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DGFUMC provides a range of educational opportunities for children of all ages, including nursery care provided during worship hours, Pathfinders (Sunday School), and midweek family fellowship that is linked to children's choir rehearsals. The goal is to help children grow in faith, and become familiar with the Bible through a variety of methods, including storytelling and drama, music, video, games, science, cooking and art.

DGFUMC Summer Camp 2021 - This is Our Prayer

"This is our Prayer" is the theme for our summer camp experience this year! 

Downers Grove First United Methodist Church 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 August 2-5. The grade listed is the grade the student will be entering in the fall of 2021.

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

Space is limited, so register early!

Registration is online this year. Please click here for the Google Registration form and to find out more about the camp.

Registration deadline: July 23.

A nonrefundable $50 deposit is due at the time of registration with payment in full due by August 2. Scholarships and payment plans are available.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be in person this year. Those who are entering kindergarten through sixth grade will enjoy a fun-packed experience of music, games, crafts, Bible stories, and more on Adventure Island!

From a whimsical lighthouse on an enchanted island, children will be guided on an exciting quest to help light their way. Using map coordinates from the Reference Book (the Bible), kids will discover clues to learn how God's light shines in the lives of familiar biblical characters in Old and New Testament stories.

Three sessions of VBS will be offered this June. Each of the three sessions will be the same material and program.

Session #1: Day Program
Tuesday to Thursday, June 15 – 17 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Session #2: Evening Program
Tuesday to Thursday, June 22 – 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Session #3: Weekend Program
Saturday, June 19 & 26 from 9:00 am. to noon

Cost will be $15 a child or $40 per family with three or more children. There will be an ice cream social and short program for participants and their families of all three sessions on Wednesday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Registration is online this year by clicking here. For questions or more information, contact Pastor John Smoke at or 630.968.7120, ext. 204.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 9:00am

Home Run Inn Fundraiser for FUMPS Preschool

Home Run Inn Fundraiser for FUMPS Preschool
Orders due Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The First United Methodist Preschool is holding a Home Run Inn Take and Bake Pizza Fundraiser.

Orders are due Wednesday, November 11. Order online by clicking here.

Order pick up takes place at Home Run Inn, 7521 Lemont Road, Darien on Monday, November 16; Tuesday, November 17; and Wednesday, November 18.

If you have any questions, please email Nancy Bifulco, FUMPS preschool director, at

Thank you for your support!


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