Woodridge United Methodist Church
Sunday, Confirmation Sunday, May 5th, has only one service at
Professional nursery care
available for the little ones.
All are Welcome!
with a Frog at a Birthday Party
is always one of the best days in the life of the church.
Young people publicly profess their faith in God, their
desire to follow God in the Way of Jesus, and their
willingness to do so as members of this congregation,
Woodridge United Methodist Church.
Sunday we experience the future melding into the present.
On Confirmation Sunday we sit next to parents, siblings,
grandparents, and other family members beaming with
pride. On Confirmation Sunday we celebrate commitments
made - by the teenagers, sure. But also by their parents
and the entire congregation. Everybody has a vital role
to play on Confirmation Sunday!
Put all of this
together and on Confirmation Sunday we embody hope.
This Sunday, May 5th,
is Confirmation Sunday here at Woodridge United Methodist
this special Sunday we have just one worship service at
Plan to be present to
experience all this — really, what could be better than
witnessing hope embodied?! In his sermon, “Learning With
a Frog At a Birthday Party Under an Umbrella,”
Pastor Dave will celebrate the unique attributes of this
current Confirmation class, while also considering
the example of past Confirmation classes as he explores
what is possible for our future together.
TJ, Josh, Veronica, Ethan, and all their families!
Just one worship
gathering this Sunday, May 5th at 10:00 a.m. All are
Woodridge UMC is an open and loving United
Methodist community striving
Welcoming to all;
in service toward greater social justice for all;
forward with understanding and acceptance of all peoples;
disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the
Our purpose is to offer a safe place and
community to all races, cultures, religions, genders, sexual
identities, ethnicities, age groups and other
Sunday, May 5th
- ONE Worship Service at 10:00 am
- Filipino Baptist at 3:30 pm
- A.A. Meeting at 7:00 pm
Monday, May 6th
Tuesday, May 7th
Wednesday, May 8th
Mission Trip Meeting at 6:00 pm
Scouts at 6:30 pm
Study at 6:45 pm
Thursday, May 9th
at 6:30 pm
Scouts at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 12th
- Worship Services at 9:00 & 10:30 am
- Filipino Baptist at 3:30 pm
- A.A. Meeting at 7:00 pm
Sunday is THIS Sunday, May 5th.
There will be ONE Worship Service at 10am.
Recognition Sunday is Sunday, June 9th at
FOR CURIOUS PEOPLE CONTINUES ON TUESDAYS
desire to explore and attempt to better understand our sacred
text is nigh inextinguishable. That’s why we’re calling our
ongoing bible study, “The Bible for Curious People.” The
class meets on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am through May 28th.
All are welcome. No prior bible reading or knowledge or
expertise needed. We will all learn as we go along exploring
what the text says, what it leaves unsaid, what history and
tradition tell us about the text, and how our own experience
influences our reading. Having a study bible really helps. We
have some available to borrow, just ask!
assignment for May 7th:
-The Hebrew Scriptures book of the prophet
-Whatever introduction to the book your bible provides.
Questions to consider:
Why do you think God asks Hosea to do all those crazy acts?
Have there been times in your life that you did something
that only made sense to you?
What questions does this text raise in you?
Who is God according to this text and how do we respond to
Join us for
comfortable clothing that ensures privacy while allowing
mobility. Bring a mat or a large towel. The last yoga class for the season is Thursday, May 16th.
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 at 630-532-7741 or email@example.com.
For Kids Comedy Night
having a fundraiser on May 16th, at the Greenhouse Theater in
Chicago!Join us for a night of fun and laughs, featuring
three Chicago comedians, WGN's Patti Vasquez, Dwayne
Kennedy and Rocky LaPorte! Tickets are $55 and
include dinner, drinks and an event t-shirt and all
proceeds help our children to reach their potential!Last
year's event sold out, so get your tickets now at www.childserv.org!
FROZEN YOGURT WEEKEND
Small Miracles Preschool families at Menchies in Downers
Grove (75th & Lemont Rd) for a full weekend of frozen
yogurt treats on May 17th through May 19th. Flyers
Present the flyer with your payment and Menchies will
donate 20% of your bill to the preschool.
gathering will be on Saturday May 18th at Chuck’s
Southern Comfort Cafe, 8025 Cass Avenue, Darien. Our
reservation is at 5:00, and they will give us separate
checks. Please RSVP to Dave and Mary Beth Elgass by Sunday
Back to the Future at the 180th session of the Northern
Illinois Annual Conference. We will be recalling,
re-imagining, and reclaiming our history for a hopeful
ā—¸ Dates: June 2-4
ā—¸ Location: Renaissance Schaumburg
Convention Center and Hotel, 1551 N. Thoreau Dr., Schaumburg.
ā—¸ Online registration: opens April 2
For more Annual Conference details, visit the website.
Mark your 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. at the
Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien. Invite a friend. See
the flyer here.There
will be an information table in the narthex starting next
Drive to End Hunger
The 7th Annual
West Suburban Community Pantry Golf Outing is Wednesday, June 12th. Check in is at
8:30 am and there is a shotgun start beginning at 9:30 am.
Early bird registration ends March 22nd and is $175 for an
individual and $600 for a foursome. Go to www.wscpantry.org or contact Lisa Spaeth for more information
Northern Illinois Food Bank's 6th Annual
Illinois Food Bank is switching things up this year with more
food and fun than ever!
Join the for two stunning 5K races at our beautiful location:
Independence Grove in Libertyville (June
Enjoy scenic views on certified 5K courses through the parks,
and then enjoy a fun, family friendly festival after the
race. This year our fest area will be full of local chefs,
restaurants and vendors offering FREE tastings of food and
beverages. Leave your wallet at home and taste some of the
great food Northern Illinois has to offer!
We will also have a fun and interactive Kid's Zone at each
race, so be sure to register the whole family!
volunteer, or donate to help us feed hungry neighbors in Northern
HUNGER FOOD DRIVE - MAY 11
May 11 marks the 27th anniversary of one of
America's great days of giving - the National Association of
Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food drive. Each year on the
second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country
collect non-perishable food donations from their customers.
These donations go directly to local food pantries to provide
food to people in Woodridge/Downers Grove who need help. Participating
in this year's Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is
simple. Just leave a non-perishable food donation in a bag by
your mailbox on Saturday, May 11 and your letter carrier will
do the rest. Please consider helping in their fight to end
hunger, as they celebrate their 27th anniversary year in
America's great day of giving.
Mission Challenge for Annual Conference
mission challenge at Annual Conference will be to collect
bulk items for Dignity Kits for the Midwest Mission
Distribution Center, our United Methodist disaster relief
supply center just south of Springfield, Ill. All items
must be new and can be bought at Dollar Tree. We will start a
The Aurora District (that’s us) is assigned to bring:
Toothpaste 2.5 oz/larger
ANNIVERSARY PARADE AND CALL FOR PHOTOS
Did you know?
The Village of Woodridge and Woodridge Park District are
celebrating their 60th and 50th Anniversaries in 2019. An
Anniversary Parade is planned for Saturday, September 28. Local businesses or residents can participate,
please fill out the application. In addition, we're looking
for historic photos. If you have any you'd like to share,
please submit them online.
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June 8th - Women's Retreat
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