BIBLE STUDY:  Wednesdays, 7:15 – 8:30 pm

5-week series led by Rev. Dr. Darryl Franklin

Gratitude in Prayer – Romans 8:14
Gratitude for Patience – Romans 5:3
Gratitude of Peace – Exodus 14:14
Gratitude with Power – John 14:12
Gratitude on Purpose – Proverbs 29:18

Join the SUNDAY SCHOOL every Sunday at 10 am!

Sunday, January 7th – A Sincere Faith – Daniel 1: 8-21
Sunday, January 14th – A Bold Faith – Daniel 3:19-23, 26-28
Sunday, January 21st – A Prayer for an Obedient Faith – Daniel 9:4-8, 15-19
Sunday, January 28th – A Strong Faith – Daniel 10:10-19

 

GRATITUDE NOW! The 15 MINUTE PASTORAL GRATITUDE EXPERIENCE begins Monday, January 1st at 7 am. Join us in daily music, scripture lesson & prayer devotion! 712-770-4700 passcode 884664.

The GRATITUDE NOW PRAYER BREAKFAST will be held Saturday, January 6th, 8:30 am in Fellowship Hall. The Church is coming together as a unified body at the beginning of the year to pray!  $10 adults; $5 children. Please register in the Narthex.

The first CLASS LEADER COUNCIL meeting of the year will be Tuesday, January 9th, 7 pm. Pastor Miller will present, please watch your e-mail for details. God bless all you Class Leaders!

The first STEWARD BOARD meeting of the new year will be Saturday, January 13th, 9 am. Stewards! We have a new ministerial candidate. Please watch your e-mail for agenda info. Keep the Faith Stewards & be encouraged as you plan the Prayer Breakfast!

The SANDRA A. BLAND DIVERSITY INSTITUTE will be held Monday, January 15th , 9:30 am – 3 pm.  This year’s Institute theme is “Belonging & Representation: Historical & Current Perspectives on Voting Rights.” This is an opportunity for students of all ages – young and old!  Please register online today!  HTTP://WWW.DUPAGEAMEC.ORG/EVENT/SABDI2018/

TRUSTEE BOARD MEETING will be Tuesday, January 16th, at 7 pm.  Trustees please watch your e-mail for information. Thank you.

The Life Enhancement Ministry presents, “Stewarding Your Relationship to Weather Any Storm!” Join us for a MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT RETREAT led by relationship coaches Rev. Joel & Rev. Naomi Mitchell. Saturday, January 20th, 8:30-12 Noon. $25 per couple. For more info, please email  DAMECLEM@GMAIL.COM.

MEN’S DAY ORGANIZATIONAL MEETINGSunday, January 21st, immediately following the 11:15 am service. Please see Reggie Waddell our Chairperson, or persons at the table in the narthex to promise your support.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2018 is just around the corner and an African Bizarre is being planned. If you are a vendor or know of a vendor that would like to participate in this wonderful event please email Colette at MANN.COLETTE@GMAIL.COM.

JOB POSTING – The Church seeks to hire a FACILITIES SUPPORT ENGINEER.  Please see the job description is posted on the church website for additional information.  WWW.DUPAGEAMEC.ORG/HR-COMMISSION.

Calling all parents, we need you! Volunteers are needed to serve in ANGEL CHURCH during the 11:15 service. Please contact Rev. Connie at 708-261-4681 if interested and willing to serve.

Calling all HR professionals! If you have HR experience or would like to put your HR education to use, this might be the ministry for you! We are looking to grow the Human Resources Ministry. Possible skills we could use include: employee on-boarding, writing job descriptions, HR law, organizational development and much more! For more information send an email to HRC@DUPAGEAMEC.ORG.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – REACH delivers a number of food boxes to the sick & shut-in monthly.  We are in need of additional volunteers to take on a delivery route of approximately ten boxes to families in the Bolingbrook area. If you are willing to serve and be a blessing to someone please leave a message at 630-969-8274. Thank you &God bless you.

The INTERCESSORY PRAYER MINISTRY invites all persons to join us for prayer an hour of prayer on Tuesdays at 7 pm in Classroom 3.  Prayer requests can also be placed in the prayer box in the narthex.

The DUPAGE THEATRE GROUP is an amazing ministry at DuPage AME Church! The vision for DTG is to bring people closer to Christ using the powerful ministry of theatrical arts. DTG is a group where you can express your Christian faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ through plays and skits.  So whether you have prior stage experience or just a passionate desire to try your hand at acting, costuming, building sets or working as a member of the backstage crew, we heartily invite you to come join us and have some FUN!!! We will teach you what you need to know! Open to adults and youth!!!  If you are interested in joining DTG, contact the Church Office at info@DuPageAMEC.org  or 630-969-9800.  * * * * No Experience Necessary * * * *God does not always call the Equipped but God always equips the Called!

Looking for a way to serve in God’s house? The DuPage USHER BOARD may be the place for you to serve one service per month! Monthly meetings are held in Fellowship Hall on 4th Saturdays at 9am. Training is available for future doorkeepers and God’s children of all ages are invited to join this ministry. Please contact any Usher regarding your desire to serve, giving your name, number and e-mail address; one of the Ushers from the Membership Committee will contact you within the week.  Thank you!

Our REACH Food Pantry is registered with Amazon Smile! Anytime you make a purchase with Amazon you can select a registered charity to receive a portion of the sale. Help us to continue helping others by making REACH your registered charity with Amazon. You may also indicate your selected charity at:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4350516. Thank you!

The Sarah Allen Missionary Society wishes to reach out to our COLLEGE STUDENTS a few times a year and send our love via Care packages, cards, etc.  PARENTS, please email your child’s birth date, email and mailing address so that we might share with them a little love from home.  You can send the information to info@dupageamec.org Thank you!

Volunteers are needed at all three services for the PARKING MINISTRY.  This is a great way to give service.  Please contact Rodney Brown through the church office if you are willing and able to serve.  Both men and women are welcome!

Looking for a place to serve? The ANGEL CHURCH is a great place to make an immediate difference in the lives of our youngest members.Volunteers are needed for all services – especially at the 11:15 am Services. Please stop by Angel Church or contact the church office and indicate your willingness to help! It will be greatly appreciated and rewarded with hugs and smiling faces!

The INTERCESSORY PRAYER MINISTRY meets weekly at the church to stand in the gap and pray over your supplications and petitions to God. If you have a specific prayer request, please place them in the PRAYER BOX in the Narthex by the Cloud of Witnesses. We are the body of Christ and we are concerned about each and every one. “I’ll pray for you, you pray for me, and watch GOD change things!”

The VOICES OF PRAISE Choir request the honor of your presence on Thursday nights at 7 pm. We invite you to come and join us as we sing GOD’S praises. We minister every 2nd Sunday at all three services and we need your voice! If you are still looking for an area to serve in this great church please consider becoming a part of our ministry! Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday nights!

The NETWORK CONNECTION MINISTRY needs your help! Please click on MEMBERS to complete a survey to establish an informational database that can be used to help ensure that high school and college graduates have resources (people and other) to connect with regarding: professionals, higher education, etc. Galatians 6:9-10. Thank you!

The HOSPITALITY MINISTRY seeks volunteers to serve on Sundays. Volunteers serve one Sunday a month, at the service of your choice, and can volunteer for a variety of church programs as your schedule permits. If you’re interested please contact the church office.

iCONTACT – To keep better contact with the church membership, this week, via email, you should have received correspondence from the church. If for some reason it did not reach you, please email your address to the church info@dupageamec.org.

ADDRESS UPDATES – If you have recently moved or any of your information has changed, please contact the church office, 630-969-9800, info@dupageamec.org so that we can update our records. Thank you!

“Go ye into all the world … and make disciples!” ~Matthew 28:19
Souls are being saved for Jesus! If you are interested in becoming active please contact the church office about serving on the EVANGELISM COMMISSION.

Please note: Anyone setting up a direct funds transfer or direct deposit to the church, please notify the church office PRIOR so that proper credit can be given. Thank you!

All ANNOUNCEMENTS for the church bulletin – concerning activities within the life of the church – please email (info@dupageamec.org), fax,(630-969-9807) or drop off in the office by Wednesday, 12 noon. Thank you.

BAPTISM CLASS – If you’ve never been baptized or have a child to be baptized you need to attend the Baptism Class, which is held every 3rd Sunday of the month at 10 am in the choir loft with Rev. Lana.

The FOOD PANTRY is in need of GAS CARDS and FOOD CARDS in order to service the requests that have been coming in. Please get in increments of $25, $20, $15, $10. (or more) Thank you.

DVDs–CDs of the worship services are available after services. Please see the Media Ministry in the rear of the sanctuary after service or order here on-line.

MEETING SPACE – If you change your regular meeting schedule, please complete the Request for Meeting & Program Space form located outside the church office for proper allocation of rooms.

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