September 2017

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

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Dancing with the Saints
Scripture: 
Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Music: 

Karen Owen, soprano, and Gary Greene, horn

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

 
9:20 am
Caring Connection Callers Training

Caring Connection Callers Training

This fall we move into our third year of the Caring Connection Callers Ministry. A faithful group of callers meet for a short devotional and send off every 4-6 weeks to make “connections” - visits with our homebound church family. We would love to have you join us. If interested please let Rosie Roose know either via phone 630.204.1565 or email trroose@aol.com.

Join us at our training session Sunday, August 27 following the 10:00 a.m. service with a light lunch and one hour informational training session in Chapel Hall.

For those who are unable to attend the August 27th session, there will also be a training session the following Sunday, September 3 from 9:20 - 10:00 a.m. in room 206.

Location: 
Chapel Hall
Date: 
Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 11:00am
Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 9:20am
 
10:00 am
Service of Holy Communion
10:00am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Dancing with the Saints
Scripture: 
Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Music: 

Karen Owen, soprano, and Gary Greene, horn

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 our Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study at First United Methodist Church as we begin our fall class on Wednesday, August 30. We will be using a guide by N.T. Wright to take a deeper look at the book of John. All women are encouraged to attend this dynamic group. Nothing required… just show up and have an open heart.

The class meets at 9:00 a.m. every Wednesday in room 213. Drop-ins are welcome. Childcare is provided.

Books will be available at the first meeting or in the church office for a suggested donation of $6.

Group is led by Pastor Greta McDonald, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. Questions? email mthurmanroth@gmail.com.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 9:00am
 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
08:15am

Worship Service

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.

 
10:00 am
Worship Service - Rally Day
10:00am

Worship Service - Rally Day

Our theme for Rally Day this year is Letting My Light Shine, which reflects how each one of us has unique gifts and talents that we need to share with one another and our community.

Please join us on Rally Day as we kick-off our new year of Sunday School and prepare to make a difference as a congregation in the coming season. At this time, we will return to our 8:15 a.m. worship service in the Chapel.

We will be combining our 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services into one Together @ 10 service at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. There will be no Sunday school this day as families are encouraged to worship together. Sunday school will begin on Sunday, September 17 at both the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services.

 
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.

 
12:45 pm
Shifting Sands Small Group

Shifting Sands Small Group

Begins Monday, September 11
12:45 p.m.

Life changes us over time along with our perspective of ourselves and our relationship with others. In this small group we will explore and discuss how our many-faceted self is changing and how we are meeting the demands of our new realities.

Meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month in Westmont from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Led by Shelly Zabielski and Carol Lysne.

For more details and/or to register call Sheila in the church office at 630.968.7120.

Location: 
Westmont
Date: 
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:45pm
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:45pm
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 12:45pm
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:45pm
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:45pm
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:45pm
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:45pm
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Please join our Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study at First United Methodist Church as we begin our fall class on Wednesday, August 30. We will be using a guide by N.T. Wright to take a deeper look at the book of John. All women are encouraged to attend this dynamic group. Nothing required… just show up and have an open heart.

The class meets at 9:00 a.m. every Wednesday in room 213. Drop-ins are welcome. Childcare is provided.

Books will be available at the first meeting or in the church office for a suggested donation of $6.

Group is led by Pastor Greta McDonald, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. Questions? email mthurmanroth@gmail.com.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 9:00am
 
11:00 am
Wednesday Adult Education Book Study

Wednesday Adult Education Book Study

This fall we will be studying Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Basic Questions in Theology - Collected Essays, Volume 1.
This book of essays is from one of the foremost theologians of our day and offers the reader a unique insight into the revelation of God. Pannenberg is Professor Emeritus of Theology at the University of Munich and author of several influential books.

We will only bite off a small section of this book each week, so that the readings will not be a hardship for anyone. Get ready for some interesting discussions around the exciting ideas presented in this book.

Books will be available for sale during class and in the church office for $25.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
11:30 am
Lunch Bunch September Outing

Lunch Bunch September 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 September the group will be visiting Trio Restaurant & Banquest at 980 W. 75th St., Downers Grove.

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: 
Trio Restaurant & Banquest at 980 W. 75th St., Downers Grove.
Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:30am
 
6:30 pm
Wednesday Adult Education Book Study

Wednesday Adult Education Book Study

This fall we will be studying Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Basic Questions in Theology - Collected Essays, Volume 1.
This book of essays is from one of the foremost theologians of our day and offers the reader a unique insight into the revelation of God. Pannenberg is Professor Emeritus of Theology at the University of Munich and author of several influential books.

We will only bite off a small section of this book each week, so that the readings will not be a hardship for anyone. Get ready for some interesting discussions around the exciting ideas presented in this book.

Books will be available for sale during class and in the church office for $25.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Service of Holy Communion
08:15am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Insights from David’s Older Years
Scripture: 
1 Kings 1:23-30

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
Sunday Morning Bible Study

Sunday Morning Bible Study

This fall we are pleased to welcome back Osvaldo Vena as the leader of our Sunday morning bible study class. Rev. Vena, a member of our church, is a professor of New Testament Interpretation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston.

To start we will finish studying the book of Revelation. Don’t worry if you did not attend the spring class as our first few sessions this fall will include a catch up on the previous material. After completing our study of Revelation, we will move to the book of Mark and a brief account of Daniel.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 9:15am
 
9:30 am
Worship Service
09:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Insights from David’s Older Years
Scripture: 
1 Kings 1:23-30
Music: 

Chapel Choir
Chancel Ringers

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. The service may also include music from the Worship Band or one of our handbell choirs. All children from Kindergarten through 6th 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

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Insights from David’s Older Years
Scripture: 
1 Kings 1:23-30
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chancel 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.

 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Please join our Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study at First United Methodist Church as we begin our fall class on Wednesday, August 30. We will be using a guide by N.T. Wright to take a deeper look at the book of John. All women are encouraged to attend this dynamic group. Nothing required… just show up and have an open heart.

The class meets at 9:00 a.m. every Wednesday in room 213. Drop-ins are welcome. Childcare is provided.

Books will be available at the first meeting or in the church office for a suggested donation of $6.

Group is led by Pastor Greta McDonald, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. Questions? email mthurmanroth@gmail.com.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 9:00am
 
11:00 am
Wednesday Adult Education Book Study

Wednesday Adult Education Book Study

This fall we will be studying Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Basic Questions in Theology - Collected Essays, Volume 1.
This book of essays is from one of the foremost theologians of our day and offers the reader a unique insight into the revelation of God. Pannenberg is Professor Emeritus of Theology at the University of Munich and author of several influential books.

We will only bite off a small section of this book each week, so that the readings will not be a hardship for anyone. Get ready for some interesting discussions around the exciting ideas presented in this book.

Books will be available for sale during class and in the church office for $25.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
6:30 pm
Wednesday Adult Education Book Study

Wednesday Adult Education Book Study

This fall we will be studying Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Basic Questions in Theology - Collected Essays, Volume 1.
This book of essays is from one of the foremost theologians of our day and offers the reader a unique insight into the revelation of God. Pannenberg is Professor Emeritus of Theology at the University of Munich and author of several influential books.

We will only bite off a small section of this book each week, so that the readings will not be a hardship for anyone. Get ready for some interesting discussions around the exciting ideas presented in this book.

Books will be available for sale during class and in the church office for $25.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
 
7:00 pm
Mingling Methodists

Mingling Methodists

Mark your calendars for the next social gathering of the Mingling Methodists (formerly the 40's and 50's group). All are welcome to join us for fellowship with Dana and Rob Murphy as our hosts for the evening. Please bring a beverage and an appetizer to share. Also, consider bringing a guest from church who may be interested in meeting new people. We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 630.968.7120.

Location: 
Home of Dana & Rob Murphy
Date: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
 
8:30 am
Get Your UMW On!

Get Your UMW On!

Get your UMW on!

Upcoming events to attend:

September 23 - 8:30 a.m. - Aurora District Annual Celebration, Lockport UMC

September 25 - 7:00 p.m. - Sarah Circle - Room 213

September 27 - 1:00 p.m. - Mary Elizabeth Circle - Chapel Hall

September 28 - 9:00 a.m. - Rachel Circle - Room 213

September 28 - 12:45 p.m. - Ruth Circle - Chapel Hall

Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:30am
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:00pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9:00am
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:45pm
 
1:00 pm
Methodist Open Golf Outing

Methodist Open Golf Outing

Join us for our combined Men’s and Women’s Annual Golf Outing. We will have all sorts of fun prizes for golfers of all abilities. You may also wish to invite some of your friends to join us as your guests.

The outing will be held at the Downers Grove Golf Club, with tee-off times beginning at 1:00 p.m. The registration fee, which includes green fees and prize fund, is $25
per person.

The United Methodist Women's Putting Contest will also be held as part of the Outing. It will include the Women's Longest Drive Contest and Women's Low Medal Championship. 

If you need more details, call Bruce or Linda Swanson at 630.969.2514. Deadline for registration is Thursday, September 14. Registration forms are available in the church office or the Welcome! Kiosk in the west entryway.

Location: 
Downers Grove Golf Club
Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
08:15am

Worship Service

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
Sunday Morning Bible Study

Sunday Morning Bible Study

This fall we are pleased to welcome back Osvaldo Vena as the leader of our Sunday morning bible study class. Rev. Vena, a member of our church, is a professor of New Testament Interpretation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston.

To start we will finish studying the book of Revelation. Don’t worry if you did not attend the spring class as our first few sessions this fall will include a catch up on the previous material. After completing our study of Revelation, we will move to the book of Mark and a brief account of Daniel.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 9:15am
 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Music: 

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. The service may also include music from the Worship Band or one of our handbell choirs. All children from Kindergarten through 6th 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: 

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.

 
12:45 pm
Shifting Sands Small Group

Shifting Sands Small Group

Begins Monday, September 11
12:45 p.m.

Life changes us over time along with our perspective of ourselves and our relationship with others. In this small group we will explore and discuss how our many-faceted self is changing and how we are meeting the demands of our new realities.

Meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month in Westmont from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Led by Shelly Zabielski and Carol Lysne.

For more details and/or to register call Sheila in the church office at 630.968.7120.

Location: 
Westmont
Date: 
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:45pm
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:45pm
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 12:45pm
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:45pm
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:45pm
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:45pm
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:45pm
 
7:00 pm
Get Your UMW On!

Get Your UMW On!

Get your UMW on!

Upcoming events to attend:

September 23 - 8:30 a.m. - Aurora District Annual Celebration, Lockport UMC

September 25 - 7:00 p.m. - Sarah Circle - Room 213

September 27 - 1:00 p.m. - Mary Elizabeth Circle - Chapel Hall

September 28 - 9:00 a.m. - Rachel Circle - Room 213

September 28 - 12:45 p.m. - Ruth Circle - Chapel Hall

Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:30am
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:00pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9:00am
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:45pm
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Please join our Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study at First United Methodist Church as we begin our fall class on Wednesday, August 30. We will be using a guide by N.T. Wright to take a deeper look at the book of John. All women are encouraged to attend this dynamic group. Nothing required… just show up and have an open heart.

The class meets at 9:00 a.m. every Wednesday in room 213. Drop-ins are welcome. Childcare is provided.

Books will be available at the first meeting or in the church office for a suggested donation of $6.

Group is led by Pastor Greta McDonald, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. Questions? email mthurmanroth@gmail.com.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 9:00am
 
11:00 am
Wednesday Adult Education Book Study

Wednesday Adult Education Book Study

This fall we will be studying Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Basic Questions in Theology - Collected Essays, Volume 1.
This book of essays is from one of the foremost theologians of our day and offers the reader a unique insight into the revelation of God. Pannenberg is Professor Emeritus of Theology at the University of Munich and author of several influential books.

We will only bite off a small section of this book each week, so that the readings will not be a hardship for anyone. Get ready for some interesting discussions around the exciting ideas presented in this book.

Books will be available for sale during class and in the church office for $25.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
1:00 pm
Get Your UMW On!

Get Your UMW On!

Get your UMW on!

Upcoming events to attend:

September 23 - 8:30 a.m. - Aurora District Annual Celebration, Lockport UMC

September 25 - 7:00 p.m. - Sarah Circle - Room 213

September 27 - 1:00 p.m. - Mary Elizabeth Circle - Chapel Hall

September 28 - 9:00 a.m. - Rachel Circle - Room 213

September 28 - 12:45 p.m. - Ruth Circle - Chapel Hall

Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:30am
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:00pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9:00am
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:45pm
 
6:15 pm
Fit & Feast

Fit & Feast

Begins Wednesday, September 27
6:15 p.m.

Start your New Year’s Resolution early. Give yourself the gift of a better life!

Fit and Feast will meet once a month from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. during the Family Fellowship dinner, babysitting will be provided. During that time you will meet with a group leader to choose a goal to commit to for a month in each of four areas; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

For example, you may choose from a list to commit to - exercise 15 minutes a day, look for a silver lining in stressful events, have a weekly chat with a friend, apologize when you wrong someone - simple things that can make a difference over time.

Each month we will discuss how your commitments went and you can choose to renew or change your goals for the next month. Sign-up in the church office and/or look for more information in the parlor and in the bulletin soon.

Location: 
TBD
Date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:15pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:15pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:15pm
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 6:15pm
 
6:30 pm
Wednesday Adult Education Book Study

Wednesday Adult Education Book Study

This fall we will be studying Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Basic Questions in Theology - Collected Essays, Volume 1.
This book of essays is from one of the foremost theologians of our day and offers the reader a unique insight into the revelation of God. Pannenberg is Professor Emeritus of Theology at the University of Munich and author of several influential books.

We will only bite off a small section of this book each week, so that the readings will not be a hardship for anyone. Get ready for some interesting discussions around the exciting ideas presented in this book.

Books will be available for sale during class and in the church office for $25.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
9:00 am
Get Your UMW On!

Get Your UMW On!

Get your UMW on!

Upcoming events to attend:

September 23 - 8:30 a.m. - Aurora District Annual Celebration, Lockport UMC

September 25 - 7:00 p.m. - Sarah Circle - Room 213

September 27 - 1:00 p.m. - Mary Elizabeth Circle - Chapel Hall

September 28 - 9:00 a.m. - Rachel Circle - Room 213

September 28 - 12:45 p.m. - Ruth Circle - Chapel Hall

Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:30am
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:00pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9:00am
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:45pm
 
12:45 pm
Get Your UMW On!

Get Your UMW On!

Get your UMW on!

Upcoming events to attend:

September 23 - 8:30 a.m. - Aurora District Annual Celebration, Lockport UMC

September 25 - 7:00 p.m. - Sarah Circle - Room 213

September 27 - 1:00 p.m. - Mary Elizabeth Circle - Chapel Hall

September 28 - 9:00 a.m. - Rachel Circle - Room 213

September 28 - 12:45 p.m. - Ruth Circle - Chapel Hall

Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:30am
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:00pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9:00am
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:45pm
 
7:30 pm
Friday Night at the Movies

Friday Night at the Movies

Fall is almost upon us and Friday Night at the Movies is back! Due to some travel plans by hosts Don and Caryl Safford, our kick-off September movie will take place on Friday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. Movie night founder Carol Lysne will kick things off, presenting Hell or High Water, a 2016 dramatic film starring Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, and Ben Foster. The movie tells the tale of two West Texas brothers in a desperate scheme to save the family ranch.  Nominated for 4 Academy Awards, the movie garnered many other awards as well.

We have several presenters lined up for the upcoming months, but we’re always looking for new movie enthusiasts to share their favorite films. Let the Saffords know if you’d like to come on board as a presenter, carylsafford@aol.com. We’re a lively group of film lovers who enjoy a great discussion afterward along with snacks and beverages throughout the evening. Please consider joining us!

Attendance is limited to 20 people, so sign up soon by contacting the church office, 630-968-7120. We hope to see you there!

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 7:30pm
 
 

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