Upcoming Events

Please join the Women’s Bible Study group on Wednesday mornings this summer as we read and discuss Jen Hatmaker’s Interrupted - When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity. This book follows the author’s messy journey through life and church and into living on mission.

Come for one, all or some of the sessions. Childcare is provided in the nursery.

Books will be available for sale at class.

Date:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:00am
Location:
Room 213

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 July the group will be visiting Downers Delight Pancake House and Restaurant in Downers Grove at 401 75th Street.

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.

Date:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:30am
Location:
Downers Delight - Corner of 75th St & Fairview Ave

Wacky Wednesdays is a summer program for children going into 1st grade through 6th grade!  The mission of this program is to bring children together for a lot of fun and fellowship in a church community. Every child is welcome. Invite your children, grandchildren, children in your neighborhood, and children of friends---ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!  The program will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM and there is NO cost!  Parents are welcome to drop off their kids OR stay and enjoy the fun!  Children are encouraged to bring one non-perishable food item each week to be donated to the People's Resource Center.

Schedule of Wednesdays and Themes:

July 5:  Bingo Night and Toy Exchange!  Every child that attends this evening will need to bring a used (still in good condition) toy that they would be willing to give up.  All of the toys will be used as prizes for the bingo!  Everyone will leave with a “new” toy!!!

July 12: Minute-To-Win-It Games!  Fun and Prizes!

July 19:  Let’s Dance!  Coach Josh from the Downers Grove Park District will be our DJ for the evening.  There will be great music, fun games, lots of dancing, lemonade, and other treats!

July 26:  Water Fun!  Let’s finish off the season of Wacky Wednesdays with some fun with water!  There will be a variety of activities involving water including a water slide!!!  Families are encouraged to come and join in the fun!

Please come to one Wednesday or come each week - whatever fits in your schedule!

For more information contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org or 630.968.7120.

Date:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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.

Date:
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 8:30am
Location:
Parlor

The 11th Annual Downers Grove Garden Walk will give you an opportunity to view some of the most beautiful gardens in the area. The Garden Walk is a fundraiser benefitting the Bridge Board of the Downers Grove First United Methodist Church. The Bridge Board is a program partner with Bridge Communities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose focus is to transform the lives of homeless families by guiding them to a better future. This mission is accomplished by providing housing, mentoring, direction, hope, encouragement and a stable environment so that families may become self-sufficient and sustain their independence. Every family resides in DuPage County.

Date:
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Location:
Downers Grove

The Mission, Justice and Community Work Area is dedicated to reaching out to serve others and getting as many people as possible to become involved in connecting our members to each other and those in need. This inspired the idea of an All Church Mission Trip, where people of all ages (12 and above) can work, laugh and live life for a week together while helping others less fortunate. We will work as teams, growing bonds of fellowship and respect.

This July we will be traveling to inner-city Detroit to support Cass Community Social Services whose motto is: “Fighting Poverty. Creating Opportunity.” Started as an outreach ministry of Cass Community United Methodist Church, Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) works across the city in areas of concentrated poverty providing programs for food, health, housing and jobs.

  • CCSS prepares and serves a million meals annually that are made fresh daily. During the summer, vegetables used are grown on property.
  • 325 homeless men, women and children currently stay in one of CCSS’ shelters, transitional housing or permanent supportive housing programs. This includes the goal to construct 50 tiny homes that formerly homeless persons can eventually own.
  • 70 adults are currently employed in the agency’s Green Industries, which marry jobs with sustainability, including making sandals, mud mats, key chains, and other products from discarded tires; as well as collecting, sorting and shredding paper documents. Thousands of tons of paper are shredded, bundled and recycled annually.
  • Donated new or good quality furniture, clothing and other household goods are collected and then sold pennies on the dollar to low income families.
  • CCSS operates a weekly free medical clinic and a day program for 100 adults with developmental disabilities.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get to know other church members while working side-by-side to help others less fortunate. Come for the whole week or for as many days as you can.

What Will We Be Doing? All or some of the following:

•  Preparing or serving food
•  Document Destruction
•  Painting
•  Light Construction and carpentry
•  Gardening and Yard Work
•  Tire recycling
•  Making Mud Mats or Sandals from tires
•  Working with Mentally Challenged Adults
•  Working with children
•  Mixing and packaging tea

This trip will be extremely affordable: $20 per person per night, which includes three meals and accommodations and supplies, plus a share of transportation cost (van rentals and gas). The total cost per person should not exceed $150 for the entire week.

Visit casecommunity.org to learn more about CCSS. Contact Don or Devra Dunham if you have questions or want more information about the trip. Sign-up in the church office or by e-mail to don@dgfumc.org.

Date:
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location:
Cass Community Social Services, Detroit, Michigan

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

Date:
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 8:30am

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.

Date:
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 10:00am

For youth in grades 7th-12th

Meet in the Open Door Youth Center

We'll come together and just learn real basic things like simple chords, how to tune a guitar, etc.,...

Date:
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Location:
Open Door Youth Center

Please join the Women’s Bible Study group on Wednesday mornings this summer as we read and discuss Jen Hatmaker’s Interrupted - When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity. This book follows the author’s messy journey through life and church and into living on mission.

Come for one, all or some of the sessions. Childcare is provided in the nursery.

Books will be available for sale at class.

Date:
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:00am
Location:
Room 213

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