April 2018

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8:00 am
Easter Worship Service
8:00am

Easter Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
A Word that Knows Your Name
Scripture: 
John 20:11-20
Music: 

Chapel Choir

This Easter service will be held in the sanctuary. There is no Sunday School during this service.

 
9:30 am
Easter Worship Service
9:30am

Easter Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
A Word that Knows Your Name
Scripture: 
John 20:11-20
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Brass Ensemble

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. The Chancel Choir, led by Diane Hires, and a Brass Ensemble, directed by Pattie Barnes, will perform inspirational music glorifying God and the Risen Christ. 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
Easter Worship Service
11:00am

Easter Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
A Word that Knows Your Name
Scripture: 
John 20:11-20
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Brass Ensemble
Angel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. The Chancel Choir, led by Diane Hires, and a Brass Ensemble, directed by Pattie Barnes, will perform inspirational music glorifying God and the Risen Christ. There will be a special message for children by Pastor John Smoke.

 
 
4:00 pm
Preschool Fundraiser

Preschool Fundraiser

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support First United Methodist Preschool. Come in to the Chipotle at 1203 W. Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove on Tuesday, April 3rd between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Download and print the flyer below, or show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to First United Methodist Preschool.

Location: 
Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1203 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Date: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

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.

 
9:00 am
UMW Baby Shower and Lunch

UMW Baby Shower and Lunch

You are invited to attend a baby shower on Sunday, April 8. Drop in between 9 am to noon to make a braided pacifier clip. We invite you to share lunch at 12:15 p.m. when we hear from a representative of the Cunningham Children’s Home, one of the UMW’s missions this year. Please also bring baby items to donate (such as, diapers of all sizes, baby wipes, onesies, and anything a new mom needs). A complete list of needed items is available on posters throughout the building. All items will be donated to a teen pregnancy center.

To attend, please RSVP to the church office by Wednesday, April 4.

Location: 
Chapel Hall
Date: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:30pm
 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Jan Roehll (The Conservation Foundation)
Nature Rx
Scripture: 
Psalm 24:1-2
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 performed by the high school Chapel Choir. The service also includes music from the Chancel Ringers. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship and may follow Pastor Smoke to Sunday School after the Moment for Children or return to their families.

 
11:00 am
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Jan Roehll (The Conservation Foundation)
Nature Rx
Scripture: 
Psalm 24:1-2
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chancel Ringers

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with special music performed by the Chancel Choir and Chancel Ringers. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship and may follow Pastor Smoke to Sunday School after the Moment for Children or return to their families.

 
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.

 
4:00 pm
Chapel Choir Tour Home Concert

Chapel Choir Tour Home Concert

Come welcome home the Chapel Choir from the 2018 Choir Tour, Live to Love. The choir spent this Spring Break traveling to Savanna, GA, sharing a message of peace through music and scripture. You are invited to share in this message at this home concert.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 4:00pm
 
6:00 pm
Ignite Afterglow

Ignite Afterglow

Ignite Youth Group Afterglow

After the 4pm Chapel Choir Pre-Tour & Home Concerts

Bring $5 for Pizza!  We'll play games, hang-out and enjoy some Pizza!

(Ignite is for youth in grades 7-12)

Please contact Howie Snyder, Director of Youth Ministries for more information.

Date: 
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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.

 
9:30 am
Worship Service: Chancel Choir Cantata
9:30am

Worship Service: Chancel Choir Cantata

The Holy Spirit Mass
Music: 

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir perform The Holy Spirit Mass: Together in Hope, a new choral work by the internationally renowned Norwegian composer, Kim André Arnesen, who writes music that combines touching simplicity with majestic power. The choir will be accompanied by a 17-piece string orchestra and guest singers. Please invite your family and friends to experience this musical celebration of our faith at both the 9:30 and 11:00am services.
 

 
11:00 am
Worship Service: Chancel Choir Cantata
11:00am

Worship Service: Chancel Choir Cantata

The Holy Spirit Mass
Music: 

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir perform The Holy Spirit Mass: Together in Hope, a new choral work by the internationally renowned Norwegian composer, Kim André Arnesen, who writes music that combines touching simplicity with majestic power. The choir will be accompanied by a 17-piece string orchestra and guest singers. Please invite your family and friends to experience this musical celebration of our faith at both the 9:30 and 11:00am services.

 
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 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 6:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
8:30 am
Spring into an April Meeting

Spring into an April Meeting

April Meetings

Saturday, April 21 - 8:30 a.m. - Aurora District Meeting - Channahon UMC

Monday, April 23 - 7:00 p.m. - room 213 - Sarah Circle

Thursday, April 26 - 12:00 p.m. - Chapel Hall - General Meeting with program by Cindi Roselieb

Date: 
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:30am
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
When God Becomes the Host
Scripture: 
Mark 8:1-9
Music: 

Jamie Gamonez, soloist

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
When God Becomes the Host
Scripture: 
Mark 8:1-9
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Cassie Gallagher, horn soloist

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music performed by the Chancel Choir. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship. After the Moment for Children, children may return to their families for worship or go with Pastor John to Sunday School. Preschool and kindergarten students will meet in room 114. First through sixth grade will return to the sanctuary during the final hymn.

 
11:00 am
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Confirmation Sunday
Preacher: 
The Confirmands
Scripture: 
Ephesians 3:14-21
Philippians 1:3-6
Music: 

Chapel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with special music performed by the high school Chapel Choir. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship and invited to come forward to share in the Moment for Children. Afterwards, children may return to their families for worship or go with Pastor John to Sunday school. Preschool children will be in the nursery. Kindergarten through 5th grade will return to the sanctuary during the final hymn.

 
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 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 6:00pm
 
7:00 pm
Spring into an April Meeting

Spring into an April Meeting

April Meetings

Saturday, April 21 - 8:30 a.m. - Aurora District Meeting - Channahon UMC

Monday, April 23 - 7:00 p.m. - room 213 - Sarah Circle

Thursday, April 26 - 12:00 p.m. - Chapel Hall - General Meeting with program by Cindi Roselieb

Date: 
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:30am
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
 
 
6:30 pm
Youth & Parents Informational Meeting

Youth & Parents Informational Meeting

Parents and youth are invited to informational meetings on either April 25 & 29, 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.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
 
12:00 pm
UMW Spring Luncheon

UMW Spring Luncheon

Date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
 
12:00 pm
Spring into an April Meeting

Spring into an April Meeting

April Meetings

Saturday, April 21 - 8:30 a.m. - Aurora District Meeting - Channahon UMC

Monday, April 23 - 7:00 p.m. - room 213 - Sarah Circle

Thursday, April 26 - 12:00 p.m. - Chapel Hall - General Meeting with program by Cindi Roselieb

Date: 
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:30am
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
 
Youth Lock-In!

Youth Lock-In!

Bring a Snack and/or 2-Liter of Soda to Share!

ALSO: Bring sleeping bag/pillow and sleeping mat/air mattress as we will be going horizontal by 3am

PERMISSION FORM attached!  (Permission Form is not needed if we have a 2017-2018 Ignite Permission form already on file for you)

SIGN-UP BELOW:

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 8:00pm to Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:00am
Sign up for Youth Lock-In!
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

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.

 
9:30 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. 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.

 
12:00 pm
Youth & Parents Informational Meeting

Youth & Parents Informational Meeting

Parents and youth are invited to informational meetings on either April 25 & 29, 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.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
 
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 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 6:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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