March 2019

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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.

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

Service of Holy Communion

Music: 

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. 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
Service of Holy Communion
11:00am

Service of Holy Communion

Music: 

Chancel Choir

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.

 
12:15 pm
Caring Callers Renewal Gathering

Caring Callers Renewal Gathering

The Caring Callers will gather in Chapel Hall for a time to connect and renew spirits after several months of caring for our church family, while experiencing the loss of so many of our church family and friends. With renewed spirits, we will plan the ways we will continue to reach out. 

If you are interested in attending, please contact the church office at 630.968.7120 (dgfumc@dgfumc.org).

Location: 
Chapel Hall
Date: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 12:15pm
 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Women's Bible Study

The Wednesday Women's Bible Study will be reading Short Stories by Jesus:  The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy Jill-Levine this winter. This is an exploration of the historical background and spiritual meaning of Jesus' parables by one of the foremost Jewish biblical scholars, who visited our church to give a series of lectures in 2009.

The group is facilitated by Pastor Anna, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. Books are available at the meeting. Can't make it every week? Drop-ins are welcome. Childcare is provided. Cost of the book is $14 and copies are available in the church office or at the Wednesday meeting.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 9:00am
 
7:00 pm
Ash Wednesday Service
7:00pm

Ash Wednesday Service

Preacher: 
Wesley Dorr
Music: 

Connection Choir

 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude

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 Claude
Music: 

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. 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
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Music: 

Chancel Choir

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.

 
11:00 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
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, February 10, 2019 - 12:15pm
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 - 12:15pm
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 12:15pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:15pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 12:15pm
Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 12:15pm
 
3:00 pm
Chapel Choir Spring Break Pre-Tour Concerts

Chapel Choir Spring Break Pre-Tour Concerts

All are welcome to join us as the Chapel Choir presents TWO sneak peeks of its upcoming Spring Break Tour program, God is Greater Than the Waves. Join them! 

Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 p.m. Roselle United Methodist Church, 206 S. Rush Street, Roselle. This concert also includes Roselle UMC's Praise Group. Fellowship will follow at the Second Sunday Supper provided by the Roselle Lion's Club.

Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m.  Oak Trace Retirement Community, 200 Village Drive, Downers Grove. 

Location: 
Roselle United Methodist Church, 206 S. Rush Street, Roselle
Oak Trace Retirement Community, 200 Village Drive, Downers Grove.
Date: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 3:00pm
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 3:00pm
 
3:00 pm
DuPage United Spring Assembly

DuPage United Spring Assembly

Come and hear about the work we collectively achieve through DuPage United, an organization that connects many faith-based communities (churches, synagogues, and mosques), at their Spring Assembly on March 10 at 3:00 p.m. In the past, these assemblies have been highly effective in obtaining commitments from our elected representatives to meaningful action. For example, the assembly in November, 2015 received a commitment from State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and a representative from then Sheriff Zaruba’s office to advance Crisis Intervention Training in DuPage County. The county CIT program started in October 2016 and has since trained over 700 officers. The more members that attend this assembly, the greater our influence will be in achieving future goals.

The Spring Assembly will cover:

  • Celebrating the expansion and success of Crisis Intervention Team Training
  • Moving forward on Crisis Stabilization Units
  • Acting on Do Not Stand Idly By: a campaign to reduce gun violence
  • Engaging our local officials to work with us
  • Strengthening our leadership base

State’s Attorney Berlin and Sheriff James Mendrick have agreed to attend to discuss these issues.

This DuPage United event will be held at Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard (map). Please contact Leah Ostwald if you are interested in attending. 

Location: 
Congregation Etz Chaim, 1710 S Highland Ave, Lombard, IL 60148
Date: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
 
7:00 pm
Next Steps. . . UMC and Me Class

Next Steps. . . UMC and Me Class

Our pastoral team will be leading classes for the next five  weeks (March 11 - April 8) to explore our future as a congregation and as a congregation within the United Methodist Church. Join us as we recap what happened at General Conference, potential options for the future, and how we move forward on a global, national, and community-wide level.

All are welcome to attend. Join us for one week or all beginning on Monday, March 11 in Room 213.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
 
11:00 am
UMW Fundraising Day at Home Run Inn

UMW Fundraising Day at Home Run Inn

You can enjoy a great meal while supporting the United Methodist Women on March 12. Whether you dine in or carry out, anything you order at Home Run Inn Pizza in Darien (map) between the hours of 11:00 a.m and 9:30 p.m. will support UMW mission.

Download the flyer below and present it when paying for your order and 20% of the purchase will go to UMW. For carry out, phone 630.739.9696.

Thank you for your support! We hope to see you there!

Location: 
Home Run Inn, 7521 Lemont Rd., Darien, IL 60561
Date: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:00am to 9:30pm
 
 
 
 
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, August 18, 2018 - 8:30am
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:30am
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:30am
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 8:30am
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 8:30am
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Anna
Today, Tomorrow, and the Next Day
Scripture: 
Luke 13:13–35

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 150th Birthday Party!

UMW 150th Birthday Party!

Come and celebrate with us on Sunday, March 17, as UMW turns 150! The whole morning in the Parlor, we will have cake and make prayer flags. Please bring a new, or very gently used, unwrapped toy or book for the People's Resource Center.

Date: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Anna
Today, Tomorrow, and the Next Day
Scripture: 
Luke 13:13–35
Music: 

Chapel Choir
Chorister Choir
Westminster 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
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Anna
Today, Tomorrow, and the Next Day
Scripture: 
Luke 13:13–35
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Cherub Choir
Westminster Ringers

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.

 
1:30 pm
Delegation to Guatemala

Delegation to Guatemala

We are excited to announce that we plan to send a delegation from our church to visit the women of UPAVIM in Guatemala City this summer. The visit will take place from July 12 - 19. Anyone who is interested in finding out more about this trip is invited to meet this Sunday, March 17 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 213.

This is a different kind of mission trip where we offer ourselves and our friendship rather than our building skills and material wealth. During our time in Guatemala, delegates will spend a few days living in the homes of some of the women, discovering the delights of their culture and the hardships of living on the margins of society. We will witness their courage, strength, and faith in God and will be changed!

Please give prayerful consideration to the idea of joining the delegation in July. If you cannot make it to the meeting this Sunday, there will be other opportunities to learn about the mission. Talk to Pastor Anna or Ina Osborn with any questions.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 1:30pm
 
3:00 pm
Chapel Choir Spring Break Pre-Tour Concerts

Chapel Choir Spring Break Pre-Tour Concerts

All are welcome to join us as the Chapel Choir presents TWO sneak peeks of its upcoming Spring Break Tour program, God is Greater Than the Waves. Join them! 

Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 p.m. Roselle United Methodist Church, 206 S. Rush Street, Roselle. This concert also includes Roselle UMC's Praise Group. Fellowship will follow at the Second Sunday Supper provided by the Roselle Lion's Club.

Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m.  Oak Trace Retirement Community, 200 Village Drive, Downers Grove. 

Location: 
Roselle United Methodist Church, 206 S. Rush Street, Roselle
Oak Trace Retirement Community, 200 Village Drive, Downers Grove.
Date: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 3:00pm
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 3:00pm
 
7:00 pm
Next Steps. . . UMC and Me Class

Next Steps. . . UMC and Me Class

Our pastoral team will be leading classes for the next five  weeks (March 11 - April 8) to explore our future as a congregation and as a congregation within the United Methodist Church. Join us as we recap what happened at General Conference, potential options for the future, and how we move forward on a global, national, and community-wide level.

All are welcome to attend. Join us for one week or all beginning on Monday, March 11 in Room 213.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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: 

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. 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
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Music: 

Chancel Choir

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.

 
7:00 pm
Next Steps. . . UMC and Me Class

Next Steps. . . UMC and Me Class

Our pastoral team will be leading classes for the next five  weeks (March 11 - April 8) to explore our future as a congregation and as a congregation within the United Methodist Church. Join us as we recap what happened at General Conference, potential options for the future, and how we move forward on a global, national, and community-wide level.

All are welcome to attend. Join us for one week or all beginning on Monday, March 11 in Room 213.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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: 

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. 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
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Music: 

Chancel Choir

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.

 
11:00 am
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Music: 

Chancel Choir

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.

 
4:00 pm
Chapel Choir Tour Home Concert

Chapel Choir Tour Home Concert

Come welcome home the Chapel Choir from the 2019 Choir Tour, God is Greater Than the Waves. The choir spent this Spring Break traveling to Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas sharing a message of peace through music and scripture. You are invited to share in this message at this home concert.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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