Week of December 10, 2017

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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Greta
Hope - Living without Answers
Scripture: 
Luke 1:67-80
Music: 

Hannah Hudson and Scott Hudson, duet
Christ Hudson, pianist

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.

 
 
9:00 am
Alternative Gift Fair

Alternative Gift Fair

What do you buy the person who has everything? How about a goat, a colony of honeybees, or a beautiful handmade craft?

The Advent season is filled with many warm traditions, and one of those traditions at Downers Grove First United Methodist Church is the Alternative Gift Fair. Many of you are familiar with the beautiful crafts handmade by the artisans of the UPAVIM (United for a Better Life) cooperative in Guatemala. These are gifts that give twice - first, your family and friends will enjoy receiving these lovely items. Second, you will also be empowering the women of La Esperanza in Guatemala City by giving them an opportunity to improve the quality of life for themselves and for their families through access to education, employment opportunities, daycare services for their children, health care services, and programs for personal and professional development. Choose from a large selection of colorful bags, scarves, Christmas ornaments, kitchen accessories, jewelry, and more.

Heifer International works with communities to find sustainable solutions to end world hunger and poverty. In the past, many of you have donated to Heifer's Living Gift program and some will recall the plaques that hang in the west stairwell recognizing DGFUMC for a high level of donations. This Advent season, MJC will partner with John Smoke to Fill the Ark in the hopes of once again reaching an impressive level of giving in our congregation. To learn more, visit our table in the parlor Sunday morning.

Best of all, you’ll be able to check off a few more names on your holiday gift-giving list while making a difference in our world. What a perfect way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas!

Please come visit us in the parlor after each service during the Advent season.

Location: 
Parlor
Date: 
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 9:00am
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 9:00am
 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Greta
Hope - Living without Answers
Scripture: 
Luke 1:67-80
Music: 

Chapel Choir

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. The service may also include music from the Worship Band or one of our handbell choirs. All children from Kindergarten through 6th 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 Greta
Advent Hope - Zechariah’s Song
Scripture: 
Luke 1:67-80
Music: 

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. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship and follow Pastor Smoke to Sunday School after the Moment for Children.

 
11:00 am
Messy Church
11:00am

Messy Church

Preacher: 
Pastor John Smoke

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 here so that we can prepare food and supplies.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6:00 pm
Ignite Youth Christmas Party

Ignite Youth Christmas Party

The Ignite group will be having a Christmas party from 6-8pm - Food, games,...

Bring a White Elephant Gift to Exchange.  (A White Elephant Gift is something you have around the house that you do not want - hopefully something funny. Please do NOT purchase anything for this gift exchange.)

Please contact Howie Snyder, Director of Youth Ministries for more information.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7:00 pm
All Church Conference

All Church Conference

Our Annual Church Conference will be held Monday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. All church members are invited to attend as we celebrate our accomplishments from the current year and look forward to our year ahead.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10:00 am
Lunch Bunch December Outing

Lunch Bunch December Outing

The Lunch Bunch is a group of senior citizens who meet the second Wednesday of every month for fun and fellowship (and good food). Our December meeting will be at White Fence Farm, 1376 Joliet Rd., Romeoville. White Fence Farm will have their Christmas decorations up.

Check-in at the restaurant is at 10:00 a.m., the show runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with lunch following. Lunch consists of their famous chicken, sides and appetizers. The show is Soulful Christmas with Paula Williams.

The cost is $39.00 per person, which includes the lunch, show, tax and gratuity. Please make your check payable to Bonnie L. Lehmann. Reservations are due to Bonnie by Monday, December 3. Payments made by made until the 13th. If you need a ride or have any questions, please call Bonnie Lehmann at 630.308.2259 or the church office.

The sign-up sheet for this event is in the parlor between worship services. All seniors are welcome! Looking forward to seeing you at White Fence Farm.

Location: 
1376 Joliet Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446
Date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:00am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6:00 pm
Sr. High Youth Bible Study

Sr. High Youth Bible Study

Want to go deeper?

Sr. High Youth Bible Study, Wednesdays, 6pm

Grab some food and join us in the Youth Center as we go deeper into faith issues in God's Word.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12:45 pm
December UMW Meetings

December UMW Meetings

Celebrate the holidays with UMW!

Thursday, December 14th - Rachel Circle - contact Stacy Klepper

Thursday, December 14th - Ruth Circle - 12:45 p.m. - Chapel Hall

 

Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:45pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7:30 pm
Friday Night at the Movies

Friday Night at the Movies

Stan and Maria Clements will present Lion, a 2016 film about a young Indian boy who gets separated from his family and winds up living in the streets of Calcutta before being rescued and taken to an orphanage. At age 5 he is unable to explain where he came from or to know how to return to his family, so he is ultimately adopted by an Australian couple and taken there to live. Never forgetting about his biological family, after reaching adulthood he sets out to find his origins.  This highly acclaimed film garnered six Oscar nominations, including best supporting actor and actress for stars Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman respectively.Snacks, soft drinks and dessert will be on hand; a two dollar donation is suggested. Sign-up in the church office now for this popular film.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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