Upcoming Events

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.

Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 8:30am

Join us for a special Together@10 Service where the 9:30 and 11:00 services will be combined into ONE service at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate our confirmands.

This is a great time to make new friends, re-connect with old friends and bring guests to visit our church.

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.

Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 10:00am

In observance of Memorial Day, the church office will be closed Monday, May 27. If you need assistance during this time, please contact Pastor Claude at 630.297.8574.

Monday, May 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

Getting the Camp Ready for Camp! On a Mission to Wesley Woods

The Mission, Justice and Community Work Area is dedicated to reaching out to serve others and getting as many people as possible to become involved in connecting our members to each other and those in need. This inspired the idea of an All Church Mission Trip, where people of all ages (12 and above) can work, laugh, and live life for a time together while helping others.

After many years of serving children and adults as a home away from home, including hundreds of people from DGFUMC for summer camp over the years, the Wesley Woods Retreat Center in Williams Bay, Wisconsin needs some tender loving care before the 2019 summer camp season begins.

The second annual All-Church Mission Trip to Wesley Woods will provide us an opportunity to give the camp buildings and grounds a much needed fixing up. What will be doing? There are walls that need painting; windows and screens that need cleaning; rotten wood that needs replacing; trails and paths to be cleared, raked and rebuilt; decks and stairs to be pressure washed and stained; mulch that needs spreading; and lights that need replacing. There are many projects and we need many hands to get them done.

Come for few hours, a day, or several days. There are jobs for everyone, regardless of skill level or expertise. This is a wonderful opportunity to put your faith into action by helping make a beautiful camp even nicer.

Together, we will make a difference.
The cost is minimal…only $40 a day, so invite friends and other family members to participate. All tools, supplies, and meals will be provided. Accommodations will be bunk beds. You will need to bring your own linens and pillow.

Visit the website to learn more about Wesley Woods Retreat Center. Contact Don or Devra Dunham if you have questions or want more information about the trip. Sign-up in the church office or by e-mail to don@dgfumc.org.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:00pm
Wesley Woods Retreat and Conference Center, Williams Bay, Wisconsin

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.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 11:00am

Interested in becoming a member or just curious about who we are? Learn more about Downers Grove First United Methodist Church in a casual setting at our Membership Exploration Class.

Join us to get acquainted with our pastors, ask questions, and meet new people.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 12:15pm
Room 202

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.

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 8:30am

Peace is a prayer for some and a life’s work for others. It’s a blessing we share with others and a longing within each of our hearts. Scripture is filled with the stories of peace and justice and camp is the perfect place to share them. Peace isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth the effort, because we know that peace works! Peace Works, our summer camp curriculum resource from InsideOut, offers a fun, enriching, spiritual, and biblically-based camp experience.

DGFUMC is offering this summer camp experience for children and youth from 2nd to 9th grade at the Wesley Woods Conference and Retreat Center in Williams Bay, WI from June 24-28. The grade listed is the grade the student will be entering in the fall of 2019.

Camp lasts only one week - but what campers take home can last a lifetime.

Registration for Summer Camp begins March 1 for DGFUMC members and April 1 for non-members.

Registration deadline: June 1.

A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration with payment in full due by June 24.

Space is limited, so register early!

Click below for a registration form or visit the church office for more information.

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, June 28, 2019 - 12:00pm
Wesley Woods Retreat and Conference Center

A Wash and Worship youth car wash will take place Sunday morning, July 7.

Have your car washed while you attend worship services! 

All donations received benefit youth ministries.

Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Parking Lot

Our Senior High group is going on it's annual Mission Trip. This year we are going to Georgia to be a part of DOOR Atlanta (Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection). Through DOOR's Discover program, groups spend time serving with a variety of local agencies and ministries and learning through evening speakers and activities.

The experience is about more than preparing a meal at a soup kitchen or playing with children at a day camp. It is an opportunity to work alongside local community members, to learn from local leaders, and to listen to the stories of neighbors, clients, and churches. The people and stories may challenge your initial perceptions of the city. But they reveal the ways that God is working. They will help you to see the face of God in the city.

A DOOR Atlanta Discover experience centers on the theme of Bread for the Journey and answers the question of "who is our neighbor?" by using the Bible and writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Participants engage this theme and focus question through service work and community interactions. All participants go to The King Center to learn more about social justice and the changes the city of Atlanta has experienced because of the Civil Rights Movement.

Service Opportunities
DOOR Atlanta partners with 32 agencies across the city. Participant service experiences may include: a local soup kitchen, packing and sending medical supplies to third world countries, or working on a local urban farm\, or another experience.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 5:00am to Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:00pm
Atlanta, Georgia


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