Senior High Mission Trip

Our Senior High group is going on it's annual Mission Trip. This year we are going to Glenwood, MN, through Group Workcamps.

Open Door, Glenwood MN
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:00pm

Generations in Solidarity

Honoring voices of the past, bringing hope for the future

Generations in SolidarityPlease join us on Saturday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. for a public screening and discussion of Generations in Solidarity – a 45 minute documentary film which explores the governmental and faith-community relationships between North and Central America over the past 25 years.

Filmed on location in Guatemala, El Salvador and North America, Generations in Solidarity tells the story of how Sister Parish, an ecumenical social justice organization, began to link faith-based communities between North and Central America.  Their goals during the darkest days of the civil wars in Central America were to provide hope and stand in solidarity with the people of Central America – who continue to struggle for justice today amid violence, globalization and environmental degradation. The film encourages us to establish long-term relationships and interconnectedness with faith communities in Central America, challenging us to discover how the role of solidarity is as important as charity in providing support. We are asked to reflect on the source and nature of injustice in Central America and the parallels to environmental and social issues being faced in the U.S. today.

Click below to see the trailer and register for this event.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 7:00pm

2014 Easter Offering - Gifts of Hope and Healing

Easter SundayDear Church Family,

As we anticipate trees quietly beginning to blossom and flowers stretching towards the emerging sun, we are reminded that Easter will soon be here. On Sunday, April 20th, we will worship with full hearts, proclaiming to the world that “Christ is alive!”

Easter is a wondrous celebration of Christ’s Resurrection and the promise of eternal life. And it is a time to remember that Jesus came to heal and provide hope to all. Each year we invite our congregation to help carry out this mission of hope and healing by participating in our Special Easter Offering.

GIve OnlineThis annual offering helps fund the outreach of our congregation’s Missions Work Area which takes seriously its role as stewards of your generosity and compassion.  This year we are asking that you consider enhancing your Easter giving so that, as a church body, DGFUMC can increase its outreach in a more impactful way. The resources gathered on Easter Sunday will make a critical difference in the lives of individuals in DuPage County, as well as in national and international missions programs.

One Great Hour of Sharing

UMCOROnce a year, United Methodists everywhere participate in this special offering to provide administrative support for the United Methodist Committee on Relief as it responds to disaster survivors and people in need in the U. S. and internationally. These foundational gifts help UMCOR keep its promise that 100 percent of every other gift you make to a specific UMCOR project can be spent on that project - not on home office administrative costs. Offering gifts over and above those used to cover administrative costs at UMCOR are channeled where they're most needed, often to support under-funded programs. UMCOR ministries include: responding in places where natural disasters, war, or conflict have done so much damage that communities are unable to recover on their own, fighting hunger, alleviating poverty, providing relief supplies, and offering hospitality to immigrants and refugees.

Offering envelopes for One Great Hour of Sharing will be available in this Sunday's bulletin.

"Imagine No Malaria" Free Throw Contest

Nothing but netsJoin us on Saturday, March 22 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in the Gym as we raise money and awareness for Imagine No Malaria, an extraordinary effort by The United Methodist Church to end preventable deaths by malaria in Africa, especially the death of a child or a mother. The church is involved in an extraordinary partnership with other international organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to eliminate this disease.

You can pay for the chance to score the most baskets in your age group, or support someone else. This event, which is organized and sponsored by the 5th and 6th graders, is fun for all the family.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 1:30pm

2014 Adult Mission Scholarship

Ever think about taking a mission trip somewhere? Giving your time and energy to others in a new and meaningful way?

The Missions Work Area is offering its third annual Adult Mission Scholarship, matching up to $1,000 in mission-related expenses, to a member of our church who wants to embark on a Christian mission trip in the coming year. Guidelines are specified on the application form found below.

Applications are due to jeankrusinski@aol.com by April 1, 2014.

Helping Kids in Our Community

healthy snacksAccording to recent data, nearly nine percent of children in DuPage County are living in poverty. The figures are alarming, but you can help. The Missions Work Area is coordinating with Downers Grove elementary school social workers to support school-age children. Stop by the Purchase with a Purpose table in the Parlor during January to donate money for the purchase of gift cards for social workers to use to obtain healthy snacks and to assist children with specific needs. Every dollar directly benefits children in Downers Grove.

Ignite Bake Sale!

Ignite Youth Group will be putting on a bake sale to support our 30 Hour Famine.

Help us reach our goal of donating $5,000 to help feed starving children!

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 9:00am

Youth Group Pancake Breakfast

Ignite Youth Group will be having a pancake breakfast on January 26th! 

All proceeds will go towards our summer Mission Trips.

There is no cost, but donations are welcome!

Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 8:30am

Giving Tree Thank You!

Thank you to the entire congregation for your contributions to the Giving Tree this year. We took two carloads of gifts to ChildServ and another two carloads to the People's Resource Center. Your gifts help make Christmas brighter for so many children. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

We will continue to collect clothing items for PADs into the new year. Please bring any donations to the office. Thank you!


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