This Week at WUMC

 Join us on Sunday mornings for worship at 9:00 am and 10:30 am.

Sunday School is available for children ages 3 through 6th grade, and professional nursery care is available for the little ones.

All are welcome!


This Weekend in Worship


"Grace Isn't Fair"



Last Sunday, we talked a little bit about forgiveness.  This week we will talk about another one of those theological terms......GRACE.  It's something that we sometimes misunderstand and certainly take for granted.  What would our world look like if we were in charge of who received grace and who did not?  I'm not sure I want to know!!!!


In His discussion with the Disciples, Jesus shared a story of some workers who went to work at different times of the day but received the same pay and their response to the landowner.  This is certainly not a case of equal pay for equal work!!  But what does this story tell us about the human condition?  What does it say about God?  And certainly what does it say about us?  Let's see if we can't get some answers on Sunday.  


All are welcome at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m..  Join us!!!


We are an open and loving United Methodist community striving to be:

Welcoming to all;
Uniting in service toward greater social justice for all;
Moving forward with understanding and acceptance of all peoples;
Creating disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Our purpose is to offer a safe place and community to all races, cultures, religions, genders, sexual identities, ethnicities, age groups and other beliefs.


Coming Up This Week at Woodridge UMC


Sunday, September 24th

  • Worship Services at 9:00 & 10:30 am
  • Choir Rehearsal at 11:45 am
  • Filipino Baptist at 3:30 pm
  • AA Meeting at 7:00 pm


 Monday, September 25th

  • Cub Scouts at 6:30 pm


Tuesday, September 26th

  • Ad Council Meeting at 7:00 pm
  • Boy Scouts at 7:00 pm


Wednesday, September 27th

  • WNL at 6:00 pm


Thursday, September 28th

  • Yoga at 6:30 pm
  • Executive Board Meeting at 7:00 pm
  • Boy Scout Troop Meeting at 7:00 pm


Friday, September 29th

  • Irshad at 6:00 pm


Saturday, September 30th

  • Irshad at 6:00 pm


Sunday, October 1st

  • Worship Services at 9:00 & 10:30 am
  • Choir Rehearsal at 11:45 am
  • Irshad at 12:00 pm
  • Filipino Baptist at 3:30 pm
  • AA Meeting at 7:00 pm
  • Cub Scout Leader Meeting at 7:00 pm


 Click here to view the full calendar of events and meetings 

e-Giving Changes

Please note that changes are coming to e-Giving. As of September 24th the old portal will no longer be available. Links on the church website have been updated. You will need to go to the church website to get to the new portal. Please delete any of your old bookmarks.


Donate to UMCOR

To assist the U.S. territories impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, give to the U.S. Disaster Response & Advance #901670 . 

To keep relief supplies in stock, give to Material Resources Advance #901440. 

To help those affected by disasters outside the U.S. donate to Disaster Response, InternationalAdvance #982450.

For the latest information follow the NIC Disaster Response Facebook page:


Flood Bucket Collection

The WUMC Youth group will be collecting supplies and donations for assembling Flood Buckets to assist with UMCOR relief efforts following the devastating hurricanes in Texas and Florida. Additional information will be forthcoming. Find a list of specific items that are needed and that can be included in the Flood Buckets here. Please join us in supporting this important mission!



Calligrapher Needed

We are in need of a calligrapher to update the Church’s Memorial book. If you can do the beautiful art of calligraphy, please contact the church office.


Preschool Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Small Miracles Preschool is taking cookie dough orders now through October 4th. See the poster and order forms in the Narthex for more details.


Support WUMC Youth with gift card orders.

Orders are due October 15th and will be available for pickup on October 22nd. A percentage of all sales goes to Youth Ministries. Please remember to keep the WUMC Family Crisis Fund in mind. Gift cards are incredibly helpful for those in the community who need financial assistance. Order forms are available here or in the Narthex.

Future dates are:    Orders Due               Pick Up Date
                                November 12th        November 19th
                                December 10th        December 17th


Join us for yoga Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

Yoga is one way to create strength, balance, and flexibility in the body. It's also a time to practice stillness and develop patience. Please wear comfortable clothing that ensures privacy while allowing mobility. Bring a mat or a large towel. The cost is $5 per person. If you are attending for the first time, please arrive a few minutes early to sign a health waiver and meet the instructor. Any questions, please contact Carrie Santucci at 630-532-7741 or


2017 Fall Bible Study

Our Bible study for the fall will be CRASH TEST DUMMIES: SURPRISING LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF JUDGES by Talbot Davis. It will be offered on Wednesday evenings (6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) and on Friday mornings (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.). The plan for Wednesday remains to join the youth for dinner at about 6:00 p.m. and then as they go off to their activities, we will go to our class. We will conclude around 8:00 p.m., about the same time as the youth finish. The Wednesday class will begin on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 and last for 6 weeks. The Friday class (lead by Pat DelRosso) will begin on Friday, October 6th, 2017. The cost is $10.00 per person for the study guide. Please plan to join.


Upcoming Choir Schedule

The choir has several rehearsals and a performance coming up. If you are a part of the choir or would like to be, please see the dates and times below:

          September 24th: 11:45 am Rehearsal
                   October 1st: 11:45 am Rehearsal
                   October 8th: 8:00 am Rehearsal
                                         9:00 am Singing
                                       10:30 am Singing


Parenting in a World of Tech

On Tuesday, October 3rd at 7pm at Wheatland Salem Church there will be a free parent education event sponsored by Covenant Classical School. Technology is a huge part of our kids' lives and it needs to be a huge part of our parenting. You will be walked through essential biblical principles related to life online, social media, screen time and the latest ways to protect your family from the destructive aspects of the Internet. RSVP with names and number attending to


Boy Scout Popcorn

Our sponsored boy scout troop will be selling popcorn on Sunday, October 8th & 15th. There is also an order form on the troop bulletin board in the hallway for more information an if you might miss the sale. Ordered popcorn will be delivered towards the end of November.


Traveling Feast Fundraiser Bulletin

HOPE’S FRONT DOOR (HFD) will be hosting THE TRAVELING FEAST fundraiser on October 5, 2017. Guests will be tasting delectable food offerings from five downtown Westmont restaurants before traveling down the road to their next culinary destination. The money raised will be in support of the Financial Literacy Program – helping area residents gain financial self-sufficiency through baseline financial literacy including budgeting, savings and credit repair. Tickets can be purchased by calling Hopes Front Door (630.241.0187) or on the website


Dedicatory Organ Concert

You are invited to attend the Dedicatory Organ Concert at First United Methodist Church in LaGrange on Sunday, October 22nd at 3:00 pm. The concert will be performed by guest organist Christopher Houlihan whose playing has been described at “dazzling” (Wall Street Journal) and “eloquent (Los Angeles Times). A freewill offering will be received; greet the artist a a reception following the program.


Champions for Justice Annual Fundraiser

Northern Illinois Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) is sponsoring an event at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora on Sunday, October 22nd at 4-7 pm. There will be unlimited hearty appetizers cash bar, music and a silent auction. At 5:30 t pm there will be a program to honor 2017 Justice Award recipients. Individual tickets are $60. Come out and ACT for Immigrants! Contact Susan at with any questions.



It’s almost time again! Our commitment for PADS starts up again in October.  As in the past we will be providing food and volunteers to feed and house the homeless on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning October 17th and 18th at First United Methodist on Maple in Downers Grove.

We still need food donations—see the sign-up sheets in the Narthex.

Several of our regular volunteers have moved away and we will need help with dinner service, morning cleanup and breakfast prep.  We could also use overnight backup monitors.  These times are between 10:00-2:00 and 2:00-5:30 on Wednesday morning.

Sign-up in the Narthex.

If you have any questions, call Debbie Wordinger at 630 985-4977. 


Volunteer to be an English Tutor

Literacy DuPage recruits and trains tutors who teach adults English. Since 1972, we’ve been equipping a big hearted army of volunteers to sit side-by-side with adults who cannot understand, speak, read, or write English. Help us shatter the language barrier for immigrants, refugees, and other DuPage County residents. No teaching of foreign language experience needed. We’ll train you to tailor lessons, focusing on everyday life skills needed in an English-speaking world.. Visit our website or call us at 630.416.6699. Attend a 90-minute orientation at a local library to find how you’re just steps from a life-changing opportunity. We Train Tutors. Tutors Change Lives. Join Us!


Part-Time Customer Service Assistant Needed

We are looking for a part time customer service assistant for our busy customer service department located in Downers Grove, The position supports the team with order entry and customer assistance. This is a key role within the department with lots of opportunities to learn and assist with other tasks as needed. The successful candidate is proficient with Microsoft Office, has excellent communication skills, enjoys being a team player and possesses a positive ‘can do’ approach to problem solving.  This could be an ideal position for those looking to work between the hours of 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Qualified candidates should apply to:


Mentors needed to serve Woodridge Youth!

Big Brothers Big Sisters is changing lives in YOUR community! We are looking for adult volunteers (21+) to mentor youth in Woodridge and the surrounding neighborhoods. We match volunteers (Bigs) 1:1 with at-risk youth (Littles) according to interests and preferences, and during outings Bigs and Littles do everyday activities that provide children with the opportunity to discover a world of possibilities for their life. Bigs and Littles agree to meet 2-4 times a month for a minimum of one year. Are you interested in learning more? Contact Lisa Jerzyk at or (312) 207-5616.


Village Position Opening - Information Technology Coordinator

he Village of Woodridge is seeking applications for the position of Information Technology Coordinator. This position is responsible for technical and analytical support in maintaining the Village's enterprise system, personal computer inventory, local area networks, wide area network, and telephone system. Interested? Visit the Village's Human Resource page for more information, or view the position description.


Position Opening - Director of Community Development

The Village of Woodridge is seeking applications for the position of Director of Community Development. This full-time exempt level position performs a variety of supervisory, administrative, technical and professional work. The Community Development department is responsible for planning, building permits/inspections, economic development, and property maintenance for the community. The salary range is $99,881.60 to $135,990.40, depending on qualifications. The position includes an excellent benefit package, including health and life insurance, IMRF pension, vacation time, paid holidays, and sick days.


Trustees Wish List Projects

There are several projects that the Trustees would like to complete but are lacking the funds. Contribute to the Wish List and as money becomes available, the Trustees will start a project. For those that have already given, Thank You!



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Are you scratching your head, saying “WHAT BASKET?”  It’s the one that sits on the floor on the left side of the middle entrance to our Sanctuary.  PLEASE LOOK FOR IT, AND DON’T FORGET TO BRING A DONATION TO CHURCH TO FILL THE BASKET FOR THE WEST SUBURBAN FOOD PANTRY (WOODRIDGE FOOD PANTRY)!

Woodridge United Methodist Church (WUMC), our Church, partners with the West Suburban Food Pantry in providing food for the economically disadvantaged of our community. 

• Canned Tuna and Chicken
• Peanut Butter and Jelly
• Cereal
• Hamburger Helper
• Pancake Mix and Syrup
• Canned Vegetables, Fruit and Tomato Products
• Pasta
• Sizes 3, 4 and 5 Diapers


Looking Ahead

October 8th - Laity Sunday

October 15th - Children's Sabbath

October 29th - Harvest Fest



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