Upcoming Events

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.

Date:
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 10:00am

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.

Date:
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 10:00am

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 July, the group will be visiting Raymes Steak & Fish House, 4801 Lincoln Ave. in Lisle.

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.

Date:
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 11:30am
Location:
Outback Steakhouse, 2970 Findley Road, Downers Grove

Wacky Wednesdays is a summer program for children going into kindergarten through 6th grade!  The mission of this program is to bring children together for a lot of fun and fellowship in a church community. Every child is welcome. Invite your children, grandchildren, children in your neighborhood, and children of friends---ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!  The program will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and there is NO cost!  Parents are welcome to drop off their kids OR stay and enjoy the fun!  Children are encouraged to bring one non-perishable food item each week to be donated to the People's Resource Center.

Schedule of Wednesdays and Themes:

July 10  Minute-to-Win-It Games

July 17  Game Night

July 24  Bingo Night

July 31  Waterslide

You're welcome to join us for one Wednesday or come each week - whatever fits in your schedule!

For more information contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org or 630.968.7120.

Date:
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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.

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

The 13th Annual Downers Grove Garden Walk will give you an opportunity to view some of the most beautiful gardens in the area. The Garden Walk is a fundraiser benefitting the Bridge Board of the Downers Grove First United Methodist Church.

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 13, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

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

Date:
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 8:30am

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.

Date:
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 10:00am

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.

Date:
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 11:00am

Wacky Wednesdays is a summer program for children going into kindergarten through 6th grade!  The mission of this program is to bring children together for a lot of fun and fellowship in a church community. Every child is welcome. Invite your children, grandchildren, children in your neighborhood, and children of friends---ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!  The program will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and there is NO cost!  Parents are welcome to drop off their kids OR stay and enjoy the fun!  Children are encouraged to bring one non-perishable food item each week to be donated to the People's Resource Center.

Schedule of Wednesdays and Themes:

July 10  Minute-to-Win-It Games

July 17  Game Night

July 24  Bingo Night

July 31  Waterslide

You're welcome to join us for one Wednesday or come each week - whatever fits in your schedule!

For more information contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org or 630.968.7120.

Date:
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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