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Virtual Bible School Begins June 8

Unfortunately, Summer Camp at Wesley Woods is cancelled, but Pastor John has come up with a fun and wonderful way to still be together in June - Virtual Bible School!

Virtual Bible School
This program is open to all children preschool through 6th grade. Typically, VBS stands for Vacation Bible School, but this year it stands for Virtual Bible School and it's going to be for four weeks in June!

Join us for Knights of North Castle!
Weekly Schedule
Truth (Daniel 3) in Week 1: June 8 - 12
Justice (1 Samuel 17:1-50a) in Week 2: June 15 - 19
Peace (Luke 2:1-20) in Week 3: June 22 - 26
Faith (Matthew 14:22-33) in Week 4: June 29 - July 3

There will be a Bible story as the focus for each week along with crafts, music, science, games, and other activities.

Every Monday (time to be determined), you will be invited to come to the church to pick up a bag containing all the craft materials and other things needed for the week of VBS.

Videos will be posted throughout the week to guide you through all the VBS activities at home.

Registrations Due Sunday, May 24
Registration is very important to have enough materials ready for pick up each Monday. Please register by Sunday, May 24, so that Pastor John has time to purchase the materials (sooner is better).

To register, click on this Google form here.

The cost of VBS will be $10 per child for the complete four-week program. You may pay when you pick up your first bag on Monday, June 8.

Summer Ministry

Downer's Grove First United Methodist Church - April 23 Update

The church building will remain closed until May 30 in keeping with the Illinois Governor's directives. We will assess the situation as time goes on and keep you updated.

All in-person church activities and events through May 30 are cancelled, including Friday Night at the Movies.

Worship services will be offered online on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. through Zoom. 

All employees will be working from home. Call or email church staff with any questions or needs can also be easily reached via email or cell phones:

Pastor Claude King
Email: claude@dgfumc.org
Phone: 630.297.8574

Pastor Anna Voinovich
Email: anna@dgfumc.org
Phone: 847.504.6782

Pastor Wes Dorr (Youth Ministries)
Email: wesley@dgfumc.org
Phone: 630.968.7120

Pastor John Smoke (Children & Family Ministries)
Email: john@dgfumc.org
Phone: 630.670.3592

Carolyn Donnelly (Office and Giving)
Email: carolyn@dgfumc.org
Phone: 630.244.3723

We are counting on your continued giving to maintain salaries, essential building services, and ministries that allow us to maintain our community. You may mail your contributions to the church or click here for online giving.

Sunday Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. Offered on Zoom

UPDATED: The church building will remain closed until the Governor of Illinois announces the state's policies about gathering and the ongoing stay-at-home order. We will assess the situation and keep you updated.All employees continue to work from home. All in-person church activities and events remain cancelled, including Friday Night at the Movies.

Currently, Worship services are offered live on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. through our Zoom.

To join the worship service:

or

  • Call (312) 626-6799 and provide this code: 698732532.

We know this is one more form of technology to use/learn. Because we are now under shelter-in-place and our bishop has asked us to respect that in all forms, we needed to find a solution that did not require our pastors to be in the Sanctuary. Facebook live, which is the way we offered worship last Sunday, does not allow us to lead worship from separate locations, with Zoom, each of our pastors can lead from their homes. It will also allow us to include hymns, a bulletin, and a children's sermon! We appreciate your prayers and patience as we try new things and adapt to our current situation. Know too that we are praying for you as you do the same!

Concerned about using Zoom? Are you an expert at Zoom who's willing to help others? Are you a fast typist who would be willing to lend those skills to help us with closed captioning? Let us know here: https://forms.gle/UGvpHTDRJdrSkNex5.

As we did last week, after the worship has been streamed live on Zoom, it will be available in video form on our website for those who must or desire to participate at a later time.

 

Downer's Grove First United Methodist Church - March 17 Update

The church building will remain closed until May 10. All employees will be working from home, as needed. We will assess the situation as time goes on and keep you updated.

All church activities and events through May 10 are cancelled, including Friday Night at the Movies.

Worship services will be offered online on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. through our Facebook page.

If it is difficult for you to shop for groceries or prepare meals? Do you know anyone who may need some support? We will try our best to help. Please contact Pastor Anna at anna@dgfumc.org or 847.504.6782. Please use the forms that are linked below. A team of volunteers is ready to help!
Request Delivery Assistance click here
Delivery Volunteers click here

Call or email church staff with any questions or needs can also be easily reached via email or cell phones:

Pastor Claude King
Email: claude@dgfumc.org
Phone: 630.297.8574

Pastor Anna Voinovich
Email: anna@dgfumc.org
Phone: 847.504.6782

Pastor Wes Dorr (Youth Ministries)
Email: wesley@dgfumc.org
Phone: 630.968.7120

Pastor John Smoke (Children & Family Ministries)
Email: john@dgfumc.org
Phone: 630.670.3592

Carolyn Donnelly (Office and Giving)
Email: carolyn@dgfumc.org
Phone: 630.244.3723

DGFUMC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

We understand you may have concerns about how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may impact our church community. The church community's health and welfare is of great importance to us. Given that the situation is evolving rapidly, sometimes hourly, we are taking measures to prepare and protect you as information becomes available. 

At this time, we are following the school districts in the area and effective immediately, we are: 

• Canceling worship services

• Closing the church office, and

• Canceling all church activities

We will resume activities on Friday, April 3, unless more information becomes available.

We will try to record Pastor Claude's Sunday sermon and encourage you watch for that online and on Facebook. Please login to Facebook and view the post on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dgfucmc.

 

We suggest that all practice the following recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and other viruses based on information from the CDC and the DuPage County of Health Department.

Follow these simple daily steps to stop the spread of illness:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. (This is the length of time it takes to sing or hum the Happy Birthday song twice, or the ABC song once.) Click here for a handout about Cleaning Your Hands.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

IF YOU ARE SICK, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others:

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