February 2020

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9:00 am
Adult Confirmation 2.0 Class

Adult Confirmation 2.0 Class

Refresh Your Faith Journey

While traditionally confirmation happens in middle school or junior high, there is no wrong time to study Scripture, grapple with faith, and explore how God is calling us to live out our faith in our everyday lives. In the United Methodist Church, confirmation is a public declaration of faith. It is when we offer our commitment to our faith journey, to God, and to the church. As adults, we're going to refresh our faith journey through Confirmation 2.0 Class. 

Join us for this monthly class that teaches some basics about Methodist history, politics, and theology. Pastor Anna will cover a different topic each month from United Methodist history to the sacraments to our theology of grace. Whether you come for one class or all, there is space for you! All are welcome.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
 
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8:15 am
Service of Holy Communion
8:15am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
God’s Guidelines for Abundant Life
Scripture: 
Matthew 5:1–12

This service, which is in the intimate setting of the Heartt Memorial Chapel, consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. There is no Sunday School during this service.

 
8:30 am
Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

PancakesBe sure to make plans to stop by the gym before or after the 10:00 a.m.  service to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast. Join us to meet new people, reconnect with old friends! Invite your neighbors, friends, and family to come with you too!

Free-will donations support youth activities, such as the Chapel Choir Tour and Youth Mission Trips. 

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
 
10:00 am
Service of Holy Communion
10:00am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
God’s Guidelines for Abundant Life
Scripture: 
Matthew 5:1–12
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chapel Choir
Connection Choir
Chorister Choir
Cherub Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music performed by the Chancel and Chapel Choirs. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship. After the Moment for Children, 1st-6th graders may go with Pastor John to Sunday School. All 1st-3rd graders need to be signed-in on the sheets located just outside the sanctuary. Children may be picked up in rooms 212-218 following the service.

 
11:00 am
Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

PancakesBe sure to make plans to stop by the gym before or after the 10:00 a.m.  service to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast. Join us to meet new people, reconnect with old friends! Invite your neighbors, friends, and family to come with you too!

Free-will donations support youth activities, such as the Chapel Choir Tour and Youth Mission Trips. 

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
 
4:00 pm
Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class

Our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students meets on Sundays and includes classes, modern worship services, local service projects, and fellowship events. 

CLASSES

8th Grade Class meets from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
7th & 8th Grade Classes meet for a Fellowship Snack/Dinner from    5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
7th Grade Class meets from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Classes will meet on the following dates: 

Sundays, November 17 and 24  
Sunday, December 1 
Sundays, January 12 and 26 
Sundays, February 2, 9, 16, and 23 
Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, and 22 

MODERN WORSHIP SERVICES

January 19 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. For all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. 

Spaghetti dinner with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE

February 26 - For all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. 

7:00 p.m. (Confirmation class needs to arrive by 6:30 p.m.)

PADS SERVICE DAYS

December 3; January 7; February 4; March 3 
Meet at Church at 4:30 p.m.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation Sunday: April 19 at 10:00 a.m. 
Confirmation Practice is Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. (8th Grade Class only)

 

Please contact Deacon Wesley Door at wesley@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Wanted: Salty and Luminous People
Scripture: 
Matthew 5:13–20
Music: 

Tyler and Carly Bleau, duet

This service, which is in the intimate setting of the Heartt Memorial Chapel, consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. There is no Sunday School during this service.

 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Wanted: Salty and Luminous People
Scripture: 
Matthew 5:13–20
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chapel Choir
Chancel Ringers

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music performed by the Chancel and Chapel Choirs. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship. After the Moment for Children, 1st-6th graders may go with Pastor John to Sunday School. All 1st-3rd graders need to be signed-in on the sheets located just outside the sanctuary. Children may be picked up in rooms 212-218 following the service.

 
11:00 am
Messy Church
11:00am

Messy Church

Messy Church is a new kind of service on the second Sunday of the month for parents and children to share. There will be a time to make crafts as a family, a short (and lively) time of gathering, and a family friendly lunch. This time will be about building community along with thinking about that greater power that is creator and love of all. It takes place in the church gym. Please register in advance so that we can prepare food and supplies.

 
4:00 pm
Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class

Our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students meets on Sundays and includes classes, modern worship services, local service projects, and fellowship events. 

CLASSES

8th Grade Class meets from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
7th & 8th Grade Classes meet for a Fellowship Snack/Dinner from    5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
7th Grade Class meets from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Classes will meet on the following dates: 

Sundays, November 17 and 24  
Sunday, December 1 
Sundays, January 12 and 26 
Sundays, February 2, 9, 16, and 23 
Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, and 22 

MODERN WORSHIP SERVICES

January 19 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. For all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. 

Spaghetti dinner with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE

February 26 - For all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. 

7:00 p.m. (Confirmation class needs to arrive by 6:30 p.m.)

PADS SERVICE DAYS

December 3; January 7; February 4; March 3 
Meet at Church at 4:30 p.m.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation Sunday: April 19 at 10:00 a.m. 
Confirmation Practice is Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. (8th Grade Class only)

 

Please contact Deacon Wesley Door at wesley@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
8:30 am
S.O.S. - Share Our Skills

S.O.S. - Share Our Skills

Are you looking for a new way to get involved at church?

S.O.S. - Share Our Skills meets on the THIRD Saturday of each month to tackle fix-it projects around the church. The group meets at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and then works from 9:00 to Noon.

Only have an hour that day? No problem, just stop in and stay as long as you can. Many hands make light work.

For more details, contact Don Dunham at don@dgfumc.org.

Location: 
Parlor
Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 8:30am
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Radical Relationships
Scripture: 
Matthew 5:21–37

This service, which is in the intimate setting of the Heartt Memorial Chapel, consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. There is no Sunday School during this service.

 
9:00 am
UMW Bake Sale

UMW Bake Sale

Date: 
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:30am
 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Radical Relationships
Scripture: 
Matthew 5:21–37
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chapel Choir
Worship Band

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music performed by the Chancel and Chapel Choirs. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship. After the Moment for Children, 1st-6th graders may go with Pastor John to Sunday School. All 1st-3rd graders need to be signed-in on the sheets located just outside the sanctuary. Children may be picked up in rooms 212-218 following the service.

 
4:00 pm
Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class

Our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students meets on Sundays and includes classes, modern worship services, local service projects, and fellowship events. 

CLASSES

8th Grade Class meets from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
7th & 8th Grade Classes meet for a Fellowship Snack/Dinner from    5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
7th Grade Class meets from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Classes will meet on the following dates: 

Sundays, November 17 and 24  
Sunday, December 1 
Sundays, January 12 and 26 
Sundays, February 2, 9, 16, and 23 
Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, and 22 

MODERN WORSHIP SERVICES

January 19 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. For all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. 

Spaghetti dinner with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE

February 26 - For all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. 

7:00 p.m. (Confirmation class needs to arrive by 6:30 p.m.)

PADS SERVICE DAYS

December 3; January 7; February 4; March 3 
Meet at Church at 4:30 p.m.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation Sunday: April 19 at 10:00 a.m. 
Confirmation Practice is Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. (8th Grade Class only)

 

Please contact Deacon Wesley Door at wesley@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
5:00 pm
Don's Home Cookin' Family Meal

Don's Home Cookin' Family Meal

The cooking team of Don Safford, Bill Chalberg, Susan Newman, and Ken Drogemuller will be back for a Home Cookin' meal. All are invited to join us for this special family meal between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. This meal is always awesome and the fellowship is fantastic!

Cost is only $6 a meal...the great fellowship is free! Please register by emailing John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org. You may pay that day.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
8:30 am
UMW Women's Retreat

UMW Women's Retreat

Treasure Me

Feed your soul by feeding your mind, body, and spirit.

Please join us for a morning of large and small group sessions, individual break out stations, identifying your stressors, learning relaxation techniques and preparing a healthy lunch together.

Childcare available. Please let the church office know how many children will be there.

Hope you can join us!

$5 per person - please make checks payable to United Methodist Women.

Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Anna

This service, which is in the intimate setting of the Heartt Memorial Chapel, consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. There is no Sunday School during this service.

 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Anna
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chapel Choir
Angel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music performed by the Chancel and Chapel Choirs. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship. After the Moment for Children, 1st-6th graders may go with Pastor John to Sunday School. All 1st-3rd graders need to be signed-in on the sheets located just outside the sanctuary. Children may be picked up in rooms 212-218 following the service.

 
4:00 pm
Bridge Board Encore Benefit Concert

Bridge Board Encore Benefit Concert

The Bridge Board invites you to share in a special afternoon of music as we welcome back some of our favorite performers from the past few years for an Encore! Whether you missed these wonderful performances the first time around or you just want to hear them again, now is your chance!

Proceeds help support our Bridge families as we work with them toward self-sufficiency.

Tickets can be purchased during the week for $8 in the church office or at the door for $10. Additional donations are always appreciated.

If you are unable to attend the concert and would like to support the work of the Bridge Board, donations are always accepted in the church office.

Refreshments will be served after the program. We hope you will join us!

Program
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Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 4:00pm
 
4:00 pm
Bridge Board Encore Benefit Concert

Bridge Board Encore Benefit Concert

The Bridge Board invites you to share in a special afternoon of music as we welcome back some of our favorite performers from the past few years and hear from some new ones for our Encore concert. Whether you missed these wonderful performances the first time around or you just want to hear them again, now is your chance!

Proceeds help support our Bridge families as we work with them toward self-sufficiency. Tickets can be purchased during the week for $8 in the church office or at the door for $10. Additional donations are always appreciated.

If you are unable to attend the concert and would like to support the work of the Bridge Board, donations are always accepted in the church office.

Refreshments will be served after the program. We hope you will join us!

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 4:00pm
 
4:00 pm
Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class

Our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students meets on Sundays and includes classes, modern worship services, local service projects, and fellowship events. 

CLASSES

8th Grade Class meets from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
7th & 8th Grade Classes meet for a Fellowship Snack/Dinner from    5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
7th Grade Class meets from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Classes will meet on the following dates: 

Sundays, November 17 and 24  
Sunday, December 1 
Sundays, January 12 and 26 
Sundays, February 2, 9, 16, and 23 
Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, and 22 

MODERN WORSHIP SERVICES

January 19 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. For all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. 

Spaghetti dinner with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE

February 26 - For all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. 

7:00 p.m. (Confirmation class needs to arrive by 6:30 p.m.)

PADS SERVICE DAYS

December 3; January 7; February 4; March 3 
Meet at Church at 4:30 p.m.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation Sunday: April 19 at 10:00 a.m. 
Confirmation Practice is Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. (8th Grade Class only)

 

Please contact Deacon Wesley Door at wesley@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
7:00 pm
Ash Wednesday Service
7:00pm

Ash Wednesday Service

Preacher: 
Wesley Dorr
Music: 

Connection Choir

 
 
 
 

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