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Virtual Bible Camp

Virtual Bible Camp

Virtual Bible School
This program is open to all children preschool through 6th grade. Typically, VBS stands for Vacation Bible School, but this year it stands for Virtual Bible School and it's going to be for four weeks in June!

Join us for Knights of North Castle!

Weekly Schedule
Truth (Daniel 3)in Week 1: June 8 - 12
Week 1 Pick-up VBS Supplies: Sunday, June 7 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. or Monday, June 8 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Justice (1 Samuel 17:1-50a) in Week 2: June 15 - 19
Week 2 Pick-up VBS Supplies: Sunday, June 14 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. or Monday, June 15th from 9-11 a.m.

Peace (Luke 2:1-20) in Week 3: June 22 - 26
Week 3 Pick-up VBS Supplies: Sunday, June 21 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. or Monday, June 22nd from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Faith (Matthew 14:22-33) in Week 4: June 29 - July 3

Week 4 Pick-up VBS Supplies: Sunday, June 28 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. or Monday, June 29th from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The contents in the bag that you pick up each week will include a letter giving instructions for all the activities for each day along with where to find the daily videos on-line that go along with the theme for the week, all of the craft supplies; workbook pages; and any other materials needed to fully participate in the week of VBS.

There will be a Bible story as the focus for each week along with crafts, music, science, games, and other activities.Videos will be posted throughout the week to guide you through all the VBS activities at home.

Registrations are due! Registration is very important to have enough materials ready for pick up each Monday.

The cost of VBS will be $10 per child for the complete four-week program. You may pay when you pick up your first bag on Monday, June 8.

Please register as soon as possible, so that Pastor John has time to purchase the materials (sooner is better).

To register, click on this Google form:
https://forms.gle/DDZiWxwMJ4G9fx989

Date: 
Monday, June 8, 2020 (All day) to Friday, June 12, 2020 (All day)
Monday, June 15, 2020 (All day) to Friday, June 19, 2020 (All day)
Monday, June 22, 2020 (All day) to Friday, June 26, 2020 (All day)
Monday, June 29, 2020 (All day) to Friday, July 3, 2020 (All day)
 
 
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Virtual Bible Camp Updates

Virtual Bible Camp Updates

Virtual Bible School
This program is open to all children preschool through 6th grade. Typically, VBS stands for Vacation Bible School, but this year it stands for Virtual Bible School and it's going to be for four weeks in June!

Join us for Knights of North Castle!

Weekly Schedule
Truth (Daniel 3)in Week 1: June 8 - 12

Justice (1 Samuel 17:1-50a) in Week 2: June 15 - 19
Peace (Luke 2:1-20) in Week 3: June 22 - 26
Week 3 & 4 Pick-up VBS Supplies: Monday, June 22 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

If you cannot make these times for pick-up of VBS supplies, please contact Pastor John at john@dgfumc.org

Faith (Matthew 14:22-33) in Week 4: June 29 - July 3

The contents in the weekly bags that you pick up will include a letter with instructions for all the activities for each day, daily videos online links that go along with the theme for the week, all of the craft supplies; workbook pages; and any other materials needed to fully participate in the week of VBS.

Date: 
Monday, June 8, 2020 (All day)
Monday, June 15, 2020 (All day)
Monday, June 22, 2020 (All day) to Friday, June 26, 2020 (All day)
Monday, June 29, 2020 (All day) to Friday, July 3, 2020 (All day)
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Please join our Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study as we meet each Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. We are currently meeting online using Zoom. Our link is: https://zoom.us/j/190771922. 

The group meets from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday online and is facilitated by Pastor Anna, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. 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. Questions? email mthurmanroth@gmail.com.

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 9:00am
 
8:00 pm
Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: An Online Book Study

What do children need to understand about racism? How can white parents engage their white children in age appropriate conversations about racial injustice? Dr. Jennifer Harvey explores these questions and more in her book Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. Join us for this eight-week study!

For the first seven weeks, we'll work through the book, one chapter a week. We'll choose a weekly takeaway we can apply in our own families and check in with each other on how the effort went the next week before engaging in the new chapter. In the final week, we'll talk about engaging in conversations on race, not only from the perspective of being parents, but of being Christians and how our theology can help.

Pastor Anna will be facilitating these conversations and especially invites parents and teachers to participate!

Choose from one of the two group times:
• Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. from June 17 - August 5

OR

• Fridays at Noon from June 19 - August 7
Our Zoom link for the book study is located here.

You may also click the link below to join the book study: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87113527411

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
 
 
12:00 pm
Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: An Online Book Study

What do children need to understand about racism? How can white parents engage their white children in age appropriate conversations about racial injustice? Dr. Jennifer Harvey explores these questions and more in her book Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. Join us for this eight-week study!

For the first seven weeks, we'll work through the book, one chapter a week. We'll choose a weekly takeaway we can apply in our own families and check in with each other on how the effort went the next week before engaging in the new chapter. In the final week, we'll talk about engaging in conversations on race, not only from the perspective of being parents, but of being Christians and how our theology can help.

Pastor Anna will be facilitating these conversations and especially invites parents and teachers to participate!

Choose from one of the two group times:
• Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. from June 17 - August 5

OR

• Fridays at Noon from June 19 - August 7
Our Zoom link for the book study is located here.

You may also click the link below to join the book study: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87113527411

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
 
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10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Seeking a Generation with Compassion
Scripture: 
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

This worship service will be on Zoom. Details are sent each week to those subscribed to the Happenings email. Please contact dgfumc@dgfumc.org for links to this week's service or to be added to the mailing list.

Music for the service is available on video for viewing before and after the service. 

 
11:30 am
Men's Discipleship Study Group

Men's Discipleship Study Group

Our United Methodist Men group meets online weekly to discuss Men’s Discipleship: Becoming More Like Jesus by Dr. Mike Rosebush each Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We are currently meeting online using Zoom.

The group is facilitated by Pastor Claude. All men are encouraged to attend this group. Questions? email claude@dgfumc.org.

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Please join our Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study as we meet each Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. We are currently meeting online using Zoom. Our link is: https://zoom.us/j/190771922. 

The group meets from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday online and is facilitated by Pastor Anna, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. 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. Questions? email mthurmanroth@gmail.com.

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 9:00am
 
8:00 pm
Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: An Online Book Study

What do children need to understand about racism? How can white parents engage their white children in age appropriate conversations about racial injustice? Dr. Jennifer Harvey explores these questions and more in her book Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. Join us for this eight-week study!

For the first seven weeks, we'll work through the book, one chapter a week. We'll choose a weekly takeaway we can apply in our own families and check in with each other on how the effort went the next week before engaging in the new chapter. In the final week, we'll talk about engaging in conversations on race, not only from the perspective of being parents, but of being Christians and how our theology can help.

Pastor Anna will be facilitating these conversations and especially invites parents and teachers to participate!

Choose from one of the two group times:
• Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. from June 17 - August 5

OR

• Fridays at Noon from June 19 - August 7
Our Zoom link for the book study is located here.

You may also click the link below to join the book study: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87113527411

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
 
 
12:00 pm
Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: An Online Book Study

What do children need to understand about racism? How can white parents engage their white children in age appropriate conversations about racial injustice? Dr. Jennifer Harvey explores these questions and more in her book Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. Join us for this eight-week study!

For the first seven weeks, we'll work through the book, one chapter a week. We'll choose a weekly takeaway we can apply in our own families and check in with each other on how the effort went the next week before engaging in the new chapter. In the final week, we'll talk about engaging in conversations on race, not only from the perspective of being parents, but of being Christians and how our theology can help.

Pastor Anna will be facilitating these conversations and especially invites parents and teachers to participate!

Choose from one of the two group times:
• Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. from June 17 - August 5

OR

• Fridays at Noon from June 19 - August 7
Our Zoom link for the book study is located here.

You may also click the link below to join the book study: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87113527411

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
 
Virtual Garden Walk

Virtual Garden Walk

The 14th Annual Downers Grove Garden Walk will be held online this year. It will give you an opportunity to preview some of the most beautiful gardens in the area in anticipation of next year's in-person (we hope!) Garden Walk. This Garden Walk is a fundraiser benefiting the Bridge Board of the Downers Grove First United Methodist Church.

This year's virtual Garden Walk will be a “sneak peek” of the gardens for 2021 with a professionally produced YouTube video to be posted beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11. It will remain online through August 8. This sneak peek will feature gardens that would have been on this year's Garden Walk and will instead appear on the walk next year, when we can visit in person. Stay tuned for more information.

No ticket purchase will be necessary. There will be an option to donate online in support of our Bridge program and the families that we mentor, should you choose to do so. We appreciate your understanding and your generous support of this meaningful mission.

The Bridge Board is a program partner with Bridge Communities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose focus is to transform the lives of homeless families by guiding them to a better future. This mission is accomplished by providing housing, mentoring, direction, hope, encouragement and a stable environment so that families may become self-sufficient and sustain their independence. Every family resides in DuPage County.

Date: 
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 9:30am to Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 3:00pm
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Virtual Garden Walk

Virtual Garden Walk

The 14th Annual Downers Grove Garden Walk will be held online this year. It will give you an opportunity to preview some of the most beautiful gardens in the area in anticipation of next year's in-person (we hope!) Garden Walk. This Garden Walk is a fundraiser benefiting the Bridge Board of the Downers Grove First United Methodist Church.

This year's virtual Garden Walk will be a “sneak peek” of the gardens for 2021 with a professionally produced YouTube video to be posted beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11. It will remain online through August 8. This sneak peek will feature gardens that would have been on this year's Garden Walk and will instead appear on the walk next year, when we can visit in person. Stay tuned for more information.

No ticket purchase will be necessary. There will be an option to donate online in support of our Bridge program and the families that we mentor, should you choose to do so. We appreciate your understanding and your generous support of this meaningful mission.

The Bridge Board is a program partner with Bridge Communities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose focus is to transform the lives of homeless families by guiding them to a better future. This mission is accomplished by providing housing, mentoring, direction, hope, encouragement and a stable environment so that families may become self-sufficient and sustain their independence. Every family resides in DuPage County.

Date: 
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 9:30am to Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 3:00pm
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10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude

This worship service will be on Zoom. Details are sent each week to those subscribed to the Happenings email. Please contact dgfumc@dgfumc.org for links to this week's service or to be added to the mailing list.

Music for the service is available on video for viewing before and after the service. 

 
11:30 am
Men's Discipleship Study Group

Men's Discipleship Study Group

Our United Methodist Men group meets online weekly to discuss Men’s Discipleship: Becoming More Like Jesus by Dr. Mike Rosebush each Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We are currently meeting online using Zoom.

The group is facilitated by Pastor Claude. All men are encouraged to attend this group. Questions? email claude@dgfumc.org.

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Please join our Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study as we meet each Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. We are currently meeting online using Zoom. Our link is: https://zoom.us/j/190771922. 

The group meets from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday online and is facilitated by Pastor Anna, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. 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. Questions? email mthurmanroth@gmail.com.

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 9:00am
 
8:00 pm
Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: An Online Book Study

What do children need to understand about racism? How can white parents engage their white children in age appropriate conversations about racial injustice? Dr. Jennifer Harvey explores these questions and more in her book Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. Join us for this eight-week study!

For the first seven weeks, we'll work through the book, one chapter a week. We'll choose a weekly takeaway we can apply in our own families and check in with each other on how the effort went the next week before engaging in the new chapter. In the final week, we'll talk about engaging in conversations on race, not only from the perspective of being parents, but of being Christians and how our theology can help.

Pastor Anna will be facilitating these conversations and especially invites parents and teachers to participate!

Choose from one of the two group times:
• Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. from June 17 - August 5

OR

• Fridays at Noon from June 19 - August 7
Our Zoom link for the book study is located here.

You may also click the link below to join the book study: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87113527411

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
 
 
12:00 pm
Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: An Online Book Study

What do children need to understand about racism? How can white parents engage their white children in age appropriate conversations about racial injustice? Dr. Jennifer Harvey explores these questions and more in her book Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. Join us for this eight-week study!

For the first seven weeks, we'll work through the book, one chapter a week. We'll choose a weekly takeaway we can apply in our own families and check in with each other on how the effort went the next week before engaging in the new chapter. In the final week, we'll talk about engaging in conversations on race, not only from the perspective of being parents, but of being Christians and how our theology can help.

Pastor Anna will be facilitating these conversations and especially invites parents and teachers to participate!

Choose from one of the two group times:
• Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. from June 17 - August 5

OR

• Fridays at Noon from June 19 - August 7
Our Zoom link for the book study is located here.

You may also click the link below to join the book study: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87113527411

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
 
8:30 am
S.O.S. - Cancelled until Further Notice

S.O.S. - Cancelled until Further Notice

CANCELLED until Further Notice

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, February 15, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 8:30am
 
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Virtual Garden Walk

Virtual Garden Walk

The 14th Annual Downers Grove Garden Walk will be held online this year. It will give you an opportunity to preview some of the most beautiful gardens in the area in anticipation of next year's in-person (we hope!) Garden Walk. This Garden Walk is a fundraiser benefiting the Bridge Board of the Downers Grove First United Methodist Church.

This year's virtual Garden Walk will be a “sneak peek” of the gardens for 2021 with a professionally produced YouTube video to be posted beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11. It will remain online through August 8. This sneak peek will feature gardens that would have been on this year's Garden Walk and will instead appear on the walk next year, when we can visit in person. Stay tuned for more information.

No ticket purchase will be necessary. There will be an option to donate online in support of our Bridge program and the families that we mentor, should you choose to do so. We appreciate your understanding and your generous support of this meaningful mission.

The Bridge Board is a program partner with Bridge Communities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose focus is to transform the lives of homeless families by guiding them to a better future. This mission is accomplished by providing housing, mentoring, direction, hope, encouragement and a stable environment so that families may become self-sufficient and sustain their independence. Every family resides in DuPage County.

Date: 
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 9:30am to Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 3:00pm
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11:30 am
Men's Discipleship Study Group

Men's Discipleship Study Group

Our United Methodist Men group meets online weekly to discuss Men’s Discipleship: Becoming More Like Jesus by Dr. Mike Rosebush each Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We are currently meeting online using Zoom.

The group is facilitated by Pastor Claude. All men are encouraged to attend this group. Questions? email claude@dgfumc.org.

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Please join our Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study as we meet each Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. We are currently meeting online using Zoom. Our link is: https://zoom.us/j/190771922. 

The group meets from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday online and is facilitated by Pastor Anna, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. 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. Questions? email mthurmanroth@gmail.com.

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 9:00am
 
8:00 pm
Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: An Online Book Study

What do children need to understand about racism? How can white parents engage their white children in age appropriate conversations about racial injustice? Dr. Jennifer Harvey explores these questions and more in her book Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. Join us for this eight-week study!

For the first seven weeks, we'll work through the book, one chapter a week. We'll choose a weekly takeaway we can apply in our own families and check in with each other on how the effort went the next week before engaging in the new chapter. In the final week, we'll talk about engaging in conversations on race, not only from the perspective of being parents, but of being Christians and how our theology can help.

Pastor Anna will be facilitating these conversations and especially invites parents and teachers to participate!

Choose from one of the two group times:
• Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. from June 17 - August 5

OR

• Fridays at Noon from June 19 - August 7
Our Zoom link for the book study is located here.

You may also click the link below to join the book study: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87113527411

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
 
 
12:00 pm
Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: An Online Book Study

What do children need to understand about racism? How can white parents engage their white children in age appropriate conversations about racial injustice? Dr. Jennifer Harvey explores these questions and more in her book Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. Join us for this eight-week study!

For the first seven weeks, we'll work through the book, one chapter a week. We'll choose a weekly takeaway we can apply in our own families and check in with each other on how the effort went the next week before engaging in the new chapter. In the final week, we'll talk about engaging in conversations on race, not only from the perspective of being parents, but of being Christians and how our theology can help.

Pastor Anna will be facilitating these conversations and especially invites parents and teachers to participate!

Choose from one of the two group times:
• Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. from June 17 - August 5

OR

• Fridays at Noon from June 19 - August 7
Our Zoom link for the book study is located here.

You may also click the link below to join the book study: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87113527411

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
 
 
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Virtual Garden Walk

Virtual Garden Walk

The 14th Annual Downers Grove Garden Walk will be held online this year. It will give you an opportunity to preview some of the most beautiful gardens in the area in anticipation of next year's in-person (we hope!) Garden Walk. This Garden Walk is a fundraiser benefiting the Bridge Board of the Downers Grove First United Methodist Church.

This year's virtual Garden Walk will be a “sneak peek” of the gardens for 2021 with a professionally produced YouTube video to be posted beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11. It will remain online through August 8. This sneak peek will feature gardens that would have been on this year's Garden Walk and will instead appear on the walk next year, when we can visit in person. Stay tuned for more information.

No ticket purchase will be necessary. There will be an option to donate online in support of our Bridge program and the families that we mentor, should you choose to do so. We appreciate your understanding and your generous support of this meaningful mission.

The Bridge Board is a program partner with Bridge Communities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose focus is to transform the lives of homeless families by guiding them to a better future. This mission is accomplished by providing housing, mentoring, direction, hope, encouragement and a stable environment so that families may become self-sufficient and sustain their independence. Every family resides in DuPage County.

Date: 
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 9:30am to Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 3:00pm
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11:30 am
Men's Discipleship Study Group

Men's Discipleship Study Group

Our United Methodist Men group meets online weekly to discuss Men’s Discipleship: Becoming More Like Jesus by Dr. Mike Rosebush each Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We are currently meeting online using Zoom.

The group is facilitated by Pastor Claude. All men are encouraged to attend this group. Questions? email claude@dgfumc.org.

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Please join our Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study as we meet each Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. We are currently meeting online using Zoom. Our link is: https://zoom.us/j/190771922. 

The group meets from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday online and is facilitated by Pastor Anna, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. 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. Questions? email mthurmanroth@gmail.com.

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 9:15am
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 9:00am
 
8:00 pm
Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: An Online Book Study

What do children need to understand about racism? How can white parents engage their white children in age appropriate conversations about racial injustice? Dr. Jennifer Harvey explores these questions and more in her book Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. Join us for this eight-week study!

For the first seven weeks, we'll work through the book, one chapter a week. We'll choose a weekly takeaway we can apply in our own families and check in with each other on how the effort went the next week before engaging in the new chapter. In the final week, we'll talk about engaging in conversations on race, not only from the perspective of being parents, but of being Christians and how our theology can help.

Pastor Anna will be facilitating these conversations and especially invites parents and teachers to participate!

Choose from one of the two group times:
• Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. from June 17 - August 5

OR

• Fridays at Noon from June 19 - August 7
Our Zoom link for the book study is located here.

You may also click the link below to join the book study: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87113527411

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
 
 
12:00 pm
Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: An Online Book Study

What do children need to understand about racism? How can white parents engage their white children in age appropriate conversations about racial injustice? Dr. Jennifer Harvey explores these questions and more in her book Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. Join us for this eight-week study!

For the first seven weeks, we'll work through the book, one chapter a week. We'll choose a weekly takeaway we can apply in our own families and check in with each other on how the effort went the next week before engaging in the new chapter. In the final week, we'll talk about engaging in conversations on race, not only from the perspective of being parents, but of being Christians and how our theology can help.

Pastor Anna will be facilitating these conversations and especially invites parents and teachers to participate!

Choose from one of the two group times:
• Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. from June 17 - August 5

OR

• Fridays at Noon from June 19 - August 7
Our Zoom link for the book study is located here.

You may also click the link below to join the book study: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87113527411

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
 

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