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

Summer Worship Hours

Our Summer Sunday Worship Schedule, with two services, 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., are now in effect until the Sunday after Labor Day. Both services are held in the sanctuary.

Nursery care is provided during each service and Sunday School is held during the 10:00 service.

First week at UPAVIM

Hello from Guatemala City!

The weather is great up here on the techo ("roof," actually the 4th floor of the UPAVIM building), and I have a nice view of the La Esperanza neighborhood. I am sharing the volunteer living space with Elena (who works in the clinic and the Montessori classrooms), Matt (one of the English teachers), and their two sons, Sam and Michele (who attend 1st and 3rd grade at the UPAVIM school). They gave me a warm welcome on Monday and they've taught me many useful skills, like how to wash my clothes by hand, how to take the bus to the market, and where to buy the best bread and fruit. I've also met three of the four young women that teach English, but they live in a house nearby, not on the roof.

Ignite Youth Group

Youth Group for youth entering grades 7th through 12th in the Fall

Featuring 9 Squire in the Air

Visit Cocomero afterwards - bring $5 or so

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 6:00pm

Part-Time Preschool Teacher Needed

First United Methodist Preschool is looking for a part-time afternoon teacher in our 4 year old classroom. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, with extra time for classroom set-up once a month and an occasional evening and weekend event. Applicants must have 60 semester hours of college credit with 6 hours in early childhood. Salary based on experience.  

For details and to get an application, please contact Nancy Bifulco at nancy@dgfumc.org.

Women's Bible Study

Please join the Women’s Bible Study group on Wednesday mornings during the month of June as we read and discuss Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown.

Pastor Greta McDonald and Kelly Towey will facilitate the group. Childcare provided in nursery.

Participants should purchase the book prior to the start of the first meeting.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:00am

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

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays is a summer program for children going into 1st grade through 6th grade!  The mission of this program is to bring children together for a lot of fun and fellowship in a church community. Every child is welcome. Invite your children, grandchildren, children in your neighborhood, and children of friends---ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!  The program will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM and there is NO cost!  Parents are welcome to drop off their kids OR stay and enjoy the fun!  Children are encouraged to bring some extra change or a dollar that will all go to support our Imagine NO Malaria fundraising efforts.

Schedule of Wednesdays and Themes:
July 6:  Let’s Dance!  Coach Josh from the Downers Grove Park District will be our DJ for the evening.  There will be great music, fun games, lots of dancing, lemonade, and other treats!

July 13:  Bingo Night and Toy Exchange!  Every child that attends this evening will need to bring a used (still in good condition) toy that they would be willing to give up.  All of the toys will be used as prizes for the bingo!  Everyone will leave with a “new” toy!!! 

July 20: Minute-To-Win-It Game Night!  Fun games and lots of cool prizes!

July 27:  Water Fun!  Let’s finish off the season of Wacky Wednesdays with some fun with water!  There will be a variety of activities involving water including a water slide!!!  Families are encouraged to come and join in the fun! 

Please come to one Wednesday or come each week - whatever fits in your schedule! For more information contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org or 630.968.7120.

Date: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 6:30pm

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.

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 30. Recipients will be announced in July and honored at a special worship service on August 7.

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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