Alcoholics Anonymous Celebrates 70th Anniversary at First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake

When I heard my minister Scott Field talk about a 70th anniversary, I immediately thought of the one our family just celebrated of my in-laws wedding. My father-in-law, Vince Giangrasso, has since died, so the mention of a 70th anniversary … Continue reading

Time for Methodists to Talk Amicable Divorce

The term “no-fault divorce” was not used in Pastor Scott Field’s speech to the Northern Illinois Conference Evangelical Association Monday, but the comparison makes sense. The title of Field’s talk was “Somnambulating, Surviving, and Strategizing for the Coming UMC Implosion.”  (“UMC” means … Continue reading

Naperville Church Builder Named Incoming Pastor of Crystal Lake United Methodist Church

From the Staff-Parish Committee of Wheatland Salem Church in Naperville comes this news: Pastoral Transition for our Congregation Bishop Sally Dyck, Regional Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Northern Illinois, after consultation with the Staff-Parish Relations Committee of Wheatland … Continue reading