Mission Trips

Senior High Mission Trip Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for all students (entering the 9th grade in the fall) and parents interested in attending the Senior High Mission Trip this summer on Sunday, April 15 at 10:40AM in the Youth Room. We will be embarking on a journey to Oklahoma the week of July 22-July 28 to serve others! If you are at all interested in attending the trip, you must either attend the meeting or contact Katie Bartholomew (630 968 7120 ext. 203) so we can have a clear idea of the number of people attending.

For more information on the organization we will be using for this trip, you can visit http://www.groupworkcamps.com/. Hope to see you on Sunday!

Senior High Mission Trip

The Senior High Mission Trip will be taking place from July 22nd to July 28th. More information will be available soon.

Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 12:00pm

Jr. High Mission Trip

The Junior High is once again heading to Roger's Park! Preliminary sign-ups will be available soon. If you'd like to come, or chaperone, please contact JJ Mannschreck asap.

Roger's Park, IL
Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 12:00pm

Jr. High Mission Trip 2011

 Downers Grove First United Methodist Church

Junior High Mission Trip 2011 

 RedLine Ministry,

UCRP, Granville and Epworth UMCs, Chicago IL

July 17-21, 2011

We will be working with the RedLine Ministry, a new ministry on Chicago’s north side. It is a coalition of United Church of Rogers Park, Granville and Epworth UMCs. We will be serving a meal one Sunday evening , planning for Kids Club on Monday and working at Kids Club Tuesday-Thursday. We will also learn about Peace & Justice.  

Who can come?

Students going into 7th, & 8th grades. Yes you can bring a friend, but only one friend.

What does it cost?

$150, that includes food & housing, transportation, materials and entertainment.

When is my registration due?

Sunday, June 26.

Please see the link below for  the Jr. High Mission Trip Brochure, which includes a registration form and more details about the trip.  The  can also be found in the church office.  If you have any questions please contact Nick Nicholas at nick@dgfumc.org.

Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 8:00am

High School Mission Trip 2011

High School Mission Trip 2011

July 23 - 28, 2011

Red Line Ministries, Chicago, IL

The First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove has a long tradition of Youth Mission Trips.  This year we will work with Red Line Ministries, United Church of Rogers Park, Refugee One and the Clark Street Fair.  Our tasks will include building new dorm rooms at Epworth UMC, working with Kids Club at UCRP and working in food pantries on the North Side.  

United Church of Rogers ParkThe Cost of Mission Trip - $250

Payment Schedule:

$50 deposit due NOW along with registration form.

$100 due by June 20.

$100 due by July 20.

Cost includes lodging, meals and materials.


The High School Mission Trip Brochure, which includes the registration form and more details about the trip can be found at the link below and in the church office.  If you have any questions, please contact Nick Nicholas.

Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 10:00pm

Tents, Tables, and Chairs

Youth In TentFor the past ten tears, 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. In return they receive credit toward mission and choir trips.

Our prices are competitive with commercial vendors and benefit a wonderful program. Without revenue from Heritage Fest parking, our Youth InTent program is the largest fundraiser for our youth program. New York City will be the destination for the 2012 Chapel Choir Tour, so we need to generate as many funds as possible.

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

An Acceptable Time

The scripture lesson for Ash Wednesday is from 2 Corinthians. Paul writes to the Church at Corinth reminding them that Christ promised to help them if they just listened to him. This scripture reminds me that Christ will help even the Church at Downers Grove, that, if we listen, the obstacles will be removed and we will prevail.

Mission, Outreach, Justice, Mercy

United Church of Rogers ParkThe Youth of DGFUMC, whether they know it or not, are in the mission field all the time, everyday. Just as we all are. Mission no longer means simply picking up a hammer, drill, screw driver, paint brush or other tool and using it to the best of your ability to repair something. Mission is about how we act in public. How people see us. How we accept others. Showing the love of Christ to those in the church and those we meet on the street, at work and at school.

On Sunday afternoon, February 27, Deacon Wes Dorr and Breanne Dahl, both from the United Church of Rogers Park, will meet with students in 6th through 12th grade to talk about the mission and ministry of the church they serve. This summer both our Jr. High and High School mission teams will be working with United Church of Rogers Park. The afternoon starts with lunch at 12:15PM.

Please RSVP to Nick.

The Open Door
Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 12:15pm

Camp and Mission Trip Dates for 2011

Mark your calendar.

  • June 27-July 1, Church Camp at Wesley Woods in Williams Bay WI
  • July 17-21; Jr High Mission Trip to United Church of Rogers Park
  • July 23-28; High School Mission Trip to UCRP
  • July 29-August 8; PHYG Mission Trip to Putney, London

Much more info after the first of the year!!!


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