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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.


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

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

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