About 2,000 people are expected to attend this year's ONE Worship Service in downtown Elmhurst Sunday. The parishioners of nine Elmhurst churches—and anyone else who would like to attend—will gather at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Addison Avenue parking lot between First and Second streets.
The event is meant as a celebration of reconciliation for people brought together through the love of Christ. Three pastors will share the message based on Ephesians 4 and maturing in Christ. They are Tim Bowman of Grace Bible Church, Peter Semeyn of Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, and Jim Lennon of West Suburban Community Church. The remaining pastors will lead other parts of the service.
The seven churches who are behind the movement are:
- Bethel Assembly of God
- Elm Church (also known as First Baptist Church)
- Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
- Epiphany Lutheran Church
- Faith Christian Reformed Church
- Grace Bible Church
- Pathway Church
- West Suburban Community Church
- Faith Evangelical United Methodist Church
The entire community is invited to this moving public testimony. Early weather forecasts indicate a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms, but they are predicted to be mainly concentrated in the afternoon or evening, according to Chicago Weather Center's Tom Skilling.
For more information, check out this story from last year's event.