Week of October 14, 2018

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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15 am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Attaining Eternal Life
Scripture: 
Mark 10:17–31
Music: 

Anna Voinovich, soprano; Brett Goad, piano

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.

 
 
9:15 am
Adult Education Bible Study

Adult Education Bible Study

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. 

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 9:15am
 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Attaining Eternal Life
Scripture: 
Mark 10:17–31
Music: 

Chapel Choir
Chancel Ringers
 

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.

 
 
 
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.

 
11:00 am
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Attaining Eternal Life
Scripture: 
Mark 10:17–31
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chancel Ringers
Andrew Hesse, cello

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.

 
11:15 am
Membership Exploration Class

Membership Exploration Class

Interested in becoming a member or just curious about who we are? Learn more about Downers Grove First United Methodist Church in a casual setting at our Membership Exploration Class. Join us to get acquainted with our pastors, ask questions, and meet new people.

Location: 
Room 202
Date: 
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:15am
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:15am
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 11:15am
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 11:15am
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 11:15am
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 11:15am
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 11:15am
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 11:15am
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 11:15am
Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 11:15am
 
 
 
 
2:00 pm
CROP Hunger Walk

CROP Hunger Walk

DGFUMC Team 2016

Sunday, October 14

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4501 Main Street, Downers Grove (map)
1:30 - Registration
2:00 - Walk begins

No child should go to bed hungry.  You can help. Support local hunger agencies and the global hunger relief efforts of Church World Service. Join DGFUMC in the Crop Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 14. Help us reach our goal of 100 walkers and $5,000 raised! MJC is making a donation on behalf of each walker.  If you can't walk, sponsor Pastor Claude, Anna or John Smoke in the Parlor on Sundays.

Can't walk on October 14?  Sponsor the DGFUMC team instead. Every donation helps end hunger and save lives! Stop by the parlor on Sunday to register in person or make a donation. 

The South DuPage community have raised over $800,000 over the past 30 years through holding this annual CROP Hunger Walk, which helps to support the grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts of Church World Service (CWS) partner agencies in more than 80 countries.

To register or donate online, visit the South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk home page.

Location: 
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4501 Main Street, Downers Grove
Date: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
 
 
3:00 pm
Youth to Cocomero After CROP Walk

Youth to Cocomero After CROP Walk

Youth to Cocomero for some Frozen Yogury Goodness after the CROP Walk!

Just plan to meet up at the CROP Walk and work out rides to meet at Cocomero following the Walk.

Bring $5-$10!

Location: 
Cocomero Frozen Yogurt, Main St., Downers Grove, IL
Date: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 3:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7:30 pm
A Way Forward for the UMC - Adult Education Study

A Way Forward for the UMC - Adult Education Study

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.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 7:30pm
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 7:30pm
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 7:30pm
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5:00 pm
Don's Home Cookin'

Don's Home Cookin'

The cooking team of Don Safford, Bill Chalberg and Susan Newman will be back for a Home Cookin' meal. This time we'll enjoy spaghetti and homemade Italian meatballs, Italian sausage, oven roasted vegetables, macroni and cheese, garlic bread, and cannoli and ice cream for dessert. 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, October 17, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
7:00 pm
Onward Bound

Onward Bound

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.

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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