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Reconciling Congregation

On May 17th, 2015 the congregation voted to approve our welcoming statement: The First United Methodist Church of Western Springs is a Reconciling Congregation – whatever your race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic situation, background or belief, age or ability, single or partnered, you are God’s beloved and are welcome here. With this vote […]


Ice Bucket Challenge

On Sunday, August 31st, Pastor Christina along with some of the United Methodist Men from FUMC Western Springs completed the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of ALS research. Our donations went to the Les Turner ALS Foundation to help fund ALS research at Northwestern Hospital. We challenged the other Methodist congregations in our cluster to […]


Construction Update – Aug 16

Construction on 43rd and Howard Ave. continues. Visit the the village of Western Springs website to see the plan. The new sidewalk on 43rd Street was poured this week and will be dry for this Sunday’s worship services. The church is still accessible and ample parking is available on Franklin Ave.


August 3rd worship at our historic location

On August 3rd, we held our Sunday worship services in our historic location on Chestnut Street in Western Springs. This special service was part of our continued celebration of our church’s 125th anniversary. The site is now a Masonic Lodge but was previously the home of our congregation until we moved to our current site […]