Giving

2017 Annual Giving Commitment

Through our generosity as a church, complex, powerful things have happened simply.  Children have been engaged, through games and stories and prayer and worship, with the wonder of the faith and their identity as people of God. Teens have been invited into faith-based fellowship: sent into the world to repair homes and build relationships, to sing God’s praise to people far away and to our own congregation in worship. Adults have met for life-impacting learning and sharing groups, for opening the church to be shelter for the homeless, for meeting to prepare the ministries through which we help each other grow in living our faith and serving the world. All this, and so much more, is made possible because you give.

How does all this happen?  In some ways, it’s simple. We are simply responding in thankfulness to God. God is the source of all we have – life itself, and the abilities we have to use our talents and dreams and energy to multiply the gifts of God into gifts to share with others.

And our giving as God’s people is, at its heart, simple, too. We simply give a portion of all we have received back to God for God’s work in the world. We do that through committed, ongoing financial gifts to the church’s work. For so many of us, this simple, regular pattern of “pledged” giving is a joy – we notice more deeply all that we have received from God; we experience more fully a sense of abundance as we prioritize our resources so that we are free to give; and we are awed by the power of the combined gifts of our congregation to make a difference.

We look forward to sharing in this commitment with you in the coming year.

UMC #Giving Tuesday

UMC Giving Tuesday

Dear Brothers, Sisters of Our Home Church Greetings from Copacabana, Bolivia!

We have great news! The UMC General Board of Global Ministries has a declared December 3 to be Giving Tuesday. On this day, GBGM will match every dollar donated to an Advance Mission Site such as the Peru-Bolivia Lake Titicaca Border Mission - #3021288!

Huacuyo Church CelebrationWe are always thankful and proud of the support – both financial and spiritual – we receive from our home church. We are serving here because the direction our spiritual journey took while at DGFUMC. Thanks to what we learned in classes such as Just Faith, and serving as volunteers for programs like Bridge and PADS we found ourselves yearning to serve in a way unique to us. Thank you all for all you have already done for the mission we serve.

If individuals or the congregation are willing and able to again offer support for the mission’s work, we’d be most grateful, as would the poor indigenous Aymara people with whom we live and work.

Gifts of Hope and Healing

Easter Offering

On Sunday, March 31, we will worship with full hearts, proclaiming to the world that “Christ is alive!”  Easter is a wondrous celebration of Christ’s Resurrection and the promise of eternal life. And it is a time to remember that Jesus came to heal and provide hope to all.

Each year we invite our congregation to help carry out this mission of hope and healing by participating in our Special Easter Offering which funds the Rainbow Covenant giving of the DGFUMC Missions Work Area. Your Easter gifts will make a critical difference in the lives of individuals in northern Illinois, as well as in national and global United Methodist missions programs.

Jesus calls us to bring healing and restoration wherever we can.  Let us celebrate Christ this year with even greater passion and live out our calling together. 

http://www.dgfumc.org/mission/rainbow-covenant

Voices for Children: Fifth Sunday Appeal

United Voices 4 Kids

Enclosed in the bulletin this Sunday morning is an offering envelope for the United Voices for Children - Fifth Sunday Appeal. UVC is a coalition of groups and individuals within the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church. Your gift will help with the work of ChildServ, United Methodist Youth Services, Marcy-Newberry Association and Rosecrance Health Network.

For more advocacy information, check out the web site at: http://www.umvoices4kids.org.

2012 Offering Envelopes

A lot of you still have not picked up your 2012 offering envelopes. If you have not received them please pick them up in the church office. If you did not request envelopes or would like to sign up for ACH direct debit, please contact Carolyn Donnelly, financial secretary, in the church office.

2012 Offering Envelopes

Now available at the west entrance of the church. If you did not request envelopes or would like to sign up for ACH direct debit, please contact Carolyn Donnelly, financial secretary, in the church office.

2012 Offering Envelopes

Now available at the west entance of the church. If you did not request envelopes or would like to sign up for ACH direct debit, please contact Carolyn Donnelly, financial secretary, in the church office.

Check Free Giving

Cancelled checkIf you don’t like to write checks or keep forgetting to bring your envelopes to church on Sunday, there is another way to maintain your giving to the church. 

You can make your tithe/pledge/offering directly to the church through a direct debit to your checking/savings account. The advantages to you are that you won’t have to write checks, you will never get behind on your pledge due to vacations, etc. The advantages to the church are an improved cash flow especially during the summer!

If you are interested in this program, please download the ACH Debit form from the link below and fill it out with your banking information (most of which comes from the bottom of one of your checks). Fill out the necessary dollar information and include a voided check.

Direct debits will only be made MONTHLY to your account. (Sorry can’t do weekly!)

If you have any questions, regarding this program, please contact Carolyn Donnelly (630-968-7120 x 208).

Fundraising Coordination

In an effort to coordinate the various work areas, committees, and activity groups’ fund raising efforts in the spirit of FUMC’s Mission, Vision and Values statement, the Finance Committee requests that all groups considering fundraising complete the form below and submit to the Finance Committee. All fundraising monies should be processed through FUMC’s accounting system. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for approval process.

Tents, Tables, and Chairs

Youth In TentFor the past ten tears, our Youth InTent program has served our church and community by renting out tents, tables and chairs for graduation, birthday, anniversary and other summer celebrations, as well as neighborhood block parties, weddings and wedding receptions.

DGFUMC youth take care of delivery, set-up and take-down. In return they receive credit toward mission and choir trips.

Our prices are competitive with commercial vendors and benefit a wonderful program. Without revenue from Heritage Fest parking, our Youth InTent program is the largest fundraiser for our youth program. New York City will be the destination for the 2012 Chapel Choir Tour, so we need to generate as many funds as possible.

For prices and information please see the Youth InTent Reservation Contract at the link below.  Feel free to contact Don Dunham with any questions.

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