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The Hanging of the Greens 2018 - A Christmas Handbell Concert

Come along and join us for an evening of sparkling handbell music as we anticipate the delight of Christmas.

Featuring the Chancel and Westminster Ringers

Pattie Barnes, director

 

Tickets are only $8 each in advance;$10 at the door.

 

Child care is provided.

Call Pattie Barnes 630.726.9215 or email at pattiebarnes@gmail.com.

Tickets available for purchase in the church office.

 

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Pictorial Directory Photos

Everyone is encouraged to have their family or ijndividual photo taken for our pictorial directory. It is a great way to get to know each other! Go to Lifetouch's online sign-up form designed just for DGFUMC at:  https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/yxg8mmbc/ to schedule.

There also will be opportunities to sign up after worship in the parlor. Lifetouch is offering a $50 gift card to be used toward your picture package. A drawing will be held among the first 50 appointments scheduled.

Dates for scheduling your appointment are listed below. For questions, contact the church office or contact Judy Hanley at judith0513@gmail.com.

November 19, 20, 21, and 23: 2:00 - 9:00 p.m.
November 24: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
November 29 & 30:  2:00 - 9:00 p.m.
December 1: 2:00 - 9:00 p.m.
December 8: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
December 9: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: 
Room 114
Date: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 2:00pm

Clean Energy Petition

Concerned about our changing climate? Interested in clean energy to benefit our local communities? Stop by the Environmental Stewardship Work Area table in the parlor after services on Sunday, November 25, to sign a "clean energy petition postcard" to be submitted to your village leadership.

A new group, the DuPage Clean Energy Coalition, is collecting these postcards throughout DuPage County to let towns' leaders know that residents want to see more renewable energy like solar power. Together, we can act locally on climate change, help improve quality of life in our community, and make a big difference for our amazing planet.

The Giving Tree

This Christmas season we are again partnering with ChildServ and the People's Resource Center to provide gifts for those in need. Stop by the Parlor and pick a tag from one of the trees.

Gifts for ChildServ and the PRC need to be returned under the tree by Sunday, November 25 at noon. 

Introducing our New Pastor of Youth Ministries

Wesley DorrWe are delighted to announce that Rev. Wesley Dorr will be joining our ministry team on December 1 as the Pastor of Youth Ministries. Wes is a 2005 graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity and a certification in Christian Education and Church Leadership. He is an ordained a deacon in full connection with a great passion for guiding youth to a deeper faith and connecting them with experiences that lead to a better understanding of social justice through the love of Christ.

Pastor Dorr comes to us from United Church of Rogers Park UMC where he founded the Peace Center of Rogers Park and developed an after-school program and a summer camp for the children of the Rogers Park Neighborhood. He brings a vast knowledge of restorative justice and community engagement. Pastor Dorr grew up in Olive Branch, Mississippi just outside of Memphis, Tenn. and did his undergraduate work at Mississippi State University. He and his wife, Charlotte, have a nine-year-old son, Brennan. Pastor Wes enjoys coaching little league baseball, bike riding, and watching Chicago sports. He especially has a love of the White Sox!

Community Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

"Give Thanks to God for All Things"

You are invited to share in an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service Tuesday, November 20. The service will be held at First Congregational United Church of Christ. A pie and ice cream social will follow the worship service.

Location: 
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove
Date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:30pm

Adult Education Bible Study

Dr. Osvaldo Vena will continue the study of the Gospel of Mark which began last spring. Osvaldo is a professor of New Testament at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, and author of Jesus, Disciple of the Kingdom: Mark's Christology for a Community in Crisis as well as a member of our congregation. Osvaldo has described Jesus as "the disciple par excellence of the kingdom of God, a model for our daily, contemporary journey as God's people." The class, which meets in Room 213 at 9:15am each Sunday, is invited to explore the meaning and context of passages that constantly yield surprises even though they seem so well known to us.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the class will take a break from meeting on September 23 and 30 and begin again on Sunday, October 7.

New participants are always welcome. 

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 9:15am

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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