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

Career Connect Metro West

Career Connect Metro WestCareer Connect Metro West (CCMW) is an organization established to help connect unemployed and underemployed people to quality living wage jobs in western Cook, DuPage and the Fox River towns in Kane and Kendal Counties. CCMW is a partnership between DuPage United, the Jane Addams Resource Center, the Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing, and DuPage County, to provide free training for skilled jobs that are critically needed by manufacturers in DuPage County and the surrounding district. 

This fall at Technology Center of DuPage in Addison, Jane Adams Resource Corp. will hold evening classes in both welding (350 hours, 14 weeks) and CNC (500 hours, 20 weeks). CNC is Computer Numerical Control: automated operation of a machine by a computer program, which is used in most local manufacturing. Classes will be open entry/exit which means that trainees may advance through the programs at a faster or slower pace depending on their skill level. Applicants must be over the age of 18, eligible to work in the U.S. and be low income. 99% of people who aren’t working will be eligible.

On August 26, DGFUMC will host a recruitment event for those interested in applying for this training. No registration is required. See the Career Connect page for more details.

Sunday, August 24 8:30 a.m. Worship Service in Chapel Hall

Due to required repairs to our building's elevator system, this Sunday's 8:30 a.m. worship service will be held in Chapel Hall. 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 10:00 a.m. service will be held in the Sanctuary. We apologize for any inconvenience.

UMW Fundraiser at Home Run Inn - Please join us!

Please enjoy a wonderful meal and support the United Methodist Women on September 16 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!

End of Summer Youth Lock-In

The DGFUMC Ignite All Youth Lock-In will be held on Friday, August 22 from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. The youth will be staying in the church, playing games, learning about God and watching movies. 

Incoming 6th Graders are welcome to attend from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

The registration form is below. Contact Howie Snyder to RSVP or for any questions.

Wash and Worship

Our second Wash and Worship youth car wash will take place Sunday, August 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Have your car washed while you attend worship. All donations received benefit youth ministries.

Hola from La Esperanza, Guatemala

Hola a todos! I’m here writing from a lovely café I discovered today, it’s only a short transmetro ride away from my Guatemalan residence. While I’ve got stable internet access, I wanted to take the time to give you all an update about what I’ve been doing at UPAVIM for the past month (time has flown by!).

My time with these kids has reinforced every reason I had for coming to Guatemala. With every “Hola Seño Lexie!” I receive while walking down to the taco guy, and each buenos días beso, or even boquet of eucalyptus leaves (I can’t seem to shake this cough/sinus infection), I feel God’s presence in a place where one may not think it could be found.

2014 Children's Sabbath & Blessing of the Backpacks

On Sunday, August 24, the United Methodist Women will observe Children's Sabbath at the 10:00 a.m. worship services. Watch for children of all ages as they lead our worship services. They will be your greeters, ushers, lay readers and special music providers. The message will be about children and John Smoke will provide the "blessing of the backpacks" during the time for children. Please join us as we celebrate the youth in our congregation on this special Sunday.

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?

Pause and consider...

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.

Copyright © 2014 First United Methodist Church, Downers Grove. Please report any problems to webmaster@dgfumc.org.