Did you know that the Easter egg is a symbol of Christianity? The Christian custom of Easter eggs, started among the early Christians of Mesopotamia, who stained eggs with red coloring “in memory of the blood of Christ, shed at His crucifixion“. According to sociologists, in addition to staining the eggs red, they also stained Easter eggs green and yellow. The Christian Church officially adopted the custom, regarding the eggs as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus, in the first edition of the Roman Ritual, published in 1610. In the Orthodox churches, Easter eggs are blessed by the [ Read More ]
Thank you to the MPUMC and greater Beverly/Morgan Park community for your outpouring of support for the Hats (and scarfs) for the homeless. Over 80 handmade hats and scarfs were kitted or crocheted and delivered to the church. Some sent from as far away as Peoria, IL. They were blessed on Sunday, December 16th with the following blessing and will be delivered by our own “Santa Claus” Pastor Dennis, on Saturday, December 22nd to South Suburban PADS, just in time for a Christmas blessing. Ms. Dorothy Sanders, a volunteer at Living Springs Church/South Suburban PADS, sent a message thanking us [ Read More ]
Join us as we Celebrate Maundy Thursday Seder/Passover Supper in the Church Parlor at 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to the church office at 773/238-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. On Maundy Thursday we will share the Passover Seder meal. This is the meal, that in our tradition, is observed as the Last Supper. Sharing this meal together will offer deeper insights into the meaning of the Last Supper and the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion. We will be sharing in this meal with Trinity, Evergreen Park, and Christ Alsip United Methodist Churches, all are welcome.