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DGFUMC Recognition Scholarship

Each year DGFUMC recognizes college students who have been important leaders in the life of our church and who have completed at least one year of college with scholarships.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship may fill out an application (available below and in the church office) and return it to the office by June 25. Recipients will be announced in July and honored at the 10:00 a.m. worship service on August 6.

Together @ 10 Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.

Join us this Sunday, May 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. Stay for lunch to hear the experience of Paul Webster, who is a missionary at the Mujila Falls Agricultural Center, which works to improve nutrion and alleviate poverty in Zambia.

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

Children's Cantata - A Not So Terrible Parable

Join us on Sunday, April 30 at our 9:30 & 11:00 worship services as the Cherub, Chorister and Connection Children’s Choirs present their cantata of A Not So Terrible Parable – The Mysterious Whodunit about the Good Samaritan. Come and enjoy as the children bring to life the well-known story of The Good Samaritan as a fun, over-the-top whodunit. Clues lead the kids to discover again just how far our Savior would go to rescue helpless sinners.

You won’t want to miss it!

UMW April 2017 Newsletter - The Inner Circle

UMW April 2017 Newsletter

Annual Spring Cleaning Bucket Drive

Bucket pick-up Sundays, April 2 and 9

Bucket drop-off Sundays, April 23 and 30.

The Missions, Justice & Community Work Area is sponsoring a Cleaning Bucket Drive to help support families served by the People's Resource Center and Sharing Connections.

We will be handing out buckets on April 2 and 9. We ask you to take a bucket and fill it with cleaning supplies. Each bucket will have a list of suggested supplies in it. Please return the filled buckets to the church on Sundays April 23 or 30.

Thank you for your support!

Chancel Choir Spring Cantata - The Gift of Life

Join us on Palm Sunday, April 9 at our 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services as the Chancel Choir, with guest singers and accompanied by a guest orchestra, presents John Rutter’s long-awaited new major work, The Gift of Life. This six-movement choral work is a celebration of the living earth, of creation and of life itself; offering a kaleidoscope of moods from contemplative and prayerful, to majestic and inspirational.

This service will also include the traditional Palm Sunday children’s processional.

We hope you can join us in experiencing this lovely piece!

Holy Week Services

Get Messy Early in April!

Get Messy!Messy Church will be on the first Sunday of the month on April 2 at 11:00AM in the Gym, so please be prepared to get messy earlier than usual. If you registered to attend but can no longer do so, please contact John Smoke.

Getting Messy is an opportunity for children along with their families to be active, creative, and lively! There will be a time to make crafts as a family, a short (and lively) time of gathering, and a family friendly lunch. This month, Messy Church is about Easter and how Jesus's love remains in all of us.

If you have never been before, don’t worry about getting messy, or being too loud, or squirming too much…just come and have fun with your family! There is no cost but if you know you are coming, please register using the form on the Get Messy web page. If it's a last-minute decision, just show up. 

Everyone is welcome to Get Messy!

Sponsor a Chapel Choir Tour Bus Seat Today!

The 46th Annual Chapel Choir Tour will take place March 25-April 1, 2017 and you can help us cover some expenses and Make it Easier to Get to the Big Easy by “sponsoring a bus seat” for $25. The cost of transportation is one of the largest line items in the tour budget, so offsetting some of the cost through seat sponsorships will help reduce the individual tour fee for choir members.

Use the form below to direct your sponsorship to a particular student or have it applied to the tour fund. Forms are also available in the church office and in the west entryway on the poster board.

Make checks payable to DGFUMC and write ‘Bus Sponsorship’ on the memo line.

Thank you for your support!

Aurora District Lay Academy

Spend Lent 2017 deepening your commitment. Learn the fundamentals of Lay Servanthood, discover the rich history of Methodism and open yourself to the transforming power of grace and spiritual disciplines in the Wesleyan tradition.

Classes are held on Sunday afternoons and run from March 5 through April 2, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Orland Park First UMC 15101, S. 80th St.

Click here to learn more and to register online.

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