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

Bridge Board Encore Benefit Concert

The Bridge Board invites you to share in a special afternoon of music as we welcome back some of our favorite performers from the past few years for an Encore. Whether you missed these wonderful performances the first time around or you just want to hear them again, now is your chance!

Proceeds help support our Bridge family as we work with them toward self-sufficiency. Tickets can be purchased during the week for $8 in the church office or at the door for $10. Tickets will also be on sale in the parlor between services Sundays, September 18 & 25. Additional donations are always appreciated.

If you are unable to attend the concert and would like to support the work of the Bridge Board, donations are always accepted in the church office.

Refreshments will be served after the program. We hope you will join us!

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 4:00pm

Women's Wednesday Morning Bible Study Fall Session

Does it feel like the world is getting crazier? Is it hard to discern God’s message to you and your life? Does uncertainty, worry and even fear creep into your daily life?

Please join the Women’s Bible Study group each Wednesday morning, beginning October 5. We will begin a seven week study entitled, JEREMIAH: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World. The study follows the prophet Jeremiah and how God uses him to call out to the world, asking us to place our trust in God’s love – even when fear and uncertainty abound.

All women are invited! Workbooks will be provided to all participants. A suggested donation of $12 is encouraged. Drop-ins are welcome. Childcare is provided. Sessions will be facilitated by Pastor Greta McDonald and Maggie Roth.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 9:00am

Friday Night at the Movies

PLEASE NOTE:   With our apologies, we have to change the “usual” date once again, from the 3rd Friday to the 2nd Friday.

Continuing our fall Politics in the Movies theme, Don and Caryl Safford will present The Candidate, a compelling 1972 satirical dramedy starring Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, and Melvyn Douglas. Rotten Tomatoes, giving the film a 95% favorable rating, describes it as “a gritty, documentary-like tale of an idealistic, good-natured attorney [Redford] whose high standards are soiled by his run for political office." Tapped by a political hack (Boyle) to run against a seemingly unbeatable senatorial incumbent in California, this political neophyte at first seems overwhelmed by the political machine that directs his every move. But then, cautiously, he begins to assert himself…with surprising results. Is the theme of this movie timely in today’s political world?  We should enjoy a lively discussion answering this and other questions as well.

Contact the church office by phone, email or in person to sign-up now. Refreshments will be served; a $2 donation is suggested.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 7:30pm

Adopt-a-Stream Volunteer Event

Our first Adopt-a-Stream event on May 21 was a great success with 20 volunteers from the congregation helping to clean up a section of St. Joseph Creek.

Sign-up for our second event on October 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. is now underway and we hope that you will join us. Kids age 7 and up can participate with a guardian.

Email Vera at VeraMiller83@gmail.com to sign-up.

Location: 
St. Joseph Creek
Date: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 9:00am

Lunch Bunch October Outing

All are welcome to join our seniors Lunch Bunch group for lunch Downers Delight at 75th Street and Fairview Ave. We will meet at the restaurant at 11:30 a.m. If you need a ride or have any questions, please call Bonnie Lehmann at 630.308.2259 or the church office. The sign-up sheet is available in the parlor between worship services. Those in attendance are responsible for paying for their own meal.

Location: 
Downers Delight - Corner of 75th St & Fairview Ave
Date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 11:30am

UMW Fall General Meeting/Luncheon

All women from our church are invited to join the UMW for our Fall General Meeting. A light lunch will be served and child care will be provided.

The program will be presented by Roger Curless, Coordinator for the Aurora Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) site. Roger will speak on Latin America: People and Faith.

Location: 
Chapel Hall
Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:00pm

Crop Walk

Join the South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk! The South DuPage community have raised over $700,000 over the past 30 years through holding this annual CROP Hunger Walk, which helps to support the grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts of Church World Service (CWS) partner agencies in more than 80 countries. CROP Hunger Walks help to provide tools of hope that empower people to meet their own needs.

Sign-up this Sunday in the Parlor to register as a walker or go to the DGFUMC team page or the DGFUMC Youth team page to sign-up or sponsor someone on our team.

Location: 
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4501 Main Street, Downers Grove
Date: 
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 2:00pm

Ignite Youth Group

Ignite Youth Group meets at 6-8pm in the Open Door Youth Center with snacks at 6:30pm
Ignite is for youth in grades 7-12
Please contact Howie Snyder, Director of Youth Ministries for more information.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 6:00pm

All Church Fall Book Study

This fall you are invited to join an all church book study featuring Fear of the Other:  No Fear in Love by William H. Willimon. In this book, Willimon invites readers to consider the gospel command to love (and not merely tolerate) those considered to be “Other” or outside mainstream Christian culture.

The study will run for five weeks and books can be purchased for $6.00 in the church office.

Wednesday evenings beginning

September 21 at 6:30 p.m.

All classes are held in Room 213

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 4:00pm

Hearing Loop System Now Available on the Main Floor of the Sanctuary

DGFUMC is pleased to announce that the Hearing Loop System in now available 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 or visit the Welcome Kiosk in the west entryway.

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