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Youth InTent: Tent Rentals

Youth In TentFor nearly two decades, 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 of tents on lawns. In return they receive credit toward mission and choir trips. DGFUMC has a limited number of tables and chairs available for rent too. These are not delivered with tents. Pickup of these items is the responsibility of the customer. See the InTent Reservation Contract Form below for more details. 

Our prices are competitive with commercial vendors and benefit a wonderful program. Our Youth InTent program is the largest fundraiser for our youth program and helps fund our Chapel Choir annual choir tour.

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

2021 DGFUMC Scholarship Application

Each year, DGFUMC awards scholarships to college students who have been involved in our church and who have completed at least one year of college. Scholarship application season begins on May 1. 

Students interested in applying for the scholarship may fill out an application (available below or by request), Download and print out the scholarship and email the completed form to Carolyn Donnelly at carolyn@dgfumc.org by Tuesday, July 6. Recipients will be announced in July and honored at a 10:00 a.m. worship service in August.

To donate to this important ministry, visit dgfumc.org/giving

If you have questions, contact Deacon Wes Dorr, youth minister, at wesley@dgfumc.org or Carolyn Donnelly, office manager and financial secretary, at carolyn@dgfumc.org.

Worship in the Sanctuary

Join us for Worship in the Sanctuary

Based on our region's return to Phase 4 and soon, Bridge to Phase 5, we are holding worship in the sanctuary at 10:00 a.m. with a limited number of people. Please click on the sign-up link to sign up  for a seat.

In addition, we will continue to hold online Zoom worship at 10:00 a.m. each week.

If you are unable to join us, our worship services will continue to be available for viewing on Facebook and our website after the service.

As a faith community who promotes caring ministries and relationships, we are bound to uphold the responsibility to "first do no harm." Our plan to return to the Sanctuary developed by our Return Team and Health Team committees is based on the continued reduced rate of new cases, positivity, deaths, and hospitalizations; and a significant increase in the rate of vaccinations in Illinois. Currently, the NIC Bishop and the CDC suggest we continue to avoid large groups, especially indoors, so we are limiting the number of individuals who may attend in-person worship.

Although vaccine news is hopeful and positive, the next few months will continue to be difficult as new variants of the coronavirus cause additional complications in the health crisis facing our nation. Experts tell us that the biggest coronavirus risk continues to be personal contact, especially indoors. We encourage all to remain cautious and pray for all those impacted by COVID-19.

Update to Church Response to COVID-19 Pandemic - February 23, 2021

Our church community's health and welfare is of great importance to us during the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to offer worship at 10:00 a.m. online through Zoom and will return to in-person worship on February 28. Our church staff is working in the building, as needed.

Masks are required in the building at all times.

The office phone is answered at 630.968.7120 during our regular office hours from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The building doors remain locked at all times during the week. 

Church staff and pastors can be reached by using email or phone with any questions or needs you may have. If you need to visit the church office, please call first to make an appointment to ensure that a staff member will be available. 

Worship Services

Based on our region's recent return to Phase 4, we will return to the sanctuary this Sunday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. for worship with a limited number of people.

We will continue to hold online Zoom worship at the same time each week. If you are unable to join us, our worship services will continue to be available for viewing on Facebook and our website after the service.

As a faith community who promotes caring ministries and relationships, we are bound to uphold the responsibility to "first do no harm." Our plan to return to the Sanctuary developed by our Return Team and Health Team committees is based on the continued reduced rate of new cases, positivity, deaths, and hospitalizations; and a significant increase in the rate of vaccinations in Illinois. Currently, the NIC Bishop and the CDC suggest we continue to avoid large groups, especially indoors, so we are limiting the number of individuals who may attend in-person worship at this time.

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