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Fall Family Fellowship Dinners

On Wednesday evenings, there are programs for the whole family! Children, from pre-Kindergarteners to 8th grade, are invited to join one of the children's choirs that meet from 4:30 p.m. onwards. During this time, there will be Family Dinners served in the Gym from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m.

Choir Rehearsal Schedule

Choir Ages Rehearsal Time
Angels 3-5 yr olds 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Room 16
Cherubs K, 1st & 2nd Grade 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. - Chapel Hall
Choristers 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. - Fellowship Hall
Connection 6th, 7th & 8th Grade 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. - Fellowship Hall

Family Dinner

There will be a catered dinner in the Gym from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. for families and individuals at the church. Dinner tickets are available on a subscription basis only. There will be two meal subscriptions this year in the fall and spring. All families must register for an entire subscription period. Children 3 and under eat free.

You can find full details of the Fall schedule of dinners on the Family Fellowship page.

Great Pumpkin Sing Along

All are invited to attend the Great Pumpkin Sing Along! Bring your own chair to the Grove Street lot at 6:00 pm on October 19.

Be prepared to sing songs and enjoy refreshments around the campfire! No need to sign up, just come!

Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

African Children's Choir Live in Concert

We are delighted to announce that the world famous African Children’s Choir will be performing at DGFUMC on Wednesday September 25 at 7:00 p.m. This family friendly, immersive experience will leave you inspired as the Choir performs your favorite hymns with African cultural sounds in their new program.

The children melt the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved songs, Gospel spirituals and contemporary favorites. In spite of the tragedy that has marred their young lives, the children are radiant with hope, musically gifted and wonderfully entertaining.

The primary goal of the African Children’s Choir is to raise awareness of the need of destitute children in Africa and to raise funds for continued development and support of the African Children’s Choir programs. The Choir’s international educational endeavor provides unique training for the children. With a focus on education as a means for change, the Choir is currently caring for underprivileged and destitute children throughout Africa. These are children who could have lost all hope, but have overcome their circumstances and now are making a positive impact on society. Once Choir members have completed a concert tour, they
will return back to Uganda with the tools necessary for bettering their future.

Guatemalan Connections Family Meal Night

The members of the delegation who traveled to Guatemala this summer are offering a special family meal featuring Guatemalan food on Wednesday, October 9. Join us from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.!

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, October 9, 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. 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 25, 2019 - 5:00pm

Children's Sabbath and Backpack Blessing Sunday

Join us for Children's Sabbath!
This Sunday, August 25

Celebrate children and youth all over the world at our worship services this Sunday! A wonderful service is planned with music provided by children and youth from our congregation, a blessing of backpacks, non-perishable food item collection, and a special message at our 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. worship services.

If you are able, please bring a non-perishable food item to church with you. Children will be collecting items from members in the congregation during the service, so please keep the items in the pew with you. All food will be donated to the People's Resource Center.

A blessing of the backpacks is another special feature of our worship services this week. All students of all ages, from preschool to graduate school, are invited to bring their backpacks and school bags to be blessed. It's a wonderful way to get the new school year off to a great start!

Please plan to join us for our special Sunday and feel free to invite others to participate in this holy Children's Sabbath service. See you Sunday!

For more information contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org or 630.968.7120.

Vacation Bible School - To Mars and Beyond

Join us this August for To Mars and Beyond. Kids can blast off with Vacation Bible School and discover the wonders of God’s universe. Kids become voyagers on a journey thorugh space to explore where God’s power can take them. Beginning on our Mars outpost, they’ll lift off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they’ll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too!

Children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to attend. The cost is $15 per child or $40 per family with three or more children enrolled. Cost includes all materials and a pizza lunch with a short program for families on Thursday, August 8, at noon.

Adults, please consider volunteering to help; it’s fun and the children love having their parents there.

Registration forms are available in the church office and below. Contact Pastor John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org with any questions or for more information.

Date: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 9:00am

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays is a summer program for children going into kindergarten through 6th grade!  The mission of this program is to bring children together for a lot of fun and fellowship in a church community. Every child is welcome. Invite your children, grandchildren, children in your neighborhood, and children of friends---ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!  The program will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and there is NO cost!  Parents are welcome to drop off their kids OR stay and enjoy the fun!  Children are encouraged to bring one non-perishable food item each week to be donated to the People's Resource Center.

Schedule of Wednesdays and Themes:

July 10  Minute-to-Win-It Games

July 17  Game Night

July 24  Bingo Night

July 31  Waterslide

You're welcome to join us for one Wednesday or come each week - whatever fits in your schedule!

For more information contact John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org or 630.968.7120.

Date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:30pm

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!

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! If you can't stay....take home a meal.

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 24, 2019 - 5:00pm

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