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

Together @ 10 Worship Service

Join us on Sunday, May 29 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.

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

Sr. High Youth Mission Trip to Cincinnati, Ohio

Our Sr. High Mission Trip this year will be going to Cincinnati to work with Group Missions' Week of Hope.

Teenagers learn Christ-like empathy and compassion as they meet the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of disadvantaged children, youth, and adults. Five days of service. A lifetime of rewards.

Scholarships are available. Participation in Car Washes, Pancake Breakfast and the In-Tent Ministry can drastically off-set the cost. Trip will include a couple excursions to be determined later.

Location: 
Cincinnati, Ohio
Date: 
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 9:30am

Rogers Park Missions Trip

Our annual trip to United Church of Rogers Park for youth entering grades 7 in the Fall through graduating seniors. We will be helping with the Kids Club.

Location: 
United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
Date: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 9:30am

Ignite Youth Six Flags Outing!

Meet at the church lower parking lot at 9AM - back around 9:45PM

COST: $45* - bring extra money for food or bring a sack lunch and supper.

*Price is contingent on us getting group rate with at least 20 people. Otherwise, cost will be $55.

Click HERE to register or email Howie at the church.

(For youth currently in grades 6 through graduating seniors.)

Date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 9:00am

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

Be sure to make plans to stop by the gym before or after the 10:00 service on June 5 to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast to benefit youth activities.

Date: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 8:30am

A Conversation with Scripture

Come join us for a conversation that requires no book except the Bible and where all comments and reflections are welcome.

Led by Osvaldo Vena, Professor of the New Testament at Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston.

This study will run for four weeks.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 9:30am

DGFUMC Summer Camp 2016 - Fearless Faith

What does it mean to be a part of a Christian community? How can the church be a resource that gives campers confidence and courage? Campers will explore how they themselves are a part of the Church and what that means about how we relate to one another and the world. Watch how the strength of Christian community casts out fear and replaces it with hope! The daily guides offer fun and creative ways to explore scripture, experience Christian community, and express joy through worship and song.

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 20-24. The grade listed is the grade the student will be entering in the fall of 2016.

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

Please note:  New this year, 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 20.

Space is limited, so register early!

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

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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