Resources Available at the Library: Walk-Ins Welcome
welcomes our friends and neighbors affected by the recent
tornado to make use of the library building and resources,
and we offer our heartfelt support as you work to recover
from its impact.
A library card is not required to use technology resources
and walk-ins are welcome. Wi-Fi and computers, along with
copier, fax, and scan to email/print services are available.
Please reach out to staff with questions you may have about
access to computers/the internet or other resources at
630-964-7899 or email@example.com.
Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Gary United Methodist Church will host a COVID-19
vaccination site, with the first dose on Wednesday, June 23,
3-7 p.m., and the second dose on
Thursday, July 14, 9 a.m. -2 p.m. The clinic
will have the Pfizer vaccine, so anyone ages 12 and older
may sign up. Register on garychurch.org/registrations or call 630-668-3100. Gary UMC is
located at 224 North Main Street in Wheaton.
United Methodist Church will host a
COVID-19 vaccination site on Wednesday, July 14, 3-7 p.m.
The clinic will have the Pfizer vaccine, so anyone ages 12 and older
may sign up. Register here. Faith UMC is located at 815 Finley Road
Save The Date!! Sunday, July 25, 20211 at 3pm
KATRINA SUDMAN AND HER HUSBAND, VINCENT CATALANO
PERFORM FOR US
Katrina and Vincent are coming to America for a visit.
They have agreed to perform a concert for us at The First
United Methodist Church of Downers Grove, located
at 1032 Maple Avenue, on Sunday, July 25th, 2021,
at 3 pm. We are so grateful that the
Downers Grove Church has offered the use of their Grand Piano
and are thrilled to present this FREE concert jointly with
The concert title is “Symphonic Masterpieces at the Piano”
and will include movements of Liszt’s rarely performed
arrangements of Beethoven’s Symphonies no. 5 and no. 6 for
piano solo, a four-hand symphony by Debussy, and the beloved
“Peer Gynt” suite by Grieg.
Come experience this enchanting, entwining of the piano and
the orchestra, and congratulate Katrina and Vincent on their
Ministry Summer 2021
Youth Ministries at WUMC in July, and August:
• Opportunity to help children in
July 26th from 4:30-6:00pm, we are serving at
Feed My Starving Children in Aurora. Space is limited, contact Pastor
Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your spot!
• Arriving this fall: the Return of
the Confirmands! Working title for this year: “Confirmation
you or a family member or a friend are in 7th, 8th, or 9th
grade for school year 2021-22, Confirmation is for you.
More details to be announced…
Moving Forward Together Classes
Love Christian Clearinghouse is holding free
Moving Forward Together classes on Thursday evenings
beginning this September. The program is designed to
help people who are struggling with everyday life and who
seek to make lasting change to achieve their potential.
Click here for the Moving Forward Together participant flyer.
Interested participants must sign-up for orientation between July 2nd and
August 5th, by calling 630-512-8665. Anyone
interested in a volunteer position should contact Donna Adler, Transformational Ministry Coordinator and plan to attend Volunteer Training on August 14th.
We are committed to this content, however, the timing of the
course offerings will be fluid and will be based on the needs
of the participants, and the availability of the volunteers
who come forward to teach the classes. Together we will
transform lives and communities in the name of Christ!
Want to Help Those Affected by the Tornado?
Gift cards are an easy way to help our neighbors
affected by last week’s tornado. Especially gift cards for
grocery stores, restaurants, hardware stores, and other
essential needs. Due to the immediate need, this is a quick,
two-week opportunity. Gift
card orders collected until next Sunday, July 4th and
returned July 11th. Find the form here.
We are also working on offering Personal Dignity
Kits (and hopefully other needed materials) from the Midwest
Mission Distribution Center to tornado victims. More on that
As we begin
to gather together for worship and slowly open our building,
there are some ongoing opportunities that we want to
"revive". We will get more details from our
Outreach Committee at a later time about these and other
Suits for Success
There are donation boxes in the hallway by the
coat rack just outside the narthex for both men and women's
clothing. The clothes are picked up, dry cleaned and
then taken to area men and women's prisons for people being
released. NO belts, shoes, underwear or ties.
Green" Shoes & Clothes Recycling Box
Located in the northeast corner of our parking lot,
this receptacle is a convenient place to recycle any shoes
and your clothes that are at or near the end of their
Did you know discarded clothes account for more
total landfill space than any other waste item? The “Goin’
Green” Box helps us reduce our waste.
How is this different from our “Suits for
The big difference is that “Suits for Success”
cannot accept shoes of any kind, nor can they accept belts,
ties, or underwear. “Goin’ Green” accepts all shoes and
In summary: Keep bringing your gently used clothing
donations to the “Suits for Success” collection boxes in the
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 lot.
West Suburban Food Pantry
We have a basket that we "inherited"
from the Faith, Lisle church that is waiting for donations.
It sits in the narthex, usually near the sanctuary
doors. They did not stop operating during the pandemic
and there is pending legislation in our state and nation that
might cut their corporate donations in large amounts.
Let's replenish our basket!!!
There is a
basket also in the narthex for collecting used
eyeglasses. Jorie would see that her sister, Kendra,
got the eyeglasses and that they are recycled to the Lions
Club and Gift of Sight groups. Kendra is continuing
this important mission. (Prescription eyeglasses only).
July Outreach Offering
Children's Hospital and Pediatric Clinic, Haiti
Hospital, founded in 1967, is recognized as Haiti’s leading
medical facility dedicated to the treatment of children with
tuberculosis (TB). Each year, the hospital receives thousands
of children who are suffering from TB, HIV, and other
diseases. The earthquake that struck Haiti on January
12, 2010 forever changed the nation of Haiti, and severely
damaged the Grace Children's Hospital campus. The hospital
has rebuilt transitional facilities that continue to serve
the people of Haiti, and have new outreaches to the tent
communities near the hospital. Even in the aftermath of the
earthquake, hospital operations were only halted for a few
days, and care for the children staying at the hospital never
The staff members at Grace Children’s Hospital care for
hundreds of children a year at the hospital’s inpatient ward.
During their stay, which averages three months, Grace
Children’s Hospital provides a place of healing and solace to
these suffering children.
The children receive excellent medical care from professional
doctors and nurses, nutritious meals to help them grow
healthy and strong, and comfort from the dedicated and loving
mamans (nurses’ aides). Once a child is on the road to
recovery, he or she can also attend school at the hospital.
For some, this is the first and only time they will ever
experience a formal education.
All of Grace Children’s Hospital’s programs fees for services
are determined by a sliding scale based on the patient’s
income. No one is ever turned away because they are unable to
pay. For more information check their website at www.internationalchildcare.org/grace-childrens-hospital.
Northern Illinois Conference
Prairie Central District
The new names
of the districts, which go into effect July 2021, are Lake North, Lake
South, Prairie Central, Prairie North, and Prairie South. We
will be in the Prairie Central district. Click here to read the list of churches in each district. Find the new
district webpage here.
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