Summer Celebration at RFUMC !

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Come and celebrate family, friends and neighbors! Event for all ages includes local contemporary Christian music and “LaPrensa” Monterrey Funk Music band from Mexico, free food, and games for children.

Come to meet new friends and enjoy our welcoming community! Outdoor contemporary worship service and celebration in our parking lot – corner of Lake and Thatcher – River Forest –

Weather permitting – inside if it storms.

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Easter program 2017

April 9, Palm Sunday ! Come and enjoy God’s presence in an atmosphere of traditional celebration. After 10 a.m. you and your family are invited to join us in our Brunch at our Fellowship Hall where you’ll find friendly faces and Christian fellowship.

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April 14, Good Friday, 3 p.m. Stations of Jesus’ Last Words Service.

Come and experience a time of deep spiritual reflection in connection with the last words of Jesus in the cross… your spirit, soul and your five senses…


April 16, Easter Sunrise Contemporary Service, 8 a.m. Come and enjoy our Youth Group band leading by Pastor Edgar with sparkling and youthful new songs of celebration for The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ! Followed by continental breakfast in our Fellowship Hall. 

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April 16, Easter Traditional Service, 10 a.m. in our Sanctuary.

You and your family are welcome to our beautiful and blessed program of classic and traditional christian music, excellently executed by our Organist Pat Larson and our Choir, our program includes; Children sermon and an inspirational and practical message by our leading Pastor, Rev. Edgar F. Solís




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Come to our Easter Egg Hunt 2017

Public event…everybody is welcome, spread the word!

Easter Egg Hunt 2017

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Giant Rummage Sale!

Come to our Giant Rummage Sale! Saturday April 1st 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

River Forest UMC women have always strongly supported mission efforts through the Church this year have decided to contribute to the fund to repair our pipe organ, the keystone of our music program. Our efforts are only possible due the contributions from people like you to support our Rummage sale 2017!

We have a lot of stuff looking for a new home!

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Chili Cafe comin’! Friday, Nov. 10

Come and get it! All are invited Friday, November 10, 2017, 5 pm to 7 pm,
to our Chili Café.
We’re located at 7970 W. Lake St (corner of Lake and Thatcher).

Here’s what cookin’:

• Three types of piping hot chili (traditional, veggie, and meat with no beans)
• All the toppings (shredded cheese, sour cream, onions, hot sauce)
• Macaroni
• Salad
• Beverages
• Dessert

After you get off the Metra train in River Forest, stop by for a bite—
you can dine in or carry out! And get $1 off with your train pass!

Join us for delicious chili, lots of fun, and a great cause—
all proceeds benefit the church’s charity work worldwide.

Adults $12. Children 5-12 $5. Under 5 free. Discounts for large families
and those with current train passes, as well as Veterans with ID.

Call 708-771-3668 or e-mail now;
Reservations appreciated but not required.

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Our organist, Joanna Vanni’s retirement service.

For all of us, Joanna Vanni has been a part of special events in our lives such as weddings, baptisms, concerts and special activities. Joanna’s music has touched many of us in different ways and at different times. We have clapped our hands as she played a fast and “upbeat” piece, and we have often felt deeply moved by the spiritual and classic music she played.

River Forest UMC has been blessed by Joanna presence in our midst and by her willingness to share with us her wonderful gift of music.  We will miss her, but she will always be a part of our church family.

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Back to Church!

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