May 2017

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6:30 pm
Youth & Parents Informational Meeting

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 to 7:00pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:45am to 11:15am
 
 
Never2Young Jr. High Youth Conference

Never2Young Jr. High Youth Conference

May 5-6, 2017, Indiana Wesleyan University

For Youth in grades 6th-8th

More info at: http://www.indwes.edu/never2young/

Departing from Upper Parking Lot:  Friday, May 5 at 12:30PM – youth will need to get out-of-school early that day

Returning: Saturday, May 6, approx. 7PM

Total Cost: $40 if deposit received by April 16, $45 if received by April 30.  Make checks out to FUMC.  Space is limited, first come first serve.   

Bring Registration forms to the church office or to Howie

Location: 
Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
Date: 
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 12:30pm to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
 
 
9:00 am
6th Annual DuPage Human Race

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
 
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8:15 am
Service of Holy Communion
8:15am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
May Earth and Heaven Agree
Scripture: 
Luke 24: 37-48

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: 
Jan Roehl
Scripture: 
Luke 24: 37-48
Music: 

Chapel Choir
Craig Roselieb, soprano saxophone

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.

 
10:45 am
Youth & Parents Informational Meeting

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 to 7:00pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:45am to 11:15am
 
11:00 am
Service of Holy Communion
11:00am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Jan Roehl
Scripture: 
Luke 24: 37-48
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.

 
12:15 pm
Exploring Membership Luncheon

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

Signups closed for this Event

 
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
 
 
 
11:30 am
Lunch Bunch May Outing

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
 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Shelly Davenport
A Purpose-Filled Community
Scripture: 
1 Peter 3:3-4, 6b, 8

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
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Shelly Davenport
A Purpose-Filled Community
Scripture: 
1 Peter 3:3-4, 6b, 8
Music: 

Chapel Choir
Hannah Hyzy, flute
Esther Crandall, solo

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
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.

 
11:00 am
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Shelly Davenport
A Purpose-Filled Community
Scripture: 
1 Peter 3:3-4, 6b, 8
Music: 

Chancel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with special music performed by the Chancel Choir. There will be a children's sermon by Pastor John Smoke, following which children may return to worship with their family. Because of Messy Church, there will be no Sunday School at this service.

 
 
 
 
 
7:30 pm
Friday Night at the Movies

Friday Night at the Movies

This May Sue Thornquist will present Captain Fantastic, 2016 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Matt Ross and starring Viggo Mortensen. The story centers on a family who are forced by circumstances to reintegrate into society after living in isolation for a decade.

Refreshments will be served; $2 donation is suggested. Sign-up in the church office at 630.968.7120 or email Sheila at sheila@dgfumc.org.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 7:30pm
 
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
 
9:00 am
Adopt-a-Stream Annual River Clean-up

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 to 12:00pm
 
7:00 pm
Spring Ring XXV - Puttin' On Our Dancing Shoes

Spring Ring XXV - Puttin' On Our Dancing Shoes

The Chancel and Westminster Ringers present their annual spring concert, Spring Ring XXV - Puttin' On Our Dancing Shoes.

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
 
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8:15 am
Service of Holy Communion
8:15am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Random
Scripture: 
Matthew 13:1-9

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
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Random
Scripture: 
Matthew 13:1-9
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

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Random
Scripture: 
Matthew 13:1-9
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.

 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Greta
Why Do You Stand Looking Up?
Scripture: 
Acts 1:3-14
Music: 

Judy Hanley, 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.

 
10:00 am
Together @ 10 Worship Service
10:00am

Together @ 10 Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Greta
Why Do You Stand Looking Up?
Scripture: 
Acts 1:3-14
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chapel 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.

 
11:15 am
Paul Webster

Paul Webster

Paul WebsterPaul Webster, a United Methodist missionary in Zambia, will be with us this Sunday to share about the Mujila Falls Agricultural Center, a project that our congregation has been connected with through our special mission offerings.

The Center works to improve nutrition and increase income among the Lunda people of extreme North West Zambia. They have the highest infant mortality rate and lowest life expectancy of all the tribes in Zambia. The Center helps the Lunda people through egg and milk production, planting soybeans and corn, and community and educational efforts. The food production offers better nourishment for the people, and the small incomes made possible through improved farming allow families to send their children to school.

Paul will speak briefly about this world-impacting work in our worship services on Sunday, and all are invited to hear him share more fully about the Agricultural Center at a luncheon in the Fellowship Hall at 11:15.

Location: 
Fellowship Hall
Date: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:15am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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