Registrations are taken on the church website under the Sign-Ups menu.

Geneva Methodists take worship services outdoors

GENEVA, Ill., April 26, 2021 — United Methodist Church of Geneva will hold the third of seven outdoor worship services at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 2, at Fabyan Forest Preserve shelter No. 1 off Rt. 31 in Geneva.

The public is invited. Admission and parking are free. Visitors should bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Attendance is limited to 50 people, including pastors, musicians and ushers. Advance online registration and safety protocols are required.

Registrations are taken on the church website under the Sign-Ups menu. Registration closes when attendance is full or at midnight the prior Saturday. In case of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email.

UMCG at Fabyan Forest Preserve
United Methodist Church of Geneva congregants gather Sunday, April 18, for the first of seven outdoor worship services at Fabyan Forest Preserves in Geneva. (Al Benson photo)

The outdoor series through May 30 joins online church services. Rev. Richard Darr, UMCG senior pastor, continues his sermon series on “Doing Church like Jesus.” Rev. Lisa Telomen, associate pastor, reads scripture. Music is provided by keyboardist Scott Stevenson of Geneva and soloists Peggy Bartlein of Geneva and Mike Popplewell, North Aurora.

Communion is celebrated using prepackaged elements.

UMCG resumed in-person services with an outdoor worship April 18 at Fabyan shelter No. 1 off Rt. 31 in Geneva. A second service was held April 25 at Fabyan shelter No. 4 off Rt. 25. Services through May 30 will be held at 10:30 a.m. at shelter No. 1.

Call (630) 232-7120 or visit genevaumc.org for more information.


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Al Benson
Freelance Photo-Journalist

Al Benson is an Aurora-based freelance photo-journalist. He is currently an archives research specialist at Aurora University. His work has appeared in The Voice, The Daily Herald, The Beacon-News, and the Chicago Tribune.



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