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

The Great Pumpkin Sing-Along

All families are invited to a time of singing camp songs around a campfire on Saturday, October 21 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the Prayer Garden. Brian Crowther will play his guitar. Along with the singing, there will be pumpkin shaped cookies and apple cider.

Please join us for a fun evening of singing and fellowship!

Prayer Garden
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

Church Parking Lot Resurfacing

Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (October 23-25), the main church parking lot off Maple Avenue will be closed for resurfacing. Only the Grove Street entrance will be accessible and available parking will be limited to the north lot. Please plan accordingly as this will significantly reduce the number of spaces.

We are sorry for the temporary inconvenience, but looking forward to having new asphalt and striping.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

BOO! Did that scare you into going to a circle meeting?

Please join us at one of our United Methodist Women circle meetings this October!

Monday, October 23rd - Sarah Circle - 7:00 p.m. - Room 213
Wednesday, October 25th - Mary Elizabeth Circle - 1:00 p.m. - Chapel Hall
Thursday, October 26th - Rachel Circle - 9:00 a.m. - Room 213
Thursday, October 26th - Ruth Circle - 12:45 p.m. - Chapel Hall

Various Locations - See details above
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Neighbors Helping Neighbors - Special S.O.S.

We once again have a unique opportunity to join together for a special one-day off-site S.O.S. mission trip on Saturday, October 21 to Berry United Methodist Church in Chicago.

Last November, a DGFUMC contingent spent a day at Berry doing landscaping, painting, electrical and other small carpentry and hand-on projects, alongside their own church members.  It was a wonderful experience, so the DGFUMC Board of Trustees and Missions, Justice and Community Work Area are going back this fall.

Possible jobs this time Include:

  • painting a basement corridor,
  • repairing pews in the sanctuary,
  • changing out some light fixtures,
  • addressing some plumbing issues,
  • fixing a small garden fence,
  • several other miscellaneous projects.

Located in the vibrant and diverse Lincoln Square community, Berry UMC is a struggling urban church which has many maintenance and repair needs.

Everyone is invited to participate. Bring your family and friends or come by yourself. We will meet at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to Chicago. We will plan on returning by 4:00 p.m.

Contact Don Dunham at don@dgfumc.org  if you are able to attend or want more information. Some painting supplies, tools and other materials may be needed.

Berry United Methodist Church - 4754 N. Leavitt, Chicago
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:00am

Friday Night at the Movies

Do you remember what life was like before Facebook and other social media sites changed communication as we knew it? Kay Mundy and Owen Bates will present our October film, The Social Network, a highly acclaimed 2010 biographical drama that tells the story of the founding of Facebook by Harvard undergrad Mark Zuckerberg. It is a complex story involving competing ideas and rivals, lawsuits and eventual settlements that nevertheless result in Zuckerberg becoming the youngest billionaire ever. Nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Jesse Eisenberg, who plays Zuckerberg, the film won three Oscars as well as several Golden Globe awards, including Best Picture Drama. Critics loved this film; Roger Ebert called The Social Network the best film of the year.

Please sign-up now by calling or stopping by the church office. We had a waiting list in September, so don’t wait! We will enjoy snacks and beverages throughout the evening.

Safford Home
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:30pm

Sr. High Youth Bible Study

Want to go deeper?

Sr. High Youth Bible Study, Wednesdays, 6pm

Grab some food and join us in the Youth Center as we go deeper into faith issues in God's Word.

Open Door Youth Center
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

Ignite Youth Group


Ignite Youth Group meets at 6-8pm in the Open Door Youth Center with snacks at 6:30pmIgnite is for youth in grades 7-12

Please contact Howie Snyder, Director of Youth Ministries for more information.

Open Door Youth Center
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 6:00pm

Fit & Feast

Begins Wednesday, September 27
6:15 p.m.

Start your New Year’s Resolution early. Give yourself the gift of a better life!

Fit and Feast will meet once a month from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. during the Family Fellowship dinner, childcare provided upon request. During that time you will meet with a group leader to choose a goal to commit to for a month in each of four areas; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

For example, you may choose from a list to commit to - exercise 15 minutes a day, look for a silver lining in stressful events, have a weekly chat with a friend, apologize when you wrong someone - simple things that can make a difference over time.

Each month we will discuss how your commitments went and you can choose to renew or change your goals for the next month. Sign-up in the church office and/or look for more information in the parlor and in the bulletin soon.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:15pm

Shifting Sands Small Group

Life changes us over time along with our perspective of ourselves and our relationship with others. In this small group we will explore and discuss how our many-faceted self is changing and how we are meeting the demands of our new realities.

Meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month in Westmont from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Led by Shelly Zabielski and Carol Lysne.

For more details and/or to register call Sheila in the church office at 630.968.7120.

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:45pm

Hearing Loop System Available on the Main Floor of the Sanctuary

DGFUMC is pleased to provide the Hearing Loop System 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..

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