CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICES: Be sure to join us on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as we celebrate the reason for joy and peace this holiday season. We will be having a Christmas Eve Service at Palos UMC at 4 PM on Saturday, December 24th. If you are unable to make this service, we will be having a service at First UMC of Evergreen Park at 11 AM on Saturday, December 24th. We will also be having a service on Christmas morning at Palos UMC at 9:30 AM on Sunday, December 25th.
NEW YEAR'S DAY WORSHIP: On Sunday, January 1st, we invite you to a combined worship service at 11 AM at First United Methodist Church of Evergreen Park located at 9358 S. Homan Ave. There will be NO 9:30 a.m. WORSHIP SERVICE AT PALOS UMC on New Year’s Day.
BEDS+ COLLECTION: We will be collecting *NEW* hats, gloves, scarves, socks and underwear for BEDS+ throughout the months of November and December- look for the collection box in the Narthex.
NIC ASYLUM SEEKER DONATIONS: The Mission Committee will be having an ongoing collection of items for donation. We will be collecting the following items: shampoo, soap, toothbrushes & toothpaste, deodorant, disposable razors & shaving cream, feminine hygiene products, socks, & basic first aid supplies. There will be a donation box in the narthex for as long as the need is there!
HEALTH TEAM UPDATES: Beginning in October, we will be offering communion at the altar once again for those that are comfortable coming forward. Individual elements will also be available for those who would like to continue taking communion in the pew.
We will continue to align with the state & county guidelines on mask wearing, so masks are optional. We encourage and support those who wish to continue to wear masks and will reevaluate as needed. Some other changes in worship recently approved by the church council... We will return the Friendship registers to the pews and encourage you to sign in your attendance each week, as well as any changes to your personal contact information. The ushers will bring forth the offering during the doxology, the plate will not be passed so please continue to deposit your offering as you come into the sanctuary. Coffee hour will continue as is- wrapped store-bought snacks only.