Adult Education

Women's Lenten Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study will start a new study for Lent entitled, RESTORED: Finding Redemption in our Mess by Tom Berlin. In this book, Berlin talks about the "mess" in our lives that hides our image of God and then guides readers through the process of identifying their mess, accepting responsibility for it and transforming their relationships with God and reflecting his image.

Books are available in the church office or can be picked up during class. The suggested donation for this book is $16. A reading schedule is provided below. Drop-ins are welcome. All women in the church are invited to attend!

The group meets starting at 9:00 a.m. in room 213. 

Reading Schedule:
March 8 - Chapter 1 - This Is a Real Mess
March 15 - Chapter 2 - Who Left This Mess?
March 22 - Chapter 3 - Bless This Mess
March 29 - Chapter - No Messing Around
April 5 - Chapter 5 - Address This Mess
April 12 -Chapter 6 - The Message in the Mess

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:00am

Lenten Bible Study

This Lenten season Pastor Jim will lead a discussion on Adam Hamilton's Final Words From the Cross, which examines Christ's last words in his final hours as observed from those who stood near the cross. These fictional accounts will help participants better understand what happened in Christ's last moments.

Books will be available for sale during class for $11.

The study will be held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting the week of March 6 and running for six weeks.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am

Adult Bible Study - Revelation

Please note - This class will not meet on Sundays March 5 & 12. Class will resume on Sunday, March 19.

Join Rev. Dr. Osvaldo Vena as he leads this study of the Book of Revelation. Rev. Vena is a professor of New Testament Interpretation a Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston. Drop-ins are welcome!

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 9:15am

Adult Book Study - An Introduction to Christian Ethics

This New Year, we continue with our study of Robin Lovin's An Introduction to Christian Ethics: Goals, Duties, and Virtues. Topics include: The Origin of Ethics; Goods, Goals, and God; and Virtue and Responsibility among others.

This study is offered Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

Financial Peace University Classes

Financial Peace University is a program where Dave Ramsey and his teaching team, via DVD, walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more. This class will be a great way to share ideas, be encouraged, and stay motivated to find financial peace.

The class meets on Saturdays for nine weeks from January 21 through March 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in Room 218.

Please contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org if you would like to register for the class or to learn more.

Childcare will be available upon request.

To learn more about the Financial Peace University program, click here.

Location: 
Room 218
Date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00am

Financial Peace Informational Meeting

On January 7, John Smoke will lead an informational session about the Financial Peace University program. This is a program where Dave Ramsey and his teaching team, via DVD, walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more. This class will be a great way to share ideas, be encouraged, and stay motivated to find financial peace.

The regular classes will meet on Saturdays for nine weeks from January 21 through March 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in Room 218.

Please contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org if you would like to register for the class or come to the information meeting to learn more. Childcare will be available upon request.

To learn more about the Financial Peace University program, click here.

Location: 
Room 218
Date: 
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 10:00am

Wednesday Morning Women's Advent Book Study

Do you want to keep your mind steady amidst the Christmas shopping fever? Are you struggling to remember what this season is actually about? It can be nuts out there and we hear ya.

Why not take a pause and join the Women’s Bible Study group this December for a four-week Advent study? Beginning Wednesday, November 30, at 9:00 a.m. in Room 213, the group will gather to chat, pray, laugh and remember what Advent is truly about.

Participants should stop by the church office and pick up a copy of the book, Prepare the Way: Cultivating a Heart for God in Advent, by Pamela C. Hawkins. Books cost $9. The daily readings begin the first day of Advent, Sunday, November 27, so we recommend you purchase the book ahead of time. The study will be facilitated by Pastor Greta McDonald and Maggie Roth. Childcare is provided. Drop-ins are always welcome. Email Maggie Roth at mthurmanroth@gmail.com with any questions.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 9:00am

Aurora District Lay Academy

What is Lay Academy? It’s a chance, two times per year, for Methodists to learn effective skills for leadership in their congregations. It is being held at our church Saturdays November 5 and 12, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A continental breakfast and lunch are included.

Classes offered are: Leading Small Groups, Messy Church, Mission, Spiritual Gifts, and Biblical Storytelling.

For more information, contact Julie Stone at 630.450.6444 or click here.

Date: 
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00am

Women's Wednesday Morning Bible Study Fall Session

Does it feel like the world is getting crazier? Is it hard to discern God’s message to you and your life? Does uncertainty, worry and even fear creep into your daily life?

Please join the Women’s Bible Study group each Wednesday morning, beginning October 5. We will begin a seven week study entitled, JEREMIAH: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World. The study follows the prophet Jeremiah and how God uses him to call out to the world, asking us to place our trust in God’s love – even when fear and uncertainty abound.

All women are invited! Workbooks will be provided to all participants. A suggested donation of $12 is encouraged. Drop-ins are welcome. Childcare is provided. Sessions will be facilitated by Pastor Greta McDonald and Maggie Roth.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 9:00am

All Church Fall Book Study

This fall you are invited to join an all church book study featuring Fear of the Other:  No Fear in Love by William H. Willimon. In this book, Willimon invites readers to consider the gospel command to love (and not merely tolerate) those considered to be “Other” or outside mainstream Christian culture.

The study will run for five weeks and books can be purchased for $6.00 in the church office.

Wednesday evenings beginning

September 21 at 6:30 p.m.

All classes are held in Room 213

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 4:00pm

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