December 2019

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

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude

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
Service of Holy Communion
9:30am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Music: 

Chapel Choir

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music 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.

 
10:30 am
Preschool 2020-21 Registration

Preschool 2020-21 Registration

Church members have the opportunity to register early for  the 2020-21 preschool year for 3- and 4-year-old classes. Classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings or afternoons from early September to mid-May.

Register in Room 101 on Sunday, December 1 from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. or Tuesday, December 3 from 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.  This registration is open to those who have joined church by taken a membership class and joined First United Methodist Church. A non-refundable registration fee of $100 and completed application are required to secure a spot.

Registration for the general public and non-church members begins January 5. Please call Nancy Bifulco in the Preschool at 630.968.7120, ext. 215 or email at nancy@dgfumc.org with questions.

Location: 
Room 101
Date: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
 
11:00 am
Service of Holy Communion
11:00am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
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.

 
4:00 pm
Confirmation Class - November through April

Confirmation Class - November through April

Our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students meets on Sundays and includes classes, modern worship services, local service projects, and fellowship events. 

CLASSES

8th Grade Class meets from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
7th & 8th Grade Classes meet for a Fellowship Snack/Dinner from    5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
7th Grade Class meets from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Classes will meet on the following dates: 

Sundays, November 17 and 24  
Sunday, December 1 
Sundays, January 12 and 26 
Sundays, February 2, 9, 16, and 23 
Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, and 22 

MODERN WORSHIP SERVICES

January 19 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. For all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. 

Spaghetti dinner with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE

February 26 - For all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. 

7:00 p.m. (Confirmation class needs to arrive by 6:30 p.m.)

PADS SERVICE DAYS

December 3; January 7; February 4; March 3 
Meet at Church at 4:30 p.m.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation Sunday: April 19 at 10:00 a.m. 
Confirmation Practice is Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. (8th Grade Class only)

 

Please contact Deacon Wesley Door at wesley@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
 
7:00 pm
Discipleship Bible Study

Discipleship Bible Study

Join us for learning and spiritual growth as we enter this Advent season.

What does it mean to be a disciple? How are people of faith called to live out their beliefs beyond Sunday morning worship? Join us for a four-week Bible study on Discipleship in the Gospel of Luke. Leading this Bible study is part of Pastor Anna's ordination process and she'd be grateful for your participation!

The series will be held on Mondays through December 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 218.

Location: 
Room 218
Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
 
3:00 pm
Preschool 2020-21 Registration

Preschool 2020-21 Registration

Church members have the opportunity to register early for  the 2020-21 preschool year for 3- and 4-year-old classes. Classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings or afternoons from early September to mid-May.

Register in Room 101 on Sunday, December 1 from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. or Tuesday, December 3 from 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.  This registration is open to those who have joined church by taken a membership class and joined First United Methodist Church. A non-refundable registration fee of $100 and completed application are required to secure a spot.

Registration for the general public and non-church members begins January 5. Please call Nancy Bifulco in the Preschool at 630.968.7120, ext. 215 or email at nancy@dgfumc.org with questions.

Location: 
Room 101
Date: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude

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
Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata
9:30am

Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata

Gloria
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Connection Choir
Chorister Choir
Cherub Choir

On December 8, the Chancel Choir will present their annual Christmas Cantata. Familiar Rutter carols with the choir, children's choirs, and a chamber orchestra will spark your Christmas season! Come join us for this joyful, musical celebration!

 
11:00 am
Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata
11:00am

Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata

Gloria
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Connection Choir
Chorister Choir
Cherub Choir

On December 8, the Chancel Choir will present their annual Christmas Cantata. Familiar Rutter carols with the choir, children's choirs, and a chamber orchestra will spark your Christmas season! Come join us for this joyful, musical celebration!

 
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.

 
7:00 pm
Discipleship Bible Study

Discipleship Bible Study

Join us for learning and spiritual growth as we enter this Advent season.

What does it mean to be a disciple? How are people of faith called to live out their beliefs beyond Sunday morning worship? Join us for a four-week Bible study on Discipleship in the Gospel of Luke. Leading this Bible study is part of Pastor Anna's ordination process and she'd be grateful for your participation!

The series will be held on Mondays through December 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 218.

Location: 
Room 218
Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
 
 
11:30 am
Lunch Bunch December Outing

Lunch Bunch December 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 November, the group will be visiting the Bohemian Crystal Restaurant, 639 Blackhawk Drive, Westmont.

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: 
Bohemian Crystal Restaurant, 639 Blackhawk Drive, Westmont
Date: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 11:30am
 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude

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
Music: 

Chapel Choir
 

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music 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
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.

 
4:00 pm
Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Please join the Chapel Choir as they present their Christmas  Concert, Gift of Peace.

Admission is free, but donations are sincerely appreciated. All money raised supports the Chapel Choir program and their Summer Break Tour to New York City in June.

Date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 4:00pm
 
7:00 pm
Discipleship Bible Study

Discipleship Bible Study

Join us for learning and spiritual growth as we enter this Advent season.

What does it mean to be a disciple? How are people of faith called to live out their beliefs beyond Sunday morning worship? Join us for a four-week Bible study on Discipleship in the Gospel of Luke. Leading this Bible study is part of Pastor Anna's ordination process and she'd be grateful for your participation!

The series will be held on Mondays through December 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 218.

Location: 
Room 218
Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
 
 
5:00 pm
Don's Home Cookin'

Don's Home Cookin'

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!

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, December 18, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
 
7:00 pm
Blue Christmas Service

Blue Christmas Service

For many, especially those who have lost a loved one, or are in other times of struggle, the Christmas season is difficult. This special Blue Christmas service will include time for reflection, remembering those we hold in our hearts, and hearing the promise of comfort, hope, and peace that Christmas proclaims.

All are welcome!

Location: 
Chapel
Date: 
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
 
7:30 pm
Friday Night at the Movies

Friday Night at the Movies

“When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African Americans.” (Quote from Rotten Tomatoes movie review site.) 

Our December film, Green Book, encompasses themes of racism, danger, humanity, and humor as it explores the relationship between these two gentlemen on their journey through the deep south in 1962. Starring Vigo Mortensen as Tony and Mahershala Ali as Dr. Shirley, the movie received numerous award nominations and won three Oscars, including Best Picture for 2018 and Best Supporting Actor for Ali. You won’t want to miss this compelling and entertaining film!

Film expert Sue Thornquist will be our discussion leader, and as usual we will enjoy snacks, drinks, and dessert during and after the film. Sign up by phone at 630.968.7120 or in person in the church office as seats are limited to 20 people. A $2 donation is suggested to cover snacks, beverages, and dessert. See you at the movies!

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 7:30pm
 
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 13, 2019 - 8:30am
Saturday, May 18, 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
 
9:00 am
Feed My Starving Children Ministry

Feed My Starving Children Ministry

Please join us for our annual Feed My Starving Children meal packing adventure during the Christmas season. This is a wonderful opportunity to give in this season of giving.This Christian organization runs high-energy sessions where we pack food for the neediest children around the world. 

We have 47 spots reserved for our church and community.  Invite some friends and come to help. Please register in advance for this special all-church ministry with our code - 8DGLXV on their website here  or you may stop by the parlor on December 15 to sign up. Contact John Smoke with any questions or if you have problems registering online.

Please plan to arrive at 8:45 a.m. so that we may be ready to work at 9:00. Sorry, no children under 5.

Location: 
Feed My Starving Children - 555 Exchange Court Aurora, IL
Date: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:45am
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude

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
Music: 

Chapel Choir
 

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music 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
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.

 
2:00 pm
Christmas Carol Singing

Christmas Carol Singing

Love to carol? Love putting a smile on people's faces! Join us  for our annual Christmas caroling on Sunday, December 22 at 2:00 p.m. We will  meet in the parlor and then go visit some of our homebound members and bring them some Christmas cheer as we sing.

Afterwards, we'll gather back at the church for cocoa and cookies. Please RSVP to Pastor Anna so we know how many will be joining us. The more people that come, the more people we can visit!

Date: 
Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 2:00pm
 
 
4:00 pm
Christmas Eve Family Worship
4:00pm

Christmas Eve Family Worship

Preacher: 
Pastor John Smoke
Music: 

Chorister Choir
Cherub Choir
Angel Choir

A worship celebration specially geared toward children, with music provided by the Children's Choirs (Angel, Cherub, and Chorister Choirs). Rev. John Smoke will share the message.

 
7:00 pm
Christmas Eve Family Service
7:00pm

Christmas Eve Family Service

Preacher: 
Deacon Wesley Dorr
Hope for the World
Music: 

Connection Choir

A family service featuring the Connection Choir. The message, Hope for the World, will be given by Pastor of Youth Ministries, Rev. Wesley Dorr. This service will include Holy Communion.

 
9:00 pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
9:00pm

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
A New Song for a New Birth
Music: 

Chancel Choir

A traditional Christmas Eve service featuring the Chancel Choir and a candlelight carol-sing. The message, A New Song for a New Birth, will be given by Pastor Claude.

 
11:00 pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
11:00pm

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
A New Song for a New Birth
Music: 

Chapel Choir

A traditional Christmas Eve service featuring the Chapel Choir and a carol-sing to greet the first moments of Christmas morning. The message, A New Song for a New Birth, will be given by Pastor Claude.

 
9:00 am
Church Closed for Christmas Holiday

Church Closed for Christmas Holiday

In observance of Christmas, the church will be closed on Wednesday, December 25. If you need assistance during this time, please contact Pastor Claude at 630.297.8574.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
 
 
 
 
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10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Anna

All children are invited to return to their families after the Moment for Children. There will be no Sunday School during the service.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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