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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.


Family Fellowship Wednesday Dinners

The new year brings a new meal subscription for the Wednesday evening meals at church. You can download the form for the meals below. Please fill it out and return to the church office by or on Sunday, January 8.

Advent Family Workshop

Feed My Starving ChildrenChildren and Family Ministries has reserved 90 places on Saturday, December 17 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM at Feed My Starving Children, in Aurora, IL. For those of you not familiar with FMSC, they are a non-profit organization whose mission is: "Feeding God's Starving Children Hungry in Body and Spirit." It is a very fulfilling and rewarding experience to give the gift of your time to this organization and help feed thousands of children.

We will be helping to create nutritional food packets which will be shipped to areas in need around the world. Minimum age to volunteer is 5 years old. Childcare will be provided at the church. Transportation will not be provided but carpooling is encouraged. Please contact Sharon in the Church office (630.968.7120) to register for this meaningful service opportunity. Space will fill up fast!

Location: 
FMSC - 555 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL 60504
Date: 
Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 2:00pm

Piece of Peace

PeaceThis annual event allows parents to get a few hours to themselves. It is for children from birth through 6th grade. Cost is $5 per family. Dinner and professional child care will be provided.

Date: 
Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 4:00pm

Preschool Registration

PreschoolChurch members (those who have taken the Membership Class and joined First United Methodist Church) can take advantage of early registration for next year's Preschool. Children must be either three or four years old by September 1 of 2012, with the classes beginning in early September and ending in the mid-May. 

A $100.00 non-refundable registration fee and completed application is required to secure a space. A certified copy of the birth certificate is now required by DCFS.

Church Member Registration

  • Sunday, December 4, 2011
    10:30-11:00am Room 101
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    3:00-3:30pm Room 101

Open Registration

  • Tuesday, January 3, 2011
    3:00-4:00pm Room 101

PLEASE NOTE

Church member registration dates are strictly adhered to. If you miss the church member registration dates, you must register at open registration.

Minute-To-Win-It

Super SaturdayThe first SuperSaturday is on Saturday, November 5th from 6:30-8:00 in the church gym. 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 Nov. 5th will be Minute-To-Win-It games along with fun prizes. 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!

Please help us to get the word out about this fun program by forwarding this email to all of your friends! Thank You! 

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 6:30pm

The Giving Tree

The Giving TreeThe Giving Tree will be up in the Parlor beginning Sunday, November 13th. 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. All gifts for Marcy Newberry and Head Start should be wrapped. Child Serv gifts should be unwrapped. Please read the note on the tag to see which kind you have chosen. Please don’t wrap gifts marked “unwrapped” or volunteers will have to unwrap them before giving them to the agency.

The gifts for all the agencies other than PADS should be returned with the tags firmly attached NO LATER THAN NOON ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4th. Gifts for PADS will continue to be collected into December.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Bifulco at nbifulco@msn.com or 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!

Super Saturdays

Super SaturdayDid 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 first one will be Saturday, November 5th from 6:30-8:00 in the church gym. 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 Nov. 5th will be Minute-To-Win-It games along with fun prizes. 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!

Please help us to get the word out about this fun program by forwarding this email to all of your friends! Thank You! 

Sunday School Registration on Rally Day

On Rally Day, September 11, we invite all families to register for Sunday School over the coming year. We will have tables set up specially to receive registration cards and to direct you to the correct locations for your children. Every family needs to register annually; this is how we collect emergency contacts and allergy information for each child.

Yellow registration cards have been sent out to families who have already registered. If you would like to receive one, please contact the church office.

Rally Day Lunch

At noon, everyone is invited to the gym to enjoy lunch together. The menu will be hot dogs, fries, fruit, cookies, and lemonade. Cost will be $4/adult and $2/child (12 and under). Please sign up in the Parlor or by contacting the church office by September 4th.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 12:00pm

Rally Day Movie

Despicable MeThe Children and Family Work Area has reserved the Tivoli Movie Theater for our Rally Day celebration. Everyone that attends church and/or Sunday School on Rally Day, September 11th, will receive a ticket to the movie Despicable Me that will be shown at 1:30pm.

This movie is about a guy who wants to be the greatest villain of all time but in the process discovers a greater purpose for his life. In the words of the United Methodist Bishop, Rev. Sharon Rader, "God's surprises are better than our best laid plans."

The doors open at the Tivoli at 1:00pm. The concession stand will be open for anyone wanting to purchase snacks. 

Please invite your friends and neighbors to come to church in the morning and to the movie in the afternoon!

Location: 
Tivoli Theater, Downers Grove
Date: 
Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 1:00pm

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