Recent Posts by Andi Kinsella

Chancel Choir Welcome Fellowship and First Rehearsal

Thursday, Sept. 6 - 7:00 p.m. - On the porch (if weather permits otherwise in Fellowship Hall)

Porch then Fellowship Hall
Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join A Choir!

“Learning to Walk with Christ Daily” -- Through Music!

DGFUMC choir rehearsals are starting up so join for the first time or come on back! After a summer of Special Music during worship, organized by Pattie Barnes and provided by many talented, generous musicians, our regular services will once again begin on Rally Day, Sept. 9. Regular worship services also means CHOIRS! Choirs mean choir members! There is a choir for you!

Registration and rehearsal information packets have gone out to all church families. Please call the church office if you do not receive one. Or check the website: for current information.

Chapel Choir (High School) – The first rehearsal is Wednesday, August 22nd at 7-8:45PM! Choir Kick Off Supper and Registration is on Wednesday, Aug. 29 – 6:30 pm at the Parsonage (In the Gym if it rains) - No need to sign up – just come! 

Chancel Choir (Adults) – We LOVE new singers! Want to join? Attend the first rehearsal – Thursday, Sept. 6 – 7:00 pm for Welcome Fellowship on the porch and then rehearsal in Fellowship Hall. Normal rehearsal time is 7:30 - 9:10 pm. Contact Diane Hires (DianeHires@, the director, for more information.

Children’s Choirs – There is a children’s choir for all children aged 3 through 8th grade. The first rehearsal and registration is Sept. 12.

Bell Choirs – We have two! Enjoy teamwork and musicianship thru ringing handbells. Call Pattie Barnes 630-953-0146 (

Is this YOUR year to Join a Choir?! Watch for upcoming musical celebrations of the Christmas season at our church!

Children's Choirs Schedule 2012-2013

Click on the link below to view and print the 2012-2013 Children's Choirs Schedule.

Hearing and Vision Assistance Available

Are you aware that there are hearing devices available to help you hear better in the Sanctuary during worship? There are also large print bulletins, hymnals and Bibles available. Just ask your usher when you arrive for worship and he/she can help you get set up.

Join the Altar Guild!

Our Altar Guild is looking for new people! We are a group made up of teams of 2 people who work together, on their own schedule, to change the Sanctuary and Chapel altar paraments for Sunday worship. Some Sundays remain the same from week to week while others change weekly, depending on the season and the wishes of our ministers. 

Our once a year planning meeting is coming up on Tuesday, August 21st at 6:30 pm in Room 201. Please come and join this important ministry!

If you have questions, call Andi at 630-968-7120, ext. 209.

Room 201
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 6:30pm

Onward Bound and All Choirs

Will be beginning again January 11th, 2012. Meetings and practices will be held at their regular times. See the Family Fellowship page for more details.

Family Fellowship

On Wednesday evenings, there are programs for the whole family! Children, from pre-Kindergarteners to 8th grade, are invited to join one of the children's choirs that meet from 4:30 p.m. onwards. During this time, there will be Family Dinners served in the Gym from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m.

Choir Rehearsal Schedule

Choir Ages Rehearsal Time
Angels 3-5 yr olds 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Room 16
Cherubs K, 1st & 2nd Grade 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. - Chapel Hall
Choristers 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. - Fellowship Hall
Connection 6th, 7th & 8th Grade 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. - Fellowship Hall

Registration and first choir rehearsal will be on September 11. You can join choir at any time! Just come to the rehearsal and sign up. There is a registration fee of $10 due when you register.

Family Dinner

There will be a catered dinner in the Gym from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. for families and individuals at the church. Dinner tickets are available on a subscription basis only. There will be two meal subscriptions this year in the fall and spring. All families must register for an entire subscription period. Children 3 and under eat free.

Westminster Ringers

Performs periodically at the 9:30 and 11:00am services throughout the school year. The Westminster Handbell Ensemble travels to play preconcert and intermission music for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Christmas Concert, as well as performing at home for our own FUMC Handbells Christmas and Spring Extravaganzas.

If you are interested in ringing handbells, this is the place to be!

Handbells Mission Statement:

The Westminster Handbell Ensemble and Chancel Ringers of FUMC worship God through music.

We celebrate teamwork and imagination in handbell ringing.
We play a wide range of styles.
We love to share in morning worship.
We love to worship through concerts presented ~~
             Annual Hanging of the Greens Christmas and Spring Ring Concerts.

Choir Director: 
Pattie Barnes
Rehearsal Time: 
Sundays, 5:15 to 7:15pm
Rehearsal Room: 
Bell Choir Room #117
Performance Dates: 
Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:00
Sun, 11/12/2017 - 09:30
Sun, 11/12/2017 - 11:00
Sat, 11/18/2017 - 19:00
Sun, 01/28/2018 - 09:30
Sun, 01/28/2018 - 11:00
Sun, 03/18/2018 - 09:30
Sun, 03/18/2018 - 11:00
Sat, 05/19/2018 - 19:00
Sun, 09/17/2017 - 09:30

Chancel Choir First Rehearsal

Add your Chancel Choir! The choir membership is ever changing, and we are looking for new voices. Few are soloists, but many lend their voice and dedicated participation. Want to join us? Attend the first rehearsal on Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 pm on the Breezeway for Fellowship, followed by reheasal at 7:30 in Fellowship Hall. We would love to have you join us! Please contact Andi Kinsella - for more information.

Chapel Choir Accompanist

Pianist needed to company Chapel Choir (high school age youth) for Wednesday night practices, weekly Sunday church services , Christmas Concert, and spring week-long tour. (Nine-month appointment)

If you know of anyone who might be interested and has skills related to either of the following part-time positions, please contact the church office (630.968.7120) for more information or to provide a suggestion/name to contact.


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