Thanksgiving Celebration

Join us Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. for our annual Thanksgiving celebration!

Please join us for a celebration of our blessings. It comes at a very busy time, of course, but that is exactly when we need to take a step back from the demands on us to give thanks.

Following the “come-as-you-are” service, stay for a piece of pie.  This tradition has become a warm (and delicious) way for our church family to offer thanks for the Lord’s bounty. Everyone is welcome and no reservations are required. Come for worship, stay for the pie! If you would like to provide a pie or two for our pie social, please contact the church office at 630-325-1280.

We Welcome Guest Preachers to Hinsdale UMC!

Wednesday, November 21 – Thanksgiving Eve Service
Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Hulford will be our guest preacher on Wednesday, November 21 at the Thanksgiving Eve Service, sharing her sermon titled “Giving Thanks In Anxious Times.”

Rev. Hulford, DMIN, BCC serves as the manager of Outpatient Spiritual Care Services for AMITA Health Adventist Cancer Institute and Outpatient Center in Hinsdale. She is a Board-Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains and ordained Presbyterian (U.S.A.) minister. Rev. Hulford specializes in spiritual care and bereavement with oncology and perinatal loss patients. She enjoys preaching, reading, and spending time with her husband and three children. She is delighted to join us in worship on Thanksgiving Eve.

Sunday, November 25 (Sunday after Thanksgiving)
Dr. Mark Teasdale will be the guest preacher during both worship services on Sunday, November 25. Dr. Teasdale and his family have been active participants in the ministries of the church. Rev. Dr. Mark Teasdale is the E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism and Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Dr. Teasdale is an ordained elder and full clergy member of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy from Southern Methodist University where he was the first Harry S. Denman Fellow funded by the Foundation for Evangelism. He also earned a Doctor of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary.

He has published several articles on the history of Methodist evangelism and is the editor of Witness: The Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education. He is the author of Methodist Evangelism, American Salvation (Pickwick 2014) and the tentatively titled Thinking Authentically about Evangelism (IVP, forthcoming).  His book “Evangelism for Non-Evangelists: Sharing the Gospel Authentically” published by InterVarsity Press is now in its second printing.