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Ignite!

 

The Open Door

The youth group has a new name! And so does its home!

Ignite

The youth group is now called Ignite, with the goal of being the spark that starts the fire. Our hope is that being a member of Ignite will change kids' lives and move them to help change the lives of their friends. The purpose of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples for Jesus Christ. Ignite will help to do that by building community through fun, fellowship and service.

The Open Door

The youth center is now called The Open Door to show that everyone is welcome. OK, the big joke is that The Open Door is locked most of the time. As we have found in the last few months, if the door is unlocked, furniture and equipment walks off and vandalism happens. But we are having fun in The Open Door. Movie nights, two weeks of watching the Bears in the NFL Playoffs, OB classes, playing pool and air hockey. 

Our latest improvement to The Open Door is to install black-out shades so the video system can be used during the day. So far the Youth Ministries Work Area has spent $525 buying them. If any one would like to help offset that cost the youth are happy to accept donations!

DGFUMC College Scholarship Fund

College

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.

Pampered Chef Youth Ministry Fundraiser

Pampered ChefYes, winter is upon us, but the Youth Group and Chapel Choir have Spring Break and even Summer on their minds already. Why? Because of Choir Tour and Mission Trips! Why now? Because we’re trying to figure out how to afford them! How can you help? One easy way is to support our Pampered Chef® Fundraiser for Youth Ministry. Shop online starting now or visit the display tables in the parlor on December 5. Choose from a great selection of gift ideas and helpful tools for your kitchen just in time for Christmas baking and entertaining. 

To order online, simply visit http://www.pamperedchef.biz/kelleyhook . Click SHOP ONLINE, enter FUMC as the Organization under Option #1, and begin shopping. If you have any questions or prefer to order by phone, please call Kelley Hook at 630-852-2433. Orders must be placed by Sunday 12/12 and will be available for pick up at church on Sunday 12/19. Out of town friends and family can order online and have orders shipped directly to them in time for Christmas.

This year, skip the mall and do your shopping at home or at church! All proceeds support our Youth program. Thank you for your help!

Interfaith Youth Program in the news

The Downers Grove Patch has a great article about the Interfaith Youth Program that our youth are participating in.

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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