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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.


Do You See What I See? - A Family Service

Advent - our time of waiting and preparing for the birth of Christ - is celebrated by our lighting candles of the Advent wreath during the first four Sundays in December. This year, we look forward to a special service at the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Family Services on December 2, "Do You See What I See?" prepared by the Children and Family Ministries and the Chancel Choir. Carols, stories, and gifts for the children will light our way to the true meanings of our journey to the manger.

Everyone is encouraged to bring gifts of food, which the children will proudly deliver to the stable for a People's Resource Center offering.

With music and meditations for all, the whole church family is invited to share in this service as we welcome the Advent season.

The Giving Tree

The Giving TreeThe Giving Tree will be up in the Parlor beginning Sunday, November 11th. You have the opportunity to choose tags from several agencies in order to purchase gifts for both children and adults. The tags are marked with the name or initials of the agency.

All gifts going to PADS should be UNWRAPPED, but with the tag firmly attached.

Gifts to the other agencies work a little differently. Please select tags and put your name on the sign-out sheet.

The gifts for all the agencies other than PADS should be returned with the tags firmly attached NO LATER THAN NOON ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd. Gifts for PADS will continue to be collected into December.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Bifulco by email or phone (630-241-3530).

The Children and Family Ministries Work Area and the Church and Society Work Area sponsor the Giving Tree project. Over 300 gifts go to needy children, youth, and adults in our township and across the Northern Illinois Conference. We hope that you will be able to help.

Thank you!

Rally Day 2012!!!

Come one, come all! Help us kick off the beginning of our new quarter and the return of the 8:15, 9:30, and 11:00 worship services and our Chapel and Chancel Choirs this Sunday, September 9!

Rally Day usually marks the beginning of Sunday school classes for all ages. This year, however, we are planning something a little different. Sunday school will not begin until September 16 because of a special Rally Day worship service for all ages. Following the worship service, we have other things planned as well. See the schedule below:

  • 8:15 - Rally Day Worship in the Chapel
  • 9:30 - Rally Day Worship in the Sanctuary
  • 11:00 - Rally Day Worship in the Sanctuary
  • 12:00 - Lunch - $5/adult, $3/child 12 and under, sign up for lunch by calling or emailing the church office
  • 12:45 - Help set up tables for Sweet Repeat, many hands make light work!
  • 2:00 - Movie at the Tivoli: The Lorax, doors open at 1:30 with the movie starting at 2:00. Movie is free to all. Children who attend worship will receive a coupon for a free Kiddie Combo at the Tivoli
  • 4:00 - Junior High Ignite
  • 6:00 - Senior High Ignite

Don't forget to bring your shopping bag full of food to help stock the PRC pantry for fall! A list of needed items is attached below.

Location: 
DGFUMC
Date: 
Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 8:15am

Children's Choirs Schedule 2012-2013

Click on the link below to view and print the 2012-2013 Children's Choirs Schedule.

Vacation Bible School

Operation OverboardOperation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with God! is an interactive, energizing, Bible-based program that gives children a chance to go deep in their faith.

All children going into kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to register for Vacation Bible School (VBS). The program will be Tuesday, Aug 7-Thursday, Aug 9 from 9:00 – Noon each day. Each day will include fun activities with the Bible story, crafts, sports, snack, computer and science. Cost is $10 a child and $25 for families that have 3 or more children.

Please register by July 31st! The registration form is online.

Location: 
First United Methodist Church, Downers Grove
Date: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 9:00am

Vacation Bible School

Operation OverboardOperation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with God! is an interactive, energizing, Bible-based program that gives children a chance to go deep in their faith.

All children going into kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to register for Vacation Bible School (VBS). The program will be Tuesday, Aug 7-Thursday, Aug 9 from 9:00 – Noon each day. Each day will include fun activities with the Bible story, crafts, sports, snack, computer and science. Cost is $10 a child and $25 for families that have 3 or more children.

Please register by July 31st! The registration form is online.

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

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