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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.

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!

Rally Day Weekend Movie

Rally Day Weekend Movie – Saturday, September 12, 7:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to join us for a movie in our church parking lot on Saturday, September 12. We will be watching Finding Nemo in the North parking lot. Please bring a chair and wear a face mask! Sign-up here.


Children's Sabbath Sunday

The United Methodist Women's group have planned the annual celebration of children and blessing of the backpacks for Sunday, August 23. On this special Sunday, our YouTube music before and after worship will feature children. Then, at the 10:00 a.m. Zoom worship service, we will include messages from children and the clergy about things that we can do to make the world a better place keeping with the theme from The Lorax by Dr. Seuss in mind.

Pastor John also will provide a blessing of the backpacks, so children should have their bags handy! We invite all to join us for this important and inspirational worship service as we think together what each one of us can do to care for the world.

Children’s Activities in the Park

As part of celebrating Children's Sabbath Sunday, there will be children's activities in Fishel Park from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. where we will follow our church's established health and safety guidelines for outdoor gatherings to help protect everyone. Read those guidelines here.

Registration is required and space is limited. Three time slots will be available: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m., 3:30 - 4:00 p.m., and 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Please click on this link to sign-up for the event using the Eventbrite program.

Children will receive a number of special treats including a cookie baked especially for us by Julie Stone, a church member, a special face mask provided by the UMW, a stress ball, and a number of other activities like singing without singing and a photo booth!


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