October 2019

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9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Please join our Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study at First United Methodist Church as we begin our fall class on Wednesday, September 11. We will be reading Fire by Night: Finding God in the Pages of the Old Testament by Melissa Florer-Bixler this fall.

What do we do with the Old Testament? How do we read words written in a world so different from ours, stories so ruthless and so filled with grace? In Fire by Night, pastor Melissa Florer-Bixler invites readers to marvel at the Old Testament. Page after page, in stories and poems and prophecies, the Hebrew Scripture introduces us to a God who is unwieldy and uncontrollable, common and extraordinary, and who brings both life and death.

The group meets at 9:00 a.m. every Wednesday in room 213 and is facilitated by Pastor Anna, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. Books are available in the office and at the meeting. Can't make it every week? Drop-ins are welcome. All women are encouraged to attend this dynamic group. Nothing required… just show up and have an open heart. Questions? email mthurmanroth@gmail.com.

**Childcare is provided, but please contact the church office to confirm number of children you will bring. We want lots of moms to come and have the freedom to study with us. We want the children to come and receive the best attention while away from the adult in their life. Please call the church prior to Wednesday to confirm.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 9:00am
 
 
 
9:00 am
Adult Confirmation 2.0 Class: Refresh Your Faith Journey

Adult Confirmation 2.0 Class: Refresh Your Faith Journey

While traditionally confirmation happens in middle school or junior high, there is no wrong time to study Scripture, grapple with faith, and explore how God is calling us to live out our faith in our everyday lives. In the United Methodist Church, confirmation is a public declaration of faith. It is when we offer our commitment to our faith journey, to God, and to the church. As adults, we're going to refresh our faith journey through Confirmation 2.0 Class. 

Topic for October 5 Class 

Did you know Methodists have a method for studying scripture called the Wesleyan Quadrilateral? In this class, we’ll learn some basics about biblical study and interpretation and then we’ll use the Wesleyan Quadrilateral to explore what we might learn from the Bible about modern topics of our time.

Join us for this monthly class that teaches some basics about Methodist history, politics, and theology. Pastor Anna will cover a different topic each month from United Methodist history to the sacraments to our theology of grace. Whether you come for one class or all, there is space for you! All are welcome.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
 
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8:15 am
Service of Holy Communion
8:15 am

Service of Holy Communion

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

Wake Up Your Gift!
Music: 

Chapel Choir

Cherub and Chorister Choirs

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.

 
1:00 pm
Town Hall Meetings

Town Hall Meetings

We will be holding Town Hall Meetings to enable members of our DGFUMC worshiping community to express where they stand on the issue of full acceptance and inclusion of all people and to express your will about supporting same sex marriage and the ordination into the ministry of people who identify as being LGBTQI. Letters were mailed to each home in late August to begin the process and now we seek the input of members of our worshiping community.

Please join us at one of these important Town Hall meetings. Your church leadership wants to hear from you! Meetings are scheduled for: 

Sunday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m.
and Sunday, October 6 at 1:00 p.m.

Please note that you need only attend one Town Hall meeting time.

Why Town Hall Meetings? 

Since the vote that took place at the Special Session of the General Conference of the UMC in February of this year, in which we found our denomination stretched to polar ends regarding the issue of full inclusion of those in the LGBTQ community, there has been uncertainty in the UMC concerning which direction the UMC will go. The final count ended up with the delegates in support of the Traditional Plan. That meant there would be neither full acceptance nor full inclusion of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex siblings worldwide in the UMC denomination beginning in 2020.

A Northern Illinois Conference Task Force was formed in June to carefully review all of the options that are available to each local church set forth from both The Book of Discipline and others recommended by the Northern Illinois Council on Finance and Administration and the Task Force jointly. The NIC Task Force will be ready to submit their findings to us no later than November 16, 2020, at the NIC Budget Special Session of Annual Conference.

In the meantime, to ensure that as members and friends of Downers Grove First United Methodist Church we are moving in the right direction as a local congregation, the only thing we can do is to be clear about who we are as a church.

Receiving Our Congregation's Input

The pastoral and church staff, along with the Administrative Council, are preparing to take an opinion poll of the entire congregation to allow the DGFUMC worshiping community to express their will on the issue of full acceptance and inclusion of all people of every kind and about supporting same sex marriage and the ordination of people who identify as being LGBTQI into the ministry.

The purpose of the vote is to inform the congregation and its leadership where the congregation stands on the issues related to inclusion as stated above. This opinion poll will not be a vote to determine whether our congregation remains in the Methodist denomination.

For more information, contact Pastor Claude at claude@dgfumc.org.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
 
4:00 pm
Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class

Our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students meets on Sundays this Fall 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. 

CONFIRMATION RETREAT

November 1 - 3 at Wesley Woods Retreat Center, Williams Bay, Wisconsin

MODERN WORSHIP SERVICES

October 20 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. A meal with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
November 17 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. A meal with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

SERVICE PROJECTS

Saturday, September 28 - Feed My Starving Children, Time TBD
Saturday, November 23 - Yorkville Homeless Ministry, Meet at Church at 10:00 a.m.

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

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Please join our Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study at First United Methodist Church as we begin our fall class on Wednesday, September 11. We will be reading Fire by Night: Finding God in the Pages of the Old Testament by Melissa Florer-Bixler this fall.

What do we do with the Old Testament? How do we read words written in a world so different from ours, stories so ruthless and so filled with grace? In Fire by Night, pastor Melissa Florer-Bixler invites readers to marvel at the Old Testament. Page after page, in stories and poems and prophecies, the Hebrew Scripture introduces us to a God who is unwieldy and uncontrollable, common and extraordinary, and who brings both life and death.

The group meets at 9:00 a.m. every Wednesday in room 213 and is facilitated by Pastor Anna, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. Books are available in the office and at the meeting. Can't make it every week? Drop-ins are welcome. All women are encouraged to attend this dynamic group. Nothing required… just show up and have an open heart. Questions? email mthurmanroth@gmail.com.

**Childcare is provided, but please contact the church office to confirm number of children you will bring. We want lots of moms to come and have the freedom to study with us. We want the children to come and receive the best attention while away from the adult in their life. Please call the church prior to Wednesday to confirm.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 9:00am
 
11:30 am
Lunch Bunch October Outing

Lunch Bunch October 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 October, the group will be visiting the Harner's Bakery, Restaurant & Catering, 10 West State Street, North Aurora. 

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: 
Harner's Bakery, Restaurant & Catering, 10 West State Street, North Aurora
Date: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 11:30am
 
5:00 pm
Guatemalan Connections Family Meal Night

Guatemalan Connections Family Meal Night

The members of the delegation who traveled to Guatemala this summer are offering a special family meal featuring Guatemalan food on Wednesday, October 9. Join us from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.!

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, October 9, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15 am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Jesus Heals and Restores
Scripture: 
Luke 17:11–19
Music: 

Pastor Anna, soprano

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
Opinion Poll Voting

Opinion Poll Voting

Opinion Poll Voting
We will hold our Opinion Poll Voting next Sunday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come to the Preschool (Rm 101) before or after worship to fill out a ballot.

We will be voting on three items regarding our church in the future:

Should our church support full acceptance and inclusion of all people?
Should our church support same-sex marriage?
Should our church support ordination into the ministry of people who identify as LGBTQI?

If you are unable to vote in person and would like to do so, an electronic/online option is available beginning today through next Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Please click on this link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SF6CP2W

If you are unable to vote in person or online, you may request a "proxy," a person to vote your wishes on your behalf. You may choose your own proxy and provide them with your name, address, and signature on a piece of paper, or call the office so that we can put you in touch with someone who has volunteered to help as a proxy.

For more information, contact Pastor Claude at claude@dgfumc.org.

Location: 
Room 101
Date: 
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
 
9:30 am
Worship Service
9:30am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Jesus Heals and Restores
Scripture: 
Luke 17:11–19
Music: 

Chapel Choir
Chancel Ringers

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
Jesus Heals and Restores
Scripture: 
Luke 17:11–19
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.

 
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.

 
4:00 pm
Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class

Our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students meets on Sundays this Fall 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. 

CONFIRMATION RETREAT

November 1 - 3 at Wesley Woods Retreat Center, Williams Bay, Wisconsin

MODERN WORSHIP SERVICES

October 20 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. A meal with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
November 17 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. A meal with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

SERVICE PROJECTS

Saturday, September 28 - Feed My Starving Children, Time TBD
Saturday, November 23 - Yorkville Homeless Ministry, Meet at Church at 10:00 a.m.

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

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Please join our Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study at First United Methodist Church as we begin our fall class on Wednesday, September 11. We will be reading Fire by Night: Finding God in the Pages of the Old Testament by Melissa Florer-Bixler this fall.

What do we do with the Old Testament? How do we read words written in a world so different from ours, stories so ruthless and so filled with grace? In Fire by Night, pastor Melissa Florer-Bixler invites readers to marvel at the Old Testament. Page after page, in stories and poems and prophecies, the Hebrew Scripture introduces us to a God who is unwieldy and uncontrollable, common and extraordinary, and who brings both life and death.

The group meets at 9:00 a.m. every Wednesday in room 213 and is facilitated by Pastor Anna, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. Books are available in the office and at the meeting. Can't make it every week? Drop-ins are welcome. All women are encouraged to attend this dynamic group. Nothing required… just show up and have an open heart. Questions? email mthurmanroth@gmail.com.

**Childcare is provided, but please contact the church office to confirm number of children you will bring. We want lots of moms to come and have the freedom to study with us. We want the children to come and receive the best attention while away from the adult in their life. Please call the church prior to Wednesday to confirm.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 9:00am
 
 
 
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
 
6:00 pm
Great Pumpkin Sing Along

Great Pumpkin Sing Along

All are invited to attend the Great Pumpkin Sing Along! Bring your own chair to the DGFUMC Pumpkin Patch at 6:00 pm on October 19.

Be prepared to sing songs and enjoy refreshments around the campfire! No need to sign up, just come!

Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
 
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8:30 am
Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

PancakesBe sure to make plans to stop by the gym before or after the Together at 10 service to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast. Join us to meet new people, reconnect with old friends! Invite your neighbors, friends, and family to come with you too!

Free-will donations support youth activities, such as the Chapel Choir Tour and Youth Mission Trips. 

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
 
10:00 am
Together @ 10 Worship Service
10:00am

Together @ 10 Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chapel Choir
Connection Choir
Chorister Choir
Cherub Choir
Angel Choir

Bell Choir

Join us Sunday, October 28 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. This is also our Choir Dedication Sunday.

Join us for a Pancake Breakfast before and after the service. Free-will donations will benefit youth activities. 

Please note the 8:15 a.m. service will still be held in the Chapel.

 
10:00 am
Together @ 10 Worship Service
10:00am

Together @ 10 Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Music: 

Chancel Choir
Chapel Choir
Connection Choir
Chorister Choir
Cherub Choir
Angel Choir

Bell Choir

Join us Sunday, October 20 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. This is also our Choir Dedication Sunday.

Join us for a Pancake Breakfast before and after the service. Free-will donations will benefit youth activities. 

Please note the 8:15 a.m. service will still be held in the Chapel.

 
11:00 am
Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

PancakesBe sure to make plans to stop by the gym before or after the Together at 10 service to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast. Join us to meet new people, reconnect with old friends! Invite your neighbors, friends, and family to come with you too!

Free-will donations support youth activities, such as the Chapel Choir Tour and Youth Mission Trips. 

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
 
2:00 pm
50th Anniversary CROP Hunger Walk

50th Anniversary CROP Hunger Walk

DGFUMC Team 2016

Sunday, October 20

1:00 - Registration
2:00 - Walk begins

When you walk in the CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 20, you are raising money to help fight hunger and also walking in solidarity with all of those people around the world who are walking for food, water, and firewood each day. Help us reach our goal of 50 walkers for the 50th CROP Walk!

Stop in the parlor on Sunday to sign up to walk or for a donation envelope. If you can't walk, consider sponsoring one of our pastors. Rumor has it that John Smoke said if we don't reach 50 walkers, he will carry a 50 lb. bag of cat litter during the walk! Let's help John out!!!!

The South DuPage community have raised over $800,000 over the past 30 years through holding this annual CROP Hunger Walk, which helps to support the grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts of Church World Service (CWS) partner agencies in more than 80 countries.

To register or donate online, visit the South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk home page.

Location: 
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4501 Main Street, Downers Grove
Date: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
 
4:00 pm
Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class

Our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students meets on Sundays this Fall 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. 

CONFIRMATION RETREAT

November 1 - 3 at Wesley Woods Retreat Center, Williams Bay, Wisconsin

MODERN WORSHIP SERVICES

October 20 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. A meal with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
November 17 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. A meal with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

SERVICE PROJECTS

Saturday, September 28 - Feed My Starving Children, Time TBD
Saturday, November 23 - Yorkville Homeless Ministry, Meet at Church at 10:00 a.m.

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

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Please join our Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study at First United Methodist Church as we begin our fall class on Wednesday, September 11. We will be reading Fire by Night: Finding God in the Pages of the Old Testament by Melissa Florer-Bixler this fall.

What do we do with the Old Testament? How do we read words written in a world so different from ours, stories so ruthless and so filled with grace? In Fire by Night, pastor Melissa Florer-Bixler invites readers to marvel at the Old Testament. Page after page, in stories and poems and prophecies, the Hebrew Scripture introduces us to a God who is unwieldy and uncontrollable, common and extraordinary, and who brings both life and death.

The group meets at 9:00 a.m. every Wednesday in room 213 and is facilitated by Pastor Anna, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. Books are available in the office and at the meeting. Can't make it every week? Drop-ins are welcome. All women are encouraged to attend this dynamic group. Nothing required… just show up and have an open heart. Questions? email mthurmanroth@gmail.com.

**Childcare is provided, but please contact the church office to confirm number of children you will bring. We want lots of moms to come and have the freedom to study with us. We want the children to come and receive the best attention while away from the adult in their life. Please call the church prior to Wednesday to confirm.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 9:00am
 
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, 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
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
 
 
 
10:00 am
Charge Conference

Charge Conference

Our Annual Church Charge Conference will be held Saturday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. All church members are invited to attend as we celebrate our accomplishments from the current year and look forward to our year ahead. Rev. Jeffry Bross, our Aurora District Superintendent, will be presiding. All are invited! 

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
 
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, October 26  at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Beverly and Greg Binder. Bring an appetizer or sweet to share and a beverage you enjoy. It's a Halloween theme, but costumes are optional!

New folks are welcome! We would love to meet you! Contact the church office for more details.

Date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
 
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9:00 am
Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Please join our Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study at First United Methodist Church as we begin our fall class on Wednesday, September 11. We will be reading Fire by Night: Finding God in the Pages of the Old Testament by Melissa Florer-Bixler this fall.

What do we do with the Old Testament? How do we read words written in a world so different from ours, stories so ruthless and so filled with grace? In Fire by Night, pastor Melissa Florer-Bixler invites readers to marvel at the Old Testament. Page after page, in stories and poems and prophecies, the Hebrew Scripture introduces us to a God who is unwieldy and uncontrollable, common and extraordinary, and who brings both life and death.

The group meets at 9:00 a.m. every Wednesday in room 213 and is facilitated by Pastor Anna, Maggie Roth, and Leah Ostwald. Books are available in the office and at the meeting. Can't make it every week? Drop-ins are welcome. All women are encouraged to attend this dynamic group. Nothing required… just show up and have an open heart. Questions? email mthurmanroth@gmail.com.

**Childcare is provided, but please contact the church office to confirm number of children you will bring. We want lots of moms to come and have the freedom to study with us. We want the children to come and receive the best attention while away from the adult in their life. Please call the church prior to Wednesday to confirm.

Location: 
Room 213
Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 9:00am
 
 
 
 

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