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Chancel Choir Spring Cantata - The Gift of Life

Join us on Palm Sunday, April 9 at our 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services as the Chancel Choir, with guest singers and accompanied by a guest orchestra, presents John Rutter’s long-awaited new major work, The Gift of Life. This six-movement choral work is a celebration of the living earth, of creation and of life itself; offering a kaleidoscope of moods from contemplative and prayerful, to majestic and inspirational.

This service will also include the traditional Palm Sunday children’s processional.

We hope you can join us in experiencing this lovely piece!

Get Messy Early in April!

Get Messy!Messy Church will be on the first Sunday of the month on April 2 at 11:00AM in the Gym, so please be prepared to get messy earlier than usual. If you registered to attend but can no longer do so, please contact John Smoke.

Getting Messy is an opportunity for children along with their families to be active, creative, and lively! There will be a time to make crafts as a family, a short (and lively) time of gathering, and a family friendly lunch. This month, Messy Church is about Easter and how Jesus's love remains in all of us.

If you have never been before, don’t worry about getting messy, or being too loud, or squirming too much…just come and have fun with your family! There is no cost but if you know you are coming, please register using the form on the Get Messy web page. If it's a last-minute decision, just show up. 

Everyone is welcome to Get Messy!

Sponsor a Chapel Choir Tour Bus Seat Today!

The 46th Annual Chapel Choir Tour will take place March 25-April 1, 2017 and you can help us cover some expenses and Make it Easier to Get to the Big Easy by “sponsoring a bus seat” for $25. The cost of transportation is one of the largest line items in the tour budget, so offsetting some of the cost through seat sponsorships will help reduce the individual tour fee for choir members.

Use the form below to direct your sponsorship to a particular student or have it applied to the tour fund. Forms are also available in the church office and in the west entryway on the poster board.

Make checks payable to DGFUMC and write ‘Bus Sponsorship’ on the memo line.

Thank you for your support!

Aurora District Lay Academy

Spend Lent 2017 deepening your commitment. Learn the fundamentals of Lay Servanthood, discover the rich history of Methodism and open yourself to the transforming power of grace and spiritual disciplines in the Wesleyan tradition.

Classes are held on Sunday afternoons and run from March 5 through April 2, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Orland Park First UMC 15101, S. 80th St.

Click here to learn more and to register online.

Benefit Concert for Syrian Refugees

Sunday, February 19 at 5:00 p.m.
Gary United Methodist Church
224 N. Main St., Wheaton

St. Andrew UMC Immigration Ministries is working with partners Gary UMC, World Relief, and other Syrian groups to hold a fundraising concert for Syrian Refugees on Sunday, February 15. Admission is $10. All proceeds above costs will go towards the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and World Relief. Funds for UMCOR will go towards international relief efforts and funds for World Relief will go towards resettling Syrian Refugees in this area.

Noted area musicians will present works ranging from brilliant and well-loved classical instrumental and vocal works to exciting jazz movements.

To purchase tickets, click here.

UMW February Newsletter

UMW February 2017 Newsletter

World Relief Refugee Resettlement Good Neighbor Kit

Please remember that supplies for the Welcome Kits are due by this Sunday, February 12. You can drop your items off in the church office during between 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. weekdays or bring them to the parlor on Sunday morning. Thank you to all that participated in this project!


World Relief is an organization that partners with local churches to transform communities economically, socially and spiritually, so that the lives of the vulnerable can thrive and grow. As part of their Refugee Resettlement program, World Relief works in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and local church partners to welcome and resettle thousands of refugees referred by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to the United States each year. This year, World Relief Chicago will resettle hundreds of refugees to our area.

Refugees often flee their homes at a moment’s notice. They arrive at a U.S. airport with few belongings, a difficult past and high hopes for the future. An important first step in making them feel welcome is to provide each family with a Welcome Kit. These kits include kitchen supplies, bedding, hygiene and other household items. As we launch our partnership with World Relief to help resettle refugees in our community, DGFUMC has committed to supplying items to complete two Welcome Kits.

Together @ 10 Worship Service and Pancake Breakfast

Please join us on Sunday, January 22 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.

Stop by the gym before or after the service to enjoy food and fellowship as our youth host a Pancake Breakfast. Donations received from the breakfast will help support our Youth Ministries.

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

We hope to see you there!

New Year's Day Worship Service

On New Year's Day, we will hold one service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

The week of December 27-30, the church office will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Happy New Year!

Christmas Morning Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.

We hope you will join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ at our 10:00 a.m. Christmas Day worship service. Coffee and doughnuts will be served after the service. Feel free to wear casual clothes!


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