Diane Hires leading the combined DGFUMC choirsIgnite Youth GroupClaire at UPAVIMPastor Greta with the Chorister ChoirGet MessyUPAVIMPastor Jim giving a sermonMision FronterasPastor Greta baptizing a child

Chapel Choir Welcome Supper and First Rehearsal

ATTENTION: High School Students and Parents!

You are cordially invited to attend the Chapel Choir kick-off dinner and informational meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31 in the DGFUMC gym. Our FIRST REHEARSAL will follow from 7-8:15pm.

This annual event signals the start of another exciting year for Chapel Choir, highlighted by the 2017 Spring Break Tour to New Orleans.  Weekly rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m.

We encourage you to invite friends to share a meal and learn about plans and activities for the coming year.  All 9th-12th grade students are welcome. There will be registration cards and permission/medical forms to complete, as well as several volunteer sign-up sheets.  The tentative calendar will be discussed and pertinent information distributed. There will also be ample opportunity to have your questions answered. 

To assist with logistics, please let Sheila (sheila@dgfumc.org) know how many will be attending by Monday, August 29.

Location: 
Church Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 6:00pm

40’s & 50’s Group Gathering

Mark your calendars for the next 40s & 50s DGFUMC social gathering to take place on Saturday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. Ed and Maureen Dunn will be our hosts in their home for the evening. Please bring a beverage and appetizer to share. Also, consider bringing a guest from church who may be interested in meeting new people. We hope to see you there! For details, please contact the church office.

Location: 
Home of Ed & Maureen Dunn
Date: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

DGFUMC Choir Start Dates

DGFUMC Choirs are starting soon!
Will YOU be joining one? We hope so!

What:  Choir! Ages 3 through 103!
Who:  You!
Why:  Because you love to sing (or ring) and we love singers (or ringers)!
How:  Just come! Questions? Contact Andi at andi@dgfumc.org
Where: See specific choir for location
When:  Join anytime! Starting dates are:

Sunday, August 24
Chancel Ringers*

Wednesday, August 31
6:00 – Chapel Choir Registration, Supper, Meeting – Gym
7:00 – Chapel Choir Rehearsal – Fellowship Hall

Sunday, September 4
Westminster Ringers*

Wednesday, September 7
7:00 – Chapel Choir Rehearsal – Fellowship Hall

Thursday, September 8
7:00 Chancel Choir – Welcome Social – Breezeway
7:30 – Chancel Choir Rehearsal – Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, September 14
4:15 – 5:45 – Register for Children’s Choir in the Parlor then to rehearsal:
4:30 – Angel Choir (3 & 4 year olds) – Room 16
5:00 – Cherub Choir (K, 1st & 2nd Graders) – Chapel Hall
5:00 – Chorister Choir (3rd, 4th, 5th Graders) – Fellowship Hall
5:45 – Connection Choir (6th, 7th, 8th Graders) – Fellowship Hall

*Interested in Bell Choirs? Contact Pattie at pattiebarnes@gmail.com

Location: 
Various Locations - See details above
Date: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

Fall 2016 Preschool Openings

The First United Methodist Preschool has had a few spots open up for fall in our morning 3’s class, which runs from 8:45 to 10:45 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We also have a few openings in our afternoon 3’s and 4’s classes. 
If you are interested, please contact Nancy Bifulco at 630.968.7120 ext 215 or nancy@dgfumc.org.

Lunch Bunch September Outing

All are welcome to join our seniors Lunch Bunch group for lunch at the Seven Dwarfs Restaurant in Wheaton. We will meet at the restaurant at 11:30 a.m. If you need a ride or have any questions, please call Bonnie Lehmann at 630.308.2259 or the church office. The sign-up sheet is available in the parlor between worship services.Those in attendance are responsible for paying for their own meal.

Location: 
Seven Dwarfs Restaurant, 917 E. Roosevelt Rd, Wheaton
Date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 11:30am

Hearing Loop System Now Available on the Main Floor of the Sanctuary

DGFUMC is pleased to announce that the Hearing Loop System in now available for use on the main floor of the Sanctuary.

A hearing loop is a wire that circles a room and is connected to a sound system. The loop transmits the sound electromagnetically. The electromagnetic signal is then picked up by the t-coil in a hearing aid or cochlear implant.

Users with a t-coil in their hearing aid can now listen to the service directly through their hearing aids. Please check with your hearing care professional to see if your hearing aid is equipped with a t-coil and properly adjusted. Non-hearing aid users can pick-up a headset to use at the sound board.

To learn more about the Hearing Loop System, please see the flyer below or visit the Welcome Kiosk in the west entryway.

Youth InTent: Tent Rentals

Youth In TentFor the past thirteen years, our Youth InTent program has served our church and community by renting out tents, tables and chairs for graduation, birthday, anniversary and other summer celebrations, as well as neighborhood block parties, weddings and wedding receptions.

DGFUMC youth take care of delivery, set-up and take-down. In return they receive credit toward mission and choir trips.

Our prices are competitive with commercial vendors and benefit a wonderful program. Without revenue from Heritage Fest parking, our Youth InTent program is the largest fundraiser for our youth program. Help Chapel Choir fund its annual choir tour.

For prices and information please see the Youth InTent Reservation Contract at the link below.  Feel free to contact Don Dunham with any questions.

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