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World Relief Refugee Resettlement Good Neighbor Kit

Please remember that supplies for the Welcome Kits are due by this Sunday, February 12. You can drop your items off in the church office during between 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. weekdays or bring them to the parlor on Sunday morning. Thank you to all that participated in this project!

 

World Relief is an organization that partners with local churches to transform communities economically, socially and spiritually, so that the lives of the vulnerable can thrive and grow. As part of their Refugee Resettlement program, World Relief works in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and local church partners to welcome and resettle thousands of refugees referred by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to the United States each year. This year, World Relief Chicago will resettle hundreds of refugees to our area.

Refugees often flee their homes at a moment’s notice. They arrive at a U.S. airport with few belongings, a difficult past and high hopes for the future. An important first step in making them feel welcome is to provide each family with a Welcome Kit. These kits include kitchen supplies, bedding, hygiene and other household items. As we launch our partnership with World Relief to help resettle refugees in our community, DGFUMC has committed to supplying items to complete two Welcome Kits.

Together @ 10 Worship Service and Pancake Breakfast

Please join us on Sunday, January 22 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.

Stop by the gym before or after the service to enjoy food and fellowship as our youth host a Pancake Breakfast. Donations received from the breakfast will help support our Youth Ministries.

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

We hope to see you there!

New Year's Day Worship Service

On New Year's Day, we will hold one service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

The week of December 27-30, the church office will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Happy New Year!

Christmas Morning Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.

We hope you will join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ at our 10:00 a.m. Christmas Day worship service. Coffee and doughnuts will be served after the service. Feel free to wear casual clothes!

UMW December Newsletter

Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata - A Carol Trip Around the World

On December 4, the Chancel Choir will present their annual Christmas Cantata. The choir will perform 20 carols from countries across the globe and will include a visual presentation to serve as a road map on this Christmas journey.

Along the way, they will be joined by some of our children's choirs for a rousing Christmas carol. John Smoke will act as guide for both children and adults as we take A Carol Trip Around the World. We hope you will join us!

Together @ 10 Worship Service and Pancake Breakfast

Please join us on Sunday, October 30 as we recognize our choirs at our special Together @ 10 service - Choir Recognition Sunday.

Stop by the gym before or after the service to enjoy food and fellowship as our youth host a Pancake Breakfast. Donations received from the breakfast will help support our Youth Ministries.

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

We hope to see you there!

A Sunday Morning with Alice Parker

DGFUMC is hosting international choral celebrity, Alice Parker, the woman who shaped the face of choral music in America, and who will lead the congregation in discovering the beauty in hymn singing on Sunday, November 6 at our 11:00 a.m. worship service. She will build the musicality of each and every person present; and this service is one you will remember for years to come. At 90 years old, Mrs. Parker is making her victory lap, and this trip to the Midwest is to be one of her last out of her home state of Massachusetts.

Join us as we learn from this internationally renowned composer, conductor and teacher, as she leads the congregation in a Community Sing Service featuring beloved hymns both old and new. 

Please invite your friends and neighbors to a special morning of singing.

All Are Welcome!

United Methodist Committee on Relief Responds to Hurricane Matthew

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is currently engaged in Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in Haiti, the Bahamas, and the southeastern United States. To learn more about how you can help, click here.

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