March 2017

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7:00 pm
Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday Service

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
 
 
 
10:00 am
Financial Peace University Classes

Financial Peace University Classes

Financial Peace University is a program where Dave Ramsey and his teaching team, via DVD, walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more. This class will be a great way to share ideas, be encouraged, and stay motivated to find financial peace.

The class meets on Saturdays for nine weeks from January 21 through March 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in Room 218.

Please contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org if you would like to register for the class or to learn more.

Childcare will be available upon request.

To learn more about the Financial Peace University program, click here.

Location: 
Room 218
Date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 10:00am
 
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8:15 am
Service of Holy Communion
8:15am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Stay Hungry
Scripture: 
Isaiah 55:1-4
Matthew 4:1-4
Music: 

Emma Nykiel, solo

This service, which is in the intimate setting of the Heartt Memorial Chapel, consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. There is no Sunday School during this service.

 
9:30 am
Service of Holy Communion
9:30am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Stay Hungry
Scripture: 
Isaiah 55:1-4
Matthew 4:1-4
Music: 

The Chapel Choir
The Westminster Ringers

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music of a more contemporary flavor performed by the high school Chapel Choir. All children from Kindergarten through 8th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship and follow Pastor Smoke to Sunday School after the Moment for Children. All 1st-3rd graders need to be signed-in on the sheets located just outside the sanctuary. Children may be picked up in rooms 212-218 following the service.

 
9:30 am
Living with Loss Group

Living with Loss Group

Grief is a wound that needs attention to heal. Mourning is a ritual that helps us take the steps toward the acceptance of our new normal. Join us on Sunday mornings in March as we discuss our losses and what we can do to move forward into our new life.

This class is led by Carol Lysne, PhD.

Location: 
Room 202
Date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 9:30am
 
11:00 am
Service of Holy Communion
11:00am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Stay Hungry
Scripture: 
Isaiah 55:1-4
Matthew 4:1-4
Music: 

The Chancel Choir
The Westminster Ringers

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with special music usually performed by the Chancel Choir. The service may also include music from one of our handbell choirs. Children may go with Pastor John Smoke to Sunday school following the children's sermon or may return to worship with their family.

 
12:15 pm
Exploring Membership Luncheon

Exploring Membership Luncheon

If you are interested in joining DGFUMC, you are invited to join us for an informative luncheon with Pastors Great and Jim on Sunday, March 5. If you would like to attend, please contact Pastor Jim, Pastor Greta or the church office at 630.968.7120.

New members will be received into membership on Sunday, March 26 at our Together @ 10 worship service.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 12:15pm
 
6:00 pm
Ignite Youth Group

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
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 6:00pm
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 6:00pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 6:00pm
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
 
 
 
9:00 am
Women's Lenten Bible Study

Women's Lenten Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study will start a new study for Lent entitled, RESTORED: Finding Redemption in our Mess by Tom Berlin. In this book, Berlin talks about the "mess" in our lives that hides our image of God and then guides readers through the process of identifying their mess, accepting responsibility for it and transforming their relationships with God and reflecting his image.

Books are available in the church office or can be picked up during class. The suggested donation for this book is $16. A reading schedule is provided below. Drop-ins are welcome. All women in the church are invited to attend!

The group meets starting at 9:00 a.m. in room 213. 

Reading Schedule:
March 8 - Chapter 1 - This Is a Real Mess
March 15 - Chapter 2 - Who Left This Mess?
March 22 - Chapter 3 - Bless This Mess
March 29 - Chapter - No Messing Around
April 5 - Chapter 5 - Address This Mess
April 12 -Chapter 6 - The Message in the Mess

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 9:00am
 
11:00 am
Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study

This Lenten season Pastor Jim will lead a discussion on Adam Hamilton's Final Words From the Cross, which examines Christ's last words in his final hours as observed from those who stood near the cross. These fictional accounts will help participants better understand what happened in Christ's last moments.

Books will be available for sale during class for $11.

The study will be held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting the week of March 6 and running for six weeks.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
11:30 am
Lunch Bunch March Outing

Lunch Bunch March Outing

In March our seniors' lunch group will visit Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant in downtown Downers Grove. 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: 
Ballydoyle Irish Pub, & Restaurant, Downers Grove
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:30am
 
6:30 pm
Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study

This Lenten season Pastor Jim will lead a discussion on Adam Hamilton's Final Words From the Cross, which examines Christ's last words in his final hours as observed from those who stood near the cross. These fictional accounts will help participants better understand what happened in Christ's last moments.

Books will be available for sale during class for $11.

The study will be held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting the week of March 6 and running for six weeks.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
6:30 pm
Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study

This Lenten season Pastor Jim will lead a discussion on Adam Hamilton's Final Words From the Cross, which examines Christ's last words in his final hours as observed from those who stood near the cross. These fictional accounts will help participants better understand what happened in Christ's last moments.

Books will be available for sale during class for $11.

The study will be held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting the week of March 6 and running for six weeks.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
4:00 pm
Winter Jam Concert

Winter Jam Concert

 

Ignite Youth trip to Winter Jam Concert Event at Allstate Arena, Rosemont. 

Meet at the Upper Parking Lot at 4pm - back around 11:30pm - youth can text or call with ETA.

Cost: $15 ($10 for the concert + $5 to help with transportation costs)

Bring a sandwhich or something as we will not plan to stop on the way there. We may make a brief fast-food stop on the return trip.

Please RSVP HERE or to howie@dgfumc.org so we can have enough van seats!

Location: 
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL
Date: 
Friday, March 10, 2017 -
4:00pm to 11:30pm
 
7:30 pm
Friday Night at the Movies

Friday Night at the Movies

Due to technical difficulties in February, Sully will be presented on two nights in March.

You may reserve your spot now for this Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. or Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. by calling the church office at 630.968.7120..

There will be no movie shown on March 17 as Miracles from Heaven, our original March movie, was shown in February.

Our apologies for the error in previous communications.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
 
10:00 am
Financial Peace University Classes

Financial Peace University Classes

Financial Peace University is a program where Dave Ramsey and his teaching team, via DVD, walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more. This class will be a great way to share ideas, be encouraged, and stay motivated to find financial peace.

The class meets on Saturdays for nine weeks from January 21 through March 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in Room 218.

Please contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org if you would like to register for the class or to learn more.

Childcare will be available upon request.

To learn more about the Financial Peace University program, click here.

Location: 
Room 218
Date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 10:00am
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Trust
Scripture: 
Matthew 26:26-35
Music: 

Abby, Andrea and Mary Davenport

This service, which is in the intimate setting of the Heartt Memorial Chapel, consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. There is no Sunday School during this service.

 
9:30 am
Living with Loss Group

Living with Loss Group

Grief is a wound that needs attention to heal. Mourning is a ritual that helps us take the steps toward the acceptance of our new normal. Join us on Sunday mornings in March as we discuss our losses and what we can do to move forward into our new life.

This class is led by Carol Lysne, PhD.

Location: 
Room 202
Date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 9:30am
 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Trust
Scripture: 
Matthew 26:26-35
Music: 

Chapel Choir
Worship Band

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music of a more contemporary flavor performed by the high school Chapel Choir accompanied by the Worship Band. All children from Kindergarten through 8th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship and invited to come forward for the Moment for Children by Pastor John Smoke. Afterwards, 1st-8th graders may go with Pastor John to Sunday school. All 1st-3rd graders need to be signed-in on the sheets located just outside the sanctuary. Children may be picked up in Rooms 212-218 following the service.

 
11:00 am
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Trust
Scripture: 
Matthew 26:26-35
Music: 

The Chancel Choir
Ryan Knezevich, trombone

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with special music performed by the Chancel Choir and the Chancel Ringers. Children may go with Pastor John Smoke to Sunday school following the children's sermon or may return to worship with their family. Preschool children will be in the nursery. Kindergarten through 5th grade will return to the sanctuary during the final hymn.

 
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.

 
6:00 pm
Ignite Youth Group

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
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 6:00pm
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 6:00pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 6:00pm
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
 
 
4:00 pm
Preschool Panera Fundraiser

Preschool Panera Fundraiser

Show your support for F.U.M.P.S (First United Methodist Preschool) on Tuesday, March 14 at Panera Beard in Downers Grove. Just bring in the flyer below when you dine and a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to F.U.M.P.S. You may show a hard copy of the flyer or an electronic version when placing your order. It's a great way to combine great taste and great fun for a great cause.

Location: 
Panera - 160 Ogden AVe - Downers Grove
Date: 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
 
9:00 am
Women's Lenten Bible Study

Women's Lenten Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study will start a new study for Lent entitled, RESTORED: Finding Redemption in our Mess by Tom Berlin. In this book, Berlin talks about the "mess" in our lives that hides our image of God and then guides readers through the process of identifying their mess, accepting responsibility for it and transforming their relationships with God and reflecting his image.

Books are available in the church office or can be picked up during class. The suggested donation for this book is $16. A reading schedule is provided below. Drop-ins are welcome. All women in the church are invited to attend!

The group meets starting at 9:00 a.m. in room 213. 

Reading Schedule:
March 8 - Chapter 1 - This Is a Real Mess
March 15 - Chapter 2 - Who Left This Mess?
March 22 - Chapter 3 - Bless This Mess
March 29 - Chapter - No Messing Around
April 5 - Chapter 5 - Address This Mess
April 12 -Chapter 6 - The Message in the Mess

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 9:00am
 
11:00 am
Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study

This Lenten season Pastor Jim will lead a discussion on Adam Hamilton's Final Words From the Cross, which examines Christ's last words in his final hours as observed from those who stood near the cross. These fictional accounts will help participants better understand what happened in Christ's last moments.

Books will be available for sale during class for $11.

The study will be held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting the week of March 6 and running for six weeks.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
6:30 pm
Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study

This Lenten season Pastor Jim will lead a discussion on Adam Hamilton's Final Words From the Cross, which examines Christ's last words in his final hours as observed from those who stood near the cross. These fictional accounts will help participants better understand what happened in Christ's last moments.

Books will be available for sale during class for $11.

The study will be held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting the week of March 6 and running for six weeks.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
6:30 pm
Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study

This Lenten season Pastor Jim will lead a discussion on Adam Hamilton's Final Words From the Cross, which examines Christ's last words in his final hours as observed from those who stood near the cross. These fictional accounts will help participants better understand what happened in Christ's last moments.

Books will be available for sale during class for $11.

The study will be held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting the week of March 6 and running for six weeks.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
 
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
 
10:00 am
Financial Peace University Classes

Financial Peace University Classes

Financial Peace University is a program where Dave Ramsey and his teaching team, via DVD, walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more. This class will be a great way to share ideas, be encouraged, and stay motivated to find financial peace.

The class meets on Saturdays for nine weeks from January 21 through March 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in Room 218.

Please contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org if you would like to register for the class or to learn more.

Childcare will be available upon request.

To learn more about the Financial Peace University program, click here.

Location: 
Room 218
Date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 10:00am
 
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8:15 am
Service of Holy Communion
8:15am

Service of Holy Communion

This service, which is in the intimate setting of the Heartt Memorial Chapel, consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. There is no Sunday School during this service.

 
9:15 am
Adult Bible Study - Revelation

Adult Bible Study - Revelation

Please note - This class will not meet on Sundays March 5 & 12. Class will resume on Sunday, March 19.

Join Rev. Dr. Osvaldo Vena as he leads this study of the Book of Revelation. Rev. Vena is a professor of New Testament Interpretation a Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston. Drop-ins are welcome!

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 9:15am
 
9:30 am
Living with Loss Group

Living with Loss Group

Grief is a wound that needs attention to heal. Mourning is a ritual that helps us take the steps toward the acceptance of our new normal. Join us on Sunday mornings in March as we discuss our losses and what we can do to move forward into our new life.

This class is led by Carol Lysne, PhD.

Location: 
Room 202
Date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 9:30am
 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Music: 

The Chapel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music of a more contemporary flavor usually performed by the high school Chapel Choir accompanied by the Chapel Choir Band. The service may also include music from the Worship Band or one of our handbell choirs. All children from Kindergarten through 8th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship and follow Pastor Smoke to Sunday School after the Moment for Children.

 
11:00 am
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Music: 

The Chancel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with special music usually performed by the Chancel Choir. The service may also include music from one of our handbell choirs. Children may go with Pastor John Smoke to Sunday school following the children's sermon or may return to worship with their family.

 
4:00 pm
Chapel Choir Pre-Tour Concert

Chapel Choir Pre-Tour Concert

This year the Downers Grove First United Methodist Church Chapel Choir will embark on their 46th annual concert tour. This year's tour, Stand for Peace, shares the message of peace through music and scripture! Jesus teaches us how the peace of Christ can and does enter our life daily if we just ask!

You are invited to get a sneak peek of the program at a Pre-Tour concert at Hinsdale United Methodist Church.

Location: 
Hinsdale UMC 945 S. Garfield
Date: 
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
 
 
 
9:00 am
Women's Lenten Bible Study

Women's Lenten Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study will start a new study for Lent entitled, RESTORED: Finding Redemption in our Mess by Tom Berlin. In this book, Berlin talks about the "mess" in our lives that hides our image of God and then guides readers through the process of identifying their mess, accepting responsibility for it and transforming their relationships with God and reflecting his image.

Books are available in the church office or can be picked up during class. The suggested donation for this book is $16. A reading schedule is provided below. Drop-ins are welcome. All women in the church are invited to attend!

The group meets starting at 9:00 a.m. in room 213. 

Reading Schedule:
March 8 - Chapter 1 - This Is a Real Mess
March 15 - Chapter 2 - Who Left This Mess?
March 22 - Chapter 3 - Bless This Mess
March 29 - Chapter - No Messing Around
April 5 - Chapter 5 - Address This Mess
April 12 -Chapter 6 - The Message in the Mess

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 9:00am
 
11:00 am
Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study

This Lenten season Pastor Jim will lead a discussion on Adam Hamilton's Final Words From the Cross, which examines Christ's last words in his final hours as observed from those who stood near the cross. These fictional accounts will help participants better understand what happened in Christ's last moments.

Books will be available for sale during class for $11.

The study will be held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting the week of March 6 and running for six weeks.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
6:30 pm
Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study

This Lenten season Pastor Jim will lead a discussion on Adam Hamilton's Final Words From the Cross, which examines Christ's last words in his final hours as observed from those who stood near the cross. These fictional accounts will help participants better understand what happened in Christ's last moments.

Books will be available for sale during class for $11.

The study will be held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting the week of March 6 and running for six weeks.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
6:30 pm
Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study

This Lenten season Pastor Jim will lead a discussion on Adam Hamilton's Final Words From the Cross, which examines Christ's last words in his final hours as observed from those who stood near the cross. These fictional accounts will help participants better understand what happened in Christ's last moments.

Books will be available for sale during class for $11.

The study will be held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting the week of March 6 and running for six weeks.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
7:30 pm
Friday Night at the Movies

Friday Night at the Movies

Due to technical difficulties in February, Sully will be presented on two nights in March.

You may reserve your spot now for this Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. or Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. by calling the church office at 630.968.7120..

There will be no movie shown on March 17 as Miracles from Heaven, our original March movie, was shown in February.

Our apologies for the error in previous communications.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
 
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Greta
Entering Life
Scripture: 
Matthew 19:16-26
Music: 

Scott Hudson and Hannah Hudson, duet
Chris Hudson, piano

This service, which is in the intimate setting of the Heartt Memorial Chapel, consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. There is no Sunday School during this service.

 
9:15 am
Adult Bible Study - Revelation

Adult Bible Study - Revelation

Please note - This class will not meet on Sundays March 5 & 12. Class will resume on Sunday, March 19.

Join Rev. Dr. Osvaldo Vena as he leads this study of the Book of Revelation. Rev. Vena is a professor of New Testament Interpretation a Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston. Drop-ins are welcome!

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 9:15am
 
9:30 am
Living with Loss Group

Living with Loss Group

Grief is a wound that needs attention to heal. Mourning is a ritual that helps us take the steps toward the acceptance of our new normal. Join us on Sunday mornings in March as we discuss our losses and what we can do to move forward into our new life.

This class is led by Carol Lysne, PhD.

Location: 
Room 202
Date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 9:30am
 
10:00 am
Together @10 Worship Service
10:00am

Together @10 Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Greta
Entering Life
Scripture: 
Matthew 19:16-26
Music: 

Chancel Choir

Join us for a special service where the 9:30 and 11:00 services will be combined into ONE service at 10:00 a.m. This is a great time to make new friends, re-connect with old friends and bring guests to visit our church. Children are welcome to come forward during the Moment for Children. Afterwards, children ages 1st - 6th grade will return to their families for worship. Preschool and Kindergaten children may follow Pastor John Smoke to their Sunday School class.

 
 
 
9:00 am
Women's Lenten Bible Study

Women's Lenten Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study will start a new study for Lent entitled, RESTORED: Finding Redemption in our Mess by Tom Berlin. In this book, Berlin talks about the "mess" in our lives that hides our image of God and then guides readers through the process of identifying their mess, accepting responsibility for it and transforming their relationships with God and reflecting his image.

Books are available in the church office or can be picked up during class. The suggested donation for this book is $16. A reading schedule is provided below. Drop-ins are welcome. All women in the church are invited to attend!

The group meets starting at 9:00 a.m. in room 213. 

Reading Schedule:
March 8 - Chapter 1 - This Is a Real Mess
March 15 - Chapter 2 - Who Left This Mess?
March 22 - Chapter 3 - Bless This Mess
March 29 - Chapter - No Messing Around
April 5 - Chapter 5 - Address This Mess
April 12 -Chapter 6 - The Message in the Mess

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 9:00am
 
11:00 am
Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study

This Lenten season Pastor Jim will lead a discussion on Adam Hamilton's Final Words From the Cross, which examines Christ's last words in his final hours as observed from those who stood near the cross. These fictional accounts will help participants better understand what happened in Christ's last moments.

Books will be available for sale during class for $11.

The study will be held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting the week of March 6 and running for six weeks.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
6:30 pm
Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study

This Lenten season Pastor Jim will lead a discussion on Adam Hamilton's Final Words From the Cross, which examines Christ's last words in his final hours as observed from those who stood near the cross. These fictional accounts will help participants better understand what happened in Christ's last moments.

Books will be available for sale during class for $11.

The study will be held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting the week of March 6 and running for six weeks.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
6:30 pm
Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study

This Lenten season Pastor Jim will lead a discussion on Adam Hamilton's Final Words From the Cross, which examines Christ's last words in his final hours as observed from those who stood near the cross. These fictional accounts will help participants better understand what happened in Christ's last moments.

Books will be available for sale during class for $11.

The study will be held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting the week of March 6 and running for six weeks.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
 
 

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