Administrative Council

Special Charge Conference

A special session Charge Conference has been called and will be held on Monday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. This Conference is to approve our local church's continued participation in financing through the Northern Illinois Annual Conference "Red Door" program, which the annual conference currently is renewing for another 10-year period. Administrative Council members are requested to attend this Charge Conference Speical Session, to be followed by a regular meeting of the Administrative Council immediately after.

All church members are invited and welcome to attend both meetings. 

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 7:30pm

Ad Council Meeting

The Administrative Council will have their first meeting of 2020 on January 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. We will be voting on the 2020 budget and discussing other important issues.

All church members are welcome to attend.

Location: 
Fellowship Hall
Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 7:30pm

Opinion Poll Voting

Opinion Poll Voting
We will hold our Opinion Poll Voting next Sunday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come to the Preschool (Rm 101) before or after worship to fill out a ballot.

We will be voting on three items regarding our church in the future:

Should our church support full acceptance and inclusion of all people?
Should our church support same-sex marriage?
Should our church support ordination into the ministry of people who identify as LGBTQI?

If you are unable to vote in person and would like to do so, an electronic/online option is available beginning today through next Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Please click on this link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SF6CP2W

If you are unable to vote in person or online, you may request a "proxy," a person to vote your wishes on your behalf. You may choose your own proxy and provide them with your name, address, and signature on a piece of paper, or call the office so that we can put you in touch with someone who has volunteered to help as a proxy.

For more information, contact Pastor Claude at claude@dgfumc.org.

Location: 
Room 101
Date: 
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 9:00am

Town Hall Meetings

We will be holding Town Hall Meetings to enable members of our DGFUMC worshiping community to express where they stand on the issue of full acceptance and inclusion of all people and to express your will about supporting same sex marriage and the ordination into the ministry of people who identify as being LGBTQI. Letters were mailed to each home in late August to begin the process and now we seek the input of members of our worshiping community.

Please join us at one of these important Town Hall meetings. Your church leadership wants to hear from you! Meetings are scheduled for: 

Sunday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m.
and Sunday, October 6 at 1:00 p.m.

Please note that you need only attend one Town Hall meeting time.

Why Town Hall Meetings? 

Since the vote that took place at the Special Session of the General Conference of the UMC in February of this year, in which we found our denomination stretched to polar ends regarding the issue of full inclusion of those in the LGBTQ community, there has been uncertainty in the UMC concerning which direction the UMC will go. The final count ended up with the delegates in support of the Traditional Plan. That meant there would be neither full acceptance nor full inclusion of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex siblings worldwide in the UMC denomination beginning in 2020.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 1:00pm

Charge Conference

Our Annual Church Charge Conference will be held Saturday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. All church members are invited to attend as we celebrate our accomplishments from the current year and look forward to our year ahead. Rev. Jeffry Bross, our Aurora District Superintendent, will be presiding. All are invited! 

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00am

Northern Illinois Open Letter to the Bishop

Church members are welcome to sign an open letter to Bishop Sally Dyck, which expresses concern for the harm done by the Special Session of General Conference to LGBTQIA+ persons and the damage to all of us who seek to worship in an inclusive church. In the past week, over 600 people from all over the Northern Illinois Conference have signed in support. If you wish to sign, there is a form at the bottom of the letter where you can add your name.

|Northern Illinois Open Letter to the Bishop|

Charge Conference

Our Annual Church Charge Conference will be held Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. All church members are invited to attend as we celebrate our accomplishments from the current year and look forward to our year ahead.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

All Church Conference

Our Annual Church Conference will be held Monday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. All church members are invited to attend as we celebrate our accomplishments from the current year and look forward to our year ahead.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

Special Church Conference

We will be holding a Special Church Conference for the sale of a portion of the 1108 Maple Avenue parsonage property. All members are welcome to attend.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:45pm

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.

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