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Join us on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00pm for our Ash Wednesday Service with imposition of ashes. Morgan Park United Methodist Church will be joined by our neighboring UMC’s Trinity United Methodist Church, Christ United Methodist Church(Alsip), and Evergreen Park United Methodist Church at our location for this service. See you there. ASH WEDNESDAY 2020: A combined worship service at Morgan Park UMC at 11030 South Longwood Drive, Chicago, IL 60643. As we enter this season of introspection, please plan to take part in this service, which will last approximately an hour.
Morgan Park United Methodist Church held its first Sunday service on May 22, 1887, with forty-two persons in attendance. The church was formed at the urging of Dr. William Henry German, a devout Methodist, who arrived in the community in 1882. It was he, who in 1887 earnestly sought consent from the Presiding Elder of the Joliet District to hold services. Reverend W. O. Shepard of Blue Island agreed to hold Sunday afternoon services beginning on May 22, 1887, until a student pastor could be appointed at the next Conference session that October. The first prayer meeting, held on the [ Read More ]
Join the Prayer Shawl Ministry on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month a 6:30 p.m. in the Church Parlor. Knitters and Crocheters Welcomed! Did you know that according to research at the Harvard affiliated Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, the repetitive motion and focus of needlework can elicit what’s known as the relaxation response – a calming meditation-like state that slows heart rate and causes blood pressure to drop. In addition, a study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society suggests that knitting is associated with a lower risk of dementia for those 65 and older. [ Read More ]