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

Ash Wednesday Service

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

Lenten Bible Study

This Lenten season Pastor Jim will lead a discussion on Adam Hamilton's Final Words From the Cross, which examines Christ's last words in his final hours as observed from those who stood near the cross. These fictional accounts will help participants better understand what happened in Christ's last moments.

Books will be available for sale during class for $11.

The study will be held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting the week of March 6 and running for six weeks.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am

Exploring Membership Luncheon

If you are interested in joining DGFUMC, you are invited to join us for an informative luncheon with Pastors Great and Jim on Sunday, March 5. If you would like to attend, please contact Pastor Jim, Pastor Greta or the church office at 630.968.7120.

New members will be received into membership on Sunday, March 26 at our Together @ 10 worship service.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 12:15pm

Living with Loss Group

Grief is a wound that needs attention to heal. Mourning is a ritual that helps us take the steps toward the acceptance of our new normal. Join us on Sunday mornings in March as we discuss our losses and what we can do to move forward into our new life. This class is led by Carol Lysne, PhD.

Location: 
Room 202
Date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 9:30am

Lunch Bunch March Outing

In March our seniors' lunch group will visit Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant in downtown Downers Grove. We will meet at the restaurant at 11:30 for lunch.

A sign-up sheet is available in the church parlor between worship services on Sunday mornings.

All seniors are welcome.

If you have questions or need a ride, please contact Bonnie Lehmann at 630.308.2259.

Location: 
Ballydoyle Irish Pub, & Restaurant, Downers Grove
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:30am

Sponsor a Chapel Choir Tour Bus Seat Today!

The 46th Annual Chapel Choir Tour will take place March 25-April 1, 2017 and you can help us cover some expenses and Make it Easier to Get to the Big Easy by “sponsoring a bus seat” for $25. The cost of transportation is one of the largest line items in the tour budget, so offsetting some of the cost through seat sponsorships will help reduce the individual tour fee for choir members.

Use the form below to direct your sponsorship to a particular student or have it applied to the tour fund. Forms are also available in the church office and in the west entryway on the poster board.

Make checks payable to DGFUMC and write ‘Bus Sponsorship’ on the memo line.

Thank you for your support!

Aurora District Lay Academy

Spend Lent 2017 deepening your commitment. Learn the fundamentals of Lay Servanthood, discover the rich history of Methodism and open yourself to the transforming power of grace and spiritual disciplines in the Wesleyan tradition.

Classes are held on Sunday afternoons and run from March 5 through April 2, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Orland Park First UMC 15101, S. 80th St.

Click here to learn more and to register online.

DGFUMC Summer Camp 2017 - Branching Out

Camp lasts only one week, but what campers take home can last a lifetime. This summer, our campers will learn they can take that camp=feeling with them everywhere they go because they are connected to one another and to God by Christ. The Bible stories in Branching Out encourage campers to use prayer, relationships, family and more to stay connected throughout their lives.

DGFUMC is offering this summer camp experience for children and youth from 2nd to 9th grade at the Wesley Woods Conference Center, Williams Bay, WI from June 26-30. The grade listed is the grade the student will be entering in the fall of 2017.

Registration for Summer Camp begins March 1 for DGFUMC members and April 1 for non-members.

Please note:  there is a registration deadline of June 1.

A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration with payment in full due by June 26.

Space is limited, so register early!

Click below for a registration form or visit the church office for more information.

Location: 
Wesley Woods Camp, Williams Bay, WI
Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 8:00am

Adult Bible Study - Revelation

Join Rev. Dr. Osvaldo Vena as he leads this study of the Book of Revelation. Rev. Vena is a professor of New Testament Interpretation a Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston. Drop-ins are welcome!

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 9:15am

Hearing Loop System Available on the Main Floor of the Sanctuary

DGFUMC is pleased to provide the Hearing Loop System 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..

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