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The Youth Group of First United Methodist Church in Downers Grove has three main programs:

  1. Ignite!The Chapel Choir is a Youth Choir for students grades 9-12 that has been a tradition in this church for decades. They have practices every Wednesday night throughout the school year and perform every Sunday at the 9:30 service. The choir year is highlighted by an annual Choir Tour, usually during Spring Break, in which the Choir travels all over the United States singing in churches and having a great time. Registration is free!
  2. Onward Bound is a two year confirmation program for 7th and 8th graders who are interested in joining the church. Students attend classes on Wednesday nights, volunteer with our Sunday School program, acolyte, sing in the Connection Choir, or help set up with PADS. Registration costs help cover curriculum materials and the cost of food for Wednesday nights.
  3. Last but not least is Ignite! Ignite is a Sunday night program that meets 2-3 times a month. This is for students in grades 7-12. Ignite Youth Group includes a game, snack time, worship and a lesson.  Ignite also includes a variety of fellowship, volunteering and retreat type activities such as: Lock-Ins, Laser Tag, the 30 Hour Famine, Movie Nights, Outreach Events, Summer Mission Trips and more. Registration is free!

Please hand in registration forms to the church office or mail them to First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515.

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