May 2019

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Never2Young Jr. High Youth Conference

Never2Young Jr. High Youth Conference

May 3-4, 2019, Indiana Wesleyan University

For Youth in grades 6th-8th

More info at: https://www.indwes.edu/youthministry/never2young/

Departing from Upper Parking Lot:  Friday at 12:30 p.m. – youth will need to get out-of-school early that day

Returning: Saturday, approx. 7:00 p.m.

Fees and registration information will be coming soon. Make checks out to DGFUMC. Space is limited, first come first serve.   

Bring Registration forms to the church office or give them to Deacon Wes. 

Location: 
Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
Date: 
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 12:30pm to Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:00pm
 
 
 
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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
Spring Cantata
9:30am

Spring Cantata

Rescue in the Night
The Story of Daniel in the Lions' Den
Music: 

Connection Choir
Chorister Choir
Cherub Choir

Join us as our children's choirs come together to present their cantata, "Rescue in the Night" during the Worship Service. It is a light hearted, but faithful rendition of the biblical story of Daniel and the Lions’ Den, presented by the Cherub, Chorister, and Connection Choirs!

 
11:00 am
Spring Cantata
11:00am

Spring Cantata

Rescue in the Night
The Story of Daniel in the Lions' Den
Music: 

Connection Choir
Chorister Choir
Cherub Choir

Join us as our children's choirs come together to present their cantata, "Rescue in the Night" during the Worship Service. It is a light hearted, but faithful rendition of the biblical story of Daniel and the Lions’ Den, presented by the Cherub, Chorister, and Connection Choirs!

 
 
 
11:30 am
Lunch Bunch May Outing

Lunch Bunch May 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 May, the group will be visiting Outback Stteakhouse, 2970 Findley Road, Downers Grove.

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: 
Outback Steakhouse, 2970 Findley Road, Downers Grove
Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 11:30am
 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Shelly Davenport
A Purpose Filled Community
Scripture: 
John 10:22–30

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: 
Shelly Davenport
A Purpose Filled Community
Scripture: 
John 10:22–30
Music: 

Chapel Choir
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 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
Service of Holy Communion
11:00am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Shelly Davenport
A Purpose Filled Community
Scripture: 
John 10:22–30
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.

 
 
 
6:00 pm
Youth & Parents Summer Activities Meeting

Youth & Parents Summer Activities Meeting

Parents and youth are invited to an informational meeting on May 15 to learn about all the opportunities to stay connected with your friends, continue to grow your faith, and earn credits for tour and mission trips this summer.

There will be a chance to register for these activities, Including sign-ups for the Tent Program.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:45am
 
 
7:30 pm
Friday Night at the Movies

Friday Night at the Movies

Mama Mia, Here We Go Again will be our final offering of the 2018-2019 season. Both a prequel and a sequel to 2008’s hit Mama Mia, this 2018 musical romantic comedy is populated with a delightful ensemble cast, including Meryl Streep, Lily James, Pierce Brosnan, and Cher. One reviewer stated that “if you liked Mama Mia, you’ll love this one,” but even if you never saw the first picture, you will enjoy the fun, the romance, the ABBA songs, and everything else this delightful film has to offer.

Sign up soon by phone, email, or in person in the church office. The usual snacks, soft drinks, and dessert will be offered; a $2 donation is suggested.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 7:30pm
 
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 13, 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
 
9:00 am
Adopt-a-Stream Annual River Clean-up

Adopt-a-Stream Annual River Clean-up

The Downers Grove First United Methodist Church has adopted a section of St. Joseph Creek located north of Curtiss Street and east of Walnut Avenue about two miles west of our church property. On Saturday, May 18, we’ll gather to clean up the creek by picking up trash along the banks. Please mark your calendar to come and volunteer!

The Adopt-a-Stream program is administered by DuPage County in partnership with The Conservation Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to preserving natural areas and rivers and promoting stewardship of the environment. The May 18 clean-up day will be part of their annual DuPage River Sweep.

All you’ll need to bring are waterproof boots (or shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy) and work gloves, if you have them. Tools, water, and snacks will be provided. This is a great activity for kids to participate in with a parent or guardian.

Sign-up sheets will be available in the parlor, or you can email Vera Miller at VeraMiller83@gmail.com to RSVP.

See attached flyer for more information.

Date: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
7:00 pm
Spring Ring XXVII - What A Wonderful World

Spring Ring XXVII - What A Wonderful World

Spring Ring - What a Wonderful World

The Chancel and Westminster Ringers present their annual spring concert, "What A Wonderful World!"

The concert is a handbell extravaganza showcasing pop hits from the 50s and 60s. The concert will also feature percussion, violin, cello, flute, and harp!

The "top hit" list of tunes will include: It Don't Mean a Thing, if it Ain't Got that Swing, Aquarius, Stairway to Heaven, Love will Keep Us Together, Rock Around the Clock, Fly me to the Moon, Dancing Queen, What a Wonderful World, and more!

Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Child care is provided. Contact Pattie Barnes at 630.953.0146 or pattiebarnes@gmail.com.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Anna
How to Say Goodbye
Scripture: 
John 13:31–35

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.

 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Anna
How to Say Goodbye
Scripture: 
John 13:31–35
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 Anna
How to Say Goodbye
Scripture: 
John 13:31–35
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.

 
11:30 am
Youth BBQ End-of-Year Celebration

Youth BBQ End-of-Year Celebration

Join us for a Youth BBQ End-of-Year Celebration! The Chapel Choir will sing and we'll play games! 

Please note that, due to the uncertain weather, this event is being held in the church gym.

Location: 
DGFUMC Gym
Date: 
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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8:30 am
Worship Service
8:30am

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.

 
10:00 am
Together@10 Worship Service
10:00am

Together@10 Worship Service

Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chapel Choir

Join us for a special Together@10 Service where the 9:30 and 11:00 services will be combined into ONE service at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate our confirmands.

This is a great time to make new friends, re-connect with old friends and bring guests to visit our church.

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.

 
8:00 am
Church Office Closed Monday, May 27

Church Office Closed Monday, May 27

In observance of Memorial Day, the church office will be closed Monday, May 27. If you need assistance during this time, please contact Pastor Claude at 630.297.8574.

Date: 
Monday, May 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 

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