Recent News

Chapel Choir Tour Updates

Day 1 on the busThe 42nd Annual Chapel Choir Tour is on its way to New Orleans. The best way to keep updated with their progress is to "like" the DGFUMC Youth Facebook Page where their tweets and blogs will be cross-posted. Make sure to hover over the 'Liked' button and click 'Add to News Feed'" to make sure you see any new posts.

They have already reached their first stop in Carbondale, where they perform this evening.

Church Camp Counselor Applications

Below are the Church Camp Counselor applications for the 2013 Camp season! Please complete the application and turn it in to the church office.

Thank You for Supporting the Youth Program!

Thanks to everyone who came out to bd's Mongolian Grill last night to support the youth!!  A special thank you to our guest grillers: Don Safford, Bill Chalberg, Jim McDonald, Bruce Ritter, Bobbi Mielcarski and Maria Lippert!

Sponsor a Bus Seat

Help the Chapel Choir get to New Orleans this Spring Break by sponsoring a bus seat for $25. You can direct your sponsorship to a particular student or have it applied to the tour fund.

Sponsor forms are available in the church office, from Chapel Choir members, or in a printable form below.

Chapel Choir Tour 2013 - Information and Forms

Below you will find all of the informational handouts and forms for the 2013 Chapel Choir Tour to New Orleans, LA.

Sonshine Choir Visits FUMC!

We had the priviledge of hosting the Sonshine Choir from Brentwood (TN) UMC as they performed a wonderful concert on July 14 followed by beautiful anthems at our worship services the next day. They provided a real gift through their music and spirit and our congregation provided them a gift through our generosity of food, lodging, and attendance. The 100 youth were housed by 34 incredible families. Please enjoy some of the pictures from their visit!

Sonshine Choir Housing Needs

Many people have already generously offered to help accommodate students from the 100-strong Sonshine Choir from Brentwood United Methodist Church, TN, who are giving a concert at DGFUMC on July 14. However, we still need a few more families willing to host two or more students on Saturday night after the concert. If you are able to do so, please contact Don Dunham as soon as possible. Thank you!

DGFUMC Scholarship Fund

We know that this is the time of year when everyorganization is asking for donations. Well the DGFUMC college scholarship fund is doing the same thing. What is the scholarship fund and who is helped by it? Three separate funds were started over 20 years ago and those gifts have now been used up, however we continue to want to help college students. In August, we present small gifts to 4 students who have been active in ministries of DGFUMC. If each family would give $5 in honor of each of their children now and $5 on that child’s birthday, we would have thousands of dollars to give out each year. Please consider giving to this fund.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please fill out the form below and return it to the church office by July 1.

Housing Needed for Visiting Choirs

FUMC will be hosting two youth choirs this summer and host families will be needed for both. Chapel Choir members have enjoyed their experiences with host families during tour over the years, so now it's our turn to provide some hospitality.

The Celebration Singers and Ringers from Church of the Saviour UMC in Cincinatti will present a concert on Sunday, June 10. Overnight housing will be needed that evening for approximately 41 youth and 8 adults.

The Sonshine Choir from Brentwood (TN) UMC will be here Saturday, July 14. They will present a concert that evening and then sing at both worship services the following morning. Housing will be needed for approximately 100 youth.

We are currently looking for housing for the Celebration Singers and Ringers on June 10. If you have available beds please contact Katie Bartholomew or Don Dunham.

Tent Rental Program

The Tent Rental Program is already getting started for this summer. We need students to volunteer to help wipe down chairs used in the past to start the season off right! Come to Youth Group this Sunday, May 6 to help get things rolling. If students are interested in signing up for more dates, please contact Katie ( or Don Dunham.


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