May 2022

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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Jesus Caught me Fishin’
Scripture: 
John 21:1–19
 
10:00 am
Spring Cantata
10:00am

Spring Cantata

Lux Aeterna
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Guest Orchestra

This morning's Sunday Worship will be a special performance of Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen. Directed by Diane Hires, the choir will join with a 23-piece guest orchestra to present this lustrous work. Family and friends are welcome to join us for this musical offering sure to uplift our spirits!

Worship Service on YouTube

 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Join the Women's Bible Study on Wednesday mornings as the group reads a variety of spiritual books. They meet at 9:00 a.m. and you can join them in person in Room 213 or on Zoom.

Can't make it every week? Drop-ins are welcome. All women are encouraged to attend this dynamic group. Nothing required… just show up and have an open heart. All are welcome to join the group! Send questions or concerns to Leah Ostwald at LeahOstwald@gmail.com or Maggie Roth at mthurmanroth@gmail.com or Pastor Andi at andi@dgfumc.org.

 

Location: 
Room 213 and Online
Date: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 9:00am
 
 
 
9:00 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 9:00 a.m. and works 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, January 15, 2022 - 9:00am
Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 9:00am
Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 9:00am
Saturday, April 16, 2022 - 9:00am
Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 9:00am
Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 9:00am
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 9:00am
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 9:00am
Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 9:00am
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 9:00am
Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 9:00am
Saturday, December 17, 2022 - 9:00am
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Andi with Lara Vazquez
On Mothering
Scripture: 
John 19:25b–27
 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Andi with Lara Vazquez
On Mothering
Scripture: 
John 19:25b–27
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Westminster Handbell Ensemble

 
11:00 am
Messy Church
11:00am

Messy Church

Preacher: 
John Smoke

Get MessyMessy Church is a different 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.

 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Join the Women's Bible Study on Wednesday mornings as the group reads a variety of spiritual books. They meet at 9:00 a.m. and you can join them in person in Room 213 or on Zoom.

Can't make it every week? Drop-ins are welcome. All women are encouraged to attend this dynamic group. Nothing required… just show up and have an open heart. All are welcome to join the group! Send questions or concerns to Leah Ostwald at LeahOstwald@gmail.com or Maggie Roth at mthurmanroth@gmail.com or Pastor Andi at andi@dgfumc.org.

 

Location: 
Room 213 and Online
Date: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 9:00am
 
5:00 pm
Don's Home Cookin' Family Meal

Don's Home Cookin' Family Meal

The cooking team of Don Safford, Bill Chalberg, and guests 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! If you can't stay....take home a meal.

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, May 11, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Just As I Have Loved You
Scripture: 
John 13:31–35
 
10:00 am
Children's Cantata
10:00am

Children's Cantata

Faith News
Music: 

Connection Choir
Chorister Choir
Cherub Choir

 
10:00 am
Spring Children's Cantata
10:00am

Spring Children's Cantata

Faith News
Music: 

Connection Choir
Chorister Choir
Cherub Choir

Join us as our children's choirs come together to present their cantata, "Faith News" during the 10:00 a.m. worship service. The story depicts a Heavenly news broadcast originating inside the Pearly Gates hosted by two angelic news anchors, covering some of your favorite Bible stories. FNN (Faith News Network) highlights the best in Biblical headlines and encourages us all to believe anything is possible when we follow God’s plan for our lives. Tune in and be ready to be inspired by Real Faith News, presented by the Cherub, Chorister, and Connection Choirs!

 
 
7:00 pm
Administrative Council Meeting

Administrative Council Meeting

The Administrative Council will meet on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m.

The membership of the Ad Council at DGFUMC includes the pastors, officers (chair, vice-chair, secretary, treasurers), lay members to the annual conference, chairpersons of each work area, directors (staff members), UMW president, and members-at-large.

All church members are welcome to attend the meetings and participate in the discussion, although only the Ad Council members can vote. Join us!

Location: 
Fellowship Hall
Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:00pm
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Join the Women's Bible Study on Wednesday mornings as the group reads a variety of spiritual books. They meet at 9:00 a.m. and you can join them in person in Room 213 or on Zoom.

Can't make it every week? Drop-ins are welcome. All women are encouraged to attend this dynamic group. Nothing required… just show up and have an open heart. All are welcome to join the group! Send questions or concerns to Leah Ostwald at LeahOstwald@gmail.com or Maggie Roth at mthurmanroth@gmail.com or Pastor Andi at andi@dgfumc.org.

 

Location: 
Room 213 and Online
Date: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 9:00am
 
 
 
 
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11:30 am
Special Church Conference Notice

Special Church Conference Notice

Dear Congregation, 

As your senior pastor, I am announcing that a Special Charge Conference is required to be held to vote on the sale of the vacant lot on Grove Street. This meeting is scheduled for Sunday, May 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

I have been directed, by the Lake South District Superintendent, Jacques Conway, to be the Presiding Elder assigned to convene the Special Charge Conference.
– Pastor Claude R. King

From Rev. Jacques Conway, Lake South District Superintendent:
“Dear Rev. Claude King, Grace and peace in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I have been informed that the Downers Grove First UMC will sell the vacant property located on Grove Street, Downers Grove, IL, in accordance with the United Methodist Book of Discipline, ‘Incorporated Local Church Property – Sale. I have given your senior pastor, Rev. Claude King, the authority to act as Presiding Elder for the Special Charge Conference.’”

Location: 
Fellowship Hall
Date: 
Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 11:30am
 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Join the Women's Bible Study on Wednesday mornings as the group reads a variety of spiritual books. They meet at 9:00 a.m. and you can join them in person in Room 213 or on Zoom.

Can't make it every week? Drop-ins are welcome. All women are encouraged to attend this dynamic group. Nothing required… just show up and have an open heart. All are welcome to join the group! Send questions or concerns to Leah Ostwald at LeahOstwald@gmail.com or Maggie Roth at mthurmanroth@gmail.com or Pastor Andi at andi@dgfumc.org.

 

Location: 
Room 213 and Online
Date: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 9:00am
 
 
Family Mission Trip - Wesley Woods Retreat Center

Family Mission Trip - Wesley Woods Retreat Center

Help Prepare Wesley Woods Retreat Center for Camp Season 2022
Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30

The Mission, Justice and Community Work Area is dedicated to reaching out to serve others and getting as many people as possible to become involved in connecting our members to each other and those in need. This inspired the idea of an Family Mission Trip, where people of all ages (12 and above) can work, laugh, and live life for a time together while helping others.

The Wesley Woods Retreat Center on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, WI, needs some care before the 2022 camp season begins! We need help from individuals and families on Memorial Day weekend from Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30 to give the camp buildings and grounds a much-needed sprucing up before the summer camp season moves into full swing. There will also be opportunities to enjoy nature in this beautiful setting and some family activities.

There are projects for a variety of skill levels! There are buildings and cabins that need to be swept and cleaned; walls that need painting; rotten wood that needs replacing; trails and paths to be cleared, raked, and rebuilt; decks and stairs to be pressure washed and stained, mulch that needs spreading; lights that need replacing, and more!

Come for a day, a few hours, or the weekend. There are jobs for everyone, regardless of skill level or expertise. This is a wonderful opportunity to put your faith into action by enjoying nature while helping make a beautiful camp even nicer.

How will this work?
All tools and supplies will be provided, although depending on your skill level and area of specialty, you may want to bring specific items of your own.

Accommodations will be bunk beds. You will need to bring your own towel, linens, and pillow.

Most buildings have full kitchens if you want to bring and fix your own or there are a number of nearby restaurants.

Join us!
There is no cost except a nominal cost for meals., but we need to how many people are coming so we can plan. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, contact Don or Devra Dunham at 630.362.3164 or by email here.

Visit the Wesley Woods Retreat Center website to learn more.

Location: 
Wesley Woods Retreat and Conference Center, Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Date: 
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 12:00pm to Monday, May 30, 2022 - 4:00pm
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Family Mission Trip - Wesley Woods Retreat Center

Family Mission Trip - Wesley Woods Retreat Center

Help Prepare Wesley Woods Retreat Center for Camp Season 2022
Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30

The Mission, Justice and Community Work Area is dedicated to reaching out to serve others and getting as many people as possible to become involved in connecting our members to each other and those in need. This inspired the idea of an Family Mission Trip, where people of all ages (12 and above) can work, laugh, and live life for a time together while helping others.

The Wesley Woods Retreat Center on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, WI, needs some care before the 2022 camp season begins! We need help from individuals and families on Memorial Day weekend from Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30 to give the camp buildings and grounds a much-needed sprucing up before the summer camp season moves into full swing. There will also be opportunities to enjoy nature in this beautiful setting and some family activities.

There are projects for a variety of skill levels! There are buildings and cabins that need to be swept and cleaned; walls that need painting; rotten wood that needs replacing; trails and paths to be cleared, raked, and rebuilt; decks and stairs to be pressure washed and stained, mulch that needs spreading; lights that need replacing, and more!

Come for a day, a few hours, or the weekend. There are jobs for everyone, regardless of skill level or expertise. This is a wonderful opportunity to put your faith into action by enjoying nature while helping make a beautiful camp even nicer.

How will this work?
All tools and supplies will be provided, although depending on your skill level and area of specialty, you may want to bring specific items of your own.

Accommodations will be bunk beds. You will need to bring your own towel, linens, and pillow.

Most buildings have full kitchens if you want to bring and fix your own or there are a number of nearby restaurants.

Join us!
There is no cost except a nominal cost for meals., but we need to how many people are coming so we can plan. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, contact Don or Devra Dunham at 630.362.3164 or by email here.

Visit the Wesley Woods Retreat Center website to learn more.

Location: 
Wesley Woods Retreat and Conference Center, Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Date: 
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 12:00pm to Monday, May 30, 2022 - 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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