Recent News

Hearing Loop System Available on the Main Floor of the Sanctuary

DGFUMC is pleased to provide the Hearing Loop System for use on the main floor of the Sanctuary.

A hearing loop is a wire that circles a room and is connected to a sound system. The loop transmits the sound electromagnetically. The electromagnetic signal is then picked up by the t-coil in a hearing aid or cochlear implant.

Users with a t-coil in their hearing aid can now listen to the service directly through their hearing aids. Please check with your hearing care professional to see if your hearing aid is equipped with a t-coil and properly adjusted. Non-hearing aid users can pick-up a headset to use at the sound board.

To learn more about the Hearing Loop System, please see the flyer below..

Benefits of Recycling

According to the E.P.A., Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle is very beneficial to our environment. Some of the benefits include saving energy, saving money, reducing the amount of waste sent to our landfills, and allowing products to be used to their fullest extent.

What you may be surprised to learn is that items such as pencils, counter-tops, bicycles, cookware, jackets, carpeting, bridges, and textiles can be made from recycled items.

Ever wonder what happens to your recycled items after they are picked up by the waste management company? Go to and then click on the Recycling tab under the Featured Links heading. Then you need to click once more on the link titled “What Happens to your Recycling after it is picked up?” Here there is a 13 ½ minute video, that explains the process. You can go directly to this video by copying the following web address into your web browser.

Using reusable shopping bags makes a difference too – and – can save you a little bit of money. Stores including Ultra Food and Target will give you 5 cents when you use a reusable bag. If a store you shop at frequently does not offer this service, suggest it to the manager.

Recycling makes a difference. If you need assistance finding a place to take your recyclable items visit

Your participation in Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, makes a difference!

Recycle Reminders – Recycle Responsibly

See the document below for some important Recycling Reminders!

Together @ 10... We are ONE Worship Service and Pancake Breakfast

On Sunday, October 25 join us 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 Sunday is also our Choir Dedication Sunday. Each choir (bells, too!) will be presenting special music for the congregation.

Stop by the gym before or after the 10:00 service to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast served by the youth. Proceeds help support Youth Ministries.

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

UMW Newsletter - The Inner Circle - September 2015

Below please find the September 2015 edition of the UMW newsletter, The Inner Circle.

September is Hunger Action Month

Food insecurity exists in our Northern Illinois neighborhood. A 2014 study shows the following for the 13 counties (Boone, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will & Winnebago) served by the Northern Illinois Food Bank:

  • Children under age 18 make up 36% of our hungry neighbors, while seniors age 60 and older make up 9%.
  • Among all hungry neighbors, 40% identify as white, 33% identify as Hispanic or Latino and 17% identify as black or African American.
  • 66% of households that use the Food Bank’s services have incomes that fall at or below the federal poverty level.
  • Clients are making tough choices:  77% of households the Food Bank serves had to choose between paying for food and utilities in the past 12 months, and 62% had to choose between food and paying for medicine/medical care in the past 12 months.

Missions, Justice & Community Work Area is donating $1,000 to help fight hunger in Northern Illinois.

You, too, can help fight hunger with a donation:

Donate to the Northern Illinois Food Bank: 
A $1.00 donation to the NIFB = $8.00 in food distributed to area food pantries
Donate online at
Mail a check made out to Northern Illinois Food Bank (273 Dearborn Court, Geneva, IL 60134)
Make a gift by phone, call 630.443.6910.

Crop Walk Panda Express Fundraiser

Sunday, September 20
12:00 – 9:00 p.m.
74 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove

You can help support the CROP Hunger Walk and Church World Service this Sunday, September 20 by dining at Panda Express at Downers Grove Market, 74 Ogden Ave. From 12:00 to 9:00 p.m. 20% of your purchase will be donated to CWS.

You must present a flyer when dining so be sure to take a coupon from the Welcome Kiosk or print one here.

Thank you for your support!

Return to Three Worship Services Schedule

DGFUMC has returned to our three worship services schedule. Our 8:15 a.m service takes place in the Chapel while our 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services are held in the Sanctuary.

Calling All Singers and Ringers!

This fall please consider becoming involved in one of the many musical group opportunities available at our church. Each group is unique, but all are rewarding. If you would like more information, please see the brochure below or contact Andi at

Chapel Choir – Practices are underway and you may join at anytime! Come on Wednesdays at 7:00. All high schoolers are welcome! 

Chancel Choir – Join the fun! Practices are underway and are held weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

Children’s Choirs – Rehearsal schedule for each choir is as follows:

      Connection (6th, 7th, 8th Grade) – 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

      Chorister (3rd, 4th, 5th Grade) – 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

      Cherub (K, 1st, 2nd Grade) – 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. in Chapel Hall

      Angels (3 & 4 year old) – 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. in Room 16

Please come! All are welcome!

Alzheimer's Early Warning Signs Seminar

Thursday, September 10
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Community Adult Day Care
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
4501 Main St, Downers Grove

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, this seminar will help you learn the facts. Register at or by calling 847.933.2413.


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