October 2021

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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Scripture: 
Matthew 21:23–32
 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Scripture: 
Matthew 21:23–32

 
2:00 pm
Confirmation Classes

Confirmation Classes

Our Confirmation preparatory program for 7th & 8th grade students meets on Sundays in person this fall. We will add in-person service projects, fellowship events, and worship experiences as the coronavirus situation improves. 

CLASSES

7th Grade Class meets from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
8th Grade Class meets from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

SERVICE

Assist our pastors during Sunday 10:00 a.m. worship by signing up for acolyte responsibilites. SIgn up here.

CROP Hunger Walk Sign up

 Join our church's team and help Deacon Wes earn more than Pastor John Smoke. If he doesn't earn more, Deacon Wes has to wear a Bears jersey during the walk! Click on this link to walk with the DGFUMC team and to get started raising funds and awareness! 

CONFIRMATION RETREAT

November 5 - 6 at Reynolds Wood in DIxon, Illinois

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY

May 2, 2022

 

Please contact Deacon Wesley Door at wesley@dgfumc.org for more information about Confirmation classes, CROPWalk, the retreat, and more!

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 3:00pm
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, October 3, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, January 23, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, January 30, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, February 27, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, March 13, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, March 20, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 3, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 10, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, May 2, 2021 - 10:00am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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10:00 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Andi
An Invitation to Boldness
Scripture: 
Hebrews 4:12–16
 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Andi
An Invitation to Boldness
Scripture: 
Hebrews 4:12–16

 
11:00 am
Messy Church
11:00am

Messy Church

Preacher: 
Pastor John
This will be a Fall Themed Messy church.  There will be story, scripture, song, crafts, and of course fellowship and fun!  
 
We will start outside (if it is raining...it will all be in the gym) in the north parking lot at 11:00 AM with a song or two, a story, and a scripture reading.  After that we will move inside for some crafts.  There will still be no shared meal...the hope is that in January the new year will allow us to eat together.   Outside masks are not required but inside they are.
 
 
 
 
 
 
8:30 am
Share Our Skills (S.O.S.)

Share Our Skills (S.O.S.)

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: 
Parking lot
Date: 
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 8:30am
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 8:30am
Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 8:30am
Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 8:30am
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 8:30am
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 8:30am
Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 8:30am
Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 8:30am
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 8:30am
 
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8:15 am
Worship Service
8:15am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Great Servanthood
Scripture: 
Mark 10:35–45
 
10:00 am
Worship Service
10:00am

Worship Service

Preacher: 
Pastor Claude
Great Servanthood
Scripture: 
Mark 10:35–45
 
2:00 pm
CROP Hunger Walk 2021

CROP Hunger Walk 2021

Sunday, October 17

Please join us on this year's South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk! . After last year's virtual walk, we are pleased to return to a live communal walk starting at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4501 Main Street, Downers Grove (map).

  • 1:30 - Registration
  • 2:00 - Walk begins

Plan to walk or support others who are walking through your donations. This year we are once again having a competition between Pastor John Smoke (Green Bay Packers) and Deacon Wes Dorr (Bears) to see which team can raise the most money. The team leader (John or Wes) that raises the least amount of money will have to wear the opponent's team football jersey at the walk. Please donate!

Sign UpDonate

The South DuPage community have raised over $800,000 over the past 35 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.

Location: 
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4501 Main Street, Downers Grove
Date: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 2:00pm
 
2:00 pm
Confirmation Classes

Confirmation Classes

Our Confirmation preparatory program for 7th & 8th grade students meets on Sundays in person this fall. We will add in-person service projects, fellowship events, and worship experiences as the coronavirus situation improves. 

CLASSES

7th Grade Class meets from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
8th Grade Class meets from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

SERVICE

Assist our pastors during Sunday 10:00 a.m. worship by signing up for acolyte responsibilites. SIgn up here.

CROP Hunger Walk Sign up

 Join our church's team and help Deacon Wes earn more than Pastor John Smoke. If he doesn't earn more, Deacon Wes has to wear a Bears jersey during the walk! Click on this link to walk with the DGFUMC team and to get started raising funds and awareness! 

CONFIRMATION RETREAT

November 5 - 6 at Reynolds Wood in DIxon, Illinois

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY

May 2, 2022

 

Please contact Deacon Wesley Door at wesley@dgfumc.org for more information about Confirmation classes, CROPWalk, the retreat, and more!

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 3:00pm
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, October 3, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, January 23, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, January 30, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, February 27, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, March 13, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, March 20, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 3, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 10, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, May 2, 2021 - 10:00am
 
 
 
 
 
 
6:00 pm
Pumpkin Patch Fellowship & Movie Night

Pumpkin Patch Fellowship & Movie Night

All are invited to attend the Pumpkin Patch Fellowship & Movie Night! Bring your own chair to the DGFUMC Pumpkin Patch in the North parking lot at 6:00 p.m. on October 23.

Be prepared to sing songs and enjoy refreshments, and watch the classic favorite, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Feel free to wear your costume for this fun family event. No need to sign up, just come!

Date: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
 
6:00 pm
Pumpkin Patch Storytelling and Movie Night

Pumpkin Patch Storytelling and Movie Night

All are invited to attend a Pumpkin Patch Storytelling and Movie Night!

What better way to celebrate the season than with some story telling and a viewing of Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin? Feel free to wear your costume and join us for this fun event. Bring your own chair to the DGFUMC Pumpkin Patch at 6:00 pm on October 23.

No need to sign up, just come!

Date: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
 
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