January 2018

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11:00 am
Home Run Inn - UMW Fundraiser

Home Run Inn - UMW Fundraiser

Please enjoy a wonderful meal and support the United Methodist Women on Thursday, January 4, 2018 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!

Location: 
Home Run Inn - 75th and Lemont Road - Darien
Date: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 11:00am to 9:30pm
 
Sr. High Winter Retreat - Winter Blast

Sr. High Winter Retreat - Winter Blast

The Senior High Winter Retreat will be held at Grace Adventures Camp in Silver Lake, Michigan.

8th Graders are Invited to join us this year.

DATE:   January 5-7, 2018
(Departure will be between 12-12:30pm, returning approx. 6pm on Sunday)

An official camp medical release form, along with further information will be provided as we get closer. Please call the church if you have any questions.

No Registrations accepted after Dec. 17.

Location: 
Grace Adventures Camp, Silver Lake, Michigan
Date: 
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
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Sr. High Winter Retreat - Winter Blast

Sr. High Winter Retreat - Winter Blast

The Senior High Winter Retreat will be held at Grace Adventures Camp in Silver Lake, Michigan.

8th Graders are Invited to join us this year.

DATE:   January 5-7, 2018
(Departure will be between 12-12:30pm, returning approx. 6pm on Sunday)

An official camp medical release form, along with further information will be provided as we get closer. Please call the church if you have any questions.

No Registrations accepted after Dec. 17.

Location: 
Grace Adventures Camp, Silver Lake, Michigan
Date: 
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
 
 
3:00 pm
2018-19 Preschool Open House & Registration

2018-19 Preschool Open House & Registration

The First United Methodist Preschool is having an open house on Sunday, January 7 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Prospective families can meet the teachers and board members, tour the classrooms and ask any questions they may have.

Registration for the First United Methodist Preschool for the 2018-2019 school year begins Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the parlor. Our preschool is for children who will be either 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2018. Classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings or afternoons from early September to mid-May. 

A certified copy of the birth certificate is required by DCFS. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Bifulco at 630.968.7120 ext 215 or nancy@dgfumc.org.

Location: 
Room 101
Date: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
 
11:30 am
Lunch Bunch January Outing

Lunch Bunch January Outing

Lunch Bunch is a group of senior adults that meets monthly for a luncheon of good food and fellowship! All senior adults are welcome to join. This January the group will be visiting Major Restaurant, 301 W. Ogden Avenue, Westmont.

To register visit the Lunch Bunch table on Sunday in the parlor or call Bonnie Lehmann at 630.308.2259 to register and to organize a ride if needed.

Location: 
301 W. Ogden Avenue, Westmont
Date: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 11:30am
 
 
 
 
8:15 am
Service of Holy Communion
8:15am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
The Day Jesus Received Water
Scripture: 
Mark 1: 4-11

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.

 
9:30 am
Service of Holy Communion
9:30am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
The Day Jesus Received Water
Scripture: 
Mark 1: 4-11
Music: 

Worship Band

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music of a more contemporary flavor performed by the Worship Band. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship and follow Pastor Smoke to Sunday School after the Moment for Children. 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
Service of Holy Communion
11:00am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
The Day Jesus Received Water
Scripture: 
Mark 1: 4-11
Music: 

Adrianna DeLoach, solo
Amelia Korbitz, violin; Ron Korbitz, guitar

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship and follow Pastor Smoke to Sunday School after the Moment for Children. Plesae pick up preschool and kindergarten students in room 114 after the service. 1st through 6th grade will return to the sanctuary during the final hymn.

 
2:00 pm
2018-19 Preschool Open House & Registration

2018-19 Preschool Open House & Registration

The First United Methodist Preschool is having an open house on Sunday, January 7 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Prospective families can meet the teachers and board members, tour the classrooms and ask any questions they may have.

Registration for the First United Methodist Preschool for the 2018-2019 school year begins Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the parlor. Our preschool is for children who will be either 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2018. Classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings or afternoons from early September to mid-May. 

A certified copy of the birth certificate is required by DCFS. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Bifulco at 630.968.7120 ext 215 or nancy@dgfumc.org.

Location: 
Room 101
Date: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Greta
I’m Listening...
Scripture: 
1 Samuel 3: 1-20
Music: 

Amy Vogt, oboe and Chris Dortwegt, flute

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.

 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Greta
I’m Listening...
Scripture: 
1 Samuel 3:1-20
Music: 

The Chapel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music of a more contemporary flavor performed by the high school Chapel Choir. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship and follow Pastor Smoke to Sunday School after the Moment for Children. 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
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Greta
I’m Listening...
Scripture: 
1 Samuel 3: 1-20
Music: 

The Chancel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with special music performed by the Chancel Choir. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship. After the Moment for Children, children may return to their families for worship or go with Pastor John to Sunday school. Preschool and Kindergarten students will meet in room 114. 1st through 6th grade will return to the sanctuary during the final hymn.

 
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

 
12:15 pm
Exploring Membership Luncheon

Exploring Membership Luncheon

Interested in learning more about DGFUMC? Pastors Greta and Jim would like to invite you to join them for a membership information luncheon on Sunday, January 14 following the 11:00 a.m. worship service.

To attend, please contact Pastor Jim, Pastor Greta or the church office at 630.968.7120 or sign-up below.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 12:15pm

Signups closed for this Event

 
6:00 pm
Ignite Youth Group

Ignite Youth Group

 

Ignite Youth Group meets at 6-8pm in the Open Door Youth Center with snacks at 6:30pm.

Ignite is for youth in grades 7-12

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

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 6:00pm
 
 
 
11:00 am
Adult Bible Study - Luke's Gospel

Adult Bible Study - Luke's Gospel

Pastor Jim will lead this group as they begin reading through the Gospel of Luke. At each class, a selection from Luke will be read and then discussion will take place to compare and contrast how life today is different from life described in the passage. Participants will explore ways that the passage might still speak to them, given the historical distance from the text.

All you need to bring is your Bible!

Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:30pm
 
6:30 pm
Adult Bible Study - Luke's Gospel

Adult Bible Study - Luke's Gospel

Pastor Jim will lead this group as they begin reading through the Gospel of Luke. At each class, a selection from Luke will be read and then discussion will take place to compare and contrast how life today is different from life described in the passage. Participants will explore ways that the passage might still speak to them, given the historical distance from the text.

All you need to bring is your Bible!

Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:30pm
 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Service of Holy Communion
8:15am

Service of Holy Communion

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
Together @ 10 Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
10:00am

Together @ 10 Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.

Join us for a special service where the 9:30 and 11:00 services will be combined into ONE service at 10:00 a.m. This is a great time to make new friends, re-connect with old friends and bring guests to visit our church.

 
6:00 pm
Ignite Youth Group

Ignite Youth Group

 

Ignite Youth Group meets at 6-8pm in the Open Door Youth Center with snacks at 6:30pm.

Ignite is for youth in grades 7-12

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

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 6:00pm
 
 
 
11:00 am
Adult Bible Study - Luke's Gospel

Adult Bible Study - Luke's Gospel

Pastor Jim will lead this group as they begin reading through the Gospel of Luke. At each class, a selection from Luke will be read and then discussion will take place to compare and contrast how life today is different from life described in the passage. Participants will explore ways that the passage might still speak to them, given the historical distance from the text.

All you need to bring is your Bible!

Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:30pm
 
6:30 pm
Adult Bible Study - Luke's Gospel

Adult Bible Study - Luke's Gospel

Pastor Jim will lead this group as they begin reading through the Gospel of Luke. At each class, a selection from Luke will be read and then discussion will take place to compare and contrast how life today is different from life described in the passage. Participants will explore ways that the passage might still speak to them, given the historical distance from the text.

All you need to bring is your Bible!

Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:30pm
 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

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.

 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Music: 

The Chapel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music of a more contemporary flavor usually performed by the high school Chapel Choir. The service may also include music from the Worship Band or one of our handbell choirs. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship and follow Pastor Smoke to Sunday School after the Moment for Children.

 
11:00 am
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Music: 

The Chancel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with special music usually performed by the Chancel Choir. The service may also include music from one of our handbell choirs. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship and follow Pastor Smoke to Sunday School after the Moment for Children.

 
 
 
11:00 am
Adult Bible Study - Luke's Gospel

Adult Bible Study - Luke's Gospel

Pastor Jim will lead this group as they begin reading through the Gospel of Luke. At each class, a selection from Luke will be read and then discussion will take place to compare and contrast how life today is different from life described in the passage. Participants will explore ways that the passage might still speak to them, given the historical distance from the text.

All you need to bring is your Bible!

Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:30pm
 
6:30 pm
Adult Bible Study - Luke's Gospel

Adult Bible Study - Luke's Gospel

Pastor Jim will lead this group as they begin reading through the Gospel of Luke. At each class, a selection from Luke will be read and then discussion will take place to compare and contrast how life today is different from life described in the passage. Participants will explore ways that the passage might still speak to them, given the historical distance from the text.

All you need to bring is your Bible!

Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:30pm
 
 
 
 

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