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Youth InTent: Tent Rentals

Youth In TentFor nearly two decades, our Youth InTent program has served our church and community by renting out tents, tables, and chairs for graduation, birthday, anniversary and other summer celebrations, as well as neighborhood block parties, weddings and wedding receptions.

DGFUMC youth take care of delivery, set-up and take-down of tents on lawns. In return they receive credit toward mission and choir trips. DGFUMC has a limited number of tables and chairs available for rent too. These are not delivered with tents. Pickup of these items is the responsibility of the customer. See the InTent Reservation Contract Form below for more details. 

Our prices are competitive with commercial vendors and benefit a wonderful program. Our Youth InTent program is the largest fundraiser for our youth program and helps fund our Chapel Choir annual choir tour.

For prices and information please see the Youth InTent Reservation Contract at the link below. Feel free to contact Don Dunham with any questions.

Christmas Eve Services

You Are Invited to Celebrate Christmas Eve with us!
Join us on Thursday, December 24! 

4:00 p.m. - Family & Children Christmas Eve Service

This family service is prerecorded and features some of the members of our children's choirs and church families. Pastor John leads us!

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7:00 p.m. Online Family Christmas Eve Service

This service will be on Zoom and feature the Chapel Choir with Pastor Claude offering the sermon.

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10:00 p.m. Online Traditional Christmas Eve Service

This service will be live on Zoom and most closely follow our traditional Christmas Eve worship service. Pastor Claude officiates.

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Celebrating Chapel Choir Seniors

This weekend, we would have celebrated the 50th Chapel Choir Tour, and, in a few weeks, our current Chapel Choir, who would have been leaving for their annual tour.

In honor of these canceled celebrations, Deacon Wes created a video to celebrate our Chapel Choir seniors and congratulate them on their graduation! Enjoy!

POSTPONED - Chapel Choir 50th Choir Tour Celebration

 

Since we are in uncertain times about when life may return to normal, the 50th Chapel Choir Tour Celebration scheduled for June this year has been postponed to summer 2021. The revised dates are still to be determined. We will provide updated information as the planning committee makes decisions.

In the meantime, please connect with our Facebook group for updated information at the following link. Share the link with all of your Chapel Choir friends. Feel free to share the Facebook link with all of your Chapel Choir friends!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/50thChapelChoirTourCelebration/

Join the Fun!

We are trying to gather everyone’s contact information, so send your name, years in choir, address, email, and phone number as a Facebook message or email 50chapelchoir@gmail.com.

Chapel Choir 50th Choir Tour Celebration

Chapel Choir 50th Tour Image

“People, Get Ready!” for our 50th Chapel Choir Tour Celebration which is definitely “A Reason to Rejoice” on June 17-19, 2022. “Right Now” our planning committee is launching registration for this special weekend.

Chapel Choir members and alumni along with choir directors, chaperones, youth leaders, ministers and parents are invited to participant in exciting events throughout the weekend. Spouses and significant others are welcome to register for all of the events!

Please connect with our Facebook group at the following link to get updated registration information. Share the link with all of your Chapel Choir friends.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/50thChapelChoirTourCelebration/

This is “A Season to Celebrate” for everyone. The schedule includes:

Friday, June 12: 6:00 – 9:00 pm - Chapel Choir “Friends Forever” Festivities at Carriage Greens (8700 Carriage Greens Drive) in Darien. (Generous Appetizers & Cash Bar)

~ Early Bird: $40 per person / April 1: $50 per person. If needed, register for Friday evening childcare at the church.

Saturday, June 13: 9:00 – 11:30 am – “Back to the Basics” Chapel Choir Rehearsal at DGFUMC. After the rehearsal, join us for the “Celebrate Life” Together Boxed Lunch. 

~ Early Bird: $15 per person / April 1: $20 per person.

Sunday, June 14: 10:00 am - “Lightshine” Singing in Sunday Service at DGFUMC

Official 50th Tour Celebration Shirt with 50 Memorable Tours listed on back

Christmas Eve Services

Please join us at one of our services on Christmas Eve as we celebrate Jesus' birth. There are several services to choose from. 

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.

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.

Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Please join the Chapel Choir as they present their Christmas  Concert, Gift of Peace.

Admission is free, but donations are sincerely appreciated. All money raised supports the Chapel Choir program and their Summer Break Tour to New York City in June.

Date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 4:00pm

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The Youth Ministry Program of First United Methodist Church in Downers Grove seeks to provide opportunities to grow in faith, connect with others, and nurture service oriented individuals to live out Christ's love in the world. We provide a number of opportunities for youth in the community, including the following:

Youth Home Page

The Youth Ministry Program of First United Methodist Church in Downers Grove seeks to provide opportunities to grow in faith, connect with others, and nurture service oriented individuals to live out Christ's love in the world. We provide a number of opportunities for youth in the community, including the following:

The Chapel Choir is a youth choir for students grades 9 - 12 and has been a tradition in this church for decades. The choir rehearses every Wednesday night throughout the school year and sings every Sunday at the 9:30 service. The choir year is highlighted by an annual Choir Tour, usually during Spring Break but in the summer in 2020, in which the Choir travels to a destination in the United States singing in churches throughout the tour and having a great time together.

Our Confirmation preparation program is designed for 7th and 8th graders. We meet during the school year to discuss various aspects of faith in order to prepare students to become full members of the church. Students attend classes on Sundays, volunteer with our Sunday School program, acolyte, sing in the Connection Choir, or help set up with PADS. Registration costs help cover curriculum materials and the cost of food and activities.

Youth & Parents Confirmation Registration & Information Meeting

Youth and parents of 7th and 8th graders are invited to a Confirmation Registration and Info Meeting on either Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. or Sunday, August 25 at 4:00 p.m. We will provide information about the coming year and register for Confirmation class at this time. You need only attend one of these two meetings.

The meetings will provide an overview of the schedule, an introduction to the curriclum, provide a list of required commitments, and more. Please bring a completed Permission and Emergency Information Form with you to a meeting.  

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

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