Office Hours are now in effect. Please call the church
office first if you are planning on coming in.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS IN JULY
Office will be CLOSED:
There will be
Limited Office Hours:
11th & July 15th - July 18th: 10 am - 1 pm
there is an emergency outside of these hours,
one of the pastors directly.
there is a pastoral emergency,
office will not be staffed.
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.
Do you enjoy
seasonal devotionals? Did you know that we have Upper
Room Magazines (a bimonthly devotional) are always available
for purchase in the narthex? They are located next to
the prayer request mailbox by the bulletin
boards. Large print booklets are $1.50 and the
smaller booklets are $1.00. Please place your donations
in the labeled box next to the display.
Dining Out in
July with Pastor Danita
A few weeks ago in
response to the preaching of our pastors, some of us gathered
for a meal in places that were "different" for us
(pushing us beyond our comfort zones).
This week, on Wednesday,
July 10th from 5 pm to 7 pm we
will gather at Los Arcos, 7451 Woodward Ave #105,
Woodridge, IL 60517 for Mexican food. Los
Arcos is located just north of the Mobil gas station on
Woodward and 75th Streets. It would be helpful to
let Pastor Danita know if you will be joining us but it is
not mandatory. Let's have a good time and
try something new!!
Friendship UMC Movie Nights
In order to foster
conversation & education, Friendship UMC invites you to
watch 2 movies that highlight some of the social issues
facing churches today. Stay for a short discussion
following the feature. Older youth are also welcome. Safe space
guaranteed! Let’s talk!
Out of Water” - July 17th & 19th at 7pm
This documentary tackles the 7 bible passages used to
discriminate against marriage equality with humor and
Act of Love” - July 31st & August 2nd at 7pm
In 2013, a pastor of the UMC was put on trial for officiating
his son’s same sex wedding. This documentary chronicles
the family’s struggle & the movement for LGBTQ equality
in the Methodist church.
For more information go to www.friendshipchurchumc.org
You're Invited to the 21st Annual Hunger
Scramble Golf Outing presented by West Suburban Bank!
Join us at
Cantigny Golf Club on August
27 for a full day of golf, food and drinks
and networking! This fun, scramble-style outing features
on-course tastings, giveaways and scenic views. Stay for the
19th Hole Reception at the Clubhouse, where you'll enjoy
food, an open bar, a silent auction and raffle prizes. Your
support will help provide groceries for our hungry neighbors
in Northern Illinois. This event will sell out quickly -
register now to save your spot!
Run 4 Home: 10K & 5K Run, 5K & 1K Walk
Saturday, September 21st - 8:00am 703 W Liberty, Wheaton
Bring your family, friends, congregations and co-workers to
DuPagePads 15th Annual Run 4 Home. Organize your group and
take a step to end homelessness today! After enjoying a
scenic run/walk through downtown Wheaton, join us for a
festive celebration! The largest participating congregation
and organization will receive awards during the ceremony!
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
Suites for Success
you to all clothes donors & monetary contributors.
A special thanks goes out to the participating dry cleaners
of the Illinois Professional Dry Cleaners & Launders
Assn. These participants have cleaned 16,000 clothes in
the past two & a half years.
We have delivered over 32,000 clothes to the Illinois State
prisons in Illinois. No longer are we using our
volunteer’s vehicles, but we are renting a truck and taking
over 2000 clothes at a time. Each year we have more
than doubled our deliveries.
The dry cleaners have donated in excess of $90,000 at their
cost of materials, labor & equipment. They can no longer
afford to do this for free & are asking that 50% of their
costs be covered by ‘Suits”. If trends continue, we will have
to find a storage facility to hold clothes collected between
deliveries. Please, if you can, even though you have
been more than generous, would you make a donation for our
efforts? Thank you all, - The “Suits for Success team”
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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