August 2019

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United Church of Rogers Park Mission Trip

United Church of Rogers Park Mission Trip

Join us for our annual trip to United Church of Rogers Park for youth entering grades 7 in the fall through graduating seniors. We will be helping with the Kids Club. 

Location: 
United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
Date: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
 
 
 
 
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8:30 am
Service of Holy Communion
8:30am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Freedom Ain’t Free!
Scripture: 
Acts 16:16–34

This service consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. During June, July, and August, this service takes place in the Sanctuary. There is no Sunday School during this service.

 
8:30 am
Worship Service
8:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Got Things, Get Things
Scripture: 
Luke 12:13–21
Music: 

Abby, Andrea, and Mary Davenport

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. There is no Sunday school offered at this service.

 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Got Things, Get Things
Scripture: 
Luke 12:13–21
Music: 

Abby, Andrea, and Mary Davenport

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary.All preschool and kindergarten age children are invited to attend a weekly Sunday school class during the 10:00 a.m. service this summer. The class will meet in room 113 (the Nursery Suite). Students going into 1st through 6th grade will start in worship and then go to Sunday school following the children’s message. 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.

 
10:00 am
Service of Holy Communion
10:00am

Service of Holy Communion

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Freedom Ain’t Free!
Scripture: 
Acts 16:16–34
Music: 

Youth Choir of FUMC, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. During the summer, our choirs are on summer break and special music is provided by a variety of community members.

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.

 
1:00 pm
Summer Youth Group - Games in the Park

Summer Youth Group - Games in the Park

Youth Group for youth entering grades 7th through 12th grade in the Fall.

Meet at McCollum Park!

 

Location: 
McCollum Park
Date: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
 
9:00 am
Vacation Bible School - To Mars and Beyond

Vacation Bible School - To Mars and Beyond

Join us this August for To Mars and Beyond. Kids can blast off with Vacation Bible School and discover the wonders of God’s universe. Kids become voyagers on a journey thorugh space to explore where God’s power can take them. Beginning on our Mars outpost, they’ll lift off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they’ll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too!

Children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to attend. The cost is $15 per child or $40 per family with three or more children enrolled. Cost includes all materials and a pizza lunch with a short program for families on Thursday, August 8, at noon.

Adults, please consider volunteering to help; it’s fun and the children love having their parents there.

Registration forms are available in the church office and below. Contact Pastor John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org with any questions or for more information.

Date: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
9:00 am
Vacation Bible School - To Mars and Beyond

Vacation Bible School - To Mars and Beyond

Join us this August for To Mars and Beyond. Kids can blast off with Vacation Bible School and discover the wonders of God’s universe. Kids become voyagers on a journey thorugh space to explore where God’s power can take them. Beginning on our Mars outpost, they’ll lift off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they’ll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too!

Children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to attend. The cost is $15 per child or $40 per family with three or more children enrolled. Cost includes all materials and a pizza lunch with a short program for families on Thursday, August 8, at noon.

Adults, please consider volunteering to help; it’s fun and the children love having their parents there.

Registration forms are available in the church office and below. Contact Pastor John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org with any questions or for more information.

Date: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
9:00 am
Vacation Bible School - To Mars and Beyond

Vacation Bible School - To Mars and Beyond

Join us this August for To Mars and Beyond. Kids can blast off with Vacation Bible School and discover the wonders of God’s universe. Kids become voyagers on a journey thorugh space to explore where God’s power can take them. Beginning on our Mars outpost, they’ll lift off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they’ll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too!

Children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to attend. The cost is $15 per child or $40 per family with three or more children enrolled. Cost includes all materials and a pizza lunch with a short program for families on Thursday, August 8, at noon.

Adults, please consider volunteering to help; it’s fun and the children love having their parents there.

Registration forms are available in the church office and below. Contact Pastor John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org with any questions or for more information.

Date: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
 
 
 
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8:30 am
Worship Service
8:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Ready to Give – Ready for God
Scripture: 
Luke 12:32–40
Music: 

Jennifer Casey, euphonium
Hannah Prindle and Scott Hudson, vocal duet Chris Hudson, piano

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. There is no Sunday school offered at this service.

 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Ready to Give – Ready for God
Scripture: 
Luke 12:32–40
Music: 

Jennifer Casey, euphonium
Hannah Prindle and Scott Hudson, vocal duet Chris Hudson, piano

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary.All preschool and kindergarten age children are invited to attend a weekly Sunday school class during the 10:00 a.m. service this summer. The class will meet in room 113 (the Nursery Suite). Students going into 1st through 6th grade will start in worship and then go to Sunday school following the children’s message. 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.

 
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.

 
 
 
11:30 am
Lunch Bunch August Outing

Lunch Bunch August 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 August, the group will be visiting Ki's Steak & Seafood Restaurant, 705 North Ave., Glendale Heights.

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: 
Ki's Steak & Seafood Restaurant, 705 North Avenue, Glendale Heights
Date: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:30am
 
 
 
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 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
 
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8:00 am
Wash and Worship

Wash and Worship

A Wash and Worship youth car wash will take place Sunday morning, July 7 and Sunday, August 18 beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Have your car washed while you attend worship services! 

All donations received benefit youth ministries.

Location: 
Parking Lot
Date: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 8:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 8:00am to 11:00am
 
8:30 am
Worship Service
8:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
A Baptism of Fire
Scripture: 
Luke 12:49–56
Music: 

Cathy DeLanoy and Lori Davis, duet
Nick Loos, solo
Maureen McDorman, Gail Valentine, Michelle Waltmire, flute trio

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. There is no Sunday school offered at this service.

 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
A Baptism of Fire
Scripture: 
Luke 12:49–56
Music: 

Cathy DeLanoy and Lori Davis, duet
Nick Loos, solo
Maureen McDorman, Gail Valentine, Michelle Waltmire, flute trio

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary.All preschool and kindergarten age children are invited to attend a weekly Sunday school class during the 10:00 a.m. service this summer. The class will meet in room 113 (the Nursery Suite). Students going into 1st through 6th grade will start in worship and then go to Sunday school following the children’s message. 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.

 
11:15 am
Caring Connections Ministry Appreciation & Training Event

Caring Connections Ministry Appreciation & Training Event

The Caring Connection Callers Ministry keep our church family connected by phone, email, visits, and flower delivery. They are hosting an appreciation lunch and a brief training/info session on August 18 at 11:15 a.m. in Chapel Hall. Callers usually meet for a brief devotional and send off every 4 - 6 weeks to make "connections" - visits with our homebound church family.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to become a part of this ministry which connects the "callers" to our DGFUMC family in a variety of ways — visits, phone calls, flower delivery, baby baskets, cards, and more. We have heard that this ministry is very much appreciated by both the giver and the receiver.

Please consider joining this ministry as a way to care for and connect with our church family. If you are interested in joining this ministry or know someone who would appreciate a visit, please contact the church office at 630.968.7120. Or, if you know of members who would like to receive a connection, please contact Rosie Roose or Pastor Anna.

For more information about Caring Callers or the training, please contact Rosie Roose at 630.204.1565 or email trroose@aol.com.

Location: 
Chapel Hall
Date: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 11:15am
 
 
 
7:00 pm
Youth & Parents Confirmation Registration & Information Meeting

Youth & Parents Confirmation Registration & Information Meeting

Youth and parents of 7th and 8th graders are invited to a Confirmation Registration and Info Meeting on either Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. or Sunday, August 25 at 4:00 p.m. We will provide information about the coming year and register for Confirmation class at this time. You need only attend one of these two meetings.

The meetings will provide an overview of the schedule, an introduction to the curriclum, provide a list of required commitments, and more. Please bring a completed Permission and Emergency Information Form with you to a meeting.  

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
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8:30 am
Worship Service
8:30am

Worship Service

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. There is no Sunday school offered at this service.

 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary.All preschool and kindergarten age children are invited to attend a weekly Sunday school class during the 10:00 a.m. service this summer. The class will meet in room 113 (the Nursery Suite). Students going into 1st through 6th grade will start in worship and then go to Sunday school following the children’s message. 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.

 
10:00 am
Children's Sabbath
10:00am

Children's Sabbath

Blessing of the Backpacks
Preacher: 
Pastor John Smoke

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to Sunday School during the service.

 
4:00 pm
Youth & Parents Confirmation Registration & Information Meeting

Youth & Parents Confirmation Registration & Information Meeting

Youth and parents of 7th and 8th graders are invited to a Confirmation Registration and Info Meeting on either Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. or Sunday, August 25 at 4:00 p.m. We will provide information about the coming year and register for Confirmation class at this time. You need only attend one of these two meetings.

The meetings will provide an overview of the schedule, an introduction to the curriclum, provide a list of required commitments, and more. Please bring a completed Permission and Emergency Information Form with you to a meeting.  

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 4:00pm
 
 
 
6:00 pm
Chapel Choir Welcome Supper, Parent Meeting and Registration

Chapel Choir Welcome Supper, Parent Meeting and Registration

ATTENTION: High School Students and Parents!

You are cordially invited to attend the Chapel Choir kick-off dinner and informational meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28 in the DGFUMC gym. Our FIRST REHEARSAL will follow from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

This annual event signals the start of another exciting year for Chapel Choir, highlighted by the 2020 Tour to New York City. Weekly rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m.

We encourage you to invite friends to share a meal and learn about plans and activities for the coming year at this welcome meeting. All 9th-12th grade students are welcome. There will be registration cards and permission/medical forms to complete, as well as several volunteer sign-up sheets. The tentative calendar will be discussed and important information distributed. There will also be ample opportunity to have your questions answered.

To assist with logistics, please let Don (don@dgfumc.org) know how many will be attending by Tuesday, August 27.

Location: 
Church Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
 
 
 
 

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