July 2017

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8:30 am
Service of Holy Communion
08:30am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Finding Your Voice
Scripture: 
Matthew 10:26-31
Music: 

Shirley Riordon, handbell solo
Jamie Gamonez, solo
Ryan Knezevich, trombone

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. There is no Sunday school offered at this service.

 
9:00 am
Wash and Worship

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 to 11:00am
 
10:00 am
Service of Holy Communion
10:00am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Finding Your Voice
Scripture: 
Matthew 10:26-31
Music: 

Shirley Riordon, handbell solo
Jamie Gamonez, solo
Ryan Knezevich, trombone

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to Sunday School during the service.

 
 
8:00 am
Church Closed Tuesday, July 4

Church Closed Tuesday, July 4

In observation of Independence Day, the church will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. If you need assistance during this time, please contact Pastor Jim at 630.788.3310.

Date: 
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 8:00am
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

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
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:00am
 
6:30 pm
Wacky Wednesdays

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 to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
 
6:00 pm
Summer Ignite Youth Group

Summer Ignite Youth Group

Youth Group for youth entering grades 7th through 12th in the Fall

Meet at Fishel Park! 

 

 

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
 
 
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Rogers Park Mission Trip

Rogers Park Mission Trip

Our annual trip to United Church of Rogers Park for youth entering grades 7 in the Fall through graduating seniors. We will be helping with the Kids Club.

Location: 
United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
Date: 
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 9:30am to Friday, July 14, 2017 - 8:30pm
 
8:30 am
S.O.S. - Share Our Skills

S.O.S. - Share Our Skills

Are you looking for a new way to get involved at church?

S.O.S. - Share Our Skills will now be meeting on the THIRD Saturday of each month to tackle fix-it projects around the church. The group meets at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and then works from 9:00 to Noon.

Only have an hour that day? No problem, just stop in and stay as long as you can. Many hands make light work.

For more details, contact Don Safford at don@fnshome.com.

Location: 
Parlor
Date: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 8:30am
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:30am
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:30am
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 8:30am
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 8:30am
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 8:30am
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:30am
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 8:30am
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 8:30am
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 8:30am
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 8:30am
 
9:30 am
2017 Downers Grove Garden Walk

2017 Downers Grove Garden Walk

The 11th Annual Downers Grove Garden Walk will give you an opportunity to view some of the most beautiful gardens in the area. The Garden Walk is a fundraiser benefitting the Bridge Board of the Downers Grove First United Methodist Church. The Bridge Board is a program partner with Bridge Communities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose focus is to transform the lives of homeless families by guiding them to a better future. This mission is accomplished by providing housing, mentoring, direction, hope, encouragement and a stable environment so that families may become self-sufficient and sustain their independence. Every family resides in DuPage County.

You can buy tickets online here, or at a number of locations in Downers Grove.

Location: 
Downers Grove
Date: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
 
8:30 am
Worship Service
08:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Called to say "Yes"
Scripture: 
Genesis 12:1-9
Music: 

Judy Hanley, solo
Leah Ostwald, flute

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. There is no Sunday school offered at this service.

 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Called to say "Yes"
Scripture: 
Genesis 12:1-9
Music: 

Judy Hanley, solo
Leah Ostwald, flute

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to Sunday School during the service.

 
11:00 am
Messy Church
11:00am

Messy Church

Messy Church is a new kind of service on the second Sunday of the month for parents and children to share. There will be a time to make crafts as a family, a short (and lively) time of gathering, and a family friendly lunch. This time will be about building community along with thinking about that greater power that is creator and love of all. It takes place in the church gym.
 

Please register in advance so that we can prepare food and supplies.

 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

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
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:00am
 
11:30 am
Lunch Bunch July Outing

Lunch Bunch July Outing

Lunch Bunch is a group of senior adults that meets monthly for a luncheon of good food and fellowship! All senior adults are welcome to join. This July the group will be visiting Downers Delight Pancake House and Restaurant in Downers Grove at 401 75th Street.

To register visit the Lunch Bunch table on Sunday in the parlor or call Bonnie Lehmann at 630.308.2259 to register and to organize a ride if needed.

Location: 
Downers Delight - Corner of 75th St & Fairview Ave
Date: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:30am
 
6:30 pm
Wacky Wednesdays

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 to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
 
 
 
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All Church Mission Trip

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.

  • CCSS prepares and serves a million meals annually that are made fresh daily. During the summer, vegetables used are grown on property.
  • 325 homeless men, women and children currently stay in one of CCSS’ shelters, transitional housing or permanent supportive housing programs. This includes the goal to construct 50 tiny homes that formerly homeless persons can eventually own.
  • 70 adults are currently employed in the agency’s Green Industries, which marry jobs with sustainability, including making sandals, mud mats, key chains, and other products from discarded tires; as well as collecting, sorting and shredding paper documents. Thousands of tons of paper are shredded, bundled and recycled annually.
  • Donated new or good quality furniture, clothing and other household goods are collected and then sold pennies on the dollar to low income families.
  • CCSS operates a weekly free medical clinic and a day program for 100 adults with developmental disabilities.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get to know other church members while working side-by-side to help others less fortunate. Come for the whole week or for as many days as you can.

What Will We Be Doing? All or some of the following:

•  Preparing or serving food
•  Document Destruction
•  Painting
•  Light Construction and carpentry
•  Gardening and Yard Work
•  Tire recycling
•  Making Mud Mats or Sandals from tires
•  Working with Mentally Challenged Adults
•  Working with children
•  Mixing and packaging tea

This trip will be extremely affordable: $45 per person per night, which includes three meals and accommodations and supplies, plus a share of transportation cost (van rentals and gas). 

Visit casecommunity.org to learn more about CCSS. Contact Don or Devra Dunham if you have questions or want more information about the trip. Sign-up in the church office or by e-mail to don@dgfumc.org.

Location: 
Cass Community Social Services, Detroit, Michigan
Date: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
 
8:30 am
Worship Service
08:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Trust and Esther
Scripture: 
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
Music: 

Kathleen, Anissa, Sophia and Anneli Burnett
Katie Donnelly, alto saxophone

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. There is no Sunday school offered at this service.

 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Trust and Esther
Scripture: 
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
Music: 

Kathleen, Anissa, Sophia and Anneli Burnett
Katie Donnelly, alto saxophone

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to Sunday School during the service.

 
 
4:00 pm
Guitar Club

Guitar Club

For youth in grades 7th-12th

Meet in the Open Door Youth Center

We'll come together and just learn real basic things like simple chords, how to tune a guitar, etc.,...

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

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
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:00am
 
6:30 pm
Wacky Wednesdays

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 to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
 
3:20 pm
Youth Laser Tag Outing

Youth Laser Tag Outing

LaserTag Outing!  Thursday, July 20th

(to Laser Quest in Finley Square)
Meet at the church at 3:20pm, back around 7:00pm

Or meet us at Laser Quest at 3:40pm

$20 for 3 games, bring extra money if you want to do Portillo’s/Chipotle after

You need to SIGN-UP HERE in order to participate so that we can be sure to have enough vehicle space & that Laser Quest can accomodate our numbers.

 

Date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 3:20pm to 7:00pm
 
 
Senior High Mission Trip

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 to Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Senior High Mission Trip

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 to Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
 
8:30 am
Worship Service
08:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Greta
Stories under the Stars: ‘Heard’
Scripture: 
Genesis 21:8-21
Music: 

Adrianna DeLoach, solo
Brett Goad, solo/piano

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. There is no Sunday school offered at this service.

 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Greta
Stories under the Stars: ‘Heard’
Scripture: 
Genesis 21:8-21
Music: 

Adrianna DeLoach, solo
Brett Goad, solo/piano

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to Sunday School during the service.

 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

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
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:00am
 
6:30 pm
Wacky Wednesdays

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 to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
 
 
 
 
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8:30 am
Worship Service
08:30am

Worship Service

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. There is no Sunday school offered at this service.

 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to Sunday School during the service.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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