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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.

Youth Rally in the Parking Lot

Join Deacon Wes and your church friends in the parking lot of the church for an evening of fun! Wear your masks and join us!

Date: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 7:30pm

Confirmed in Christ

Throughout my time as a youth pastor, here and with previous congregations, I look forward to confirmation every year. For two years, our soon-to-be freshman have gathered together to study the Bible, learn Methodist theology and history, and grapple with their relationship with the Church and with God. This Sunday, they choose to be confirmed. They choose to commit themselves to growing in relationship with Christ and with our congregation.

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

Confirmation Class

Our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students meets on Sundays and includes classes, modern worship services, local service projects, and fellowship events. 

CLASSES

8th Grade Class meets from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
7th & 8th Grade Classes meet for a Fellowship Snack/Dinner from    5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
7th Grade Class meets from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Classes will meet on the following dates: 

Sundays, November 17 and 24  
Sunday, December 1 
Sundays, January 12 and 26 
Sundays, February 2, 9, 16, and 23 
Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, and 22 

MODERN WORSHIP SERVICES

January 19 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. For all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. 

Spaghetti dinner with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE

February 26 - For all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. 

7:00 p.m. (Confirmation class needs to arrive by 6:30 p.m.)

PADS SERVICE DAYS

December 3; January 7; February 4; March 3 
Meet at Church at 4:30 p.m.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation Sunday: April 19 at 10:00 a.m. 
Confirmation Practice is Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. (8th Grade Class only)

 

Please contact Deacon Wesley Door at wesley@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 4:00pm

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

PancakesBe sure to make plans to stop by the gym before or after the 10:00 a.m.  service to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast. Join us to meet new people, reconnect with old friends! Invite your neighbors, friends, and family to come with you too!

Free-will donations support youth activities, such as the Chapel Choir Tour and Youth Mission Trips. 

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 8:30am

Confirmation Class

Our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students meets on Sundays this Fall and includes classes, modern worship services, local service projects, and fellowship events. 

CLASSES

8th Grade Class meets from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
7th & 8th Grade Classes meet for a Fellowship Snack/Dinner from    5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
7th Grade Class meets from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

CONFIRMATION RETREAT

November 1 - 3 at Wesley Woods Retreat Center, Williams Bay, Wisconsin

MODERN WORSHIP SERVICES

October 20 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. A meal with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
November 17 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. A meal with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

SERVICE PROJECTS

Saturday, September 28 - Feed My Starving Children, Time TBD
Saturday, November 23 - Yorkville Homeless Ministry, Meet at Church at 10:00 a.m.

Please contact Deacon Wesley Door at wesley@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 4:00pm

Confirmation Program Youth Retreat

Friday, November 1 to Sunday, November 3

Youth in the Confirmation program are invited to a retreat at Wesley Woods Retreat Center in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

Contact Wes Dorr at 630.968.7120, ext. 203 or wesley@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 4:00pm

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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