February 2017

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6:30 pm
Adult Book Study - An Introduction to Christian Ethics

Adult Book Study - An Introduction to Christian Ethics

This New Year, we continue with our study of Robin Lovin's An Introduction to Christian Ethics: Goals, Duties, and Virtues. Topics include: The Origin of Ethics; Goods, Goals, and God; and Virtue and Responsibility among others.

This study is offered Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
 
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
Service of Holy Communion
8:15am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Greta
Simply Salt
Scripture: 
Matthew 5:13-20

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

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 5, 2017 - 9:15am
 
9:30 am
Service of Holy Communion
9:30am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Greta
Simply Salt
Scripture: 
Matthew 5:13-20
Music: 

The Chapel Choir
Downers Grove South Jazz Ensemble

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. 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.

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

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Greta
Simply Salt
Scripture: 
Matthew 5:13-20
Music: 

The Chancel Choir
The Angel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with special music performed by the Chancel Choir. Children may go with Pastor John Smoke to Sunday school following the Moment for Children 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.

 
 
7:00 pm
DuPage United Rapid Response Team Meeting

DuPage United Rapid Response Team Meeting

Worried about the future? So are our neighbors. Now is your time to engage. Come, listen, learn and be a part of the solution. 

The goal of the meeting is to launch a strategy on how to act ahead of and in response to incidents of violence or harm against local Muslim, Latino, African-American, and other minority communities.

Please click here to RSVP or email with your name, institution, city, phone number and email address to admin@dupageunited.org.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
 
 
6:30 pm
Adult Book Study - An Introduction to Christian Ethics

Adult Book Study - An Introduction to Christian Ethics

This New Year, we continue with our study of Robin Lovin's An Introduction to Christian Ethics: Goals, Duties, and Virtues. Topics include: The Origin of Ethics; Goods, Goals, and God; and Virtue and Responsibility among others.

This study is offered Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
 
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
 
7:30 pm
40’s & 50’s Group Gathering

40’s & 50’s Group Gathering

The next 40's & 50's group gathering will be at the home of Jim and Kerri Crandell starting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a beverage and appetizer to share. If you know anyone who is interested in joining our church, please invite them to come!

Contact Dana Murphy or Lenore Pitstick for more information.

Location: 
Jim and Kerri Crandell's Home
Date: 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Scripture: 
Matthew 5:21-24

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

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 5, 2017 - 9:15am
 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Scripture: 
Matthew 5:21-24
Music: 

The 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 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
Scripture: 
Matthew 5:21-24
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.

 
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
 
 
 
 
6:30 pm
Adult Book Study - An Introduction to Christian Ethics

Adult Book Study - An Introduction to Christian Ethics

This New Year, we continue with our study of Robin Lovin's An Introduction to Christian Ethics: Goals, Duties, and Virtues. Topics include: The Origin of Ethics; Goods, Goals, and God; and Virtue and Responsibility among others.

This study is offered Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
 
7:30 pm
Friday Night at the Movies

Friday Night at the Movies

This month, John Smoke will present, Sully, a 2016 biographical drama directed by Clint Eastwood. The film tells the story of Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's January 2009 emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River, in which all 155 passengers and crew survived with only minor injuries, and the subsequent publicity and investigation, which threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. The film stars two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as Sully, as well as three-time Academy Award nominee Laura Linney and Aaron Eckhart .

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

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, February 17, 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
 
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 Greta
More Than Fair
Scripture: 
Matthew 5:38-48
Music: 

Evie Ooms, cello

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

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 5, 2017 - 9:15am
 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Greta
More Than Fair
Scripture: 
Matthew 5:38-48
Music: 

The Chapel Choir
The Chancel Ringers
Cassie Gallagher, guest soloist

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 Chapel Choir Band. 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.

 
11:00 am
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Greta
More Than Fair
Scripture: 
Matthew 5:38-48
Music: 

The Chancel Choir
The Chancel Ringers
Cassie Gallagher, guest soloist

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.

 
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
 
 
 
 
 
30 Hour Famine

30 Hour Famine

Help Save Kid’s Lives! Ignite Students (grades 7th-12th) go 30 Hours without eating in order to raise money for children malnourished and/or dying of hunger in Third World Countries. Students must raise at least $35 to participate in the 30 Hour Famine. That is just over $1 per hour of the fast and is the amount of money that will feed a child for a month. Students start the Famine on their own by stopping eating anything but juice and water on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7AM. They then meet at the church for a Lock-in at 7pm on Friday. We will go without food until 1PM, Saturday, when we will break the fast with a Pot-Luck meal provided by the parents. During our time together, we will talk about hunger, worship, play games, juice breaks, and have fun being hungry together! For more information, call Howie at the church @ (630) 968-7120, ext. 203.

If your son/daughter is not physically capable of fasting for 30 hours, he or she can still participate in a modified fast. Please contact Howie if you would like to discuss this option.

Please see the registration form below for more information.

Fundraising Packets have arrived – pick up yours! You can also set-up an online account and start seeking support online. Go to 30hourfamine.org and join team: IGNITE STUDENT MINISTRIES.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
 
 
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
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Prayer and Transfiguration
Scripture: 
Matthew 17:1-9
Music: 

Becky Donnelly,  flute

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

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 5, 2017 - 9:15am
 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Jim
Prayer and Transfiguration
Scripture: 
Matthew 17:1-9
Music: 

The Chapel Choir
The Cherub Choir

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 Chapel Choir 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
Prayer and Transfiguration
Scripture: 
Matthew 17:1-9
Music: 

The Chancel Choir
The Chorister Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with special music performed by the Chancel Choir. 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.

 
12:15 pm
All Church Mission Trip Informational Luncheon

All Church Mission Trip Informational Luncheon

Learn about an exciting new opportunity to put our faith into action and get to know one another by attending an informational lunch meeting at noon on Sunday, February 26 in Fellowship Hall, sponsored by the Mission, Justices and Community Work Area, 

An All Church Mission Trip to Cass Community Social Services in Detroit will take place July 15-22.  Started as an outreach ministry of Case Community United Methodist Church in Detroit, CCSS works across the city in areas of concentrated poverty providing programs for food, health, housing and jobs.

Come to the meeting to find out about the exciting work and ministries we will be doing side-by-side with other families and members of DGFUMC.

• We may help pick up and clean discarded tires that will be made into sandals and mud mats.
• We may help build tiny houses.
• We may pick vegetables and prepare meals.
• We may paint, landscaping or even some demolition.
• We may help with a children’s program or assist at a center for developmentally disabled adults. 

This mission trip is open to anyone 13 years or older.

To learn more about Cass Community Social Service, click here.

Please RSVP to Don Dunham by February 23 at don@dgfumc.org or 630.968.7120 ext 210.

Location: 
Fellowship Hall
Date: 
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:15pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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