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

Choirs are Singing at DGFUMC!

Children singing
Choir registration has happened and rehearsals have begun, but have you heard? There is a choir for you and you can join anytime! Please just come to rehearsal if you are interested.

Angels - 3, 4, 5 year olds - Wednesday - 4:30 - 5:00 - Room 16
Cherubs - K, 1st, 2nd Grade - Wednesdays - 5:00 - 5:45 - Chapel Hall
Choristers - 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade - Wednesdays - 5:00 - 5:45 - Fellowship Hall
Connection - 6th, 7th, 8th Grade - Wednesdays - 5:45 - 6:30 - Fellowship Hall
Chapel - High School - Wednesdays - 7:00 - 8:50 - Fellowship Hall
Chancel - Adults - Thursdays - 7:30 - 9:10 - Fellowship Hall

Family Dinners begin Wednesday, September 17. Wednesday Family Dinners are available on a subscription basis and can be purchased in the church office. Call 630.968.7120 for more information on choirs or family dinners.

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 5, 2:00 p.m.
Fishel Park

All pet owners and animal lovers are invited to a festive community service in Fishel Park where we will give thanks to God for all the creatures of creation - especially those that touch our lives in companionship. Please have all dogs be on a leash, cats in crates (or leash) and all other animals in an appropriate container.

Wednesday Adult Education Book Study

10:00 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.
Beginning September 17
Room 213

Join us either Wednesday mornings or evenings as we read and discuss Laura Sumner Truax’s Undone.
Whether a big crisis shakes us or little things wear away, these moments confront us with who we really are. This class looks at how these moments are opportunities to find out who we really are, when God can meet us there to help us face our fears and rediscover our true self as part of his larger story.

College Planning Seminar

In this 90-minute workshop, professionals from Kennedy Educational Services and the Illinois Trade Association, offer their knowledge to guide you in your family’s college search, selection and funding. Discover creative new ways for you to fund your children’s education. Understand the importance of applying to the right colleges for your student. Learn how to empower yourself and your student in the college application and selection process.

Here’s what participants have said about these workshops:

–“Very helpful! I learned a lot.”

–“We don’t feel so overwhelmed by this process anymore.”

–“I wish I had known this information before my first child went to college!”

–“I’ve been to other college funding workshops; yours was the most helpful and gave me the most information.”

–“Thank you for helping us get a handle on this!”

–“Informative with no sales pressure.  Thank you!”

Reservations are recommended. Call 630.871.3300 or reserve online at mycollegeplanningteam.com/events.

To learn more see the flyer below or visit mycollegeplanningteam.com.

Comfort in Company

The art of portraying perspective is a difficult one, especially for me. But I’ll give it a go. First and foremost, I will attempt to portray my sincere thanks for you—the DGFUMC congregation—and your support. Financing my plane ticket to Guatemala City is a generosity that I, as a college student, have immense gratitude. Even more importantly, I want to thank you all for your prayers and kind words. It was so special and uplifting to hear that I have been in your hearts and minds this summer. There were brief moments while I was in La Esperanza and I felt either unimportant or discouraged or alone that were pacified with kind words that were passed along by my mother. It is amazing how a mere awareness that there is even just one person (let alone an entire network of people) thinking about you can soothe the heart and ease the mind. For me, solidarity is its own form of bliss, particularly while living in a slum of Guatemala. And for this piece of peace, I sincerely thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

New Member Orientation Classes

If you are interested in joining DGFUMC, you are invited to attend one of these two classes. New members will be received into membership on Sunday, October 12 at our 9:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like to be a part of the next class, please contact Pastor Jim, Pastor Greta or the church at 630.968.7120.

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.

Imagine No Malaria

Imagine No Malaria

The United Methodist Church has worked in Africa for nearly 200 years operating churches, school, hospitals and clinics across the continent in places where no one else will go. For this reason, the UMC was invited into a global partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations Foundation to help lead the effort to end malaria on that continent. Going beyond distributing bed nets, the Imagine No Malaria comprehensive plan includes ongoing prevention, education, treatment and communications to end preventable deaths by malaria.

However, malaria is only a preventable, treatable and beatable disease IF resources are available.

Give NowA gift of $100 saves a life – will you save at least one life?

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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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