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

Together @ 10 Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.

Join us this Sunday, May 28 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. Stay for lunch to hear the experience of Paul Webster, who is a missionary at the Mujila Falls Agricultural Center, which works to improve nutrion and alleviate poverty in Zambia.

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

Paul Webster

Paul WebsterPaul Webster, a United Methodist missionary in Zambia, will be with us this Sunday to share about the Mujila Falls Agricultural Center, a project that our congregation has been connected with through our special mission offerings.

The Center works to improve nutrition and increase income among the Lunda people of extreme North West Zambia. They have the highest infant mortality rate and lowest life expectancy of all the tribes in Zambia. The Center helps the Lunda people through egg and milk production, planting soybeans and corn, and community and educational efforts. The food production offers better nourishment for the people, and the small incomes made possible through improved farming allow families to send their children to school.

Paul will speak briefly about this world-impacting work in our worship services on Sunday, and all are invited to hear him share more fully about the Agricultural Center at a luncheon in the Fellowship Hall at 11:15.

Fellowship Hall
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:15am

Lunch Bunch June Outing

Lunch Bunch is a group of senior adults that meets monthly for a luncheon of good food and fellowship! All senior adults are welcome to join. This June the group will be traveling to Wheaton to the Seven Dwarfs Restaurant at 917 East Roosevelt Rd.

To register visit the Lunch Bunch table on Sunday in the parlor or call Bonnie Lehmann at 630.308.2259 to register and to organize a ride if needed.

Seven Dwarfs Restaurant, 917 E. Roosevelt Rd, Wheaton
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:30am

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

PancakesBe sure to make plans to stop by the gym before or after the 10:00 service on June 4 to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast.

Any donations will be used to support the youth activities, such as the Senior High Mission Trip to Charlotte, NY, in July and next year's Chapel Choir tour.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 8:30am

Celebration Singers Youth Choir Concert

Be sure to join us as we welcome the Celebration Singers Youth Choir from First UMC in Hurst, TX for a Thursday night concert on June 8. The Choir will also be joining us for our 8:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, June 11.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

DGFUMC Recognition Scholarship

Each year DGFUMC recognizes college students who have been important leaders in the life of our church and who have completed at least one year of college with scholarships.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship may fill out an application (available below and in the church office) and return it to the office by June 25. Recipients will be announced in July and honored at the 10:00 a.m. worship service on August 6.

Home Run Inn - UMW Fundraiser

Please enjoy a wonderful meal and support the United Methodist Women on Tuesday, June 6 at Home Run Inn Pizza in Darien. Between the hours of 11:00 a.m and 9:00 p.m. present the flyer below when paying for your order and 20% of the purchase will go to UMW.

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

Home Run Inn - 75th and Lemont Road - Darien
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 11:00am

All Church Mission Trip

The Mission, Justice and Community Work Area is dedicated to reaching out to serve others and getting as many people as possible to become involved in connecting our members to each other and those in need. This inspired the idea of an All Church Mission Trip, where people of all ages (12 and above) can work, laugh and live life for a week together while helping others less fortunate. We will work as teams, growing bonds of fellowship and respect.

This July we will be traveling to inner-city Detroit to support Cass Community Social Services whose motto is: “Fighting Poverty. Creating Opportunity.” Started as an outreach ministry of Cass Community United Methodist Church, Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) works across the city in areas of concentrated poverty providing programs for food, health, housing and jobs.

Cass Community Social Services, Detroit, Michigan
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 8:00am

DGFUMC Summer Camp 2017 - Branching Out

Please note as of May 22, Summer Camp is full. We have started a waitlist in case openings arise.

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.

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

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..

Youth InTent: Tent Rentals

Youth In TentFor the past fourteen 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. Our Youth InTent program is the largest fundraiser for our youth program and helps fund our Chapel Choir 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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