Monday, January 26, 2009

Children & Youth Family Dinner

Please join us as we honor the young Christians of Palos United Methodist Church.

We welcome all children, youth, college students, young adults, parents, grandparents, teachers, education committee members, and friends to join as we display our love and commitment to the next generation of church members and celebrate our joys and happiness with them.

Sunday, February 8th, 2009
Palos Heights Community/Recreation Center
6601 W 127th St, Palos Heights, IL 60463
$5 per person, $3 for kids 12 and younger

RSVP: Church office (708-448-0798) by Wednesday, February 4th

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

"The Winner Is . . . "

What tasted even better than chili, brought by 10 contestants at today's Chili Cook-Off, was the joy and warmth that filled the fellowship hall during sampling, voting, and eating. Dave Barker was the winner.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Position Open: Children & Youth Ministry Coordinator

Children & Youth Ministry Coordinator

Who We Are
A healthy church with solid history and foundation, deeply committed people, and thriving mission and ministries, we would like to place a renewed emphasis on caring and nurturing next generation of Christians.

Position Objective
Teach basics of Christian faith to youth and children so that they may grow and live in God’s love, grace, and blessing; through Bible study, active participation in the life of the Church, and activities aimed at experiencing love of God and building Christian character for each and community as a whole.

Work with Pastor for ministry coordination.
Recruit, motivate, equip, and work with volunteer teachers.
Lead Sunday School and Sunday evening Youth gathering.

Organize and lead other seasonal activities as appropriate.

Seminary student or degree welcome.
Must have love of God, church, and children.
Must have sound Biblical knowledge.

Let us discuss what will work for you and for the church.

If You Feel You Are Led by the Holy Spirit
Send e-mail to Gene Changnon, Staff-Parish Relations Committee Chair:; with cc to Pastor Chung:

Palos United Methodist Church
12101 S Harlem Av, Palos Heights, IL 60463

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sweet Hour of Prayer !

Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
That calls me from a world of care,
And bids me at my Father’s throne
Make all my wants and wishes known.
In seasons of distress and grief,
My soul has often found relief,
And oft escaped the tempter’s snare,
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer!

Modest and simple in appearance, yet the Chapel provides a quiet time and place where yearning hearts reach out to God for his mercy and guidance. (Please read November posting "Mid-Week Morning Prayer.")

Monday, January 12, 2009

Whose Feet Are These?

Esther Circle, one of the United Methodist Women's group, had its January gathering, with the current study topic of "Women of the Old Testament."

Can you guess which pair of feet belongs to whom?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Winter Wonder

While doing dishes, I was awe-struck at this beautiful scenery of the parsonage backyard seen through the kitchen window. (Please read November posting "How Do You Like the Parsonage?")

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

"When I Was Hungry . . . "

Mostaccioli, garlic bread, salad, chocolate brownies, and cookies were prepared and served to the guests at a PADS site. (Please read December posting 'Volunteer Opportunity at PADS.')

Thanksgiving-Christmas CSR Gift

The spirit of Thanksgiving and Christmas came alive as many of us faithfully participated in this mission opportunity and gave generously. During the period, this display, expertly prepared by our Mission Chair Terry Ellison, was on the board to help people better understand the project. (Please read November posting "How Do You Say Thank You to God?")

Monday, January 5, 2009

97 and Going Strong

A founding and charter member of the Church, Durward Fagan is pictured here with Eunyoung, his care-giver Dee Conway, and Pastor Chung, in front of a miniature model of the church he built when he was 93.

He in fact served as chair of the building committee when the church was built 50 years ago.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Tiramisu, Anyone?

Eunyoung and Pastor Chung hosted coffee hour on the 1st Sunday of 2009, with tiramisu, apple cake, and raisin nut cookies.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year !

"God can bless you with everything you need, and you will always have more than enough to do all kinds of good things for others." (2 Corinthians 8:9)