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IgniteThe DGFUMC youth group is called Ignite - we aim to be the spark that starts the spiritual fire. Our hope is that being a member of Ignite will change kids' lives and move them to help change the lives of their friends. The purpose of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples for Jesus Christ. Ignite will do that by building community through fun, fellowship and service.


Announcements

Senior High Mission Trip to Red Lake, MN

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.

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

DGFUMC Summer Camp 2018 - Beyond Belief

What if God was bigger than you ever imagined? Beyond Belief! - the camp curriculum - invites campers to ask the big questions about God and explore how God can be seen in the vastness of creation, the power of community, and even in their own hearts.

DGFUMC is offering this summer camp experience for children and youth from 2nd to 9th grade at the Wesley Woods Conference Center, Williams Bay, WI from June 25-29. The grade listed is the grade the student will be entering in the fall of 2018.

Camp lasts only one week - but what campers take home can last a lifetime.

Registration for Summer Camp begins March 1 for DGFUMC members and April 1 for non-members.

Registration deadline: June 1.

A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration with payment in full due by June 25.

Space is limited, so register early!

Click below for a registration form or visit the church office for more information.

Location: 
Wesley Wood Conference Center
Date: 
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:00am

Adopt-a-Stream Annual River Clean-up

The Downers Grove First United Methodist Church has adopted a section of St. Joseph Creek located north of Curtiss Street and east of Walnut Avenue about two miles west of our church property. On Saturday, May 19, we’ll gather to clean up the creek by picking up trash along the banks. Please mark your calendar to come and volunteer!

The Adopt-a-Stream program is administered by DuPage County in partnership with The Conservation Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to preserving natural areas and rivers and promoting stewardship of the environment. The May 19 clean-up day will be part of their annual DuPage River Sweep.

All you’ll need to bring are waterproof boots (or shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy) and work gloves, if you have them. Tools, water, and snacks will be provided. This is a great activity for kids to participate in with a parent or guardian.

Sign-up sheets will be available in the parlor, or you can email Vera Miller at VeraMiller83@gmail.com to RSVP.

See attached flyer for more information.

Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 9:00am

Youth Laser Tag Outing

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

End of Summer Lock-In!

Bring a Snack and/or 2-Liter of Soda to Share!

Featuring: Glow-in-the-dark Capture the Flag

ALSO: Bring sleeping bag/pillow and sleeping mat/air mattress as we will be going horizontal by 3am

SIGN-UP BELOW:

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 8:00pm

Youth Summer Lock-In "Unplugged"

LOCK-IN UNPLUGGED!

"Go Dark Give Light"

In coordination with Watts of Love, we'll be doing an unplugged Lock-In, with no electricity (mostly) and collecting cell phones for the duration. 

Bring a Snack to Share & $10 Donation for Watts of Love ($50 buys a light)

Featuring: Glow-in-the-dark Capture the Flag, Grog, GoCHA, Sardines,...

ALSO: Bring sleeping bag/pillow and sleeping mat/air mattress as we will be going horizontal by 3am

SIGN-UP BELOW:

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 8:00pm

Wash and Worship

Wash and Worship Youth Car Wash

Have your car washed while you attend worship!

All donations received benefit youth ministries.

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

Summer Ignite Youth Group

Youth Group for youth entering grades 7th through 12th in the Fall, join us for Ultimate Frisbee or 9 Square in the Air.

Meet at Fishel Park! 

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 6:00pm

Youth & Families to Feed My Starving Children

Ignite Youth Trip to Feed My Starving Children

Meet at FMSC on June 2, 7 to 9PM

Address: 555 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL 60504

RSVP Required. RSVP to howie@dgfumc.org or 630-968-7120, x203

Location: 
555 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL 60504
Date: 
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Pre-FMSC Barbecue at the Snyders

Prior to Feed My Starving Children, meet at the Snyders between 4PM & 6:30PM for a Barbecue & hang-out

Snyders live at: 1140 Ottawa Ave., Aurora, IL

Bring a 2-Liter or Snack item to share

Call Howie at 630-809-9419 for any questions

Location: 
1140 Ottawa Ave., Aurora, IL
Date: 
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 4:00pm

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