Upcoming Events

Fall back into circle

Monday, Sept. 24 - 7 p.m. - Sarah Circle - room 213
Wednesday, Sept. 26 - 1 p.m. - Mary Elizabeth Circle - Chapel Hall
Thursday, Sept. 27 - 9 a.m. - Rachel Circle - room 213
Thursday, Sept. 27 - 12:45 p.m. - Ruth Circle - Chapel Hall

There is also an Aurora District meeting Saturday, Sept. 22 - 8:30 a.m. - St. Andrew UMC - Carol Stream

Date:
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:30am

Fall back into circle

Monday, Sept. 24 - 7 p.m. - Sarah Circle - room 213
Wednesday, Sept. 26 - 1 p.m. - Mary Elizabeth Circle - Chapel Hall
Thursday, Sept. 27 - 9 a.m. - Rachel Circle - room 213
Thursday, Sept. 27 - 12:45 p.m. - Ruth Circle - Chapel Hall

There is also an Aurora District meeting Saturday, Sept. 22 - 8:30 a.m. - St. Andrew UMC - Carol Stream

Date:
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:30am

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 13. Registration forms are available in the church office or the Welcome! Kiosk in the west entryway.

Date:
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 1:00pm
Location:
Downers Grove Golf Club

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.

Date:
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 8:15am

In the late 1990’s pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to opioid pain relievers and health care providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. In 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that opioid overdoses caused more than 42,000 deaths, 116 each day, and in 2017 they declared a public health emergency to combat the opioid crisis.

Dr. Robert Roose, son of Tom and Rosie Roose will be joining us on September 23rd at 9:30 am to talk about the opioid crisis. Dr. Robert Roose serves as the Vice President of Behavioral Health for Mercy Medical Center in Springfield Massachusetts, 2012 Addiction Medicine Physician of the year in NY, the recipient of numerous awards including the Western Mass. Outstanding Commitment to the Field of Substance Use Disorder award, author of numerous publications on addiction treatment and featured on an award winning documentary, “The Fix: The Healing Is Mutual” will be speaking to us on opioids, what they are, and how to protect yourself from becoming addicted.

Please join us for this crucial conversation! It is open to all.

Date:
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 9:30am
Location:
Chapel Hall

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 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship. After the Moment for Children, 1st-6th 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.

Date:
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 9:30am

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. 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.

Date:
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:00am

Join us for learning and spiritual growth as Rev. Howard Milkman, retired pastor and trained counselor, leads a four-session study of A Crazy, Holy  Grace: The Healing Power of Pain and Memory by the American writer and theologian, Frederick Buechner. This book, which was published last year, is a collection of essays on how God is present with "a grace that wells up out of the lostness and pain of the world and of our own inner worlds." Of Buechner's writing, John Ortberg wrote, "“He isn’t trying to persuade – he’s trying to understand what he himself believes and thinks. And that honesty is more persuasive than the most polished argument.”

The series will be held on Sundays at 11 a.m in Room 213. The book and participation guide are available in the church office and available at the study session.

Date:
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:00am
Location:
Room 213

Interested in becoming a member or just curious about who we are? Learn more about Downers Grove First United Methodist Church in a casual setting at our Membership Exploration Class. Join us to get acquainted with our pastors, ask questions, and meet new people.

Date:
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:15am
Location:
Room 202

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 Pastor Anna for more information.

Date:
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 6:00pm
Location:
Open Door Youth Center

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