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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.

Date:
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 8:15am

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. 

Date:
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 9:15am
Location:
Room 213

Bible Sunday

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. 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.

Date:
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 9:30am

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with 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. 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.

Date:
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 11:00am

Ignite Student Ministries visit to Heap's Giant Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze

**For students in grades 7-12**

(Meet at the Open Door Youth Center at church)

Students will be traveling to the Heap's Giant Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze in Minooka, IL and will return to the church at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 per student. 

Sign up by Friday, October 19 by 3:00 p.m. by emailing Pastor Anna at anna@dgfumc.org

Date:
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 3:00pm to 7:30pm

In February of 2019, a special General Conference will be held to consider recommendations from the Commission on a Way Forward. This task force studied the Book of Discipline for text that relates to human sexuality and developed a plan to strengthen the unity of the church.

To help understand the direction of A Way Forward for UMC, the Adult Education Committee invites you to join Pastor Anna as she leads us through a six-week study scheduled to meet on Mondays beginning October 8 through November 12. We will meet from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. in Room 213. The book, Our Strangely Warmed Hearts: Coming Out Into God’s Call by Bishop Karen Oliveto, will provide the framework for this study. We encourage you to read the book, but it is not mandatory to participate in the study. Books will be available in the office and at the study sessions. Join us in this study and in prayer as we come closer to what could be a pivotal moment for our denomination.

Date:
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 7:30pm
Location:
Room 213

Bring this flyer with you when you eat at Panera on October 23rd!

Date:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Onward Bound is our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students.

Please contact Anna Voinovich, Associate Pastor at anna@dgfumc.org for more information.

Date:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Location:
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218

Our Annual Church Charge Conference will be held Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. All church members are invited to attend as we celebrate our accomplishments from the current year and look forward to our year ahead.

Date:
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location:
Sanctuary

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.

Date:
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 8:15am

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