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All Church Mission Trip to Wesley Woods

Getting the Camp Ready for Camp! On a Mission to Wesley Woods

The Mission, Justice and Community Work Area is dedicated to reaching out to serve others and getting as many people as possible to become involved in connecting our members to each other and those in need. This inspired the idea of an All Church Mission Trip, where people of all ages (12 and above) can work, laugh, and live life for a time together while helping others.

After many years of serving children and adults as a home away from home, including hundreds of people from DGFUMC for summer camp over the years, the Wesley Woods Retreat Center in Williams Bay, Wisconsin needs some tender loving care before the 2019 summer camp season begins.

The second annual All-Church Mission Trip to Wesley Woods will provide us an opportunity to give the camp buildings and grounds a much needed fixing up. What will be doing? There are walls that need painting; windows and screens that need cleaning; rotten wood that needs replacing; trails and paths to be cleared, raked and rebuilt; decks and stairs to be pressure washed and stained; mulch that needs spreading; and lights that need replacing. There are many projects and we need many hands to get them done.

Come for few hours, a day, or several days. There are jobs for everyone, regardless of skill level or expertise. This is a wonderful opportunity to put your faith into action by helping make a beautiful camp even nicer.

Together, we will make a difference.
The cost is minimal…only $40 a day, so invite friends and other family members to participate. All tools, supplies, and meals will be provided. Accommodations will be bunk beds. You will need to bring your own linens and pillow.

Wesley Woods Retreat and Conference Center, Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 8:00am

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|

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.

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

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