Diane Hires leading the combined DGFUMC choirsIgnite Youth GroupGet MessyPastor Greta with the Chorister ChoirUPAVIMPastor Jim giving a sermonMision FronterasPastor Greta baptizing a child

Rally Day! Sunday, September 13

Please join us on Rally Day! as we kick-off our new year of educational ministries and prepare to learn to walk with Christ daily in the coming season. At this time, we will return to our three worship service and Sunday school format.

Every person that attends church on Rally Day will receive a cool drawstring backpack with a special message printed on it!

Following worship, Sunday school and Messy Church, everyone is invited to attend a Rally Day lunch, which will include a viewing of the Green Bay Packers verses the Chicago Bears game at noon on a large screen in the church gym.  The menu for the lunch will be Chicago style hot dogs and Wisconsin Brats (along with some other goodies).  Please sign up for the lunch by calling the church office. Please sign-up by Tuesday, September 8.

The Children & Family Work Area has reserved the Tivoli Movie Theater for our Rally Day celebration.  Everyone is invited to attend the movie The Game Plan that will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Each child (12 and under) who attends church that morning will receive a coupon for a free Kiddie Combo (box with popcorn, snack and drink). The doors open at the Tivoli at 4:00 p.m.

The movie is free for ALL so please invite your friends and neighbors to come to church in the morning and to the movie in the afternoon!

Alzheimer's Early Warning Signs Seminar

Thursday, September 10
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Community Adult Day Care
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
4501 Main St, Downers Grove

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, this seminar will help you learn the facts. Register at
alz.org/illinois or by calling 847.933.2413.

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Beginning Sunday, September 13
9:30 a.m. Room 206

Jesus; His Life, Death and Resurrection will be an adult class offered at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays mornings, beginning September 13 and continuing through November 22.

The class, led by Del Hargreaves, will use the Gospel of Matthew in the Bible as its textbook. The sessions will cover: Birth, Baptism and desert experience; Early Ministry and the calling of the disciples; the ministry of Jesus; his arrest, trial, and crucifixion; and Resurrection.

Friday Night at the Movies

Friday, September 18
7:00 p.m.

Friday Night at the Movies returns for another year of wonderful movies and fellowship. Peg Schultz will lead off the season presenting Regarding Henry starring Harrison Ford. Popcorn and refreshments will be served; a $2 donation is suggested.

Sign-up now in the church office. Attendance is limited to 20 people and spots fill up fast so sign-up today!

Methodist Open Golf Outing

Saturday, September 26
1:00 p.m.

Join us for our combined Men’s and Women’s Annual Golf Outing. We will have all sorts of fun prizes for golfers of all abilities. You may also wish to invite some of your friends to join us as your guests.

The outing will be held at the Downers Grove Golf Club, with tee-off times beginning at 1:00 p.m. The Registration Fee, which includes green fees and prize fund, is $25 per person.

If you need more details, call Bruce or Linda Swanson at 630.969.2514. Deadline for registration is Thursday, September 17. Registration forms are available below, in the church office or in the Welcome Kiosk in the west entryway.

Book Club - All are Welcome!

Book Club meetings resume on Tuesday, September 8 from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. in Room 213.

This month, Julie Stone will lead the discussion of The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls. It is the story of two young girls who, due to an unreliable mother, must forge new relationships and find their own way in the world.

Please read the book and come ready to share your thoughts!

Young at Heart September Outing

Wednesday, September 9
1:30 p.m.

The group will tour Stacy’s Corner Store Tavern Museum in Glen Ellyn at 1:30 p.m. Entrance fee is $5.00. All senior adults are welcome to join us. To register visit the Young At Heart table each Sunday in the parlor or call Marilou Welch at 630.968.4136.

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