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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, October 28, 2018 - 9:30am

Join us Sunday, October 28 for a special service where the 9:30 and 11:00 services will be combined into ONE service at 10:00 a.m. This is a great time to make new friends, re-connect with old friends, and bring guests to visit our church. This is also our Choir Dedication Sunday.

Join us for a Pancake Breakfast before and after the service. Free-will donations will benefit youth activities. 

Please note the 8:15 a.m. service will still be held in the Chapel.

Date:
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 10:00am

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, October 28, 2018 - 11:00am

PancakesBe sure to make plans to stop by the gym before or after the Together at 10 service to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast.

Any donations will be used to support the youth activities, such as the Chapel Choir Tour and Youth Mission Trips.

Date:
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location:
Gym

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, October 28, 2018 - 6:00pm
Location:
Open Door Youth Center

In February of 2019, a special General Conference will be held to consider recommendations from the Commission on a Way Forward. This task force studied the Book of Discipline for text that relates to human sexuality and developed a plan to strengthen the unity of the church.

To help understand the direction of A Way Forward for UMC, the Adult Education Committee invites you to join Pastor Anna as she leads us through a six-week study scheduled to meet on Mondays beginning October 8 through November 12. We will meet from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. in Room 213. The book, Our Strangely Warmed Hearts: Coming Out Into God’s Call by Bishop Karen Oliveto, will provide the framework for this study. We encourage you to read the book, but it is not mandatory to participate in the study. Books will be available in the office and at the study sessions. Join us in this study and in prayer as we come closer to what could be a pivotal moment for our denomination.

Date:
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 7:30pm
Location:
Room 213

Ignite Youth Ministry participation in Bridge Communities' Homeless Awareness Event‎

In conjunction with the Youth Ministry at First Congregational United Church of Christ we will be sleeping out at Fishel Park in support of Bridge Communities and their mission to help DuPage County homeless families! If conditions are too cold or wet, we may head into the Open Door Youth Center or the Youth Room of First Congregational UCC.

Students may take donations and/or pledges, but this is not required. To donate or to register to raise funds go to:  https://www.bridgecommunities.org/DGFUMC

Schedule:

5PM: Meet at the Open Door to drive out to Glen Ellyn
5:30: Drive to Glen Ellyn for Sleep Out Saturday Rally
9PM: Return to Church and head over to Fishel Park to Sleep out with First Congregational UCC
7AM: Breakfast at First Congregational UCC
8AM: Return to DGFUMC

Bring:

Tent, warm sleeping bag, pillow, sleeping mat (optional), toiletries for morning,
Towel & shower items (optional: showers available at our church)

 

Date:
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 8:00am
Location:
Meet at Open Door Youth Center

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, November 4, 2018 - 8:15am

Dr. Osvaldo Vena will continue the study of the Gospel of Mark which began last spring. Osvaldo is a professor of New Testament at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, and author of Jesus, Disciple of the Kingdom: Mark's Christology for a Community in Crisis as well as a member of our congregation. Osvaldo has described Jesus as "the disciple par excellence of the kingdom of God, a model for our daily, contemporary journey as God's people." The class, which meets in Room 213 at 9:15am each Sunday, is invited to explore the meaning and context of passages that constantly yield surprises even though they seem so well known to us.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the class will take a break from meeting on September 23 and 30 and begin again on Sunday, October 7.

New participants are always welcome. 

Date:
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 9:15am
Location:
Room 213

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, November 4, 2018 - 9:30am

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