Chapel Choir

Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Please join the Chapel Choir as they celebrate the holiday season with their presentation of Hallelujah, Jesus is Born. This program of uplifting sounds of Christmas is directed by Joy Belt-Roselieb and accompanied by Kevin Zehme.

Admission is free, but donations are sincerely appreciated. All money raised supports the Chapel Choir program and their Spring Break Tour as they share their gift of music and spread the word of the Gospel through their words and music. 

We encourage you to spread the word and invite family, friends and neighbors as we rejoice in the birth of our Lord and Savior with this program of holiday music.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 4:00pm

Chapel Choir Welcome Supper and First Rehearsal

ATTENTION: High School Students and Parents!

You are cordially invited to attend the Chapel Choir kick-off dinner and informational meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31 in the DGFUMC gym. Our FIRST REHEARSAL will follow from 7-8:15pm.

This annual event signals the start of another exciting year for Chapel Choir, highlighted by the 2017 Spring Break Tour to New Orleans.  Weekly rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m.

We encourage you to invite friends to share a meal and learn about plans and activities for the coming year.  All 9th-12th grade students are welcome. There will be registration cards and permission/medical forms to complete, as well as several volunteer sign-up sheets.  The tentative calendar will be discussed and pertinent information distributed. There will also be ample opportunity to have your questions answered. 

To assist with logistics, please let Sheila ( know how many will be attending by Monday, August 29.

Church Gym
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 6:00pm

Youth & Parents Informational Meeting

Parents and youth are invited to informational meetings on either May 8 or 11, where we will provide updates on mission trips, fundraising and summer events.

There will be a chance to register for these activities, Including sign-ups for the Tent Program.

The meetings will be kept to 30 minutes or less.

Chapel Hall (May 8)
Fellowship Hall (May 11)
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 10:30am

Chapel Choir Spring Break Pre-Tour Concert

Join us as the Chapel Choir presents a sneak peek of its upcoming Spring Break Tour program, Testify to Love, at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles.

Baker United Methodist Church - 307 Cedar Ave, St. Charles
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Please join us this holiday season as we celebrate the joy and wonder of Christmas as the Chapel Choir, directed by Joy Belt-Roselieb and accompanied by Kevin Zehme, presents We Rejoice, a free benefit concert. 

There is no cost for admission, however, donations will help offset the costs of the choir's Spring Break Tour.

We hope you will join us for this Christmas celebration!

Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 4:00pm

Sponsor a Chapel Choir Tour Bus Seat Today!

The 44th Annual Chapel Choir Tour will take place March 28-April 4, DESTINATION - PENSACOLA. You can help choir members cover some tour expenses by Sponsoring a Bus Seat for $25. The cost of transportation is one of the largest line items in the tour budget, so offsetting some of the cost through seat sponsorships helps reduce the individual tour fee for choir members.

You can direct your sponsorship to a particular student or have it applied to
the tour fund. Please complete the form below and drop it off in the church office. Make checks payable to DGFUMC and write ‘Bus Seat Sponsorship’ on the memo line. 

Thank you for your support!

Welcome Our New Staff

Kevin Zehme joined Downers Grove First United Methodist Church in the fall of 2014. Kevin has played professionally for 32 years. He held his first church organist position at the age of 16. Kevin studied at Concordia University in River Forest, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Performance degree. Since then, Kevin has performed in many venues and churches. He currently enjoys being the organist/pianist for the 8:15 service here at DGFUMC, accompanist for the Chapel Choir and playing gigs in a restaurant on weekends.

Chapel Choir Home Concerts

Chapel Choir Tour Home Concerts
Sunday, June 22
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
4:00 p.m. Concert

Please join us this Sunday as we welcome home the Chapel Choir from the 2014 Choir Tour at one of these two home concerts. Please note the 9:30 service takes the place of both the 8:30 and 10:00 morning services.


Chapel Choir Tour Home Concert


Chapel Choir

Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 21
4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
Chapel Choir

The World Waits for a Miracle!

Celebrating the joy and wonder of Christmas!

Chad Goetz, Director
Kevin Zehme, Accompanist

Tickets are $10 each or $25 for a family and may be purchased from a choir member, in the church office or at the door.

Proceeds will help offset costs for the choir’s 2015 Spring Break Tour.

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 4:00pm


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