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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.

Wash and Worship

The final Wash and Worship youth car wash of summer 2017 will take place Sunday morning, August 13.

Have your car washed while you attend worship!

All donations received benefit youth ministries.

Location: 
Parking Lot
Date: 
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 9:00am

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

PancakesBe sure to make plans to stop by the gym before or after the 10:00 service on July 1 to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast.

Any donations will be used to support the youth activities, such as the Senior High Mission Trip to Red Lake Reservation, MN, in July and next year's Chapel Choir tour.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 8:30am

DGFUMC Recognition Scholarship

Each year DGFUMC recognizes college students who have been important leaders in the life of our church and who have completed at least one year of college with scholarships.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship may fill out an application (available below and in the church office) and return it to the office by June 25. Recipients will be announced in July and honored at the 10:00 a.m. worship service on August 6.

Youth & Parents Informational Meeting

Parents and youth are invited to informational meetings on either May 3 or 7, 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.

The meetings will be kept to 30 minutes or less.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:30pm

Tour 2017

Day 1 - Manchester, Missouri

 

Tour 2017

Day 1 - Manchester, Missouri

Senior High Mission Trip

Our Senior High group is going on it's annual Mission Trip. This year we are going to Charlotte, NY, through Group Workcamps.

Location: 
Open Door, Charlotte, NY
Date: 
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

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.

Location: 
United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
Date: 
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 9:30am

30 Hour Famine

Help Save Kid’s Lives! Ignite Students (grades 7th-12th) go 30 Hours without eating in order to raise money for children malnourished and/or dying of hunger in Third World Countries. Students must raise at least $35 to participate in the 30 Hour Famine. That is just over $1 per hour of the fast and is the amount of money that will feed a child for a month. Students start the Famine on their own by stopping eating anything but juice and water on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7AM. They then meet at the church for a Lock-in at 7pm on Friday. We will go without food until 1PM, Saturday, when we will break the fast with a Pot-Luck meal provided by the parents. During our time together, we will talk about hunger, worship, play games, juice breaks, and have fun being hungry together! For more information, call Howie at the church @ (630) 968-7120, ext. 203.

If your son/daughter is not physically capable of fasting for 30 hours, he or she can still participate in a modified fast. Please contact Howie if you would like to discuss this option.

Please see the registration form below for more information.

Fundraising Packets have arrived – pick up yours! You can also set-up an online account and start seeking support online. Go to 30hourfamine.org and join team: IGNITE STUDENT MINISTRIES.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

Youth Black Light 9 Square in the Air

Wear bright or white colors, neon face-paint and bring a friend!

Meet in the Church Gym

(for youth in grades 6th-12th)

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

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