Diane Hires leading the combined DGFUMC choirsIgnite Youth GroupClaire at UPAVIMPastor Greta with the Chorister ChoirGet MessyUPAVIMPastor Jim giving a sermonMision FronterasPastor Greta baptizing a child

Together @ 10 Worship Service and Pancake Breakfast

Please join us on Sunday, January 22 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.

Stop by the gym before or after the service to enjoy food and fellowship as our youth host a Pancake Breakfast. Donations received from the breakfast will help support our Youth Ministries.

Please note: our 8:15 a.m. worship service will still be held in the Chapel.

We hope to see you there!

World Relief Refugee Resettlement Good Neighbor Kit

World Relief is an organization that partners with local churches to transform communities economically, socially and spiritually, so that the lives of the vulnerable can thrive and grow. As part of their Refugee Resettlement program, World Relief works in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and local church partners to welcome and resettle thousands of refugees refered by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to the United States each year. This year, World Relief Chicago will resettle hundreds of refugees to our area.

Refugees often flee their homes at a moment’s notice. They arrive at a U.S. airport with few belongings, a difficult past and high hopes for the future. An important first step in making them feel welcome is to provide each family with a Welcome Kit. These kits include kitchen supplies, bedding, hygiene and other household items. As we launch our partnership with World Relief to help resettle refugees in our community, DGFUMC has committed to supplying items to complete two Welcome Kits.

Stop by the parlor on Sunday morning to sign-up to donate items and learn about other volunteer opportunities for this important mission.

Luther College Nordic Choir Concert

Luther College Nordic Choir, one of the top college choirs in the nation, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 30, at Downers Grove First United Methodist Church.

The performance by the 66-member Nordic Choir is open to the public with no charge for admission, with free-will donations accepted.

The 2017 Nordic Choir tour program includes selections from the following: "O Day Full of Grace" arranged by F. Melius Christiansen, "The Road Home" by Stephen Paulus, and "Always Singing" by Dale Warland, as well as hymn-arrangements, spirituals and the traditional Nordic Choir closing piece "O Lord God" by Pavel Chesnokov.

The concert is part of Nordic Choir's 2017 tour of the Midwest. The choir tours annually and has performed around the world, appearing in Norway, England, Ireland, Germany, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Baltic countries, Mexico and the Caribbean. Nordic Choir has also appeared throughout the United States, performing in such well-known concert halls as Lincoln Center in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Most recently, the choir traveled to Italy and performed in Rome, Florence and Venice.

Nordic Choir, founded in 1946, enjoys national and international acclaim as a premier collegiate choral ensemble in the United States. This year's ensemble is directed during January by guest conductor Jeffrey Douma, professor of conducting at Yale University. Douma was preceded by the leadership of Allen Hightower, Craig Arnold and the 57-year tenure of Weston Noble.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 7:30pm

Adult Book Study - An Introduction to Christian Ethics

This New Year, we continue with our study of Robin Lovin's An Introduction to Christian Ethics: Goals, Duties, and Virtues. Topics include: The Origin of Ethics; Goods, Goals, and God; and Virtue and Responsibility among others.

This study is offered Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

Friday Night at the Movies

As the New Year starts, we leave behind our fall political theme and turn to a potpourri of films selected by our winter and spring presenters. January starts with The Danish Girl, a 2015 British-American production starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander as Danish artists Elnar (Lili)Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Billed as biographical romantic drama, The Danish Girl portrays a touching but very atypical love story. Redmayne garnered an Academy Award Best Actor nomination, while Vikander won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, garnering extremely high praise for her outstanding performance.   

Ken and Tammy Potts will be on hand to present the movie and lead our post-film discussion. 

Sign-up now in the church office at 630.698.7120.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 7:30pm

Financial Peace University Classes

Financial Peace University is a program where Dave Ramsey and his teaching team, via DVD, walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more. This class will be a great way to share ideas, be encouraged, and stay motivated to find financial peace.

The class meets on Saturdays for nine weeks from January 21 through March 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in Room 218.

Please contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org if you would like to register for the class or to learn more.

Childcare will be available upon request.

To learn more about the Financial Peace University program, click here.

Location: 
Room 218
Date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00am

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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