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500 Years - Life in Resistance

500 Years - Life in ResistanceWe invite all church members to a screening on April 26 of 500 Years - Life in Resistance, a powerful documentary by Pamela Yates that describes the turbulent history of Guatemala from the civil war to the present day. This is a great opportunity to understand the conflict that led to the growth of new communities in Guatemala City, out of which the UPAVIM cooperative was formed. The movie will be preceded by a potluck supper and followed by a discussion led by members of the Sister Parish board, who are meeting at our church. Sister Parish is the organization that links our church to the women of UPAVIM.

The struggle for justice for the 200,000 who died during the violent conflict culminated in the first trial of a former head-of-state for genocide in 2013. General Rios-Montt was found guilty in 2013 in a major victory for the indigenous people who had been targeted by his armed forces in the early eighties, although the conviction was overturned on legal technicalities in a controversial decision by the country's constitutional court. This is an epic story that has been received with standing ovations at many film festivals around the world.

Location: 
Fellowship Hall
Date: 
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 6:30pm

Northern Illinois Open Letter to the Bishop

Church members are welcome to sign an open letter to Bishop Sally Dyck, which expresses concern for the harm done by the Special Session of General Conference to LGBTQIA+ persons and the damage to all of us who seek to worship in an inclusive church. In the past week, over 600 people from all over the Northern Illinois Conference have signed in support. If you wish to sign, there is a form at the bottom of the letter where you can add your name.

|Northern Illinois Open Letter to the Bishop|

United Methodist Women Annual Spring Luncheon

Join UMW for their Spring Luncheon in Chapel Hall. Julie  Stone will present "Practicing Resurrection: The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship."

This event is hosted by the Mary Elizabeth and Ruth Circles. All are welcome!

Location: 
Chapel Hall
Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Don's Home Cookin' Family Meal

The cooking team of Don Safford, Bill Chalberg, Susan Newman, and Ken Drogemuller will be back for a Home Cookin' meal. All are invited to join us for this special family meal between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

This meal is always awesome and the fellowship is fantastic! If you can't stay....take home a meal.

Cost is only $6 a meal...the great fellowship is free! Please register by emailing John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org. You may pay that day.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 5:00pm

All Church Read Begins April 28

The Hate U GiveJoin the All Church Read Discussion of the book, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas for those who are ages 14 and up.  Descriptions of the book are located here and here.

A copy of the book may be pre-ordered for $12 at the Adult Education table in the Parlor on Sundays or by calling the church office. Please pay when you register so that we know how many books to order.

Our book discussions will begin April 28 and continue through May 20. Discussions will be held on Sundays at 12:30 p.m. in Room 218 and on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor. Two dates and times will be held each week to allow for as many people as possible to participate. Come to one or the other during the week; the material will be the same at each time.

DGFUMC Summer Camp 2019 - Peace Works

Peace is a prayer for some and a life’s work for others. It’s a blessing we share with others and a longing within each of our hearts. Scripture is filled with the stories of peace and justice and camp is the perfect place to share them. Peace isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth the effort, because we know that peace works! Peace Works, our summer camp curriculum resource from InsideOut, offers a fun, enriching, spiritual, and biblically-based camp experience.

DGFUMC is offering this summer camp experience for children and youth from 2nd to 9th grade at the Wesley Woods Conference and Retreat Center in Williams Bay, WI from June 24-28. The grade listed is the grade the student will be entering in the fall of 2019.

Camp lasts only one week - but what campers take home can last a lifetime.

Registration for Summer Camp begins March 1 for DGFUMC members and April 1 for non-members.

Registration deadline: June 1.

A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration with payment in full due by June 24.

Space is limited, so register early!

Click below for a registration form or visit the church office for more information.

Location: 
Wesley Woods Retreat and Conference Center
Date: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:00am

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