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

Rally Day! Sunday, September 7

Please join us on Rally Day as we kick-off our new year of Sunday School and prepare to make a difference as a congregation in the coming season. At this time, we will return to our three worship service and Sunday school format. Please note that this year, Sunday school will only be held at the 9:30 service.

We will continue our fellowship after services as the Children & Family Work Area has reserved the Tivoli Movie Theater for our Rally Day celebration. Everyone is invited to attend the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, which will be shown at 1:30 p.m.

Each child (12 and under) who attends church that morning will receive a coupon for a Kiddie Combo (box with popcorn, snack and drink). The concession stand will also be open for anyone wanting to purchase snacks. The doors open at the Tivoli at 1:00 p.m.

The movie is free for ALL (you don’t need a ticket) so please invite your friends and neighbors to come to church in the morning and to the movie in the afternoon!

Comfort in Company

The art of portraying perspective is a difficult one, especially for me. But I’ll give it a go. First and foremost, I will attempt to portray my sincere thanks for you—the DGFUMC congregation—and your support. Financing my plane ticket to Guatemala City is a generosity that I, as a college student, have immense gratitude. Even more importantly, I want to thank you all for your prayers and kind words. It was so special and uplifting to hear that I have been in your hearts and minds this summer. There were brief moments while I was in La Esperanza and I felt either unimportant or discouraged or alone that were pacified with kind words that were passed along by my mother. It is amazing how a mere awareness that there is even just one person (let alone an entire network of people) thinking about you can soothe the heart and ease the mind. For me, solidarity is its own form of bliss, particularly while living in a slum of Guatemala. And for this piece of peace, I sincerely thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

New Member Orientation Classes

If you are interested in joining DGFUMC, you are invited to attend one of these two classes. New members will be received into membership on Sunday, October 12 at our 9:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like to be a part of the next class, please contact Pastor Jim, Pastor Greta or the church at 630.968.7120.

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!

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?

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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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