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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!

Pumpkin Patch Storytelling and Movie Night

All are invited to attend a Pumpkin Patch Storytelling and Movie Night!

What better way to celebrate the season than with some story telling and a viewing of Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin? Feel free to wear your costume and join us for this fun event. Bring your own chair to the DGFUMC Pumpkin Patch at 6:00 pm on October 23.

No need to sign up, just come!

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 6:00pm

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!

Virtual Bible Camp Updates

Virtual Bible School
This program is open to all children preschool through 6th grade. Typically, VBS stands for Vacation Bible School, but this year it stands for Virtual Bible School and it's going to be for four weeks in June!

Join us for Knights of North Castle!

Weekly Schedule
Truth (Daniel 3)in Week 1: June 8 - 12

Justice (1 Samuel 17:1-50a) in Week 2: June 15 - 19
Peace (Luke 2:1-20) in Week 3: June 22 - 26
Week 3 & 4 Pick-up VBS Supplies: Monday, June 22 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

If you cannot make these times for pick-up of VBS supplies, please contact Pastor John at

Faith (Matthew 14:22-33) in Week 4: June 29 - July 3

The contents in the weekly bags that you pick up will include a letter with instructions for all the activities for each day, daily videos online links that go along with the theme for the week, all of the craft supplies; workbook pages; and any other materials needed to fully participate in the week of VBS.

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 12:00am


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