office will be closed on Friday, August 16th.
mailboxes have been updated and a few of them have been
relocated. Please check the labels on the drawers when
looking for your mail.
Office Hours are now in effect. Please call the church
office first if you are planning on coming in.
Upper Room Devotionals
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
n Touch with Our College Students
Touch with Our College Students
Are you going to college this fall? Is your young adult
off to college? We here at Woodridge UMC would like to
be in touch with our college students throughout the school
year and not just to see you/them on breaks and
holidays. Please provide Jane Borgehammar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or the church office (email@example.com)
with the following information. There is an online
--address (at school)
--any fast food places nearby (Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts,
-- school name and colors
-- school mascot
Eat Out in
July with Pastor Danita
During the month
of August, we are going to do something a little
different. We have been trying different cuisines
located in Woodridge for dinner, but for August, we are going
to do breakfast together. Beginning Saturday, August
10th and for each Saturday in August, I
invite you to join me at Jam N Jelly on Route 53 in Seven Bridges
a.m. until 9:30 a.m.. I know it's
kinda early, but all of us have stuff to do on
Saturdays. This way we can have some time to
fellowship together over a meal and get on with the
day. Again, let me know if you will join us so
that I can get a space for us. Join me!
FALL BIBLE STUDY - WEDNESDAY NIGHT
coming!!!!! our fall Bible study class will be
FAST TRACK DISCIPLE: Remember Who You Are focusing on the
prophets of the Old Testament. Class will begin on
September 4, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.. It
is a 12 week study that will end just before
Thanksgiving. This year there will be NO DINNER. Our
youth are meeting at another time. Be sure to sign
up in the narthex and let us know you will be joining
us. The study guide (which costs $15 each) will be
THE CURIOSITY RETURNS
Our desire to
explore and attempt to better understand our sacred text is
nigh inextinguishable. That’s why we call our ongoing bible
“The Bible for Curious People.” The group
meets on Tuesday
mornings at 10:30am beginning September 3rd.
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 to read really
helps. We have some available to borrow, just ask!
The first book to study this fall season is the apostle
Paul’s seminal work in his Epistle to the Romans. Watch this
space in future weeks for the reading assignments and
questions to consider.
Seven Bridges Restaurant Week Coming!
August 8-16 will see the first ever
Seven Bridges Restaurant Week. The Village is excited to
- the home to all the information you need about Seven
Bridges Restaurant Week. See all the participating
restaurants, find out what specials they are running.
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!
Discipleship Systems Training
Making and growing
disciples is one of the highest priorities of the Northern
Illinois Conference and a pillar of our strategic goals.
Don’t miss this session of the conferencewide training
to help leaders become more intentional about making disciples
in their ministry setting. The Aurora District’s session is
Thursday, September 12th at 2:00 – 5:00 pm at
Grace UMC in Naperville.
Our speaker is Jeff Campbell. Rev. Campbell serves as the
Associate General Secretary for Strategic Programming. Jeff
is an ordained elder of the Greater New Jersey Annual
Conference. He will be covering:
ï‚· Clarifying the what, how & why of
ï‚· Creating an intentional discipleship
system that works for your church
ï‚· Equipping your disciples wit the right
heart and motivation
Register at www.umcnic.org/news-being-intentional-about-making-disciples. Questions ? Please contact Laura Lopez
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.346.9766 ext.724 with
registration questions. Training questions can be directed to
Rev. J. Martin Lee at email@example.com or 312.334.0708
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE RETURNS! NOW ON…SUNDAY
That’s right! New
day, new time…and (eventually) a new name for our weekly
Youth Group gatherings. WNL had a terrific 15-year run, but
now it is time for a reboot. Beginning Sunday, September 15th, our
weekly Youth Group gatherings are now Sunday afternoons from
12noon-1:30pm. Sharing a meal is sacred time.
So, after second worship service ends meet in the kitchen for
lunch — parents are invited too! (Don’t worry students, your
parents will have their own table.)
As we did with WNL after the meal we will play games and
learn about and from each other regarding the life of faith
and just life in general. No topic is out of bounds. One of
our first tasks will be to come up with a new name.
School year 2019-2020 is not a Confirmation year for WUMC, so
all students in 7th-12th grades are invited and welcome.
Bring a friend and see you for the start of our ministry
program year on September 15th!
Meal Train for providing lunch and the rest of our program
schedule will be released soon, so stay tuned!
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! Register
All Church Work Day
There will be an
all church work day on
Saturday, September 14th at 8:00 am. We
will be trimming hedges and bagging the trimmings.
Bring work glove, trimmers and any other equipment you
would like to help with these jobs.
Swing for Housing Gold Invitational
DuPage 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 additional information.
SOMETHING GREEN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
you notice a new addition to the northeast corner of our
parking lot? Just this week we added a new “Goin’ Green” recycling receptacle
for clothes and shoes.
Did you know 12 million tons of clothing ends up
in North American landfills every year? That’s 68 pounds per
person! Discarded clothes account for more total landfill
space than any other waste item. The “Goin’ Green” program
aims to change that by providing a convenient place to
recycle your unusable shoes and clothes.
this different from our “Suits for Success” ministry?
The big difference is that “Suits for Success”
takes gently used clothes to give to parolees to help them
succeed on job interviews. “Suits for Success” cannot accept
shoes of any kind. Meanwhile, “Goin’ Green” is for your
clothes and shoes that are at or near the end of their
“Goin’ Green” help the environment?
In addition to keeping the clothes and shoes out
of landfills, the items in the receptacle are collected and
shipped to a warehouse where they are inspected and sorted.
Reusable items are shipped to places where affordable
clothing is needed. Items that cannot be reused are converted
to shop rags for industrial applications or recycled to base
fibers to be used again in the production of new
TL;DR Keep bringing your gently used
clothing donations to the “Suits for Success” collection
boxes in the hallway. For all shoes and any other clothes,
instead of throwing them in the trash, put them in the “Goin’
Green” receptacle in the northeast corner of the parking
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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County Seeking Election Judges for 2020 Election
DuPage County Clerk's Election Division is actively looking
for Election Judges for the upcoming March 17, 2020 election.
Judges of election are responsible for the administration of
election procedures in the polling place on Election Day and
are in the position of ensuring that the election process is
administered fairly and in accordance with the law. This is
your opportunity to be a part of the process! Election Judges
are paid for the day and additional payment is available for
attending training class(es) as long the Judge serves on
Election Day. Necessary qualification and applications can be
found online. Questions can be directed to Valerie Prohammer
at (630) 407-5615.
September 29th - ONE Worship Service at 10
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