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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 & 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

Chapel Choir Spring Break Pre-Tour Concert

All are welcome to join us as the Chapel Choir presents a sneak peek of its upcoming Spring Break Tour program, Live to Love, at United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 New Lenox Rd.

Location: 
United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 New Lenox Rd., New Lenox
Date: 
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

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 - 5:00am

Rogers Park Mission Trip

Our annual trip to United Church of Rogers Park for youth entering grades 7 in the Fall through graduating seniors. We will be helping with the Kids Club.

See attached form with registration cost due dates. 

Location: 
United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
Date: 
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 9:30am

Ignite Afterglow

Ignite Youth Group Afterglow

After the 4pm Chapel Choir Pre-Tour & Home Concerts

Bring $5 for Pizza!  We'll play games, hang-out and enjoy some Pizza!

(Ignite is for youth in grades 7-12)

Please contact Howie Snyder, Director of Youth Ministries for more information.

Date: 
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 6:00pm

Ash Wednesday

Ash WednesdayAll are invited to start the Lenten season by attending our Ash Wednesday service from 7pm-8pm on February 14. This service will be held in the Sanctuary.

Nicole Snyder will be preaching, and the Connection Choir will be singing.

Youth Groundhog Day 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, February 2, 2018 - 8:00pm

Youth Ice Skating Outing

Meet at Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Rd, Darien, IL, http://www.darienparks.com/sportsplex

7-9pm

Non-Resident: $7,  Skate Rental: $2

Bring extra money for Concessions

Open to all Youth in grades 7th-12th

Families are welcome to join us - younger children welcome with parent supervision

Location: 
Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Rd, Darien, IL
Date: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

Chapel Choir Parents Meeting

We will be going over Tour Information, financials and details. Two times are available to accomodate parents' schedules: 

• Sunday, Jan. 28, 10:45-11:15am, Open Door Youth Center (Upper Level)

• Wednesday, Jan. 31, 6:30-7:00pm, Chapel Hall

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center & Chapel Hall
Date: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 10:45am

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