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All Church Conference

All in the church are welcome to attend the annual Church Conference. Our Superintendent, Dick Wisdom, will be with us to celebrate our church life and ministries of 2014, and look ahead with us to 2015.

The theme for the Conference is Who Is My Neighbor? with a special emphasis on the question, So how are the children? Each of us has been given an assignment of asking a child or teenager one or more of the following questions, and bringing the answers with us to the Conference:

What is the best part of your day?
What is the least favorite part of your day?
What makes the kids in your community cry?
If you could change something about this world, what would it be?
If you could change something about the church, what would it be?

We hope to see you at the Conference, and at the fellowship and refreshment time afterward.

Adult Bible Study - Jesus as presented by Matthew

as presented by Matthew
study book--the Bible

Sunday, November 2 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 206

We will discuss Jesus from his birth through his resurrection. We shall share our understanding of
his message and why he came into the world and discuss if his message is relevant for today.

Del Hargreaves will be the discussion leader.

Church Accessibility Discussion

November 9 at 11:00 a.m. in Chapel Hall

Is our church ACCESSIBLE?

On Sunday, November 9, which is Accessibility Awareness Sunday in the Northern Illinois Conference, we have an opportunity to learn just how accessible our church buildings are and possibilities to make them even better. As our congregation is aging, we need to be aware of the barriers, both physical and mental, that prevent people from sharing in our community of faith. With our elevator currently out of service, this is a very timely discussion.

Ms. Lynn Swedberg, consultant to the UMC Committee on Disability Ministries & editor/writer of the Voice of the Disability Connection newsletter, will be with us to facilitate a discussion on this vital subject. Please join the conversation.

A Christmas Handbell Concert - The Hanging of the Greens 2014

Saturday, November 22, 7:00 p.m.

Presented by the ringers of Downers Grove First United Methodist Church, Pattie Barnes, director.

Also featuring Chris Dortwegt, flute and Amy Vogt, oboe.

Come join us for an evening of sparkling, dancing handbells as we prepare our hearts for Christmas.

Tickets are only $8 each in advance; $10 at the door. Child care is provided.

For tickets or more information, please contact Pattie Barnes at bellhog@juno.com.

Parent Book Discussion and Coffee Time

October 8 and 22, November 5 and 19 at 9:00 a.m.

Parents of young children are invited to come to a coffee and discussion time. Our discussion will be based on the book, Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in A Hurry by Katrina Kenison. We’ll be exploring strategies to feel less hurried amidst the often busy schedules that fill the lives of parents, as well as ways to connect and be fully present for our children. This discussion time will be geared to both fathers and mothers. Child care will be provided at the church.

Leading the discussion will be Kelly Towey, M.Ed, whose educational background includes Child and Family Studies.

For child care purposes, please contact the church office at 630.968.7120 in advance if you will be attending.

8:15 a.m. Worship Service in Chapel Hall

Due to required repairs to our building's elevator system, the Sunday 8:15 a.m. worship service will be held in Chapel Hall for the foreseeable future. For those with limited mobility, a barrier-free entry to Chapel Hall is located on the east side of the building, adjacent to the State Farm office.

The 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services will be held in the Sanctuary. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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