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Family Mission Trip to Wesley Woods Retreat Center

Help Prepare Wesley Woods Retreat Center for Camp Season 2023
Saturday, May 27 to Monday, May 29

This Family Mission Trip, where people of all ages (12 and above) can work, laugh, and live life for a time together while helping others will help prepare Wesley Woods Retreat Center for the camp season.

The Wesley Woods Retreat Center on the shores of beautiful Geneva Lake in Wisconsin, needs some care before the 2023 camp season begins! We need help from individuals and families on Memorial Day weekend from Saturday, May 27 to Monday, May 29 to give the camp buildings and grounds a much-needed sprucing up before the summer camp season moves into full swing.

There are projects for a variety of skill levels! There are buildings and cabins that need to be swept and cleaned; items that need painting; some carpentry projects; trails and paths to be cleared; decks and stairs to be pressure washed and painted or stained, lights that need replacing, and more!

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

How will this work?
All tools and supplies will be provided, although depending on your skill level and area of specialty, you may want to bring specific items of your own.

Accommodations will be bunk beds. You will need to bring your own towel, linens, and pillow.

Most buildings have full kitchens if you want to bring and fix your own or there are a number of nearby restaurants. No meals will be provided. 

Wesley Woods Retreat and Conference Center, Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Saturday, May 27, 2023 - 10:00am

Chapel Choir 50th Choir Tour Celebration

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime event! The Chapel Choir will celebrate its 50th tour reunion on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11.

Did you sing with Chapel Choir or did your children? If so, then make plans to join us for this fun weekend of singing and celebrating together! 

Did you know that...more than 120 Chapel Choir alums will be singing at the 50th Chapel Choir Tour Reunion Celebration's 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, June 11 under the direction of four Chapel Choir directors – John Neve, Brett Goad, Belford Hernandez, and Nick Loos?

Make plans to join us for this wonderful and special worship service and weekend!

Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 9:00am

DGFUMC Summer Camp

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

Campers who will be in 2nd – 8th grade in fall 2023 are invited to join us for summer fun at camp from Monday, June 26 to Thursday, June 29. Camp is located at Wesley Woods Retreat Center in Williams Bay, Wisconsin on the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva.

Why Join Us at Camp?

Our camp offers children and youth the opportunity for a unique time with children, youth, and adults from the church community while enjoying and experiencing God's creation! Games, arts and crafts, nature activities, Bible study, swimming, yoga, campfires, music, and much more are offered!

Register Early

The earlier you register, the easier it is for our camp directors to plan and prepare for an awesome experience. A $50 deposit saves a spot and is due at the time of registration. You may make your payment online by going to https://dgfumc.org/giving. Full payment is due by the start of camp. The registration deadline is June 14, 2023.

More details and the registration form are available in the Summer Camp brochure (see the link below). For any questions, contact Pastor John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org or 630.968.7120, x204.

Summer Camp Registration Form |

Wesley Woods Retreat Center
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 12:00pm

2023 Annual Giving Commitment

Our 2023 finance campaign is 95% of the way to our goal at this time. This year’s theme is “Reconnect, Renew, and Reach Out.” Our financial gifts make possible the ministries to change lives, transform communities, and renew the church. John Wesley urged us to “earn all you can and save all you can so that you can give all you can.”

A strong and active church allows us to serve others well! Our church is always there for us as well through our children and youth ministries, inspirational music programs, dedicated staff, and most of all, our finest traditions of relishing the glory of God in our lives.

As the church, we are the heart, spirit, and hands of God’s love — and we are putting love into action. As the Finance Committee works on the 2023 church budget requirements, be aware that estimates show we will need a 4% increase in pledges. 

We are very grateful for your continued generosity. A special thank you to all who already turned in your pledge cards. Every pledge and every gift, great or small, helps our church maintain our programs, staff, worship, educational and mission opportunities, and historic building.

Giving Opportunities

We encourage all to give online. If you plan to give regularly this year (weekly, monthly, or quarterly), we encourage you to use the recurring giving option.

You can also give using your phone. Download the Vanco Faith app, the church's electronic giving program or give by texting 630.812.7062.

Questions? Need assistance?

For more information about online giving, visit dgfumc.org/giving or for questions or assistance contact Carolyn Donnelly at 630.968.7120, x208 or carolyn@dgfumc.org.

Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. Online and In Person

Join us Sundays at 10:00 a.m. for worship in person and live-streaming on YouTube! Click here to join us! 

Online Worship
Our live-streamed worship service will be available for viewing on YouTube.

Join us in worship

In-person Worship
We have made the following changes to our policy in response to the recently revised CDC and State of Illinois guidelines:

  • Masks are now optional in the church building and during worship according to recent CDC and State of Illinois Health Department updates. 
  • For those who have not received a complete COVID-19 vaccine yet, wearing a mask is suggested.
  • There will be no tracking method for checking vaccination records. We encourage everyone to become familiar with CDC guidelines and use their best judgment.
  • We are singing during our worship services, however, our Chancel Choir Board voted to continue wearing masks at this time.  

All are welcome!

Can't Make it Sunday Morning?
Our live-streamed worship service will continue to be available for viewing on YouTube at any time. Recordings of past worship services on Zoom are available on our website here.

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