August 2020

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Virtual Garden Walk

Virtual Garden Walk

The 14th Annual Downers Grove Garden Walk will be held online this year. It will give you an opportunity to preview some of the most beautiful gardens in the area in anticipation of next year's in-person (we hope!) Garden Walk. This Garden Walk is a fundraiser benefiting the Bridge Board of the Downers Grove First United Methodist Church.

This year's virtual Garden Walk will be a “sneak peek” of the gardens for 2021 with a professionally produced YouTube video posted online until August 8. This sneak peek features gardens that would have been on this year's Garden Walk and will instead appear on the walk next year, when we can visit in person. 

No ticket purchase is necessary. Please consider donating online in support of our Bridge program and the families that we mentor, should you choose to do so. We appreciate your understanding and your generous support of this meaningful mission.

Online Giving

The Bridge Board is a program partner with Bridge Communities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose focus is to transform the lives of homeless families by guiding them to a better future. This mission is accomplished by providing housing, mentoring, direction, hope, encouragement and a stable environment so that families may become self-sufficient and sustain their independence. Every family resides in DuPage County.

Date: 
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 9:30am to Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 3:00pm
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Virtual Garden Walk

Virtual Garden Walk

The 14th Annual Downers Grove Garden Walk will be held online this year. It will give you an opportunity to preview some of the most beautiful gardens in the area in anticipation of next year's in-person (we hope!) Garden Walk. This Garden Walk is a fundraiser benefiting the Bridge Board of the Downers Grove First United Methodist Church.

This year's virtual Garden Walk will be a “sneak peek” of the gardens for 2021 with a professionally produced YouTube video posted online until August 8. This sneak peek features gardens that would have been on this year's Garden Walk and will instead appear on the walk next year, when we can visit in person. 

No ticket purchase is necessary. Please consider donating online in support of our Bridge program and the families that we mentor, should you choose to do so. We appreciate your understanding and your generous support of this meaningful mission.

Online Giving

The Bridge Board is a program partner with Bridge Communities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose focus is to transform the lives of homeless families by guiding them to a better future. This mission is accomplished by providing housing, mentoring, direction, hope, encouragement and a stable environment so that families may become self-sufficient and sustain their independence. Every family resides in DuPage County.

Date: 
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 9:30am to Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 3:00pm
 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Five Loaves and Two Fish of Peace
Scripture: 
Matthew 14:13-21

Music for the service is available on video for viewing before and after the service. 

 
 
 
8:00 pm
Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: An Online Book Study

What do children need to understand about racism? How can white parents engage their white children in age appropriate conversations about racial injustice? Dr. Jennifer Harvey explores these questions and more in her book Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. Join us for this eight-week study!

For the first seven weeks, we'll work through the book, one chapter a week. We'll choose a weekly takeaway we can apply in our own families and check in with each other on how the effort went the next week before engaging in the new chapter. In the final week, we'll talk about engaging in conversations on race, not only from the perspective of being parents, but of being Christians and how our theology can help.

Pastor Anna will be facilitating these conversations and especially invites parents and teachers to participate!

Choose from one of the two group times:
• Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. from June 17 - August 5

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• Fridays at Noon from June 19 - August 7
Our Zoom link for the book study is located here.

You may also click the link below to join the book study: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87113527411

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
 
 
12:00 pm
Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: A Book Study

Raising White Kids: An Online Book Study

What do children need to understand about racism? How can white parents engage their white children in age appropriate conversations about racial injustice? Dr. Jennifer Harvey explores these questions and more in her book Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. Join us for this eight-week study!

For the first seven weeks, we'll work through the book, one chapter a week. We'll choose a weekly takeaway we can apply in our own families and check in with each other on how the effort went the next week before engaging in the new chapter. In the final week, we'll talk about engaging in conversations on race, not only from the perspective of being parents, but of being Christians and how our theology can help.

Pastor Anna will be facilitating these conversations and especially invites parents and teachers to participate!

Choose from one of the two group times:
• Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. from June 17 - August 5

OR

• Fridays at Noon from June 19 - August 7
Our Zoom link for the book study is located here.

You may also click the link below to join the book study: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87113527411

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
 
 
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10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude

This worship service will be on Zoom. Details are sent each week to those subscribed to the Happenings email. Please contact dgfumc@dgfumc.org for links to this week's service or to be added to the mailing list.

Music for the service is available on video for viewing before and after the service. 

 
11:00 am
Messy Church
11:00am

Messy Church

Preacher: 
Pastor John

Messy Church will be in the form of a video that will be posted online here on Sunday.

 
 
 
 
 
 
8:30 am
S.O.S. - Cancelled until Further Notice

S.O.S. - Cancelled until Further Notice

CANCELLED until Further Notice

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, February 15, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 8:30am
Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 8:30am
 
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