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All belong and will be loved in The UMC. All will be heard, respected, and engaged. All will be free to develop their personal relationship with God and to serve fully in the ministry of Jesus Christ.

We are a Reconciling Congregation and welcome persons of all ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, socio-economic conditions, physical and mental abilities, and family status.

Signs of Friendship

We have long been aware that our sign is an important part of Friendship Church’s community identity. It’s not unusual for someone to call and thank us for a specific message that helped or inspired them. When explaining just which church we are, saying “the church with the sign” always does the trick!

Friendship United Methodist Church is located along a busy east-west main road in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Thousands of people pass by on a daily basis. To catch their attention, we have put up a sign along the road, visible from both the east bound and the west bound lanes.

This sign highlights events that take place at Friendship but we also use it to make people think, to chuckle a bit, or to reflect quietly on the wonder of God. A simple phrase or two can lighten the day, relieve the stress and strain of daily living, and put people in touch with the Lord. Visitors and new members often comment that one of the things that made them first take notice of Friendship Church was “The Sign!”

Upcoming Events

Living Our Beliefs Study

Faithful Christian discipleship requires a foundation in the core belief and practices of the Christian tradition. Wesley's sermons and writing provide this stepping off point. Living Our Beliefs offers a basic explanation of the beliefs and practices of The United Methodist Church as defined in Part II of The Book of Discipline. Readers uncover a deeper understanding and experience of Christian faith as they live the United Methodist way. Elaine Meldrum will lead this zoom class on Saturdays from September 16 to October 21 at 10:00AM to 11:30AM. The maximum number for the study is 12 people. Please sign up at the information table or contact the church office.

September Potluck and Table Talk

Everyone is invited to the September Potluck and Table Talk on Sunday, September 17 following worship service in the Friendship Center. It is a luncheon, but more importantly an opportunity to share a little bit about ourselves and to learn a little bit more about each other!

This luncheon is a potluck so bring a dish or food item to share with everyone if you can. The church will be providing fried/grilled chicken. The shared items may be homemade or store bought. Ethnic dishes are also wanted. Any food item to make our luncheon complete is welcome!

If unable to bring an item, please stay anyway for the fellowship and the sharing. Everyone is invited! Hope to see everyone on Sunday, September 17!

DISCIPLE FAST TRACK: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study

DISCIPLE FAST TRACK is a small group Bible Study that provides a great option for busy people just like you who seek to gain a better understanding of the Bible and want to grow as disciples.  

The group will meet for 24 weeks, devoting 12 weeks each to the Old Testament and the New Testament, making it easier to fit into your schedule. The class will meet on Wednesdays at 7:00PM to 8:15PM at Friendship Center, beginning October 11. Sign up by Sunday, September 24.

Annual Church Charge Conference

The Annual Church Charge Conference is on Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00PM. Leaders must submit reports to the church office no later than September 13. More information can be found at

Blessing of the Pets

Everyone is invited on Sunday, October 1 at 2:00PM for the Blessing of the Pets. Friendship is one of life’s great gifts for us. “Friends are the tonic of life, and our animal friends are no exception.” Join us as we bless our animal friends. Our blessing is an act of care and thankfulness for the whole creation. Everyone and every pet is welcome!

Praying with the Songs of Taizé and Silence

The characteristic of Taizé worship has been the use of simple line of songs in repetitive and meditative ways of praying. Another characteristic of Taizé worship is its generous use of silence.

We may not offer more meditative moments on Sunday morning, but by having Taizé style of worship at least one evening a month, we may enrich our prayer life and we all may have more meditative way of living in our daily lives. Join us on the first Friday of the month at 7:00PM beginning on Friday, October 6.

Learn more about all our events at Friendship UMC. All are welcome!

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

All are welcome.

Because we care deeply about the health and safety of our congregation, we prefer that everyone wear a mask during worship. Worship leaders unmask themselves when they lead worship by reading, speaking, and singing. We will continue to livestream our services on YouTube and Facebook.

Friendship UMC is the winner of Best of Bolingbrook Business-Nonprofit Category

Connect with us

Phone 630-972-1011


Address 305 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Office Hours

9AM to 3PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

9AM to Noon Wednesday

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