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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.

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

When you come to church on Sunday, why not plan to leave your your car with the DGFUMC youth group? While you attend worship, they will make it sparkle for you when you leave.

Cost: Any donation

You could also invite your neighbors to bring their cars for a wash. All proceeds go to support the Youth Mission and Chapel Choir.

Location: 
Parking Lot
Date: 
Sunday, August 19, 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

Youth & Parents Informational Meeting

Parents and youth are invited to informational meetings on either April 25 & 29, 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.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:30pm

Youth Lock-In!

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

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

PERMISSION FORM attached!  (Permission Form is not needed if we have a 2017-2018 Ignite Permission form already on file for you)

SIGN-UP BELOW:

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 8:00pm

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