Upcoming Events

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, June 4, 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, June 4, 2017 - 10:00am

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, June 17, 2017 - 8:30am
Location:
Parlor

Camp lasts only one week, but what campers take home can last a lifetime. This summer, our campers will learn they can take that camp=feeling with them everywhere they go because they are connected to one another and to God by Christ. The Bible stories in Branching Out encourage campers to use prayer, relationships, family and more to stay connected throughout their lives.

DGFUMC is offering this summer camp experience for children and youth from 2nd to 9th grade at the Wesley Woods Conference Center, Williams Bay, WI from June 26-30. The grade listed is the grade the student will be entering in the fall of 2017.

Registration for Summer Camp begins March 1 for DGFUMC members and April 1 for non-members.

Please note:  there is a registration deadline of June 1.

A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration with payment in full due by June 26.

Space is limited, so register early!

Click below for a registration form or visit the church office for more information.

Date:
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 8:00am to Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location:
Wesley Woods Camp, Williams Bay, WI

Our annual trip to United Church of Rogers Park for youth entering grades 7 in the Fall through graduating seniors. We will be helping with the Kids Club.

Date:
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 9:30am to Friday, July 14, 2017 - 8:30pm
Location:
United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626

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

Our Senior High group is going on it's annual Mission Trip. This year we are going to Charlotte, NY, through Group Workcamps.

Date:
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 12:00pm to Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location:
Open Door, Charlotte, NY

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, August 19, 2017 - 8:30am
Location:
Parlor

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