Geneva Methodists take worship services outdoors

  • The Rev. Richard Darr, senior pastor at United Methodist Church of Geneva, preaches on "Doing Church Like Jesus" Sunday, April 18, to open seven outdoor worship services at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva. In the background is scripture reader Rev. Lisa Telomen, associate pastor.

    The Rev. Richard Darr, senior pastor at United Methodist Church of Geneva, preaches on "Doing Church Like Jesus" Sunday, April 18, to open seven outdoor worship services at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva. In the background is scripture reader Rev. Lisa Telomen, associate pastor. Courtesy of Al Benson

  • United Methodist Church of Geneva congregants gather Sunday, April 18, for the first of seven outdoor worship services at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva.

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

 
 
Posted4/28/2021 1:42 PM

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 Route 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.

The outdoor series through May 30 joins online church services.

The Rev. Richard Darr, senior pastor, continues his sermon series on "Doing Church Like Jesus." The 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 of North Aurora.

Communion is celebrated using prepackaged elements.

The Geneva church resumed in-person services with an outdoor worship April 18 at Fabyan shelter No. 1 off Route 31 in Geneva. A second service was held April 25 at Fabyan shelter No. 4 off Route 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.