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Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be in person this year. Those who are entering kindergarten through sixth grade will enjoy a fun-packed experience of music, games, crafts, Bible stories, and more on Adventure Island!

From a whimsical lighthouse on an enchanted island, children will be guided on an exciting quest to help light their way. Using map coordinates from the Reference Book (the Bible), kids will discover clues to learn how God's light shines in the lives of familiar biblical characters in Old and New Testament stories.

Three sessions of VBS will be offered this June. Each of the three sessions will be the same material and program.

Session #1: Day Program
Tuesday to Thursday, June 15 – 17 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Session #2: Evening Program
Tuesday to Thursday, June 22 – 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Session #3: Weekend Program
Saturday, June 19 & 26 from 9:00 am. to noon

Cost will be $15 a child or $40 per family with three or more children. There will be an ice cream social and short program for participants and their families of all three sessions on Wednesday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Registration is online this year by clicking here. For questions or more information, contact Pastor John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org or 630.968.7120, ext. 204.

Location: 
Parking lot
Date: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 9:00am

Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. Online and In Person

Join us Sundays at 10:00 a.m. for worship in person and live-streaming on YouTube!

Online Worship
This Sunday, June 6, we are moving our online worship from Zoom to YouTube. 

Join us in worship

In-person Worship
We have made the following changes to our policy in response to the recently revised CDC and State of Illinois guidelines:

• No registrations are required to attend in-person worship, just join us in the sanctuary!
• Masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated. You are welcome to wear a mask for any reason if you are more comfortable.
• For those who have not received a complete COVID-19 vaccine yet, wearing a mask and maintaining six feet of social distance are still required.
• There will be no tracking method for checking vaccination records. We encourage everyone to become familiar with CDC guidelines and use best judgment.
• We will not be singing as a group indoors yet.

All are welcome!

Can't Make it Sunday Morning?
Our live-streamed worship service will continue to be available for viewing on YouTube at any time. Recordings of past worship services on Zoom are available on our website here.

DGFUMC Summer Camp 2021 - This is Our Prayer

"This is our Prayer" is the theme for our summer camp experience this year! 

Downers Grove First United Methodist Church is offering this summer camp experience for children and youth from 2nd to 9th grade at the Wesley Woods Conference Center, Williams Bay, WI from August 2-5. The grade listed is the grade the student will be entering in the fall of 2021.

Camp lasts only one week - but what campers take home can last a lifetime!

Space is limited, so register early!

Registration is online this year. Please click here for the Google Registration form and to find out more about the camp.

Registration deadline: July 23.

A nonrefundable $50 deposit is due at the time of registration with payment in full due by August 2. Scholarships and payment plans are available.

Youth InTent: Tent Rentals

Youth In TentFor nearly two decades, our Youth InTent program has served our church and community by renting out tents, tables, and chairs for graduation, birthday, anniversary and other summer celebrations, as well as neighborhood block parties, weddings and wedding receptions.

DGFUMC youth take care of delivery, set-up and take-down of tents on lawns. In return they receive credit toward mission and choir trips. DGFUMC has a limited number of tables and chairs available for rent too. These are not delivered with tents. Pickup of these items is the responsibility of the customer. See the InTent Reservation Contract Form below for more details. 

Our prices are competitive with commercial vendors and benefit a wonderful program. Our Youth InTent program is the largest fundraiser for our youth program and helps fund our Chapel Choir annual choir tour.

For prices and information please see the Youth InTent Reservation Contract at the link below. Feel free to contact Don Dunham with any questions.

2021 DGFUMC Scholarship Application

Each year, DGFUMC awards scholarships to college students who have been involved in our church and who have completed at least one year of college. Scholarship application season begins on May 1. 

Students interested in applying for the scholarship may fill out an application (available below or by request), Download and print out the scholarship and email the completed form to Carolyn Donnelly at carolyn@dgfumc.org by Tuesday, July 6. Recipients will be announced in July and honored at a 10:00 a.m. worship service in August.

To donate to this important ministry, visit dgfumc.org/giving

If you have questions, contact Deacon Wes Dorr, youth minister, at wesley@dgfumc.org or Carolyn Donnelly, office manager and financial secretary, at carolyn@dgfumc.org.

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