Diane Hires leading the combined DGFUMC choirsIgnite Youth GroupGet MessyPastor Greta with the Chorister ChoirUPAVIMPastor Jim giving a sermonMision FronterasPastor Greta baptizing a child

UMW General Meeting

All women are invited to join the UMW for their Fall General Meeting. A light lunch will be provided by the Ruth and Mary Elizabeth Circles and child care will be provided. 

The program will be presented by Kay McKeen, Founder of SCARCE. Join us for Christian fellowship and to hear about the SCARCE organization and its focus on how it helps the community to help care for our earth.

Chapel Hall
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 12:00pm

Together @ 10... We are ONE Worship Service and Pancake Breakfast

On Sunday, October 25 join us for a special service where the 9:30 and 11:00 services will be combined into ONE service at 10:00 a.m. This is a great time to make new friends, re-connect with old friends and bring guests to visit our church.

This Sunday is also our Choir Dedication Sunday. Each choir (bells, too!) will be presenting special music for the congregation.

Stop by the gym before or after the 10:00 service to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast served by the youth. Proceeds help support Youth Ministries.

Please note the 8:15 a.m. service will still be held in Chapel Hall.

Friday Night at the Movies

Join us as Carol Lysne, founder of Friday Night at the Movies, presents Black or White, a film whose story addresses issues of race, forgiveness, and understanding as two families fight for the custody of a beloved grandchild. Maternal grandfather Elliott Anderson, played by Kevin Costner in one of his best roles, is just coming to terms with the realization he will be raising granddaughter, Eloise, alone following the sudden death of his wife, when her paternal grandmother Rowena Jeffries, played by Octavia Spencer, seeks custody of the little girl. Based on true events, this 2014 release looks at two seemingly different worlds in which nothing is as simple as black or white.

Call or visit the church office to sign-up soon, as attendance is limited to twenty people. A two dollar donation is suggested to cover popcorn, soft drinks, coffee and dessert.

Safford Home
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 7:30pm

Environmental Stewardship Energy Saving Seminar

The Environmental Stewardship Work Area invites you to come and hear about Family Actions at Home: A Challenge for Us to Save Energy. Learn how to keep bills in check and increase home comfort, new smart grid updates, how to use new smart meters to lower costs, how to use a Kill-a-Watt meter to measure energy and an Energy Bike. 

This seminar will be presented by local non-profit group SCARCE. The mission of SCARCE, School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education, is to inspire people, through education, to preserve & care for the Earth's natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 11:15pm

UMW Fundraiser at Buona - Please join us!

Please enjoy a wonderful meal and support the United Methodist Women on Monday, October 12 at Buona in Darien. Between the hours of 10:30 a.m and 10:00 p.m. present the flyer below when paying for your order and 15% of the purchase will go to UMW.

Thank you for your support! We hope to see you there!

Buona, 7417 S. Cass Ave., Darien
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 10:30am

DuPage United Presentation

This year, DGFUMC became a supporting member of DuPage United, a non-profit organization that brings together different groups to act together to improve the quality of life for individuals, familes and communites.

You are invited to join us as Rachel Brooks, Community Organizer, shares with us the exciting programs DuPage United offers and the difference they are making in the community.

Fellowship Hall
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk

Join the South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk! The South DuPage community have raised over $700,000 over the past 30 years through holding this annual CROP Hunger Walk, which helps to support the grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts of Church World Service (CWS) partner agencies in more than 80 countries. CROP Hunger Walks help to provide tools of hope that empower people to meet their own needs.

Sign up this Sunday in the Parlor to register as a walker or go to the DGFUMC team page to sign up or sponsor someone on our team.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4501 Main Street, Downers Grove
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 2:00pm

Women's Bible Study

Ever wish you knew more about the Bible? So do we! Join us for a brand new weekly bible study for women this fall. The group will meet from 9:00 -10:15 a.m. on Wednesday mornings.

We will tackle a new study called, Broken and Blessed – How God Used One Imperfect Family to Change the World. The seven-week study is based on the book of Genesis, emphasizing how God worked for good in the lives of very imperfect individuals and families, to bring good to the world. 

Workbooks will be available for purchase at first meeting for $10. Free childcare provided in nursery. Join facilitators Greta McDonald, Maggie Roth and Kelly Towey, for good conversation, study time and a chance to get to know more women in our congregation.

Room 213
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:00am

Book Club - All are Welcome!

This month, the group will discuss Good Chinese Wife by Susan Blumber-Kason, a stunning memoir of an intercultural marriage gone wrong. Blumber-Kason recounts her struggle to be the perfect traditional "Chinese" wife to her increasingly controlling and abusive husband.

Please read the book and come ready to share your thoughts!

Room 213
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 1:00pm

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