January 2020

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9:00 am
Church Closed for New Year's Holiday

Church Closed for New Year's Holiday

In observance of New Year's Day, the church will be closed on Wednesday, January 1. If you need assistance during this time, please contact Pastor Claude at 630.297.8574.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Service of Holy Communion
8:15am

Service of Holy Communion

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.

 
10:00 am
Service of Holy Communion
10:00am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chapel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music performed by the Chancel and Chapel Choirs. 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.

 
2:00 pm
Preschool Registration and Open House

Preschool Registration and Open House

Our preschool is having an Open House for prospective families on Sunday, January 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Open House provides families with an opportunity to see our classrooms, meet the staff and board members, and ask questions about our program. Open registration will begin at this time also.

If you know anyone who has children who will be age 3 or 4 by September 1, 2020, please let them know about the Open House. Questions? Please contact Nancy Bifulco, Preschool Director, at 630.968.7120, ext. 215 or nancy@dgfumc.org.

Location: 
Room 101
Date: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
9:00 am
Adult Confirmation 2.0 Class

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.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 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
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Signs of Jesus’ Baptism
Scripture: 
Matthew 3:13–17
Music: 

Allen DeBraal, solo

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
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Signs of Jesus’ Baptism
Scripture: 
Matthew 3:13–17
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chapel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music performed by the Chancel and Chapel Choirs. 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.

 
4:00 pm
Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class

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
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
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, January 18, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, March 21, 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
 
5:30 pm
Becoming A Beloved Community

Becoming A Beloved Community

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5580266/All church members are invited to participate in Becoming A Beloved Community, a number of activities sponsored by the Adult Education Work Area.

  1. On Saturday, January 18 we will watch a movie together. Join us at 5:30 p.m. in the Gym to get started.
    • Adults will see the movie The Hate You Give in the gym. There will be an optional dinner.
    • Children will watch The Color of Friendship (an old-school Disney film) in the Theater (Room 217) and eat a pizza dinner. Childcare for younger children will be provided upon request.
  2. On Sunday, January 19, we'll be joined by Michael Childress, the NAACP President for DuPage County, who will speak at noon in the gym. Lunch will be available before this if you preorder. Childcare will be provided upon request.

Sign-up by January 15 for the meal with the movie, Sunday lunch, and/or daycare in the parlor before and after worship services this week and next Sunday, January 12. More details will be available shortly.

Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 5:30pm
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 11:30am
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Michael Childress, President, DuPage County NAACP
A Beloved Community
Scripture: 
John 1:29–42

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
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Michael Childress, President, DuPage County NAACP
A Beloved Community
Scripture: 
John 1:29–42
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chapel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music performed by the Chancel and Chapel Choirs. 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.

 
11:30 am
Becoming A Beloved Community

Becoming A Beloved Community

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5580266/All church members are invited to participate in Becoming A Beloved Community, a number of activities sponsored by the Adult Education Work Area.

  1. On Saturday, January 18 we will watch a movie together. Join us at 5:30 p.m. in the Gym to get started.
    • Adults will see the movie The Hate You Give in the gym. There will be an optional dinner.
    • Children will watch The Color of Friendship (an old-school Disney film) in the Theater (Room 217) and eat a pizza dinner. Childcare for younger children will be provided upon request.
  2. On Sunday, January 19, we'll be joined by Michael Childress, the NAACP President for DuPage County, who will speak at noon in the gym. Lunch will be available before this if you preorder. Childcare will be provided upon request.

Sign-up by January 15 for the meal with the movie, Sunday lunch, and/or daycare in the parlor before and after worship services this week and next Sunday, January 12. More details will be available shortly.

Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 5:30pm
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 11:30am
 
4:00 pm
Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class

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
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
 
9:00 am
Office Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Office Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the church office will be closed on Monday, January 20. If you need assistance during this time, please contact Pastor Claude at 630.297.8574.

Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
 
7:30 pm
Ad Council Meeting

Ad Council Meeting

The Administrative Council will have their first meeting of 2020 on January 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. We will be voting on the 2020 budget and discussing other important issues.

All church members are welcome to attend.

Location: 
Fellowship Hall
Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 7:30pm
 
5:00 pm
Don's Home Cookin' Family Meal

Don's Home Cookin' Family Meal

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, January 22, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Anna

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
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Anna
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chapel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music performed by the Chancel and Chapel Choirs. 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.

 
11:15 am
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, January 26, 2020 - 11:15am
 
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, January 26, 2020 - 12:15pm
 
4:00 pm
Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class

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
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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