On Sunday, March 18, 2018, First United Methodist Church of Des Plaines will celebrate 30 years of ministry since Rev. Dr. Irene Taylor’s graduation form Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. We invite you to worship with us on this Ministry Sunday as we lift up Irene’s ministry career and affirm our church’s dedication to making Disciples of Christ and nurturing those called to ministry. On this ministry Sunday, Min. Brian Smith, Director of Development at Garrett-Evangelical, will be preaching the word and announcing Garrett-Evangelical's gift of $1000. It is our hope that during this time we would also be able to announce that members of the congregation, family and friends have made additional contributions. The minimum goal to permanently endow the Irene Taylor Scholarship is $25,000. What a blessing to be able to say you had a hand in enabling Garrett-Evangelical students to pursue the call to ministry.