Hours are now in effect. Please call the church office
first if you are planning on coming in.
June 9th, we will recognize our high
school graduates at both worship services by praying for them
and giving them a gift as a small token of our love for them.
Big thanks to Jane Borgehammar for organizing our
a fifth Sunday. There is ONE Worship Service at 10am
that day with fellowship to follow.
WORSHIP SERVICES CONTINUE AT 9:00 & 10:30 AM
have had many conversations (both in committee meetings and
in the parking lot) about having one (1) worship service
and especially in the summer. So why are we sticking
with our usual two services schedule?
We looked at the attendance
records for the past couple of years (a graph is
available upon request) and our numbers show that we
experienced a decrease in attendance when there was one
(1) service, instead of the intended increase.
For the persons who "spoke
up," the 1 worship time was equally too early for some
as it was too late for
While your pastors love to
preach anyway, preparation does not take any less time
if there is 1 service.
We will still print the same
number of bulletins and of course the technology does
Most importantly, for the
persons we are trying to reach (as opposed to us who are
already here) having 2 worship experiences gives them
choices. We have watched as families have come at the
"usual" time frame for worship (10:30-10:45)
only to walk away at the discovery that the 1 worship service
was nearly over.
So, in light of our findings, the Administrative
Council decided we will continue with our 2 service format
for the time being. We will continue to have
one (1) worship service on the 5th Sundays following it with
a fellowship meal.
STUDY: THE CURIOSITY CONTINUES
Our 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 June 11th.
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,
Reading assignment for June 11th:
-Continuing our exploration of lesser known books of the New
Testament, read 2 Timothy.
-Also read the introduction to the book and any other notes
your study bible provides.
Questions to consider:
What questions does this text raise in
Who is God according to this text and how
do we respond to that vision?
How would you sum up the advice Paul
offers Timothy this time?
What threads do you find continuing from 1
Timothy to 2 Timothy?
How do the two letters differ from each
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. It's not too late! Contact Charlotte
awayif you are interested.
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
June 11th, the DuPage County Prevention
Leadership Team (PLT) will be sponsoring a youth-based event
at the College of DuPage Student Resource Center (Room 2000)
from 10:45am – 1:30pm. The Philanthroparty is a party with a
purpose, where high school students can learn more about how
to create positive change in their community. Our theme this
year will be mental health and will include the following:
ï‚· Therapy dogs
ï‚· A presentation from local teen activist Abbey
Malbon, a recent high school graduate. Abbey will share how
she took an idea for positive change into action, and how
other teens can too.
ï‚· A visit from State Representative Terra Costa Howard
ï‚· An opportunity to create kind messages that will be
displayed in DuPage County schools
ï‚· A chance to win WHITE SOX TICKETS & BLACKHAWKS
Swing for Housing Gold Invitational
Habitat for Humanity announces its Annual Swing fore Housing
Golf Invitational at Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge,
Illinois on Thursday,
September 19th. This golf outing is a Liberty
Mutual Invitational, one of sixty-six events played across
the country. We offer our golfers a superior playing
environment, excellent prizes, upgraded giveaways and an
invitation for the winning foursome to play in the National
Finals at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina,
home of The Ocean Course. A challenging day of
golf will be capped off with a reception, an awards luncheon,
and silent auction. You won't want to miss the opportunity to
bid on our unparalleled auction items.
100% of the proceeds raised by the Annual Swing fore Housing
Invitational will continue to go directly to helping families
build strength, stability and self-reliance through safe and
affordable housing. Please contact Nina Fuentes or call 630-510-3737 ext. 310 for
Miracles Preschool Director
United Methodist Church's Small Miracles Preschool is seeking
a Preschool Director to start for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Director is responsible for maintaining the daily
operations of Small Miracles Preschool, a warm and
friendly environment, and a quality Christian-based,
child-centered program. The Director must meet and maintain
the minimum State Licensing Requirements of Department of
Children and Family Services (DCFS) for the State of
Illinois, and lead and support the staff through teamwork and
mutual respect to achieve individual and classroom goals. The
Director reports to the Small Miracles Preschool Board of
Directors with day-to-day accountability to the Lead Pastor
of Woodridge United Methodist Church. You can find the requirements
and how to apply here.
ANNIVERSARY PARADE AND CALL FOR PHOTOS
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
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June 22nd - Youth Mission Trip
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