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DGFUMC provides a range of educational opportunities for children of all ages, including nursery care provided during worship hours, Pathfinders (Sunday School), and midweek family fellowship that is linked to children's choir rehearsals. The goal is to help children grow in faith, and become familiar with the Bible through a variety of methods, including storytelling and drama, music, video, games, science, cooking and art.


The Giving Tree

This Christmas season we are again partnering with ChildServ and the People's Resource Center to provide gifts for those in need. Stop by the Parlor and pick a tag from one of the trees.

Gifts for ChildServ and the PRC need to be returned under the tree by Sunday, November 25 at noon. 

Don's Home Cookin' Family Meal

The cooking team of Don Safford, Bill Chalberg, and Susan Newman will be back for a Home Cookin' meal. All are invited to join us for this special family meal between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. This meal is always awesome and the fellowship is fantastic!

Cost is only $6 a meal...the great fellowship is free! Please register by emailing John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org. You may pay that day.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Don's Home Cookin' Family Meal

The cooking team of Don Safford, Bill Chalberg, and Susan Newman will be back for a Home Cookin' meal. All are invited to join us for this special family meal between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. This meal is always awesome and the fellowship is fantastic!

Cost is only $6 a meal...the great fellowship is free! Please register by emailing John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org. You may pay that day.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 5:00pm

Don's Home Cookin'

The cooking team of Don Safford, Bill Chalberg and Susan Newman will be back for a Home Cookin' meal. This time we'll enjoy spaghetti and homemade Italian meatballs, Italian sausage, oven roasted vegetables, macroni and cheese, garlic bread, and cannoli and ice cream for dessert. All are invited to join us for this special family meal between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. This meal is always awesome and the fellowship is fantastic!

Cost is only $6 a meal...the great fellowship is free! Please register by emailing John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org. You may pay that day.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

Don's Home Cookin'

The cooking team of Don Safford, Bill Chalberg and Susan Newman will be back for a Home Cookin' meal. All are invited to join us for this special family meal between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. This meal is always awesome and the fellowship is fantastic!

Cost is only $6 a meal...the great fellowship is free! Please register by emailing John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org. You may pay that day.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Preschool Retirement Celebration

The First United Methodist Preschool announces the retirement of two teachers. Karen Dortwegt is retiring after 23 years and Beth Schloss is retiring after 15 years of service. They have touched so many young lives!

Join us to recognize these wonderful teachers at a reception following the 10:00 am service on June 3 in the gym. We invite you to say thank you and wish them well.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 11:00am

DGFUMC Summer Camp 2018 - Beyond Belief

What if God was bigger than you ever imagined? Beyond Belief! - the camp curriculum - invites campers to ask the big questions about God and explore how God can be seen in the vastness of creation, the power of community, and even in their own hearts.

DGFUMC 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 June 25-29. The grade listed is the grade the student will be entering in the fall of 2018.

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

Registration for Summer Camp begins March 1 for DGFUMC members and April 1 for non-members.

Registration deadline: June 1.

A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration with payment in full due by June 25.

Space is limited, so register early!

Click below for a registration form or visit the church office for more information.

Location: 
Wesley Wood Conference Center
Date: 
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:00am

Vacation Bible School - Rolling River Rampage

Join us this August for Rolling River Rampage. Children will pretend to go on a whitewater rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! Along the river, children discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with them through anything. Relevant music, exciting science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories will help kids know that God is always with them as they ride the rapids of amazing grace!

Children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to attend. The cost is $15 per child or $35 per family with three or more children. Cost includes all materials and a pizza lunch with a short program for families on Thursday, August 9, at noon.

Adults, please consider volunteering to help; it’s fun and the children love having their parents there.

Registration forms are available in the church office and below. Contact Pastor John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org with any questions or for more information.

Date: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:00am

Children's Choirs Spring Cantata

Let Your Light Shine

Join us as our children's choirs come together to present their cantata, "Let Your Light Shine" on Sunday, April 29 at the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship Services.

You will be entertained with songs and mini-skits, presented by the Cherub, Chorister and Connection Choirs!

7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Grab your Easter basket and hop on over to hunt for eggs at DGFUMC! There will be 500 eggs hidden in the church! All children are invited. Bring the entire family and a friend or two and enjoy refreshments and fellowship. 

The fun begins in the sanctuary at 9:00 sharp so don’t be late! See you at the hunt!

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 9:00am

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