Connection Choir

The Connection Choir is for youth in Grades Six through Eight, and is one of the service opportunities for students of the Onward Bound program.

Exceptions to Normal Rehearsal Times are:

October 31, 2018 - No Rehearsal - Halloween

November 21, 2018 - No Rehearsal - Thanksgiving Eve

December 26, 2018 - No Rehearsal - Christmas Break

January 2, 2019 - No Rehearsal - Christmas Break

Ash Wednesday - March 6, 2019  - Rehearse at 6:15 pm to Warm Up for 7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Worship Service

March 27, 2019 - No Rehearsal - Spring Break

April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2019 - Extended Rehearsal for Cantata - 5:00 - 6:30 pm rehearsals

Age Range: 
Grades Six, Seven & Eight
Choir Director: 
Becky Kriz
Accompanist: 
Kevin Zehme
Rehearsal Time: 
Wednesdays, 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Rehearsal Room: 
Fellowship Hall
Performance Dates: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 10:00am
Monday, December 24, 2018 - 7:00pm
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 10:00am
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:00pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 11:00am
Rehearsal Schedule: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed May 01 2019 except Wed Oct 31 2018, Wed Nov 21 2018, Wed Dec 26 2018, Wed Jan 02 2019, Wed Mar 27 2019.

News and Events

Children's Choirs Spring Cantata

Rescue in the Night

Join us as our children's choirs come together to present their cantata, "Rescue in the Night" on Sunday, May 5 at the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship Services.

Come hear a light hearted, but faithful rendition of the biblical story of Daniel and the Lions’ Den by the Cherub, Chorister, and Connection Choirs!

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!

Christmas Eve Services

Please join us for our services on Monday, December 24:

4:00 p.m. - Family Worship

A worship celebration specially geared for children, with music provided by the Children's Choirs. Rev. John Smoke will share the message.

7:00 p.m. - Family Service with Communion

A family worship service featuring the Connection Choir. We will share in Christmas Eve communion as well as a candlelight carol-sing. The message will be given by Rev. Wesley Dorr, our Pastor of Youth Ministries.

9:00 p.m. - Traditional Candlelight Service

A traditional Christmas Eve service with the Chancel Choir and a candlelight carol-sing.

10:15 - 10:45 p.m. Come & Go Communion

Christmas Eve communion, served by Pastor Claude and Pastor Anna, in a come-and-go style in the Chapel.

11:00 p.m. - Traditional Candlelight Service

A traditional Christmas Eve service featuring the Chapel Choir and a carol-sing to greet the first moments of Christmas morning.

Caroling Around the World – The Christmas Cantata

Caroling Around the World

Gather your friends and families and come enjoy the Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata, Caroling Around the World, this Sunday, December 2.

We open our hearts to familiar and new carols from 20 countries featuring vocal and instrumental soloists with the Chancel Choir.

Rev. John Smoke, our Christian Education Director, will lead the global tour for children, and projection designs will enhance our music without borders.

The 55-voice Chancel Choir is conducted by Ms. Diane Hires.

Children's Choirs Registration and First Rehearsal

All children are invited to join a children's choir which will begin on Wednesday, April 12. Please come to the Parlor 15 minutes before your rehearsal time to register.

COME SING WITH US!

Rehearsal times are:

  • Angel Choir - 4:30 - 5:00 pm
  • Cherub Choir - 5:00 - 5:45 pm
  • Chorister Choir - 5:00 - 5:45 pm
  • Connection Choir - 5:45 - 6:30 pm
Date: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 4:15pm

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