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Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Please join the Chapel Choir as they present their Christmas  Concert, Gift of Peace.

Admission is free, but donations are sincerely appreciated. All money raised supports the Chapel Choir program and their Summer Break Tour to New York City in June.

Date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 4:00pm

Feed My Starving Children Ministry

Please join us for our annual Feed My Starving Children meal packing adventure during the Christmas season. This is a wonderful opportunity to give in this season of giving.This Christian organization runs high-energy sessions where we pack food for the neediest children around the world. 

We have 47 spots reserved for our church and community.  Invite some friends and come to help. Please register in advance for this special all-church ministry with our code - 8DGLXV on their website here  or you may stop by the parlor on December 15 to sign up. Contact John Smoke with any questions or if you have problems registering online.

Please plan to arrive at 8:45 a.m. so that we may be ready to work at 9:00. Sorry, no children under 5.

Location: 
Feed My Starving Children - 555 Exchange Court Aurora, IL
Date: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 9:00am

Purchase With a Purpose - Easy Gift Card Shopping

Are you planning to give any gift cards for presents this  year?  Help the United Methodist Women earn money for missions by purchasing your gifts from the Purchase With a Purpose table on Sunday mornings in the parlor.

The plastic gift cards will be delivered to church and available for pick up on Sunday, December 15. eGift cards are available immediately.

Regular orders will be placed weekly through December 15 making it more convenient as the holiday approaches to get that last minute gift card for someone. There are many gift cards in small denominations that make great stocking stuffers.

Brighten the Sanctuary with a Poinsettia - Order Yours Today!

Help us to brighten the sanctuary this Christmas by purchasing a beautiful poinsettia plant!

If you would like to purchase a plant for $15, please fill out  the envelope found in the pew and enclose a check. You may indicate on the envelope if you would like it in memory of or in honor of someone. Place your order in the offering plate on Sunday or bring it to the church office.

Orders are due next week, by Friday, December 13.

New Worship Service Schedule in 2020

Beginning January 5

Our worship schedule will change in the new year. Worship services will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary each Sunday beginning January 5, 2020. The 8:15 a.m. worship service will continue to be held in the Chapel. We'll see you there!

Spring Habitat for Humanity Trip

This spring, DGFUMC will return to Tutwiler, Mississippi to  serve with Habitat for Humanity! Join us on a mission trip March 28 - April 4 as we build a home alongside the community. This trip is multi-generational and all those who are 10 years old and older are welcome to come. Those who are between the ages of 10 and 12 must have an adult serving with them.

Register for the trip here by January 15 and make a $50 deposit to hold your spot. Have questions that need to be answered before you can sign up? Email Pastor Anna at anna@dgfumc.org. We hope you can join us!

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Alternative Gift Fair

Get ahead of the shopping rush by stopping in the parlor after all services on Sundays, Dec. 8, 15, and 22 to see the beautiful handmade crafts from the women of UPAVIM who live on the outskirts of Guatemala City. There will be Christmas ornaments, jewelry, kitchen accessories, and much more. The sale of these crafts helps UPAVIM members build better lives for themselves and their community by funding a school, library, clinic, bakery, and soy milk production.

There will also be a table for Heifer gifts. Heifer International works with farming communities around the world to find sustainable solutions to end hunger and poverty. You can pick up a daily calendar and giving box to make it a family giving project for Advent or make a one-time contribution. 

The Giving Tree

This holiday season we are again partnering with several organizations to provide gifts for those in need! Stop by the parlor when you are at church and choose a "giving ornament" from the tree!

You can choose to:

  • purchase gifts for PADS families who stay at DGFUMC. These gifts will be collected throughout December.
  • pick up a "giving ornament" for a $25 Jewel gift card for those served by United Church of Rogers Park this year. You can visit the Purchase with a Purpose table in the parlor on Sundays to buy Jewel gift cards (due by December 15).

Thank you for giving generously!

Discipleship Bible Study

Join us for learning and spiritual growth as we enter this Advent season.

What does it mean to be a disciple? How are people of faith called to live out their beliefs beyond Sunday morning worship? Join us for a four-week Bible study on Discipleship in the Gospel of Luke. Leading this Bible study is part of Pastor Anna's ordination process and she'd be grateful for your participation!

The series will be held on Mondays through December 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 218.

Location: 
Room 218
Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Blue Christmas Service

For many, especially those who have lost a loved one, or are in other times of struggle, the Christmas season is difficult. This special Blue Christmas service will include time for reflection, remembering those we hold in our hearts, and hearing the promise of comfort, hope, and peace that Christmas proclaims.

All are welcome!

Location: 
Chapel
Date: 
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

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