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40’s & 50’s Group Gathering

Saturday, February, 7 at 7:00 p.m.

The next gathering of the 40’s and 50’s Group will be on Saturday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the home of John and Angela Loveless. Please bring a beverage and appetizer to share. Also, please try to bring a guest who may be interested in attending our church. Contact Dana Murphy, Lenore Pitstick or the church office at 630.968.7120 for more information.

Kid's Movie Night - Wreck-It Ralph

Saturday, January 31
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Church Gym

All children kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to attend our Kid’s Movie Night featuring Wreck-It Ralph. Bring a friend and come have some fun! Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a blanket or sleeping bag. We will have popcorn from the Tivoli along with other goodies.

No need to register --- just come!
Contact John Smoke @ john@dgfumc.org for more information.

Sponsor a Chapel Choir Tour Bus Seat Today!

The 44th Annual Chapel Choir Tour will take place March 28-April 4, DESTINATION - PENSACOLA. You can help choir members cover some tour expenses by Sponsoring a Bus Seat for $25. The cost of transportation is one of the largest line items in the tour budget, so offsetting some of the cost through seat sponsorships helps reduce the individual tour fee for choir members.

You can direct your sponsorship to a particular student or have it applied to
the tour fund. Please complete the form below and drop it off in the church office. Make checks payable to DGFUMC and write ‘Bus Seat Sponsorship’ on the memo line. 

Thank you for your support!

2015 Adult Mission Scholarship

Ever think about taking a mission trip somewhere?  Giving your time and energy to others in a new meaningful way?  The Missions, Justice and Community Work Area is offering its Third Annual Adult Mission Scholarship, matching up to $1,000 in mission-related expenses, to a member of our church who wants to embark on a Christian mission trip in the coming year.  Guidelines are specified on the application form below.  Applications are due to jeankrusinski@aol.com by April 1, 2015.

Foundations Class - The Methodist Identity Part 2

This February the Foundations class will begin exploring Part 2 of the Methodist Identity: Our Beliefs. This course focuses on the doctrines that make Methodists distinctive and features insights from leading Methodist theologians concerning core Wesleyan ideas. This course will benefit lifelong Methodists and those coming to Methodism from other traditions.

Participation in the previously held Part 1 class is not required. All are welcome to attend.

Lesson topics include: The Nature of Methodist Doctrine, Divine Trinity and Christianity, Prevenient Grace and Repentance, Justifying Faith and Assurance and more.

If you are interested in learning our history, please plan on attending as this should be an interesting discussion. Gary Ketterer will be the class leader.

PRC Volunteer Opportunity

The People's Resource Center currently has an open volunteer teaching opportunity. Co-teach basic computer skills and beginner level Windows to adults. Classes are held at Downers Grove First United Methodist Church starting March 2015. Teachers are needed for both the Saturday (9:00 a.m.) class and the Wednesday (7:00 p.m.) class.   

What would make you a good fit for this opportunity?
• You have experience using computers
• You can volunteer weekly for a minimum of 6 months
• You can plan a weekly lesson using provided curriculum
• You are a patient communicator and comfortable working with people from many cultures and backgrounds
• You have compassion towards those students who are new to computers

To learn more, contact Mary Blair at People’s Resource Center:  MBlair@peoplesrc.org.

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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