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Confirmation Program Youth Retreat

Confirmation Program Youth Retreat

Friday, November 1 to Sunday, November 3

Youth in the Confirmation program are invited to a retreat at Wesley Woods Retreat Center in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

Contact Wes Dorr at 630.968.7120, ext. 203 or wesley@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 3:00pm
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Confirmation Program Youth Retreat

Confirmation Program Youth Retreat

Friday, November 1 to Sunday, November 3

Youth in the Confirmation program are invited to a retreat at Wesley Woods Retreat Center in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

Contact Wes Dorr at 630.968.7120, ext. 203 or wesley@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 3:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
9:00 am
Adult Confirmation 2.0 Class: Refresh Your Faith Journey

Adult Confirmation 2.0 Class: Refresh Your Faith Journey

While traditionally confirmation happens in middle school or junior high, there is no wrong time to study Scripture, grapple with faith, and explore how God is calling us to live out our faith in our everyday lives. In the United Methodist Church, confirmation is a public declaration of faith. It is when we offer our commitment to our faith journey, to God, and to the church. As adults, we're going to refresh our faith journey through Confirmation 2.0 Class. 

Join us for this monthly class that teaches some basics about Methodist history, politics, and theology. Pastor Anna will cover a different topic each month from United Methodist history to the sacraments to our theology of grace. Whether you come for one class or all, there is space for you! All are welcome.

Topic for November 9 Class 

This past year we've celebrated many baptisms! Each time, we sprinkle the person with water, anoint them with oil, and as a church we pray the baptismal liturgy together. What does it mean though? Join us for this class as we explore a Methodist understanding of baptism. Whether you've been to the two other classes of Adult Confirmation 2.0 or none, know that you are welcome to join us!

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
 
8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15 am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Living Saintly Lives
Scripture: 
Luke 6:20–31

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 Card Making Party

UMW Card Making Party

Date: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Living Saintly Lives
Scripture: 
Luke 6:20–31
Music: 

Chapel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music 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
Living Saintly Lives
Scripture: 
Luke 6:20–31
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.

 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15 am

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.

 
9:00 am
UMW Card Making Party

UMW Card Making Party

Date: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
 
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 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
Chorister Choir
Cherub 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.

 
 
 
11:30 am
Lunch Bunch November Outing

Lunch Bunch November 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 November, the group will be visiting the Three Corners Grill & Tap, 7231 Lemont 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: 
Wheatstack Restaurant, 5900 IL 53, Lisle, IL
Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:30am
 
 
7:30 pm
Friday Night at the Movies

Friday Night at the Movies

Violent convict Roman Coleman, an inmate at a rural Nevada prison, gets a chance to rehabilitate himself through participation in a therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs in this month’s film pick, The Mustang. With a history of domestic violence and uncontrollable anger, Roman seems an unlikely candidate for the program, especially when he is assigned to an especially difficult horse. This dramatic film, released earlier this year, may sound like a tough and gritty film, but reviewers describe it as “a tender film about forgiveness and second chances.“  Cast members include Bruce Dern and acclaimed Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts.

Kay Mundy will lead our post-film discussion. Sign up by phone at 630.968.7120 or in person in the church office as seats are limited to 20 people. A $2 donation is suggested to cover snacks, beverages, and dessert. See you at the movies!

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, November 15, 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, 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
8:15 am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Spiritual Resilience
Scripture: 
Luke 21:5–19

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

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Spiritual Resilience
Scripture: 
Luke 21:5–19
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chapel Choir
Westminster Bell Choir

Join us Sunday, November 17 for a special service where the 9:30 and 11:00 services will be combined into ONE service at 10:00 a.m. This is a great time to make new friends, re-connect with old friends, and bring guests to visit our church. After the service, we will present a video of church mission activities this year.

 
11:00 am
Mission Sunday

Mission Sunday

Learn how DGFUMC members put faith into action on Sunday, November 17 as soon as the 11:00 a.m. service ends. A brief video will be shown and we'll here from participants of the All Church Mission Trip to Wesley Woods, the UPAVIM trip to Guatemala, the senior high mission trip to work with D.O.O.R. Atlanta, the Habitat for Humanity trip to Mississippi, and the youth service trip to Rogers Park.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 11:00am
 
4:00 pm
Confirmation Class - November through April

Confirmation Class - November through April

Our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students meets on Sundays and includes classes, modern worship services, local service projects, and fellowship events. 

CLASSES

8th Grade Class meets from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
7th & 8th Grade Classes meet for a Fellowship Snack/Dinner from    5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
7th Grade Class meets from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Classes will meet on the following dates: 

Sundays, November 17 and 24  
Sunday, December 1 
Sundays, January 12 and 26 
Sundays, February 2, 9, 16, and 23 
Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, and 22 

MODERN WORSHIP SERVICES

January 19 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. For all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. 

Spaghetti dinner with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE

February 26 - For all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. 

7:00 p.m. (Confirmation class needs to arrive by 6:30 p.m.)

PADS SERVICE DAYS

December 3; January 7; February 4; March 3 
Meet at Church at 4:30 p.m.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation Sunday: April 19 at 10:00 a.m. 
Confirmation Practice is Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. (8th Grade Class only)

 

Please contact Deacon Wesley Door at wesley@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
 
4:00 pm
Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class

Our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students meets on Sundays this Fall and includes classes, modern worship services, local service projects, and fellowship events. 

CLASSES

8th Grade Class meets from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
7th & 8th Grade Classes meet for a Fellowship Snack/Dinner from    5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
7th Grade Class meets from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

CONFIRMATION RETREAT

November 1 - 3 at Wesley Woods Retreat Center, Williams Bay, Wisconsin

MODERN WORSHIP SERVICES

October 20 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. A meal with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
November 17 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. A meal with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

SERVICE PROJECTS

Saturday, September 28 - Feed My Starving Children, Time TBD
Saturday, November 23 - Yorkville Homeless Ministry, Meet at Church at 10:00 a.m.

Please contact Deacon Wesley Door at wesley@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
5:00 pm
Don's Home Cookin'

Don's Home Cookin'

The cooking team of Don Safford, Bill Chalberg, Susan Newman, and Ken Drogemuller 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!

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, November 20, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
7:00 pm
Christmas Handbell Concert

Christmas Handbell Concert

The Hanging of the Greens 2019

Come along and join us for an evening of sparkling handbell music as we anticipate the delight of Christmas.

Featuring the Chancel and Westminster Ringers
Pattie Barnes, director

O Come, All Ye Faithful, Joyful and Triumphant . . .
The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came
Angels We Have Heard on High
Riu Riu Chiu
The Twelve Days of Christmas
A Holly Jolly Christmas
We Need a Little Christmas!

A bit of Nutcracker frolic!
“Willie, bring your little drum, Robin bring your fife and come!”

Tickets are only $8 each in advance;$10 at the door.

Tickets available for purchase in the church office.

Child care is provided.

Call Pattie Barnes 630.726.9215 or email at pattiebarnes@gmail.com.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
 
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Confirmation Class - November through April

Confirmation Class - November through April

Our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students meets on Sundays and includes classes, modern worship services, local service projects, and fellowship events. 

CLASSES

8th Grade Class meets from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
7th & 8th Grade Classes meet for a Fellowship Snack/Dinner from    5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
7th Grade Class meets from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Classes will meet on the following dates: 

Sundays, November 17 and 24  
Sunday, December 1 
Sundays, January 12 and 26 
Sundays, February 2, 9, 16, and 23 
Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, and 22 

MODERN WORSHIP SERVICES

January 19 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. For all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. 

Spaghetti dinner with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE

February 26 - For all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. 

7:00 p.m. (Confirmation class needs to arrive by 6:30 p.m.)

PADS SERVICE DAYS

December 3; January 7; February 4; March 3 
Meet at Church at 4:30 p.m.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation Sunday: April 19 at 10:00 a.m. 
Confirmation Practice is Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. (8th Grade Class only)

 

Please contact Deacon Wesley Door at wesley@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
 
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Discipleship Bible Study

Discipleship Bible Study

Join us for learning and spiritual growth as we enter this Advent season.

What does it mean to be a disciple? How are people of faith called to live out their beliefs beyond Sunday morning worship? Join us for a four-week Bible study on Discipleship in the Gospel of Luke beginning November 25. Leading this Bible study is part of Pastor Anna's ordination process and she'd be grateful for your participation!

The series will be held on Mondays from November 25 – December 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 218.

Location: 
Room 218
Date: 
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
 
7:30 pm
Community Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

Community Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

"Give Thanks to God for All Things"

You are invited to share in an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service Tuesday, November 26. The service will be held at St. Luke's Presybetrian Church, 5235 Fairview Ave., Downers Grove. A social will follow the worship service.

Location: 
St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, 5235 Fairview Avenue, Downers Grove
Date: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
 
 
 
 
 

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