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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.


Don's Home Cookin'

The cooking team of Don Safford, Bill Chalberg, Susan Newman, and Ken Drogemuller will be back for a Home Cookin' meal. All are invited to join us for this special family meal between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

This meal is always awesome and the fellowship is fantastic! If you can't stay....takehomeameal.

Cost is only $6 a meal...the great fellowship is free! Please register by emailing John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org. You may pay that day.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

Easter Egg Hunt

Grab your favorite basket and hop on over to hunt for eggs inside DGFUMC! All children ages 3-12 are invited to join us. Bring the entire family and a friend or two and enjoy refreshments and fellowship following the hunt.

The fun begins in the sanctuary at 9:00 sharp so don’t be late!

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 9:00am

DGFUMC Summer Camp 2019 - Peace Works

Peace is a prayer for some and a life’s work for others. It’s a blessing we share with others and a longing within each of our hearts. Scripture is filled with the stories of peace and justice and camp is the perfect place to share them. Peace isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth the effort, because we know that peace works! Peace Works, our summer camp curriculum resource from InsideOut, offers a fun, enriching, spiritual, and biblically-based camp experience.

DGFUMC is offering this summer camp experience for children and youth from 2nd to 9th grade at the Wesley Woods Conference and Retreat Center in Williams Bay, WI from June 24-28. The grade listed is the grade the student will be entering in the fall of 2019.

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

Registration for Summer Camp begins March 1 for DGFUMC members and April 1 for non-members.

Registration deadline: June 1.

A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration with payment in full due by June 24.

Space is limited, so register early!

Click below for a registration form or visit the church office for more information.

Location: 
Wesley Woods Retreat and Conference Center
Date: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:00am

Wednesday Evening Meal Subscription

Join us on Wednesday evenings for fun, fellowship, and a delicious meal!

To sign up, print out the Meal Subscription Form on the Family Fellowship page 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 January 6. The office is open this week on January 2, 3, and 4 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. You may also drop it off on Sunday, January 6 before or after the service or email John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org to reserve a spot.

The meal schedule and payment information is on the Family Fellowship page.

Happy New Year!

The Giving Tree

This Christmas season we are again partnering with ChildServ and the People's Resource Center to provide gifts for those in need. Stop by the Parlor and pick a tag from one of the trees.

Gifts for ChildServ and the PRC need to be returned under the tree by Sunday, November 25 at noon. 

Don's Home Cookin' Family Meal

The cooking team of Don Safford, Bill Chalberg, and Susan Newman will be back for a Home Cookin' meal. All are invited to join us for this special family meal between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. This meal is always awesome and the fellowship is fantastic!

Cost is only $6 a meal...the great fellowship is free! Please register by emailing John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org. You may pay that day.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Don's Home Cookin' Family Meal

The cooking team of Don Safford, Bill Chalberg, Susan Newman, and Ken Drogemuller will be back for a Home Cookin' meal. All are invited to join us for this special family meal between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. This meal is always awesome and the fellowship is fantastic!

Cost is only $6 a meal...the great fellowship is free! Please register by emailing John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org. You may pay that day.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 5:00pm

Don's Home Cookin'

The cooking team of Don Safford, Bill Chalberg, Susan Newman, and Ken Drogemuller will be back for a Home Cookin' meal. This time we'll enjoy a Mexican dinner night with tacos and quesadillas with guacamole, beans, rice, and chips along with our usual macaroni and cheese, salad, and a wonderful dessert.

All are invited to join us for this special family meal between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. This meal is always awesome and the fellowship is fantastic! If you can't stay....takehomeameal.

Cost is only $6 a meal...the great fellowship is free! Please register by emailing John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org. You may pay that day.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 5:00pm

Don's Home Cookin'

The cooking team of Don Safford, Bill Chalberg and Susan Newman will be back for a Home Cookin' meal. All are invited to join us for this special family meal between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. This meal is always awesome and the fellowship is fantastic!

Cost is only $6 a meal...the great fellowship is free! Please register by emailing John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org. You may pay that day.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Sunday School Registration

Sunday School begins on September 15 and Sunday School registration cards are due this week! Bring your registration card (mailed to all families along with Choir Registration information) to the church office during office hours to sign up. Every family needs to register annually, as this is how we collect emergency and allergy information for each child.

We look forward to your involvement with our Sunday ministries!

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