Jim Maurice  

Elizabeth Popst                               Amoah Gyampoh                   Stanley Clinton   

Gwen Baker                                    Andre Hebert                                  Mary Jo Bakker

Charlotte Martin                     Doug & Lois Hinde                Michael Banks

Deborah Shelton             Louise Damiani                      Lonnie Williamson

Robert Curry                                   Arnold Bush                                    Isia Boone

Howard Pampolino, Sr.                                                                                  Keith Simmons Family

Joshua, Rachel & Monica Davis                                            Edward & Janet Simpson

Antoinette Highsmith Sanders                                                       John Edward Hunt

College Students:

Joseph Brooks, Roosevelt University, Chicago

Kellen Williams, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Kalla Williams, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Uzoma Nwabara, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Kelechi Nwabara, Ross University School of Medicine

Javonnie Lewis, Illinois State University, Normal

Joshua Robinson, Bradley University, Decatur

Abigail Hunt, Boise State University, Boise, ID

Evan Falk, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Katelyn Stevens, Joliet Jr. College

Daniel Stevena, Joliet Jr. College

Milan Williams, Harvard University

André W. Hebert II, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

If you have anyone to add to the list, please let the church office know.

                 Ways to Keep in Touch During the Week        

     

20301 Western Avenue

Olympia Fields, IL 60461

Church e-mail: olyfldsumc@sbcglobal.net

708-481-5928

Parsonage number: 708-300-2617

Website: www.ofumc.com

e-mail: pastorrich1@sbcglobal.net

Prayer Request.

There are prayer request forms on the podium outside the sanctuary door. Please write your prayer requests and thanksgivings on the form and give it to an usher.