February 2019

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8:15 am
Service of Holy Communion
8:15am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Time Has Come Today
Scripture: 
Luke 4:21–30

This service, which is in the intimate setting of the Heartt Memorial Chapel, consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. There is no Sunday School during this service.

 
8:30 am
Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

PancakesStop by the gym before or after the Together at 10 service to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes will be served from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to Noon. 

Any donations will be used to support Youth Ministries activities, such as Youth mission trips.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
 
10:00 am
Together @ 10 Worship Service
10:00am

Together @ 10 Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Time Has Come Today
Scripture: 
Luke 4:21–30
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chapel Choir
Connection Choir
Chorister Choir
Cherub Choir

Join us Sunday, February 3 for a special service where the 9:30 and 11:00 services will be combined into ONE service at 10:00 a.m. This is a great time to make new friends, re-connect with old friends, and bring guests to visit our church. 

 
11:00 am
Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

PancakesStop by the gym before or after the Together at 10 service to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes will be served from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to Noon. 

Any donations will be used to support Youth Ministries activities, such as Youth mission trips.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
 
12:00 pm
Solar Energy 101: Powering Your Home with the Sun

Solar Energy 101: Powering Your Home with the Sun

solar panelsThe Environmental Stewardship Work Area will host Jeff Gahris, an ambassador from the Illinois Solar Energy Association, Sunday, February 3 at noon in Fellowship Hall. Learn the basics of solar energy and how your home and our church can be powered by the sun. Jeff, a semi-retired environmental engineer, lives in Wheaton and has a photovoltaic system on his home. He will also explain rebates that are currently available, Solar Renewable Energy Credits, and tell us about community solar programs in our area. All are invited to join us! 

Location: 
Fellowship Hall
Date: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 12:00pm
 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Women's Bible Study

The Wednesday Women's Bible Study will be reading Short Stories by Jesus:  The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy Jill-Levine this winter. This is an exploration of the historical background and spiritual meaning of Jesus' parables by one of the foremost Jewish biblical scholars, who visited our church to give a series of lectures in 2009.

The group is facilitated by Pastor Anna, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. Books are available at the meeting. Can't make it every week? Drop-ins are welcome. Childcare is provided. Cost of the book is $14 and copies are available in the church office or at the Wednesday meeting.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 9:00am
 
 
 
7:00 pm
Mingling Methodists Gathering

Mingling Methodists Gathering

Looking for some great fellowship with members of the  church? The Mingling Methodists group is meeting on Saturday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Mark and Lenore Pitstick. Bring a beverage and a snack to share.
New faces are welcome! We would love to meet you! 

Contact the church office for more details.

Date: 
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Say What, Jesus?
Scripture: 
Luke 5:1–11
Music: 

Tyler Bleau, solo

This service, which is in the intimate setting of the Heartt Memorial Chapel, consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. There is no Sunday School during this service.

 
9:00 am
United Methodist Women Bake Sale

United Methodist Women Bake Sale

The UMW is hosting their annual fundraiser Bake Sale on Sunday, February 10. Stop in the Parlor to purchase some tasty baked goods provided by our many Circle members. Proceeds will go toward mission projects supported by UMW. Your support is greatly appreciated. Baked goods will be provided in smaller packages, so you can "grab & go" to choose as many items as you would like to share with your family and friends.

Date: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 9:00am
 
9:15 am
Adult Education Bible Study

Adult Education Bible Study

Dr. Osvaldo Vena will continue the study of the Gospel of Mark which began last spring. Osvaldo is a professor of New Testament at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, and author of Jesus, Disciple of the Kingdom: Mark's Christology for a Community in Crisis as well as a member of our congregation. Osvaldo has described Jesus as "the disciple par excellence of the kingdom of God, a model for our daily, contemporary journey as God's people." The class, which meets in Room 213 at 9:15am each Sunday, is invited to explore the meaning and context of passages that constantly yield surprises even though they seem so well known to us.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the class will take a break from meeting on September 23 and 30 and begin again on Sunday, October 7.

New participants are always welcome. 

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 9:15am
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 9:15am
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 9:15am
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 9:15am
 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Say What, Jesus?
Scripture: 
Luke 5:1–11
Music: 

Chapel Choir
Worship Band

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music of a more contemporary flavor performed by the high school Chapel Choir. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship. After the Moment for Children, 1st-6th graders may go with Pastor John to Sunday School. All 1st-3rd graders need to be signed-in on the sheets located just outside the sanctuary. Children may be picked up in rooms 212-218 following the service.

 
9:30 am
Living with Loss Group

Living with Loss Group

The loss of a loved one leaves us with not only a hole in our  heart but in our lives also. Join us as we share our stories of our loved ones and discuss how their loss is affecting our lives as we learn to navigate our new reality.

The group will be led by Carol Lysne, Ph.D., beginning Sunday, February 10 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 202.

Location: 
Room 202
Date: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 9:30am
 
11:00 am
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Say What, Jesus?
Scripture: 
Luke 5:1–11
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Molly Hesse, violin

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music performed by the Chancel Choir. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship. After the Moment for Children, children may return to their families for worship.

 
11:00 am
Messy Church
11:00am

Messy Church

Messy Church is a new kind of service on the second Sunday of the month for parents and children to share. There will be a time to make crafts as a family, a short (and lively) time of gathering, and a family friendly lunch. This time will be about building community along with thinking about that greater power that is creator and love of all. It takes place in the church gym. Please register in advance so that we can prepare food and supplies.

 
12:15 pm
Membership Exploration Class

Membership Exploration Class

Interested in becoming a member or just curious about who we are? Learn more about Downers Grove First United Methodist Church in a casual setting at our Membership Exploration Class.

Join us to get acquainted with our pastors, ask questions, and meet new people.

Location: 
Room 202
Date: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 12:15pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:15am
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:15am
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 11:15am
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 11:15am
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 12:15pm
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 12:15pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:15pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 12:15pm
Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 12:15pm
 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Women's Bible Study

The Wednesday Women's Bible Study will be reading Short Stories by Jesus:  The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy Jill-Levine this winter. This is an exploration of the historical background and spiritual meaning of Jesus' parables by one of the foremost Jewish biblical scholars, who visited our church to give a series of lectures in 2009.

The group is facilitated by Pastor Anna, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. Books are available at the meeting. Can't make it every week? Drop-ins are welcome. Childcare is provided. Cost of the book is $14 and copies are available in the church office or at the Wednesday meeting.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 9:00am
 
11:30 am
Lunch Bunch February Outing

Lunch Bunch February Outing

Lunch Bunch is a group of senior adults that meets monthly for a luncheon of good food and fellowship! All senior adults are welcome to join.

This February, the group will be visiting Downers Delight Restaurant, 401 75th Street, Downers Grove.

To register visit the Lunch Bunch table on Sunday in the parlor or call Bonnie Lehmann at 630.308.2259 to register and to organize a ride if needed.

Location: 
Downers Delight Restaurant, 401 75th Street, Downers Grove
Date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 11:30am
 
 
7:30 pm
Friday Night at the Movies

Friday Night at the Movies

Shape of WaterBilled as a romantic dark fantasy/sci-fi drama, the Academy Award winner, The Shape of Water, is the February movie. Set in a 1962 military research center in Baltimore, the story revolves around Elisa Esposito, a mute cleaning woman played by Sally Hawkins, and her friend and interpreter Zelda Fuller, played by Octavia Spencer. Elisa stumbles upon a secret, highly classified experiment involving an otherwordly creature, and her world turns upside down.

Film expert Sue Thornquist will present this film and lead the discussion. Sign up soon by calling the church office; space is limited to 20 guests at the Safford Home Theatre. A $2 donation is suggested to cover the cost of snacks, drinks, and dessert.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 7:30pm
 
8:30 am
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

To thank you for your efforts of serving at our church during 2018 as either an usher, coffee server, parking lot attendant, sound booth technician, offering counter, scripture reader, greeter, or member of the Worship Work Area, the Worship Work Area would like to invite you to attend an Appreciation Breakfast!  

Location: 
Fellowship Hall
Date: 
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 8:30am
 
8:30 am
S.O.S. - Share Our Skills

S.O.S. - Share Our Skills

Are you looking for a new way to get involved at church?

S.O.S. - Share Our Skills meets on the THIRD Saturday of each month to tackle fix-it projects around the church. The group meets at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and then works from 9:00 to Noon.

Only have an hour that day? No problem, just stop in and stay as long as you can. Many hands make light work.

For more details, contact Don Dunham at don@dgfumc.org.

Location: 
Parlor
Date: 
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 8:30am
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:30am
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:30am
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 8:30am
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 8:30am
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Being Balanced as Contributor and Consumer Christians
Scripture: 
Luke 6:17–26

This service, which is in the intimate setting of the Heartt Memorial Chapel, consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. There is no Sunday School during this service.

 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Being Balanced as Contributor and Consumer Christians
Scripture: 
Luke 6:17–26
Music: 

Chapel Choir
Chancel Ringers

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music of a more contemporary flavor performed by the high school Chapel Choir. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship. After the Moment for Children, 1st-6th graders may go with Pastor John to Sunday School. All 1st-3rd graders need to be signed-in on the sheets located just outside the sanctuary. Children may be picked up in rooms 212-218 following the service.

 
11:00 am
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Being Balanced as Contributor and Consumer Christians
Scripture: 
Luke 6:17–26
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chancel Ringers

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music performed by the Chancel Choir. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship. After the Moment for Children, children may return to their families for worship or go with Pastor John to Sunday School. All 1st-3rd graders need to be signed-in on the sheets located just outside the sanctuary. Children may be picked up in rooms 212-218 following the service.

 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Women's Bible Study

The Wednesday Women's Bible Study will be reading Short Stories by Jesus:  The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy Jill-Levine this winter. This is an exploration of the historical background and spiritual meaning of Jesus' parables by one of the foremost Jewish biblical scholars, who visited our church to give a series of lectures in 2009.

The group is facilitated by Pastor Anna, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. Books are available at the meeting. Can't make it every week? Drop-ins are welcome. Childcare is provided. Cost of the book is $14 and copies are available in the church office or at the Wednesday meeting.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 9:00am
 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

This service, which is in the intimate setting of the Heartt Memorial Chapel, consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. There is no Sunday School during this service.

 
8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

This service, which is in the intimate setting of the Heartt Memorial Chapel, consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. There is no Sunday School during this service.

 
9:15 am
Adult Education Bible Study

Adult Education Bible Study

Dr. Osvaldo Vena will continue the study of the Gospel of Mark which began last spring. Osvaldo is a professor of New Testament at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, and author of Jesus, Disciple of the Kingdom: Mark's Christology for a Community in Crisis as well as a member of our congregation. Osvaldo has described Jesus as "the disciple par excellence of the kingdom of God, a model for our daily, contemporary journey as God's people." The class, which meets in Room 213 at 9:15am each Sunday, is invited to explore the meaning and context of passages that constantly yield surprises even though they seem so well known to us.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the class will take a break from meeting on September 23 and 30 and begin again on Sunday, October 7.

New participants are always welcome. 

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 9:15am
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 9:15am
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 9:15am
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 9:15am
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 9:15am
 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Music: 

Chapel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music of a more contemporary flavor performed by the high school Chapel Choir. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship. After the Moment for Children, 1st-6th graders may go with Pastor John to Sunday School. All 1st-3rd graders need to be signed-in on the sheets located just outside the sanctuary. Children may be picked up in rooms 212-218 following the service.

 
11:00 am
Worship Service
11:00am

Worship Service

Music: 

Chancel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music performed by the Chancel Choir. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship. After the Moment for Children, children may return to their families for worship or go with Pastor John to Sunday School. All 1st-3rd graders need to be signed-in on the sheets located just outside the sanctuary. Children may be picked up in rooms 212-218 following the service.

 
12:15 pm
Light Changes Everything - Watts of Love Presentation

Light Changes Everything - Watts of Love Presentation

Many of us take light for granted, but nearly one billion  people around the world live without it every day. Come hear how Watts of Love, and DGFUMC members Doug Roselieb and Maggie Roth, are bringing light to those that need it most. Doug traveled to Nepal in October to deliver solar lights to leper colonies and those living in ultra poverty. Maggie is going to Guatemala in March.

Doug will share how Watts of Love educates, connects with, and learns from everyone they meet in this presentation sponsored by the Mission, Justice, and Community work area. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to the church office by Wednesday, February 20 so that we may have enough food for everyone. We look forward to sharing with you how our church members and the Mission, Justice, and Community work area are bringing light to the world. If you'd like to support Maggie on her trip, you can donate at this link.

Watts of Love

Location: 
Fellowship Hall
Date: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 12:15pm
 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Women's Bible Study

The Wednesday Women's Bible Study will be reading Short Stories by Jesus:  The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy Jill-Levine this winter. This is an exploration of the historical background and spiritual meaning of Jesus' parables by one of the foremost Jewish biblical scholars, who visited our church to give a series of lectures in 2009.

The group is facilitated by Pastor Anna, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. Books are available at the meeting. Can't make it every week? Drop-ins are welcome. Childcare is provided. Cost of the book is $14 and copies are available in the church office or at the Wednesday meeting.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 9:00am
 
 
 
 

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