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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.


Blessing of the Animals

Location: 
Lot West of the Church
Date: 
Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 2:00pm

Wacky Wednesdays 2012

Wacky WednesdayWacky Wednesdays Are Back!

This is a summer program will begin on June 13 and is for children going into 1st grade through 6th grade! The mission of this program is to bring children together for a lot of fun and fellowship in a church community. Every child is welcome. Invite your children, grandchildren, children in your neighborhood, and children of friends---ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!

The program will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30PM to 8:00PM and there is NO cost! Parents are welcome to drop off their kids OR stay and enjoy the fun! Children are encouraged to bring one non-perishable food item each week to be donated to the Peoples Resource Center!

Location: 
DGFUMC
Date: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 6:30pm

Children's Cantata

Location: 
DGFUMC - Sanctuary
Date: 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 9:30am

Shooting for Lives

Basketball Net

$10 a Person - 10 Free Throws

2:30pm Registration
2:30 - 3:45pm Free Throw Shooting Contest
3:45pm Awards

100% of your registration fee will support Feed My Starving Children.

Registration forms are available using the link below. If you cannot participate, consider sponsoring someone for the contest. The mission event is planned and run by the 5th and 6th grade Sunday school class!

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 2:30pm

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg HungThe Children and Family Work Area would like to invite all families in our church and community to attend a special Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7. All children from infant through 6th grade are welcome to hunt for the hidden eggs inside the church.

Gathering will be at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. The hunt will begin right after the gathering. Following the hunt everyone is invited to the gym for some refreshments and fellowship.

Children are invited to bring their own baskets to collect the eggs. Feel free to invite a friend and come to First United Methodist Church for this special event!

Location: 
DGFUMC - Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 9:30am

Church Camp: The Secrets of the Kingdom

Secrets of the KingdomThe First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove is offering a summer camp experience for children and youth from June 25 to 29, 2012. 

Camp offers children and youth the opportunity for fellowship with other children. It offers youth and adults an experience of God’s creation while exploring nature. It offers everyone a chance to experience Christian community and develop skills for Christian living.

This year, the theme of the camp is The Secrets of the Kingdom. Jesus used stories, called parables, to teach his disciples—and us—about what it means to live in God’s kingdom. In Secrets of the Kingdom, campers look to the Master Storyteller, Jesus, to discover four different parables and their meanings for our lives.

Secret 1: We are the Soil (Mark 4:1-9, 4:13-20)

Secret 2: We Can Ask Boldly (Luke 11:5-10)

Secret 3-God is Generous (Matthew 20:1-16)

Secret 4-God Treasures Us (Luke 15:1-10)

Camp will be held at Wesley Woods Conference Center in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Wesley Woods is owned and operated by the Northern Illinois Conference.

Location: 
Wesley Woods Conference Center, Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Date: 
Monday, June 25, 2012 - 8:00am

Voices for Children: Fifth Sunday Appeal

United Voices 4 Kids

Enclosed in the bulletin this Sunday morning is an offering envelope for the United Voices for Children - Fifth Sunday Appeal. UVC is a coalition of groups and individuals within the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church. Your gift will help with the work of ChildServ, United Methodist Youth Services, Marcy-Newberry Association and Rosecrance Health Network.

For more advocacy information, check out the web site at: http://www.umvoices4kids.org.

Super Saturday Movie Night

The second Super Saturday will be a Movie Night! We will be watching Horton Hears a Who! Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a pillow and blanket. Popcorn will be provided from the Tivoli.

This is for all children in 1st-6th grade. Just like with Wacky Wednesday there is no cost and EVERYONE is welcome. All children need to be signed-in and signed-out from Super Saturday events.

Please invite friends from school, neighbors, family, friends, and anyone else you can think of!

Location: 
Room 217
Date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 6:30pm

Super Saturdays - Movie Night!

Did you have fun at Wacky Wednesdays over the summer? If you did, then you will love Super Saturdays during the school year!

The Children and Family Work Area has planned five Super Saturdays!

The second one will be Saturday, January 21st from 6:30-8:30. This is for all children in 1st-6th grade. Just like with Wacky Wednesday there is no cost and EVERYONE is welcome.

The program for Jan. 21st will be a Movie Night, we will be watching Horton Hears a Who! Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a pillow and blanket. Popcorn will be provided from the Tivoli.

All children need to be signed-in and signed-out from Super Saturday events. Please invite friends from school, neighbors, family, friends, and anyone else you can think of!

Onward Bound and All Choirs

Will be beginning again January 11th, 2012. Meetings and practices will be held at their regular times. See the Family Fellowship page for more details.

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