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The Youth Ministry Program of First United Methodist Church in Downers Grove seeks to provide opportunities to grow in faith, connect with others, and nurture service oriented individuals to live out Christ's love in the world. We provide a number of opportunities for youth in the community.

Youth Fellowship Event

Open GymDeacon Wes invites Jr. High or Sr. High youth to come and play basketball or hang out in the Open Door Youth Center any time from 10am to 2pm on Friday, Jan. 4. These are drop-in hours so you are welcome to come and go as you want. We'll have sandwich fixins and snacks on hand.

Please join us!

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Friday, January 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

PancakesStop by the gym before or after the Together at 10 service to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes will be served from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to Noon. 

Any donations will be used to support Youth Ministries activities, such as Youth mission trips.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 8:30am

Chapel Choir Welcome Supper, Parent Meeting and Registration

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 29 in the DGFUMC gym. Our FIRST REHEARSAL will follow from 7-8:30pm.

This annual event signals the start of another exciting year for Chapel Choir, highlighted by the 2019 Spring Break Tour to Dallas.  Weekly rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 5 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 Don (don@dgfumc.org) know how many will be attending by Tuesday, August 28.

Location: 
Church Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

PancakesBe sure to make plans to stop by the gym before or after the Together at 10 service to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast.

Any donations will be used to support the youth activities, such as the Chapel Choir Tour and Youth Mission Trips.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 8:30am

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

PancakesBe sure to make plans to stop by the gym before or after the Together at 10 service to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast.

Any donations will be used to support the youth activities, such as the Chapel Choir Tour and Youth Mission Trips.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 8:30am

Youth to Cocomero After CROP Walk

Youth to Cocomero for some Frozen Yogury Goodness after the CROP Walk!

Just plan to meet up at the CROP Walk and work out rides to meet at Cocomero following the Walk.

Bring $5-$10!

Location: 
Cocomero Frozen Yogurt, Main St., Downers Grove, IL
Date: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 3:00pm

Youth Bowling after Rally Day Movie!

The youth group will be going to Tivoli Bowling right after the Rally Day Movie! We will meet in the Movie Theater for the Rally Day Movie (at 1:30pm) and then go together to Tivoli Bowl.

Bring $5 and extra if you want to bowl a second game and for concessions.

Location: 
Tivoli Bowl, 938 Warren Ave, Downers Grove, IL
Date: 
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 3:30pm

Holiday Cheer in Rogers Park

Thursday, December 20, meet at the church at 4:30 p.m. and we'll be back around 9:30 p.m. Bring a snack! Help us with serving a meal and the love of Christ with the neighborhood folks of the United Church of Rogers Park.

Please contact the Director of Youth Ministries for more information.

Date: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:30pm

Ignite Youth - Light of a Luminary

All Youth are invited to help us create a host of luminaries for the Christmas Eve service from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday, Dec 23. No experience necessary, it's easy and we will show you how to create them. 

Also, we'll be watching Veggie Tales while we work!

Location: 
Parlor
Date: 
Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

Ignite Youth Christmas Party

The Ignite group will be having a Christmas party from 6 - 8 pm - Food, games,...

Bring a White Elephant Gift to Exchange. (A White Elephant Gift is something you have around the house that you do not want - hopefully something funny. Please do NOT purchase anything for this gift exchange.)

Please contact the Director of Youth Ministries for more information.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 6:00pm

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