Upcoming Events

In observation of Independence Day, the church office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. If you need assistance during this time, please contact Pastor Jim at 630.788.3310.

Date:
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 8:00am

Wash and Worship Youth Car Wash

Have your car washed while you attend worship!

All donations received benefit youth ministries.

Date:
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location:
Parking Lot

Youth Group for youth entering grades 7th through 12th in the Fall

Meet at Fishel Park! 

 

 

Date:
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location:
Open Door Youth Center

Wacky Wednesdays is a summer program for children going into kindergarten 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 6:30 to 8:00 PM 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 People's Resource Center.

Schedule of Wednesdays and Themes:

July 11:  Bingo Night and Toy Exchange!  Every child that attends this evening will need to bring a used (still in good condition) toy that they would be willing to give up.  All of the toys will be used as prizes for the bingo!  Everyone will leave with a “new” toy!!!

July 18:  Summer Movie Night!  Come join us for a fun movie and treats!

You're wlecome to join us for one Wednesday or come each week - whatever fits in your schedule!

For more information contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org or 630.968.7120.

Date:
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Our Senior High group is going on it's annual Mission Trip. This year we are going to Red Lake Reservation, Minnesota, through Group Workcamps. At Workcamps, teenagers come together to serve individuals and communities while building strong, long-lasting relationships with their friends and youth leaders. In six short days, hundreds of teenagers from youth groups across the country repair and transform homes while growing closer to Jesus.

See the attached registration form for more details.

Date:
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 8:00pm
Location:
Red Lake Reservation, Minnesota

The 12th Annual Downers Grove Garden Walk provides an opportunity to view six of the most beautiful gardens in the area. The Garden Walk is a fundraiser benefitting the Bridge Board of the Downers Grove First United Methodist Church. The Bridge Board is a program partner with Bridge Communities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose focus is to transform the lives of homeless families by guiding them to a better future. This mission is accomplished by providing housing, mentoring, direction, hope, encouragement and a stable environment so that families may become self-sufficient and sustain their independence. Every family resides in DuPage County.

You can buy tickets online beginning June 5, at the church office, or at a number of locations in Downers Grove and the area.

Date:
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Location:
Downers Grove

Wacky Wednesdays is a summer program for children going into kindergarten 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 6:30 to 8:00 PM 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 People's Resource Center.

Schedule of Wednesdays and Themes:

July 11:  Bingo Night and Toy Exchange!  Every child that attends this evening will need to bring a used (still in good condition) toy that they would be willing to give up.  All of the toys will be used as prizes for the bingo!  Everyone will leave with a “new” toy!!!

July 18:  Summer Movie Night!  Come join us for a fun movie and treats!

You're wlecome to join us for one Wednesday or come each week - whatever fits in your schedule!

For more information contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org or 630.968.7120.

Date:
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

LaserTag Outing!  Wednesday, July 25th

to Laser Quest in Finley Square, 1524 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL

Meet at the church at 3:20pm, back around 7:00pm

Or meet us at Laser Quest at 3:40pm

$20 for 3 games, bring extra money if you want to do Portillo’s/Chipotle after

You need to SIGN-UP HERE in order to participate so that we can be sure to have enough vehicle space & that Laser Quest can accommodate our numbers.

 

Date:
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 3:20pm to 7:00pm

Our annual trip to United Church of Rogers Park for youth entering grades 7 in the Fall through graduating seniors. We will be helping with the Kids Club.

See attached form with registration cost due dates. 

Date:
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 9:30am to Friday, August 3, 2018 - 8:30pm
Location:
United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626

Join us this August for Rolling River Rampage. Children will pretend to go on a whitewater rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! Along the river, children discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with them through anything. Relevant music, exciting science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories will help kids know that God is always with them as they ride the rapids of amazing grace!

Children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to attend. The cost is $15 per child or $35 per family with three or more children. Cost includes all materials and a pizza lunch with a short program for families on Thursday, August 9, at noon.

Adults, please consider volunteering to help; it’s fun and the children love having their parents there.

Registration forms are available in the church office and below. Contact Pastor John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org with any questions or for more information.

Date:
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

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