Family Fellowship On Hold During Pandemic

Our usual Wednesday evening programs for the whole family are on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic but our children's ministries are still active online. Watch our Friday emails for updates.


Typically, on Wednesday evenings, there are programs for the whole family! Children, from pre-Kindergarteners to 8th grade, are invited to join one of the children's choirs that meet from 4:30 p.m. onwards. During this time, there will be Family Dinners served in the Gym from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m.

Choir Rehearsal Schedule

Choir Ages Rehearsal Time
Angels 3-5 yr olds 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Room 16
Cherubs K, 1st & 2nd Grade 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. - Chapel Hall
Choristers 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. - Fellowship Hall
Connection 6th, 7th & 8th Grade 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. - Fellowship Hall

Registration and first choir rehearsal will be on September 11. You can join choir at any time! Just come to the rehearsal and sign up. There is a registration fee of $10 due when you register.

Family Dinner

There will be a catered dinner in the Gym from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. for families and individuals at the church. Dinner tickets are available on a subscription basis only. There will be two meal subscriptions this year in the fall and spring. All families must register for an entire subscription period. Children 3 and under eat free.

Dinner will be self-serve, and you will be asked to work on a team to clean up.

To sign up, print out the Meal Subscription Form below and turn it into the church office in person or by mail (First UMC, 1032 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515) along with payment by or on September 11. You may also drop it off on Sunday, september 8 before or after the service or email John Smoke at to reserve a spot. 

Note: Schedule is subject to change. If you purchase a Meal Subscription, no refunds will be available for meals you are unable to attend.

Fall Meals

  • September 11 - December 18
  • 13 meals: $100/adult; $70/child (ages 4-10)
September 11 Pizza 
September 18 Hot Dog/Italian Sausage
September 25 Don's Home Cookin
October 9 Guatemala Connection Meal
October 16 Pizza
October 23 Don's Home Cookin
October 30 Hot Dog/Italian Sausage
November 6 Sub Sandwiches
November 13 Chicken
November 20 Don's Home Cookin
December 4 Sub Sandwiches
December 11 Sub Sandwiches
December 18 Don's Home Cookin


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