Diane Hires leading the combined DGFUMC choirsGet MessyIgnite Youth GroupPastor Greta with the Chorister ChoirUPAVIMPastor Jim giving a sermonMision FronterasPastor Greta baptizing a child

Celebrate Earth Day - Oak Trees Available

Sunday Morning, April 26
Parking Lot

In honor of Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 24), the Environmental Stewardship Work Area is giving away oak trees after each service. The trees will be given out by the entrance adjacent to the parking lot.

SEEDLING PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Soak the tree in water ONE day before planting. 
2. Make sure the area is clear from power lines, other trees, buildings and anything else within 30 feet. 
3. Dig a hole, at least 2 times the width of the root system and turn the soil up to 3 feet in diameter around the tree hole.
4. Place the tree in the hole, with the top of the roots just under the soil line.
5. Partially fill the hole with dirt, firm the soil around the lower roots making sure not to break them.
6. Use water to help reduce air pockets.  Then fill the rest of the hole up.
7. Water the tree and entire planting area with plenty of water. 
8. Place mulch around the tree within 1” of touching the tree.
9. Water your newly planted tree every 7-10 days during the first year.
10. Enjoy your new Oak tree!

New Member Orientation & Luncheon

Sunday, April 26
12:15 p.m.
Room 213

Those interested in learning more information about our church are welcome to meet with Reverends Jim & Greta McDonald at this informative meeting and luncheon after our 11:00 a.m. worship service.

United Methodist Church Earth Day Video

In recognition of Earth Day, the United Methodist Church has produced a video featuring stunning images of Nature along with the beautiful words of a prayer written by United Methodist Bishop Ken Carter when he was a pastor in North Carolina in 2005.

You are encouraged to use this video for personal reflection. To view, visit The United Methodist Church website

The Sailor's Bible - Children's Cantata

God SavesSunday, May 3
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

This May the Children’s Choirs present The Sailor’s Bible, a humorous musical, which includes the Bible stories of Noah and the Great Flood, Jonah and the Great Fish and Paul’s Shipwreck. You won’t want to miss it!

Health and Wellness Monthly Luncheons

Sunday, May 3
Noon
Chapel Hall

Stroke Prevention and the Mighty Ted

Ted Waltmire, a member of our Chancel Choir, shares his before and after stroke journey. Learn what Ted learned about stroke and his hopes for your health and well-being.

  • Every 40 seconds someone in America has a stroke for a total of 795,000 people every year.
  • Stroke is the leading cause of long term disability in the U.S.
  • Stroke is the number 4 cause of death in the U.S.
  • Learn your risk factors, preventive measures and symptoms of a stroke (How to act FAST).

Blood Pressure Screening Available.

Registration is required. Please RSVP to Sheila at dgfumc@dgfumc.org, stop by the church office or call at 630.968.7120.

Sponsored by the Health and Wellness Work Area.

Parents Together - Health and Wellness Program

First Sunday of the month
9:30 a.m.
Library

Parents Together is a once a month drop-in discussion group for parents of young children where parents can share their joys and frustrations as they compare notes on what does and does not work for them. Keep your sanity and sense of humor with  a new topic for discussion each month. Facilitated by Carol Lysne.

Upcoming Topics:
May 3 - What do you like about being a parent? What don’t you like?
June 7 - What behaviors does your child use to communicate with you?

Check back for future topics!

Sponsored by the Health and Wellness Work Area. 

UMW Aurora District Spring Meeting

Saturday, April 25
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join us as the DGFUMC UMW host the UMW Aurora District Spring Meeting.
The keynote speaker is Rev. Young-Mee Park, the District Superintendent of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is the pastor at First United Methodist Church of Oak Park and a graduate of Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She comes to us with rave reviews of her program How Is It with Your Soul? All women in the church are welcome to attend. 

Registration forms and details are available in the church office and in the Welcome Kiosk. The registration fee is $5.00. Please make checks payable to Aurora District UMW. Registration forms are due by April 20 to Elizabeth Breese. Any questions, please contact Elizabeth at 630.927.4381 or email at eab0306@yahoo.com.

DGFUMC Summer Camp 2015 - Power Up!

Power UpPower Up! Living in the Spirit is not just learning about, but more learning how — how to live as a follower of Jesus Christ powered up by the Holy Spirit! This church camp curriculum offers a wonder-filled opportunity for campers:

  • To experience Christian community and discover its source—the Holy Spirit!
  • To claim the gift of a new spirit within and to bear fruit as they choose living in the Spirit for themselves!
  • To realize they are never alone—Jesus’ gift of the Spirit is always with them!
  • To live with grace and forgiveness, unity and courage, joy and peace—powered up by the Holy Spirit!

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 22 to June 26. The grade listed is the grade the student will be entering in the fall of 2015.

Registration for Summer Camp begins March 1 for DGFUMC members and April 1 for non-members. A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration with payment in full due by June 16. Space is limited, so register now!

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

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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