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Salt and Light Youth Choir Concert

Join us in welcoming the Salt and Light Youth Choir from St. Andrew UMC in Plano, TX as they present a Friday night concert on June 23 for all to enjoy. You won't want to miss it!

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

All Church Mission Trip

The Mission, Justice and Community Work Area is dedicated to reaching out to serve others and getting as many people as possible to become involved in connecting our members to each other and those in need. This inspired the idea of an All Church Mission Trip, where people of all ages (12 and above) can work, laugh and live life for a week together while helping others less fortunate. We will work as teams, growing bonds of fellowship and respect.

This July we will be traveling to inner-city Detroit to support Cass Community Social Services whose motto is: “Fighting Poverty. Creating Opportunity.” Started as an outreach ministry of Cass Community United Methodist Church, Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) works across the city in areas of concentrated poverty providing programs for food, health, housing and jobs.

Location: 
Cass Community Social Services, Detroit, Michigan
Date: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 8:00am

Youth Missions Stock for Sale

The Ignite Youth Group is selling stock for this year’s Mission Trips. Stock is $10 and comes with an invitation to our Mission Trip Thank You Ice Cream Social on August 6, after the 10am Service in the Gym. Stock is available for purchase in the parlor every Sunday morning through July 16 and in the church office throughout the week.

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Please join the Women’s Bible Study group on Wednesday mornings this summer as we read and discuss Jen Hatmaker’s Interrupted - When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity. This book follows the author’s messy journey through life and church and into living on mission.

Come for one, all or some of the sessions. Childcare is provided in the nursery.

Books will be available for sale at class.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 9:00am

DGFUMC Worship Survey

The Worship Work Area requests your assistance in helping us understand what elements of worship provide you with a meaningful and rich experience. We are asking members to complete the survey below with your preferences and either mail it back to the church office, drop it off in the collection plate, or place it in the designated box in the hallway outside the sanctuary by June 25. Each member is encouraged to complete their own form. Additional comments are welcomed.

Your responses will help us craft questions for the three World Cafés planned for July 16, August 20, and October 15 following abbreviated worship services. The World Café is a method for gathering information through conversation and collaborative dialogue that will help us design worship services that inspire and uplift. 

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays is a summer program for children going into 1st grade through 6th grade!  The mission of this program is to bring children together for a lot of fun and fellowship in a church community. Every child is welcome. Invite your children, grandchildren, children in your neighborhood, and children of friends---ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!  The program will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM and there is NO cost!  Parents are welcome to drop off their kids OR stay and enjoy the fun!  Children are encouraged to bring one non-perishable food item each week to be donated to the People's Resource Center.

Schedule of Wednesdays and Themes:

July 5:  Bingo Night and Toy Exchange!  Every child that attends this evening will need to bring a used (still in good condition) toy that they would be willing to give up.  All of the toys will be used as prizes for the bingo!  Everyone will leave with a “new” toy!!!

July 12: Minute-To-Win-It Games!  Fun and Prizes!

July 19:  Let’s Dance!  Coach Josh from the Downers Grove Park District will be our DJ for the evening.  There will be great music, fun games, lots of dancing, lemonade, and other treats!

July 26:  Water Fun!  Let’s finish off the season of Wacky Wednesdays with some fun with water!  There will be a variety of activities involving water including a water slide!!!  Families are encouraged to come and join in the fun!

Please come to one Wednesday or come each week - whatever fits in your schedule!

For more information contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org or 630.968.7120.

Date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 6:30pm

Wash and Worship

The first Wash and Worship youth car wash of summer 2017 will take place Sunday morning, July 2.

Have your car washed while you attend worship!

All donations received benefit youth ministries.

Location: 
Parking Lot
Date: 
Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 9:00am

DGFUMC Recognition Scholarship

Each year DGFUMC recognizes college students who have been important leaders in the life of our church and who have completed at least one year of college with scholarships.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship may fill out an application (available below and in the church office) and return it to the office by June 25. Recipients will be announced in July and honored at the 10:00 a.m. worship service on August 6.

DGFUMC Summer Camp 2017 - Branching Out

Please note as of May 22, Summer Camp is full. We have started a waitlist in case openings arise.

Camp lasts only one week, but what campers take home can last a lifetime. This summer, our campers will learn they can take that camp=feeling with them everywhere they go because they are connected to one another and to God by Christ. The Bible stories in Branching Out encourage campers to use prayer, relationships, family and more to stay connected throughout their lives.

DGFUMC is offering this summer camp experience for children and youth from 2nd to 9th grade at the Wesley Woods Conference Center, Williams Bay, WI from June 26-30. The grade listed is the grade the student will be entering in the fall of 2017.

Registration for Summer Camp begins March 1 for DGFUMC members and April 1 for non-members.

Please note:  there is a registration deadline of June 1.

A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration with payment in full due by June 26.

Space is limited, so register early!

Click below for a registration form or visit the church office for more information.

Location: 
Wesley Woods Camp, Williams Bay, WI
Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 8:00am

Senior High Mission Trip

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

Location: 
Open Door, Charlotte, NY
Date: 
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

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..

Summer Worship Hours

Our Summer Sunday Worship Schedule, with two services, 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., are now in effect until the Sunday after Labor Day. Both services are held in the sanctuary. Please note that on Sunday, June 4, our 8:30 service will be held in the chapel.

Nursery care is provided during each service and Sunday School is held during the 10:00 service.

Youth InTent: Tent Rentals

Youth In TentFor the past fourteen years, our Youth InTent program has served our church and community by renting out tents, tables and chairs for graduation, birthday, anniversary and other summer celebrations, as well as neighborhood block parties, weddings and wedding receptions.

DGFUMC youth take care of delivery, set-up and take-down. In return they receive credit toward mission and choir trips.

Our prices are competitive with commercial vendors and benefit a wonderful program. Our Youth InTent program is the largest fundraiser for our youth program and helps fund our Chapel Choir annual choir tour.

For prices and information please see the Youth InTent Reservation Contract at the link below. Feel free to contact Don Dunham with any questions.

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