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Pictorial Directory Photos

Everyone is encouraged to have their family or ijndividual photo taken for our pictorial directory. It is a great way to get to know each other! Go to Lifetouch's online sign-up form designed just for DGFUMC at:  https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/yxg8mmbc/ to schedule.

There also will be opportunities to sign up after worship in the parlor. Lifetouch is offering a $50 gift card to be used toward your picture package. A drawing will be held among the first 50 appointments scheduled.

Dates for scheduling your appointment are listed below. For questions, contact the church office or contact Judy Hanley at judith0513@gmail.com.

November 19, 20, 21, and 23: 2:00 - 9:00 p.m.
November 24: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
November 29 & 30:  2:00 - 9:00 p.m.
December 1: 2:00 - 9:00 p.m.
December 8: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
December 9: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: 
Room 114
Date: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 2:00pm

Introducing our New Pastor of Youth Ministries

Wesley DorrWe are delighted to announce that Rev. Wesley Dorr will be joining our ministry team on December 1 as the Pastor of Youth Ministries. Wes is a 2005 graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity and a certification in Christian Education and Church Leadership. He is an ordained a deacon in full connection with a great passion for guiding youth to a deeper faith and connecting them with experiences that lead to a better understanding of social justice through the love of Christ.

Pastor Dorr comes to us from United Church of Rogers Park UMC where he founded the Peace Center of Rogers Park and developed an after-school program and a summer camp for the children of the Rogers Park Neighborhood. He brings a vast knowledge of restorative justice and community engagement. Pastor Dorr grew up in Olive Branch, Mississippi just outside of Memphis, Tenn. and did his undergraduate work at Mississippi State University. He and his wife, Charlotte, have a nine-year-old son, Brennan. Pastor Wes enjoys coaching little league baseball, bike riding, and watching Chicago sports. He especially has a love of the White Sox!

A Way Forward for the UMC - Adult Education Study

In February of 2019, a special General Conference will be held to consider recommendations from the Commission on a Way Forward. This task force studied the Book of Discipline for text that relates to human sexuality and developed a plan to strengthen the unity of the church.

To help understand the direction of A Way Forward for UMC, the Adult Education Committee invites you to join Pastor Anna as she leads us through a six-week study scheduled to meet on Mondays beginning October 8 through November 12. We will meet from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. in Room 213. The book, Our Strangely Warmed Hearts: Coming Out Into God’s Call by Bishop Karen Oliveto, will provide the framework for this study. We encourage you to read the book, but it is not mandatory to participate in the study. Books will be available in the office and at the study sessions. Join us in this study and in prayer as we come closer to what could be a pivotal moment for our denomination.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 7:30pm

Adult Education Bible Study

Dr. Osvaldo Vena will continue the study of the Gospel of Mark which began last spring. Osvaldo is a professor of New Testament at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, and author of Jesus, Disciple of the Kingdom: Mark's Christology for a Community in Crisis as well as a member of our congregation. Osvaldo has described Jesus as "the disciple par excellence of the kingdom of God, a model for our daily, contemporary journey as God's people." The class, which meets in Room 213 at 9:15am each Sunday, is invited to explore the meaning and context of passages that constantly yield surprises even though they seem so well known to us.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the class will take a break from meeting on September 23 and 30 and begin again on Sunday, October 7.

New participants are always welcome. 

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 9:15am

Hearing Loop System Available on the Main Floor of the Sanctuary

DGFUMC is pleased to provide the Hearing Loop System for use on the main floor of the Sanctuary.

A hearing loop is a wire that circles a room and is connected to a sound system. The loop transmits the sound electromagnetically. The electromagnetic signal is then picked up by the t-coil in a hearing aid or cochlear implant.

Users with a t-coil in their hearing aid can now listen to the service directly through their hearing aids. Please check with your hearing care professional to see if your hearing aid is equipped with a t-coil and properly adjusted. Non-hearing aid users can pick-up a headset to use at the sound board.

To learn more about the Hearing Loop System, please see the flyer below..

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