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

Children's Cantata - A Not So Terrible Parable

Join us on Sunday, April 30 at our 9:30 & 11:00 worship services as the Cherub, Chorister and Connection Children’s Choirs present their cantata of A Not So Terrible Parable – The Mysterious Whodunit about the Good Samaritan. Come and enjoy as the children bring to life the well-known story of The Good Samaritan as a fun, over-the-top whodunit. Clues lead the kids to discover again just how far our Savior would go to rescue helpless sinners.

You won’t want to miss it!

Youth & Parents Informational Meeting

Parents and youth are invited to informational meetings on either May 3 or 7, where we will provide updates on mission trips, fundraising and summer events.

There will be a chance to register for these activities, Including sign-ups for the Tent Program.

The meetings will be kept to 30 minutes or less.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:30pm

Exploring Membership Luncheon

Interested in learning more about DGFUMC? Pastors Greta and Jim would like to invite you to join them for a membership information luncheon on Sunday, May 7. To attend, please contact Pastor Jim, Pastor Greta or the church office at 630.968.7120 or sign-up below.

New members will be received into membership on Sunday, May 28 at the Together @ 10 10:00 service.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 12:15pm

6th Annual DuPage Human Race

The Human Race is a 5k Run/Fitness Walk. A family friendly, ‘feel good’ community event & fundraiser that benefits over 70 non-profit organizations serving DuPage County. DGFUMC is a proud sponsor of this event. For event details and to register, visit dupagehumanrace.org.

Location: 
The Esplanade at Locust Point, 1901 W. Butterfield Road, Downers Grove
Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:00am

Annual Spring Cleaning Bucket Drive

Bucket pick-up Sundays, April 2 and 9

Bucket drop-off Sundays, April 23 and 30.

The Missions, Justice & Community Work Area is sponsoring a Cleaning Bucket Drive to help support families served by the People's Resource Center and Sharing Connections.

We will be handing out buckets on April 2 and 9. We ask you to take a bucket and fill it with cleaning supplies. Each bucket will have a list of suggested supplies in it. Please return the filled buckets to the church on Sundays April 23 or 30.

Thank you for your support!

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

Spring Ring XXV - Dances with Bells

The Chancel and Westminster Ringers present their annual spring concert, Spring Ring XXV - Dances with Bells.

What could be more exciting? Come see our 200+ bronze bells in magna-motion! featuring Sabre Dance, Hungarian Dance No. 5, plus All the Jazz, Jamaican Rumba, Dorian Dance, Siyahamba, Music Box Dance, Swing Low Jake, and St. Louis Blues.

Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Child care is provided. Contact Pattie Barnes at 630.953.0146 or pattiebarnes@gmail.com.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

Adopt-a-Stream Annual River Clean-up

The Downers Grove First United Methodist Church has adopted a section of St. Joseph Creek located north of Curtiss Street and east of Walnut Avenue about two miles west of our church property. On Saturday, May 20, we’ll gather to clean up the creek by picking up trash along the banks. Please mark your calendar to come and volunteer!

The Adopt-a-Stream program is administered by DuPage County in partnership with The Conservation Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to preserving natural areas and rivers and promoting stewardship of the environment. The May 20 clean-up day will be part of their annual DuPage River Sweep.

The only things you’ll need to bring are waterproof boots (or shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy) and work gloves if you have them. Tools, water and snacks will be provided. This is a great activity for kids to participate in with a parent or guardian.

Sign-up sheets will be available prior to the event, or you can email Vera Miller at VeraMiller83@gmail.com to RSVP.

Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 9:00am

Lunch Bunch May Outing

In May our seniors' lunch group will visit Home Run Inn Pizza in Darien. We will meet at the restaurant at 11:30 for lunch.

A sign-up sheet is available in the church parlor between worship services on Sunday mornings.

All seniors are welcome.

If you have questions or need a ride, please contact Bonnie Lehmann at 630.308.2259.

Location: 
7521 Lemont Rd, Darien
Date: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:30am

DGFUMC Summer Camp 2017 - Branching Out

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

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..

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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