We have a bulletin board in the hallway that has
been maintained by Marilyn Lawrence for many years. The
theme for the board has generally been seasonal (sometimes
integrating the church seasons as well) and sometimes has
included her own artwork. However, because of Marilyn's
failing health, she will no longer be able to maintain
it. We are in need of someone to take on this
task. If you are interested, please contact Becky Jeske
in the church's office and let us know. She can be
reached at (630) 968-6050 or via email. Thanks for your help.
IS TH SEPCIAL SESSION of the GENERAL CONFERENCE (#GC2019) and
WHY SHOULD I CARE?
those questions is important but takes us rather deep in the
weeds, so apologies for multitudinous UMC geekery. The
shortest answer is: #GC2019 matters because the future of our
denomination is at stake.
Here’s a summary with a little more information:
The Special Session of the General Conference of The United
Methodist Church is February 23th-26th in St. Louis, MO.
The purpose is to receive and act on a report from the
Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of
the Council of Bishops. The Commission was authorized to
examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human
sexuality and to explore options to strengthen church
Pastor Dave is writing a series of posts unpacking all that
terminology and offering resources for understanding what
could happen at #GC2019 and how it could affect WUMC. This
week was number five in the series. Access them on Pastor
Dave’s blog on our church
Scout Spaghetti Dinner
Our Boy Scout Troop 109 (along with Troop 512) is having a
Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday
February 24th from 1-6 pm at St.
Scholastica’s Activity Center. Tickets are $10 per
person and $30 per family and on sale in the Narthex on Sunday,
February 10th between services.
Questions can be directed to 630.908.0793. See the
bulletin inert for more details.
Aurora District Spring Lay Academy
Season, Five Sundays, 2:00 -5:00 pm on March 10, 17. 24,
31 and April 7, 2019 at Channahon UMC, 24751
W Eames, Channahon, IL. Registration Fee $40 by March 1,
● Introduction to Lay Ministry: the Basic
● United Methodist Polity
● Lay Servants as Christian
● Leading Prayer
YOGA Every Thursday
Yoga is one
way to create strength, balance, and flexibility in the
body's also a time to practice stillness and develop
patience. Please wear comfortable clothing that ensures
privacy while allowing mobility. Bring a mat or a large
towel. Cost is $5 per person. If you are attending for
the first time, please arrive a few minutes early to sign a
health waiver and meet the instructor. Any questions,
please contact Carrie Santucci.
February 23rd, The Adventurers will go to
Islamorada Fish Company restaurant located inside the Bass
Pro Shop at the Bolingbrook Promenade. Please note, this is
the 4th Saturday and not the 3rd Saturday as is customary. We
will meet at 5pm. They also serve meat, chicken and
pasta. Please let Tom or Carole Strong know
by February 20th if you are able to attend or
Miracles Preschool Pre-Kindergarten classes will be engaged
in creating a “Tower of TP”. This is the
pre-kindergarten students community outreach project for the
West Suburban Food Pantry. Drop off some “TP” to the
preschool starting February
3rd through February 21st and help out our
evening Bible study class is examining the book by Adam
Hamilton entitled CREED,
What Christians Believe and Why. We
are moving through the study at a slower pace than
anticipated so if you thought it was too
late.......NOT!!!! Join us on Wednesdays 6:20
p.m. if you want to join the youth for dinner
7:00 p.m. for class. ALL are welcome.
Bible for Curious People - a Tuesday Morning Study
How did the
bible come to be in the form we have?
Why are there so many different versions and translations in
What is the overall story of the “Old Testament”?
These are some of the questions we will explore together
Tuesday mornings from 10:30am-12:00noon. No prior bible
reading or knowledge or expertise needed. We will all learn
as we go along. All are welcome. Classes start this week,
Tuesday January 15th.
ASSIGNMENT For February 12th
Read Genesis 6:5-9:17 (Noah and the flood) and any notes your
study bible has about these stories.
● Why do you think these stories of Noah and the flood were
● Why did they matter so much?
● Why did these stories endure enough to be written?
● How do the contradictions strike you?
In order to read the two flood narratives separately, read
the first in this order:
6:5-8; 7:1-5; 7:7; 7:10; 7:12; 7:16b-17; 7:22-23; 8:2b-3a;
8:6; 8:8-12; 8:13b; 8:20-22.
Read the second narrative in this order:
6:9-22; 7:6; 7:8-9; 7:11; 7:13-16a; 7:18-21; 7:24; 8:1-2a;
8:3b-5; 8:7; 8:13a; 8:14-19; 9:1-17.
● What differences stand out?
● What seems significant about those differences? How do they
affect your understanding of the story?
calendar now!!! WOMEN'S FIESTA - A day apart for
women of all ages!!! SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019
form 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Invite a friend to hold the date
as well.. Details to come...................
MITTEN TREE IS CALLING FOR YOUR DONATIONS
The mitten tree is available in the Narthex to
accept your donations of children’s mittens, gloves, warm
hats and scarves. The donations are going to Woodridge School
District 68. They give them out to children who don’t have
appropriate gear for the winter weather. We’ll be harvesting
the tree a couple of times. Please donate as you can.
Our Church's Role in Ending Homelessness
19 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019
Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) is one
of our Church’s most important local missions. We are
committed to serving the homeless guests at the Downers Grove
First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Avenue, on the
third Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning for the
months of October, December, February and April.
In December, we experienced an increase in the number of
guests at the shelter, and with the current frigid
temperatures, we are anticipating the same.
WE NEED EVERYONE’S HELP!!! PLEASE CHECK THE SIGN UP SHEET IN
THE NARTHEX, AND NOTE ANY CHANGES, i.e. WE WILL NEED MORE
TACO MEAT, MORE VOLUNTEERS FOR DINNER AND
BREAKFAST/CLEANUP. YOUR CONTINUED HELP IS MUCH
HAVE ALL FOOD DONATIONS TO THE CHURCH NO LATER THAN TUESDAY,
FEBRUARY 19, 2019, BY NOON. THANK YOU!
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February 17th - Scout Sunday
6th - Ash Wednesday
17th - Lenten Brunch
13th - Church Easter Egg Hunt
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