Diane Hires leading the combined DGFUMC choirsIgnite Youth GroupClaire at UPAVIMPastor Greta with the Chorister ChoirGet MessyUPAVIMPastor Jim giving a sermonMision FronterasPastor Greta baptizing a child

Children's Sabbath Service & Blessing of the Backpacks at Fishel Park

On Sunday, August 28, please join the United Methodist Women in celebrating children and youth all over the world with a special outdoor worship service at Fishel Park (weather permitting!). Children and youth from our congregation will be greeters, lay readers and ushers, and they will provide special music along with Osvaldo Vena and the Still a Dream Band.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Some seating will be provided.


Also on this day children of all ages are asked to bring their backpacks (or briefcases) to worship and John Smoke will give a Blessing of the Backpacks to get the new school year off to a great start!

Onward Bound Introductory Meeting and Registration

Onward Bound is our Confirmation Preparation program for 7-8th grade students at Downers Grove First United Methodist Church. It is a 2-year program and the Confirmands will go through different curricula for each grade. This program seeks to encourage, challenge, and affirm students in order to assist them in becoming full members of the church.

Onward Bound meets Wednesday evenings beginning with a dinner at 6:30PM, followed by class discussions and activities from 7-8:15PM. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 6:30pm

Fall 2016 Preschool Openings

The First United Methodist Preschool has had a few spots open up for fall in our morning 3’s class, which runs from 8:45 to 10:45 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We also have a few openings in our afternoon 3’s and 4’s classes. 
If you are interested, please contact Nancy Bifulco at 630.968.7120 ext 215 or nancy@dgfumc.org.

Hearing Loop System Now Available on the Main Floor of the Sanctuary

DGFUMC is pleased to announce that the Hearing Loop System in now available for use on the main floor of the Sanctuary.

A hearing loop is a wire that circles a room and is connected to a sound system. The loop transmits the sound electromagnetically. The electromagnetic signal is then picked up by the t-coil in a hearing aid or cochlear implant.

Users with a t-coil in their hearing aid can now listen to the service directly through their hearing aids. Please check with your hearing care professional to see if your hearing aid is equipped with a t-coil and properly adjusted. Non-hearing aid users can pick-up a headset to use at the sound board.

To learn more about the Hearing Loop System, please see the flyer below or visit the Welcome Kiosk in the west entryway.

Youth InTent: Tent Rentals

Youth In TentFor the past thirteen years, 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. In return they receive credit toward mission and choir trips.

Our prices are competitive with commercial vendors and benefit a wonderful program. Without revenue from Heritage Fest parking, our Youth InTent program is the largest fundraiser for our youth program. Help Chapel Choir fund its 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.

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