July 2019

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Church Office Closed Thursday, July 4

Church Office Closed Thursday, July 4

In observance of Independence Day, the church office will be closed Thursday, July 4. If you need assistance during this time, please contact Pastor Claude at 630.297.8574.

Date: 
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
 
 
 
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Wash and Worship

Wash and Worship

A Wash and Worship youth car wash will take place Sunday morning, July 7 and Sunday, August 18 beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Have your car washed while you attend worship services! 

All donations received benefit youth ministries.

Location: 
Parking Lot
Date: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 8:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 8:00am to 11:00am
 
8:30 am
Service of Holy Communion
8:30am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Freedom Ain’t Free!
Scripture: 
Acts 16:16–34

This service consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. During June, July, and August, this service takes place in the Sanctuary. There is no Sunday School during this service.

 
8:30 am
Worship Service
8:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Harvest for the World
Scripture: 
Luke 10:1–11, 16–20
Music: 

Grace Chalberg, solo
Ryan Knezevich, trombone

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. There is no Sunday school offered at this service.

 
9:00 am
Wash and Worship

Wash and Worship

A Wash and Worship youth car wash will take place Sunday morning, July 7.

Have your car washed while you attend worship services! 

All donations received benefit youth ministries.

Location: 
Parking Lot
Date: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Harvest for the World
Scripture: 
Luke 10:1–11, 16–20
Music: 

Grace Chalberg, solo
Ryan Knezevich, trombone

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary.All preschool and kindergarten age children are invited to attend a weekly Sunday school class during the 10:00 a.m. service this summer. The class will meet in room 113 (the Nursery Suite). Students going into 1st through 6th grade will start in worship and then go to Sunday school following the children’s message. 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.

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

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Freedom Ain’t Free!
Scripture: 
Acts 16:16–34
Music: 

Youth Choir of FUMC, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. During the summer, our choirs are on summer break and special music is provided by a variety of community members.

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
Lunch Bunch July Outing

Lunch Bunch July 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 July, the group will be visiting Raymes Steak & Fish House, 4801 Lincoln Ave. in Lisle.

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, July 10, 2019 - 11:30am
 
6:30 pm
Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays is a summer program for children going into kindergarten through 6th grade!  The mission of this program is to bring children together for a lot of fun and fellowship in a church community. Every child is welcome. Invite your children, grandchildren, children in your neighborhood, and children of friends---ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!  The program will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and there is NO cost!  Parents are welcome to drop off their kids OR stay and enjoy the fun!  Children are encouraged to bring one non-perishable food item each week to be donated to the People's Resource Center.

Schedule of Wednesdays and Themes:

July 10  Minute-to-Win-It Games

July 17  Game Night

July 24  Bingo Night

July 31  Waterslide

You're welcome to join us for one Wednesday or come each week - whatever fits in your schedule!

For more information contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org or 630.968.7120.

Date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
 
 
 
Senior High Mission Trip to Atlanta Georgia

Senior High Mission Trip to Atlanta Georgia

Our Senior High group is going on it's annual Mission Trip. This year we are going to Georgia to be a part of DOOR Atlanta (Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection). Through DOOR's Discover program, groups spend time serving with a variety of local agencies and ministries and learning through evening speakers and activities.

The experience is about more than preparing a meal at a soup kitchen or playing with children at a day camp. It is an opportunity to work alongside local community members, to learn from local leaders, and to listen to the stories of neighbors, clients, and churches. The people and stories may challenge your initial perceptions of the city. But they reveal the ways that God is working. They will help you to see the face of God in the city.

A DOOR Atlanta Discover experience centers on the theme of Bread for the Journey and answers the question of "who is our neighbor?" by using the Bible and writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Participants engage this theme and focus question through service work and community interactions. All participants go to The King Center to learn more about social justice and the changes the city of Atlanta has experienced because of the Civil Rights Movement.

Service Opportunities
DOOR Atlanta partners with 32 agencies across the city. Participant service experiences may include: a local soup kitchen, packing and sending medical supplies to third world countries, or working on a local urban farm, or another experience.

Location: 
Atlanta, Georgia
Date: 
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 5:00am to Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:00pm
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9:30 am
Downers Grove Garden Walk

Downers Grove Garden Walk

The 13th Annual Downers Grove Garden Walk will give you an opportunity to view some of the most beautiful gardens in the area. The Garden Walk is a fundraiser benefitting the Bridge Board of the Downers Grove First United Methodist Church.

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 13, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
 
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Senior High Mission Trip to Atlanta Georgia

Senior High Mission Trip to Atlanta Georgia

Our Senior High group is going on it's annual Mission Trip. This year we are going to Georgia to be a part of DOOR Atlanta (Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection). Through DOOR's Discover program, groups spend time serving with a variety of local agencies and ministries and learning through evening speakers and activities.

The experience is about more than preparing a meal at a soup kitchen or playing with children at a day camp. It is an opportunity to work alongside local community members, to learn from local leaders, and to listen to the stories of neighbors, clients, and churches. The people and stories may challenge your initial perceptions of the city. But they reveal the ways that God is working. They will help you to see the face of God in the city.

A DOOR Atlanta Discover experience centers on the theme of Bread for the Journey and answers the question of "who is our neighbor?" by using the Bible and writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Participants engage this theme and focus question through service work and community interactions. All participants go to The King Center to learn more about social justice and the changes the city of Atlanta has experienced because of the Civil Rights Movement.

Service Opportunities
DOOR Atlanta partners with 32 agencies across the city. Participant service experiences may include: a local soup kitchen, packing and sending medical supplies to third world countries, or working on a local urban farm, or another experience.

Location: 
Atlanta, Georgia
Date: 
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 5:00am to Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:00pm
 
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
 
8:30 am
Worship Service
8:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Rev. John Gillham
When GPS Isn’t Working
Scripture: 
Exodus 14–16
Music: 

Don Newsom and Pattie Barnes, piano duet
Elise Cismesia, solo
Brett Goad, solo

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. There is no Sunday school offered at this service.

 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Rev. John Gillham
When GPS Isn’t Working
Scripture: 
Exodus 14–16
Music: 

Don Newsom and Pattie Barnes, piano duet
Elise Cismesia, solo
Brett Goad, solo

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary.All preschool and kindergarten age children are invited to attend a weekly Sunday school class during the 10:00 a.m. service this summer. The class will meet in room 113 (the Nursery Suite). Students going into 1st through 6th grade will start in worship and then go to Sunday school following the children’s message. 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.

 
 
 
6:30 pm
Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays is a summer program for children going into kindergarten through 6th grade!  The mission of this program is to bring children together for a lot of fun and fellowship in a church community. Every child is welcome. Invite your children, grandchildren, children in your neighborhood, and children of friends---ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!  The program will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and there is NO cost!  Parents are welcome to drop off their kids OR stay and enjoy the fun!  Children are encouraged to bring one non-perishable food item each week to be donated to the People's Resource Center.

Schedule of Wednesdays and Themes:

July 10  Minute-to-Win-It Games

July 17  Game Night

July 24  Bingo Night

July 31  Waterslide

You're welcome to join us for one Wednesday or come each week - whatever fits in your schedule!

For more information contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org or 630.968.7120.

Date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
 
 
 
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8:30 am
Worship Service
8:30am

Worship Service

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. There is no Sunday school offered at this service.

 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary.All preschool and kindergarten age children are invited to attend a weekly Sunday school class during the 10:00 a.m. service this summer. The class will meet in room 113 (the Nursery Suite). Students going into 1st through 6th grade will start in worship and then go to Sunday school following the children’s message. 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
Church Camp for All

Church Camp for All

All Church Community Hour

This summer, we’re offering a monthly All-Church Community Hour after the 10:00 a.m. service to provide new ways for our congregation members to gather in community. On July 21, we'll celebrate Summer Camp for all! Ever wondered what it was like to go to church camp? Haven't been in a while, or went last month, and want to relive the memories? 

Join us to see memories of this year's Wesley Woods Summer Camp and hear from kids who went to camp talk about their experience! 

Date: 
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 11:00am
 
 
 
6:30 pm
Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays is a summer program for children going into kindergarten through 6th grade!  The mission of this program is to bring children together for a lot of fun and fellowship in a church community. Every child is welcome. Invite your children, grandchildren, children in your neighborhood, and children of friends---ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!  The program will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and there is NO cost!  Parents are welcome to drop off their kids OR stay and enjoy the fun!  Children are encouraged to bring one non-perishable food item each week to be donated to the People's Resource Center.

Schedule of Wednesdays and Themes:

July 10  Minute-to-Win-It Games

July 17  Game Night

July 24  Bingo Night

July 31  Waterslide

You're welcome to join us for one Wednesday or come each week - whatever fits in your schedule!

For more information contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org or 630.968.7120.

Date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
 
 
 
 
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8:30 am
Worship Service
8:30am

Worship Service

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. There is no Sunday school offered at this service.

 
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Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary.All preschool and kindergarten age children are invited to attend a weekly Sunday school class during the 10:00 a.m. service this summer. The class will meet in room 113 (the Nursery Suite). Students going into 1st through 6th grade will start in worship and then go to Sunday school following the children’s message. 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.

 
United Church of Rogers Park Mission Trip

United Church of Rogers Park Mission Trip

Join us for our annual trip to United Church of Rogers Park for youth entering grades 7 in the fall through graduating seniors. We will be helping with the Kids Club. 

Location: 
United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
Date: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
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6:30 pm
Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays is a summer program for children going into kindergarten through 6th grade!  The mission of this program is to bring children together for a lot of fun and fellowship in a church community. Every child is welcome. Invite your children, grandchildren, children in your neighborhood, and children of friends---ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!  The program will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and there is NO cost!  Parents are welcome to drop off their kids OR stay and enjoy the fun!  Children are encouraged to bring one non-perishable food item each week to be donated to the People's Resource Center.

Schedule of Wednesdays and Themes:

July 10  Minute-to-Win-It Games

July 17  Game Night

July 24  Bingo Night

July 31  Waterslide

You're welcome to join us for one Wednesday or come each week - whatever fits in your schedule!

For more information contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org or 630.968.7120.

Date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
 

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