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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.


Vacation Bible School

RaccoonIn this kid-friendly café full of chef's hats and aprons, pots and pans, and checkered tablecloths, kids explore the Bible as a cookbook filled with recipes for living out God's word. Through interactive lessons, that are easy for kids to apply to their lives today, boys and girls will celebrate biblical festivals that reveal ingredients for being a follower of God.

All children going into kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to register for Vacation Bible School (VBS). The program will be Tuesday, Aug 2-Thursday, Aug 4 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!

Wacky Wednesday

Wacky WednesdayJuly 27

Let’s finish off the season of Wacky Wednesdays with some fun with water!  There will be a variety of activities involving water including a water slid!!!  Families are encouraged to come and join in the fun!

Don’t forget your non-perishable food item!

Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 6:30pm

Wacky Wednesday

Wacky WednesdayJuly 20

“Bonjour” – “Hola” – “Bon Giorno” – “Guten Tag”  --  “Zdravstvuite!”   Do you know what those words mean?  Each word means “Hello” in different language.  Come this evening to be with Language Stars and have fun learning and speaking a variety of different languages.  It will be a fun and educational event all at the same time!!!

Don’t forget your non-perishable food item!

Date: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 6:30pm

Wacky Wednesday

Wacky WednesdayJuly 13

What do you get when you put together a magician, a ventriloquist, and a bunch of carnival games?   You get a crazy, fun, and magical evening evening!  Peter Krouwer, a magician and ventriloquist will be performing for us.   There will also be some carnival games and prizes!

Don’t forget your non-perishable food item!

Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 6:30pm

Wacky Wednesday

Wacky WednesdayJuly 6

FIELD TRIP!!!  Let’s go on a trip to the firehouse on Main Street.  We will meet at the church and walk to the firehouse together.  This is the only Wednesday for which you need to sign-up because we can only take 30 children.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the church office.

Don’t forget your non-perishable food item!

Date: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 6:30pm

Wacky Wednesday

Wacky WednesdayJune 15

School is out...let’s party!  Coach Josh from the Downers Grove Park District will be our DJ for the evening.   This will be a great way to start the summer!  There will be great music, fun games, lots of dancing, lemonade, and other treats!

Don’t forget your non-perishable food item!

Date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 6:30pm

Summer Sunday School

All the children going into 1st grade through 6th grade this coming fall are encouraged to attend a special Summer Sunday school program called "What's In The Bible?" Starting this Sunday, June 5th, the 1st-6th graders will go with me to room 217 following the children's sermon in worship. "What's In The Bible?" is a 12 week program where children will explore many important questions such as:

  • How is it (the Bible) put together?
  • Who wrote the Bible?
  • Who chose the books in the Bible?
  • What is salvation?
  • What is a "Pentateuch"?

along with many other questions. The curriculum offers a DVD segment followed by discussion and activities. It will be a fun and learning time for our children. I would also welcome any Junior High and High School students who would like to help. One change this summer is that there will be no Sunday school class for the preschool/kindergarten age children. There will of course be nursery care for infants through kindergarten children each week at 8:30 and 10:00.

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky WednesdayWacky Wednesdays Are Back!

This is a summer program will begin on June 15 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!

The only registration is for the trip to the firehouse on July 6, otherwise come to one Wednesday or come to them all—whatever fits in your schedule!  For more information contact John Smoke (630-968-7120).  See the link below for a full schedule of events.  Otherwise, watch for weekly updates below.

   

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible SchoolIn this kid-friendly café full of chef's hats and aprons, pots and pans, and checkered tablecloths, kids explore the Bible as a cookbook filled with recipes for living out God's word. Through interactive lessons, that are easy for kids to apply to their lives today, boys and girls will celebrate biblical festivals that reveal ingredients for being a follower of God.

All children going into kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to register for Vacation Bible School (VBS). The program will be Tuesday, Aug 2-Thursday, Aug 4 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!

VBS Registration Details

Date: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 9:00am

No Sunday School on May 1

This Sunday, May 1st, there will be NO Sunday school. There will be nursery care. Sunday is a special day in the life of our church. It is the annual children's cantata in worship. Many of the children will be singing in it. I am encouraging those who aren't singing to attend with their families.

Let us make this Sunday, a time to worship together as families!

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